83 reviews
$31 to $50
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What Diners Think

  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Casual


December 9, 2018

Food was lovely and at a great price. Had the tasting menu 6 courses, would have paid more for a couple of extra courses.


November 27, 2018

We took my sister-in-law, visiting from the UK, to dinner for her birthday. It was a Tuesday so we had the special - tapas, paella and a drink for $40 per head. Excellent food and excellent value.


November 27, 2018

Always enjoy delicious meals at Chato and service is excellent.


November 14, 2018

I changed my booking and picked the wrong day but when we went it they were able to seat us anyway. We had Madi as our waitress and she was outstanding she knew everything about the food. She was f...Read More


October 31, 2018

Beautiful food, will definitely be back for a third time.


October 11, 2018

Have been here 3 times love it. The service is efficient and the food is fantastic. We spent three hours grazing over lunch mainly because we were comfortable to just chat eat and drink. Even the ...Read More


September 25, 2018

Really enjoyable first visit to Chato; the staff were very friendly and helpful. My friend and I enjoyed the Tuesday special - sharing board / choice of paella / house wine or sangria. Sharing boar...Read More


September 14, 2018

We enjoyed a very nice evening with good food and excellent friendly service,entries a little small. Not BYO


August 11, 2018

Delish!! Lovely staff and the Like It Black cocktail is amazing.


August 5, 2018

Great service and all recommended dishes by staff were excellent. Loved the ink squid paella. Great variety and tastes
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  • Phone Number:

    (03) 9484 8554
  • Parking:

    Street Parking
  • Hours of Operation:

    Tuesday to Saturday 8am-late
    Sunday 9am until 10pm
    Monday closed
  • Payment Options:

    MasterCard, Visa
  • Price:

    $31 to $50
  • Dining Style:

    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code:

    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef:

    Maria Echevarria-Lang
  • Description:

    Chato is a family run Spanish inspired cafe and Tapas Bar located in Thornbury. Chato is the latest incarnation of Maria Echevarria – Lang who has set up many well respected Melbourne restaurants and cafes.

    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!
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