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Los Gatos

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Calle Jesus 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 30 67
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time ever overcharged in more than twenty visits to this otherwise excellent bar. I still avoid the beer as they have a principle of de-gassing in (rendering in flat) which I simply cannot understand. The staff in the sister operation in (I think) Malaga tried to explain it to me, but to no avail. You will find cheaper, you... More 

Thank David S
Westford, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped her for tapas and vermut (aka vermouth) after hours at the Prado. We sat downstairs, and the service was friendly even without much English - we figured it all out. Sadly, they had no octopus until dinnertime, so we had jamon, manchego (cheese) and sardines, which were the biggest ones I've ever seen. All the food was very... More 

Thank Joanne D
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I loved about Los Gatos is that it hasn't lost the air of traditional tapa bars. It doesn't pretend to be fancy, sophisticated or fashionable. It is old, small, uncomfortable and intensively authentic --unlike the many places in Madrid that cater to the preferences of its diverse tourist visitors. Not surprisingly, it is usually full of locals, and no... More 

Thank Ezequiel R
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar is small but friendly, the staff are really lovely and the decor is bonkers! You can just sit and stare at all the amazing stuff they have collected over the years whilst sitting on converted beer barrels or an old fashioned dentist's chair. The tapas are good too, mostly cold but they do have a restaurant which we... More 

Thank Kath G
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had vermouth and various tostas at this quirky little place with the Devour Madrid tour. Everything's good and tasty. Highly recommended.

Thank Nenita F
Barcelona, Spain
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339 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a copa as we assumed Los Gatos was related to the establishment in Málaga, where we have enjoyed our visits with great service and excellent tapas. We didn't feel welcome here which was a bit weird considering the bar had only a few people... Wouldn't seek it out again...

Thank Citizens
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Were advised to savor the "canapés" (small piece of toasted bread, topped w/food), so we sampled the following; CANAPÉS - Gulas (not real angulas [baby eels], but look like them a bit, much like fake [or pressed] crab meat), Gambas (shrimp), Brie con anchoas (soft cheese w/anchovies), we also nibbled on aceitunas sin hueso (pitted olives) and quenched our thirst... More 

Thank Jakuchis
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Made welcome from entering. Nice atmosphere and quirky decorations; I sat next to an old barber's chair, surrounded by vintage bottles etc. Food and wine lists offered a variety of choices, good Spanish fare. An example of what I had was braised pork cheeks and chicken pinchos, washed down with rioja. Would recommend a visit for those in the vicinity... More 

Thank chrisbob1956
Naples, Florida
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242 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We loved the history of the place, and the tapas is great. There are a lot of unique decorations through out that if you are lucky they will tell you about. It is a family owned place that has some cool roots. Try the traditional vermouth.

Thank KnoxTravler
Lola C, Gerente at Los Gatos, responded to this review

Thanks for coming! we will be happy to meet you again. More 

Catania, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Very characteristic place specialized in all types of tapas (also some vegetarian options), a duty to explore the culinary traditions of the city. What a pity that sit is hard.

Thank Giuseppe C
Lola C, Gerente at Los Gatos, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion we hope you enjoyed. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Jesus 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighborhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 30 67

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Huertas

Neighborhood Profile
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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