The food is gloriously Spanish, whilst offering cafe favourites. At night Chato transforms into a true Spanish Tapas Bar, with the small glasses of wine that give Chato its name. The menu is generous, the prices reasonable and the ambience truly Spanish. When you walk in you enter a true Madrilena experience, with bar and bench seating, a vintage industrial look, welcoming floor staff, and, of course, great Spanish drinks!
The restaurant was too brightly lit and lacked ambience. We had an 8.15pm booking and could not arrive earlier due to being booked out. We arrived to an almost empty restaurant. Portion sizes for meal was too small and not worth the money.
Thanks for a memorable meal. We enjoyed the food very much.
Very friendly staff & the food tastes good, but very overpriced for what you get. The sharing dishes are especially small for what you pay.
Beautiful food - Excellent service, just all up was a fantastic night!
This is the second time I’ve been and loved it! The food is amazing, the service is great and authentic. We did the chefs choice menu and every course was perfect, it’s actually the first time I’ve enjoyed mussels! Can’t fault a thing.
Well taken care of! And the Goats cheese ball is divine!
Six of us had a delicious tapas meal. Yum!! The waitress was lovely and made a fuss of my baby grandson ( who was an I VF baby from Barcelona). This is our third visit and it is alway a fabulous experience.
We will return.
The food was delicious and the service was wonderful, really friendly and intuitive. We didn't have to wait long between courses and left extremely satisfied.
Excellent service, beautiful food; always enjoy dining at this restaurant.
Wonderful service and food was above my exoectatuons
Chato is an amazing restaurant. We highly recommend it. Must haves on the menu include the goat's cheese balls, calamari and lamb with orange salad. Our servers were lovely too!
Fantastic catch up with friends and the food was spectacular. Friendly staff and great atmosphere
Gotta be the best deal for amazing quality food in Melbourne... I go every Wednesday if I could!!
Was really surprised by this little gem of a place! Lovely ambience, attentive, super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food was delicious, cocktails were yum! A wonderful night 😀 Gracias
As always, beautiful food and wonderful service. Great diversity of dishes
My partner and I dropped in a couple of weeks ago, just looking for somewhere to have dinner. We were so impressed with the food and the service that we organised to meet there for dinner with friends from interstate a week later. They were also very pleased. I almost don’t want to recommend it as that means it will be harder to get a table!
Empty apart from one other couple. Food was overpriced but ok, although the main was quite average. For some reason it was super cold so had to wear a jacket. Bill was a shock.
Amazing customer service and delicious food and spanish wine. Perfect date night. We'll be back :)
Great service, fantastic food and very friendly people. We will be back.
Staff friend and food delicious. Nice space and we’re accomodating of our kids. Fantastic Sunday lunch
We went to Chato on a Wednesday night which had a menu of All you can Eat tapas. Service was top class, our server was so on the ball with drinks and food just kept on coming! Atmosphere was fun, not to noisy, our group of four could chat and laugh comfortably without shouting. We ended up trying every dish on the menu, so tasty! The calamari and the Smokey chicken ribs were ace, as were the whole sardines and the tortilla-hats off to the chef! Will be back again soon 😊
While my husband enjoyed his food, I was somewhat underwhelmed by mine. I am vegetarian so had ordered the (Berenjena) eggplant and goat's cheese balls (Bolos de Cabra) tapas options. I was expecting more than one cheese ball (although I now see that it is listed as a singular item on the menu). I should have read that more closely! So, I believe the tapas items are overpriced for the size they are, although they were tasty. My 'main' course of Bravas was the most expensive and tasteless potato chips I have ever eaten ($12.50). They are definitely more of a side dish so perhaps I could have been recommended a more suitable i.e. tasty Racione!
The service was very good and the sangria was lovely, however I would seek better value for money in the future.
A fun night out. Great choice of Tapas and cocktails. The wait staff were very attentive and fun!
Chato is one of our favourite restaurants because the food is exceptional and unique and the selection of different tapas makes for the enjoyment of the different Spanish taste experiences. Highly recommend.
Best tapas in town.
Fantastic authentic Spanish in good old High street!
Great, authentic food with wonderful service. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
Food was lovely and flavorful! The dessert we had was simple but awesome. As my friend is vegetarian, we had the vegetarian platter and it was beautiful. It was on a Sunday afternoon and it was quiet. Great for conversations and catch ups!
Thank you for a wonderful dinner. The service was excellent! Our waitress was engaging, funny and knowledgeable. She made our night very enjoyable. The food was delicious and decent sizes. We will definitely be back!
Fantastic food, enough vegetarian options to satisfy and friendly, attentive wait staff. The vegetarian sharing board was a highlight and tortilla was best I've ever had!
Great food and service. Go there alot. Spanish owner and the chef are from the Canary Islands
We had not eaten there before, and found the whole experience fantastic.
Food was lovely, the staff were more than helpful, and we would come back again.
Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at Chato Tapas! Hope to see you soon! Chato Team
Food and service was excellent. Great tapas selection. Definitely recommend.
Amazing service and experience on top of absolutely delicious food for both vegan and non-vegan dietary requirements.
Would highly recommend!
Thanks so much for your beautiful words! Hope to see you soon at Chato Tapas! Chato Team
All you can eat tapas was great they were lovely enough to offer more once we'd tried everything.
Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at Chato Tapas! Hope to see you soon Chato Team
Seafood paella was very very salty and despite lovely waitress taking it back to the chef , she brought it back to say that the chef said that's is how seafood paella should taste. We cook paella frequently and eat out a lot so if the chef insists salty paella is good enough to serve than we will not be coming back nor recommend to any of our friends. Very poor on chef 's attitude.
Nice place. Food was good and the service was friendly and attentive.
We went as a group to the all you can eat tapas on Wednesday night which was fantastic. The food and portion size were perfect and delivered in a timely manner which allowed us all time to catch up with each other.
Service by Sharon was AMAZING! She remembered us from 5 months ago and looked after us extremely well.
A great place to dine with friends!
Great food & service, we will definitely be going back.
Authentic food, authentic service. Loved it. Dessert was particularly good, but Tapas banquet (we ordered all the tapas and doubled the ones we particularly liked) was pretty damned good too.