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El Toro

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Devizes Road, Swindon, England
+44 1793 485066
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Place is small and slightly cramped, sat on the ground floor by the back door, people kept leaving the door open and it was freezing and annoying! Food was pricey but lovely and tasty. All the staff were great.

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Thank Moff1892
Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Just had dinner with my wife here & food has been brilliant as usual, I had the steak with chimichurri sauce which was really good & also had some of my wife's tapas which again were great! Would always recommend this restaurant.

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Thank mattn332341
Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Have now been to this restaurant twice. We recently had a colleagues leaving meal here and we had the set Tapas menu and it was excellent. Service was great too. All of our party enjoyed the evening.

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Thank Terry A
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Food poor, service poor, drinks expensive, chef rude and uncaring. One to avoid. First visit to El Toro and last. Everything about this place is not good. I didn't enjoy one aspect of this restaurant.

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4 Thank Gary W
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Firstly I've never been here, went with some girlfriends on a recommendation. . . It's a tiny slim restaurant with a maximum of 20 seats downstairs, it's a bit squishy but this doesn't stop the food being fantastic. . We were greeted by the restaurant owner and you can see into the kitchen which looked clean from what I could... More 

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1 Thank Denise G
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The 3 mmain reasons why this restaurant is really disappointing: 1) The chef stands outside the front door all evening smoking. This dooesn't give a great impression of cleanliness or seem inviting! 2) The drinks are really overpriced and they are being very deceptive on their menu by only serving 125ml and 175ml glasses of wine however referring to the... More 

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6 Thank kraftykaz1
KirillaD, Owner at El Toro, responded to this review

I lost interest in your mealy mouthed review when you banged on about smoking chefs. In my experience, smoking is still a legal activity, especially outside, it may be the only thing that keeps them sane for cooking with their hearts and soles for ungrateful and unpleasant people such as yourself. We are cheaper than los gatos and our menu... More 

Swindon
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Simply the best Tapas restaurant in Swindon - cannot understand why this gorgeous little restaurant isn't packed to the rafters every night

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1 Thank feefee2137
Swindon, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went here on a Saturday night at 7:00pm after booking the table earlier. It is a small and cosy restaurant with upstairs and downstairs seating. We sat downstairs and we think that was the better seating as my wife commented on the noise from the water pipes upstairs was very loud as she used the toilet. We had two... More 

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Thank russ999rocket
Swindon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went to celebrate a family birthday last night. Although the restaurant is not large the atmosphere is great. We were welcomed by the head waitress ,who I think is the proprietress.We were shown to our table, not the best table in the restaurant, but we didn't book til the night before. Explanations of the menu and specials was first... More 

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1 Thank Don H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We booked the upstairs room for a family 70th birthday and the group (of 28pp) had the Spanish sharing platter. The food was delicious, the selection was excellent adn the dished just kept on coming. The staff couldn't have been more helpful both on the day and also with the planning. Several of the group commented on how tasty the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Devizes Road, Swindon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 485066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?