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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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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 7 helpful votes
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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7 Thank Gary W
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 20 helpful votes
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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7 Thank kraftykaz1
Swindon
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?