Time Out Eating and Drinking Guide 2009:

"Entering Los Molinos is like walking into the house of an eccentric relative. The orange-hued walls are covered with knick-knacks, and the welcome is as warm and cosy as the surroundings. The menu offers plenty of variety, with 80 tapas listed, but it seems that the restaurant's ambitions are well placed. Every dish we chose was a success, both in terms of presentation and taste. Each ingredient could be discerned and savoured in a super-fresh bowl of gazpacho. The same could be said of all our food: soupy fabada came packed with tasty morsels of bacon, chorizo and black pudding; shellfish and other goodies were crammed into a creamy, saffron-spiked paella; and a special of steaming mussels excelled in its chunky, garlic and parsley-flecked tomato sauce. The bill here makes a pleasant surprise too. This local haunt is certainly worth revisiting time and again."

 

Square Meal:

"With Spanish music from the speakers and Spanish plates on the walls, this is a cheerful and unpretentious little tapas bar benefitting from friendly staff, quick service and a nicely priced wine list with a 'great selection of Spanish reds'. Fans rate its 'amazing variety of tapas' that taste as if they're prepared with the 'freshest ingredients', with locals returning for anything from hot chorizo and calamari to boquerones and jamon serrano."

 

Bush Theatre Blog (March 2010):

"This past Tuesday evening, Tara Wilkinson, Sophie Coke-Steel & myself ventured down the road to try out one of our local restaurants, Los Molinos. Here at the Bush, we always love to keep in touch with our surrounding businesses because that way we can give you our best recommendations for bars and restaurants to visit before and after our shows - and let me tell you, Los Molinos comes with one high recommendation.

At this family-run Spanish tapas restaurant, we were met by son Ruben who made us feel right at home with his welcoming presence - and we couldn't help but notice the ceramic plates positioned on the wall which so reminded us of the teacups that seem to flower each Bush event.

Halfway through our delicious meal of stuffed artichokes, grilled calamari, and sumptuous cheeses, owner Jose came out to meet us. It has to be said, we were each completely taken by how friendly he was and by the time he finished showing us around the warmly lit premises, we decided we wanted him as part of our family. So since we can't ACTUALLY ask him to be our long lost relative, we would like to welcome all of Los Molinos into our family at the Bush and recommend you to go there. Not only is it romantic and a brief walk from our theatre, they will give you 20% off your meal from 6-8pm with the presentation of a valid theatre ticket and their kitchen doesn't close until 10:45pm which means you can go after the show & discuss the finer points of the play over mouth-watering tapas!"

 

Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle (Feb 2010):

"ON the busy Shepherds Bush Road is Los Molinos an unpretentious looking restaurant - but a Tapas haven on a chill winter's night.

You could easily miss this little oasis of Spanish cuisine - sitting just back from the hustle and bustle of a main artery in to and out of Hammersmith and only a stone's throw away from leafy Brook Green.

Los Molinos had been recommended to me a while ago by colleague and the wait in getting around to trying it was well worth it.

But, be warned, this is a popular haunt with locals so I would advise you book ahead especially on busy weekend nights.

By 7.30pm hungry diners who had not booked were being turned away from this family run establishment.

Los Molinos kind of has the appearance of someone's homely front room as you enter the small restaurant frontage of the traffic choked road.

Compact and with the walls adorned with various bits of Spanish art and collectables and a Welsh dresser serving as a drinks cabinet the welcome is warm and friendly

Even at this early hour in the evening there was already a comforting buzz about the place as hungry diners chatted away over the wooden tables that fill the eating area.

The menu is enlightening and inventive. Whether you are a meat eater, a fish lover or vegetarian the choice is mouth watering and you will probably ask for a few extra minutes to devour the menu.

We decided on a bottle of Rioja from the varied wine list as we mulled over the choices - the beauty with Tapas is you can share dishes so widening the scope to experiment with the menu.

In fact, I wish more restaurants would do sample menus in Tapas style - it makes for a far more exciting eating experience, in my opinion.

We started with marinated fresh anchovies (£4.90) and chorizo and cheese spreads with toast (£5.60).

The cheese was particularly strong in true Spanish style but slightly too salty for both our pallets but the rich and spicy chorizo spread more than made up for this and was a good accompaniment.

The anchovies were fresh and delicate with the mouth tingling sensation of fizzing vinegar tantalising the taste buds as they slithered down.

Having decided to explore all aspects of the menu we followed up with pancake filled with chicken and spinach (£5.20); lamb croquets with coriander and spices (£4.90); baby squid cooked in wine and their own ink (£6.20) and rolls of aubergine with cheese and basil (£4.40).

It was hard to pick a favourite, they were all good, although the squid in their own ink was a real taste explosion. We had experienced this type of dish once before in a wonderful fish restaurant overlooking a harbour in Croatia and once again the almost 'pungent' sauce, in the nicest culinary way, was thick, strong and well inky! It is certainly an acquired taste for many diners but one I really enjoy.

All the dishes were bursting with freshness and flavour and this epitomises the whole Los Molinos menu which brings a real taste of traditional Spanish cuisine to this part of west London.

Six dishes were more than enough for us leaving no room for several tempting deserts on the menu like pancakes in orange and Grand Marnier sauce (£4.70).

We savoured a last glass each the Rioja, which had dark and rich fruity tones, as we prepared to head back out in the winter chill again towards Hammersmith tube station, which is no more than a gentle five minute stroll.

Service comes with a smile at Los Molinos and this small restaurant packs a big punch and will not cost you a fortune for some of the most authentic Tapas dishes to be found this side of the Thames."