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“Very nice atmosphere but cramped in”
Review of Los Gatos

Los Gatos
Ranked #3 of 454 Restaurants in Swindon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$33
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Who we are: We are a Spanish style TAPAS BAR. Independently owned and run, which relocated to larger premises in October 2014. This means we are a bar that serves tapas, not a restaurant. Because we are often busy and buzzing, we are not the ideal place for a quiet romantic night out, but we offer a warm welcome to all our and aim to restore you, whether you're in need of food, drink or company. What we do: All our food is prepared here from fresh, locally sourced or imported Spanish ingredients. Our extensive hot and cold tapas menu changes regularly and we list 6-8 daily specials. We have a range of Spanish wines, sherries, beers and spirits. We have some tables in the bar, which can be booked (max 8 people) at lunchtimes or evenings, except Friday and Saturday evenings, when it's first come, first served. Closed Monday lunchtime only, open 6 lunchtimes and 7 nights a week. On Sunday lunchtimes, we serve paella, as is the tradition in Spain, with a choice of mixed, seafood or vegetarian paellas. Advance booking for paella is essential.
Reviewed 3 July 2009

I like this restaurant as it adds value to teh whole of Swindon. This is an honest restaurant where food is enjoyed and not just consumed. It may be that the cramped condictions adds to the atmosphere but it certainly is a let down when one turns up and is turned away because there is no space. I would thoroughly recommend the Olives - I eat olives almost everyday but the green olives from the Los Gatos are the best I have come across anywhere in the world! Not the cheapest of places (especially when considering most dishes are small portions of tapas).

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Thank FerSha
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Reviewed 23 April 2009

We have been to Los Gatos dozens of times since it first opened and we love it!
The food is always excellent and tastes very fresh, the wines & beers are good and the service is second to none. It's a very small place but then so are most of the bars in Spain serving tapas and you get a great atmosphere as a result!
I sometimes think that people miss the point of tapas and try to put a large meal together by over-ordering lots of tapas and scoffing it all down in 5 minutes which is really not what is all about. This also makes for an expensive meal once you've added it all up. However, if in true Spanish style, you come here to chit-chat with friends over a few glasses of wine and have something to nibble in between then this is definitely the place.
The churros and hot chocolate served during the day are also very good!

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Thank niclak
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Reviewed 9 April 2009

We have visited Los Gatos numerous of times now and have always had a brilliant time.
It is small and cosy with a great atmosphere. The owners are very welcoming and always try their best to accomadate you. The service is good and the food is amazing. The meatballs are the best I've ever had and the specials never fail to delight.
There is a good selection of food and drink. The house wine and carva are very nice.
I would recommend Los Gatos to anyone who is looking for a nice restaurant that serves tasty homemade food. Dining at Los Gatos is always a pleasure and in my opinion is serving the best food in Swindon.

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Thank Chrisanddan
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Reviewed 14 March 2009

I go here frequently with a group of friends and also with my other half. It is a lovely little restaurant with a really authentic atmosphere.
The menu has a good choice, and I would recommend the meatballs, they and the sauce are amazing. I haven't ordered a dish here that I don't like actually.
The restaurant is very small, so you will need to book if you can, and this gives it an intimate feeling.
I go back time and time again.
Its lovely!

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Thank NoTack
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Reviewed 9 November 2017
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