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El Xato

Avenida Iglesia, 3, 3530 La Nucia, Spain
+34 965870931
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Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in La Nucia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $38 - $64
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Benidorm, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
2 reviews
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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It is strange that this restaurant does not have a star... After eating in a lot of different michelin restaurants - this is better than the most of them! After asking the owner why they didi not have a star or two, he replied that having happy customer was better than the Michelin stars:)

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Stamford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Totally the upscale restaurant in the La Nucia area. Great service, food well presented, good wine selection, delicious servings - but the waiters were just a little too arrogant to my questions regarding wine selection.

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Vaucluse
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We came here for the 3rd time on Christmas day for lunch and asked a couple friends to join us...fix menu, including wine and all drinks...well, it was fantastic, nice portions, good mix of flavours, very interesting and creative, best of the 3 meals we have had here...service perfect...and our friends, who live here, thought it was the best dinner... More

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Belgium
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77 reviews 77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We first came to El Xato last year and had wanted to return many times. Once we had this chance, of course we had to let friends know we were going and so there were 11 of us for lunch. The menu is mouthwatering and the wine list one of the most extensive in the region - really, the bodega... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The Michelin guide pointed us in the direction of El Xato. If you are at the coastal area of the Costa Blanca, it is not obvious to have lunch or dinner at this restaurant. However, we certainly recommend to go here. The food is very good, Spanish with a twist. Lovely tapas-like entrees, accompanied by different types of bread. A... More

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Altea
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

This is a special restaurant. I went with my Norwegian friends to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. We had the taster menu and a wonderful selection of wines selected for us. Highly recommended

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