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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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
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Everthing here is perfect, from the food, the wine, the service, everything is really exceptional certainly for the price you pay.. One advice, if your in the neigbhorhood be sure to visit this restaurant. The only minor disadvantage is that is can become quite noisy when there's a lot of people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
JotaPee
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Keerbergen, Belgium
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  • Local cuisine
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Keerbergen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Everthing here is perfect, from the food, the wine, the service, everything is really exceptional certainly for the price you pay.. One advice, if your in the neigbhorhood be sure to visit this restaurant. The only minor disadvantage is that is can become quite noisy when there's a lot of people.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Although they do not want to gain any Michelin stars they wouldn't anyway! The degustation menu lacked in inspiration and cohesion. The flavors were all over place! However it was reasonably priced but not worth the trip of you are not in the area already! Wouldn't travel there just for the restaurant!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a rare and wonderful find! Fantastic to find Michelin style inspiration in an unassuming area of La Nucia! We went for the Centenary menu which is the higher priced tasting menu. The option to have the recommended wine per course is about 16€ per person so this was an easy choice for me. For a total of 65€ for... More 

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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 194 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 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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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 39 - 55
  • 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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