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El Xato

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Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion, Spanish
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Avenida Iglesia, 3, 3530 La Nucia, Spain
+34 965 87 09 31
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Today
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 135
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food

Fabulous 5 course meal with carefully selected and exquisite wines, at only 46 euros per person. Enthusiastic and attentive service. I have severe allergies, this was neither a fuss nor a problem. Recommending this to anyone who needs a break from the picture book menues of the tourist traps. Will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Aino I
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fabulous 5 course meal with carefully selected and exquisite wines, at only 46 euros per person. Enthusiastic and attentive service. I have severe allergies, this was neither a fuss nor a problem. Recommending this to anyone who needs a break from the picture book menues of the tourist traps. Will come back!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

For our first visit to this new-to-us restaurant we opted for the more expensive of the two tasting menus - the ‘centenario’ which consists of three starters, a fish dish, a meat dish and two desserts. We also decided to have the accompanying wines - for just 16 euros per person. To begin with we were served a generous glass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Ordered a whine menu, and got creative and nice dishes at a charming intimate restaurant in La nucia.

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Altea, Spain
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We spent a lovely evening recently at this little gem of a restaurant - had an amazing dinner.....served with passion and pride in their food - we will be back ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The best restaurant in the Alicante region! Fantastisk food and vine! We had the anniversery testing meny and we can recomend tid. Very good service and fantastic staff! Thank you for a gastronomic evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is the best restaurant in the Valencia region. Very good combination Of vine and food:) love the attitude Of the personell.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Excellent service, food and prices :) Er had the largest menu and the portions where perfect and every course was very good :)

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We dined at El Xato last night and it was wonderful. Our young waitress was charming and professional without being too formal - just right and the manager / owner ? was also professional and very knowledgable regarding the wine. We opted for The Temptation menu including wine and this was extremely good value at 44 Euros all in. The... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited El Xato after having learnt about it from a presentation of top Spanish restaurants. The restaurant is not very big so you should reserve a table. The menu offers two 'Gourmet' options with or without a selection of wines as well as an 'a la carte' choice. We chose the first Gourmet menu with suggested wines and were not... More 

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Villajoyosa, Spain
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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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Additional Information about El Xato

Address: Avenida Iglesia, 3, 3530 La Nucia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 965 87 09 31
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  La Nucia
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 38 - 54
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion, Spanish

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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: +34 965 87 09 31

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 54
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?