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El Xato

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Avenida Iglesia, 3, 3530 La Nucia, Spain
+34 965870931
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Fantastic atmosphere and the best food ever, ( and i have been on restaurants all over the wolrd for years as stewardess in SAS). Nothing over and nothing beside---

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Mette K
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Villajoyosa, Spain
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  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Villajoyosa, Spain
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Fantastic atmosphere and the best food ever, ( and i have been on restaurants all over the wolrd for years as stewardess in SAS). Nothing over and nothing beside---

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32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

deserves every bit of accolade Not sure why this has not overtaken lot of Michelin star cuisine - have been to quite a few!! Understated, mesmerising food, knowledgeable sommelier, mouth watering wine collection. We had taster menu - could barely finish all- wish I was walking so could have more of the wine Divine food - all for €34 per... More 

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Wildervank, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went for a saturday lunch to this little restaurant in La Nucia. The place was almost completely booked and we now know why. We wouldn't be surprised if El Xato's 'bib gourmand' soon will be replaced by a first star. After visiting quite a few Michelin star restaurants in Europe it is clear that this is only a matter... More 

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Scotland
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51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We ate here as a party of 7 taking trip advisor reviews as recommendation ..... we were not disappointed ! We opted for the taster menu with accompanying wines ......Fantastic ! I had never eaten some of the foods before ( such as raw cuttlefish ) but was intrigued to try because of the wonderful presentation Everything on the menu... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food at El Xato is the best either of us have ever tasted. I have been coming to the surrounding area for years but had never discovered this restaurant until this year. We found it on Tripadvisor & couldn't believe the reviews. I decided we had to visit & we were not disappointed. The service is excellent and every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is the second time we visited El Xato. This restaurant is the most perfect restaurant in the Alicante area. We will return next year:)

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Benidorm, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Made reservation forehand because of my sons food allergi, and to get a nice table. Was met by a smiling woman by the door - felt taken care of from the first minute we entered. The interior is modern but cosy, and the atmosphere is calm and relaxing. Ordered a menu the house had put together (not my son though,... More 

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Grimbergen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Probably the best restaurant in the whole area. Great Spanish food brought on a modern way, very friendly service and excellent wine selection. We have been there 4 times the last 5 years.

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Kristiansand, Norway
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have probably dined at 25-30 BiB Gourmand restaurants. None of them have been better nor more ambitious than El Xato! We had the menu degustation. Wine-food pairing were perfect the three first starters. The "Iberico-sashimi" is among my top-ten courses ever. A couple of the meat dishes were served with fantastically rich and fruity sauces. The wines served with... More 

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Vejle, Denmark
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Excellent and fantastic food, wine and service! A huge experience for all of us. We will definitely go back another time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Iglesia, 3, 3530 La Nucia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  La Nucia
  • Phone Number: +34 965870931

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 53
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?