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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
Price range: $36 - $61
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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Scotland
Top Contributor
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
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 reviews 3 reviews
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 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
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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Stamford, Connecticut
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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 36 - 61
Cuisine: Spanish

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