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Avenida Iglesia, 3, 3530 La Nucia, Spain
+34 965870931
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Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in La Nucia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $55
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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
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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 restaurant reviews
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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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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Additional Information about El Xato

Address: Avenida Iglesia, 3, 3530 La Nucia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 965870931
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  La Nucia
Average Prices: USD 33 - 55
Cuisine: Spanish

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