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Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar

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Hamburgers, Contemporary, Fusion, Tapas
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Calle Angel 22 | Esquina Cuesta de los Machos. Casco antiguo., 03590 Altea, Spain
966885855
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gastrobar camouflaged in a burger. Tapas, original and copyright, many of...
Gastrobar camouflaged in a burger. Tapas, original and copyright, many of them pirated from the best chefs, homemade burgers, accompanied by good music, familiar and informal atmosphere, where we aim to give our best within our means, Apt All.
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  • 221
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 14
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing!

I have to start off by saying anyone that gave this place less than 4 stars, really has no concept of food or service in Spain. If you want your normal touristy bar that offers sub-standard food then don't come here! Yes, the place is small, and yes it was busy, but the food and service were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Logrono, Spain
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Logrono, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have to start off by saying anyone that gave this place less than 4 stars, really has no concept of food or service in Spain. If you want your normal touristy bar that offers sub-standard food then don't come here! Yes, the place is small, and yes it was busy, but the food and service were exceptional. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Visited this restaurant for the first time recently. Lovely restaurant with character and charm. Great service and the food was excellent. Hope to visit again soon.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Small, cramped, noisy - great atmosphere! Very good food and attentive service. The menu is tapas-oriented and they are produced in-house with some skill

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Xen was recommended to us by a friend and it didn't disappoint! We had wine and tapas and they did not disappoint! Started with scallop carpaccio with lime sorbet. It was a flavor explosion that melted in your mouth. We also enjoyed the tomato salad that had a variety of tomatoes with cheese, arugula and olives. It was one of... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We went there first time 2 years ago,and again last year. It has become our canteen! The food is extraordinary, original, interesting association of tastes, incredible wines from Extramadura! The service is excellent, and very friendly. It's for us one of the best places where we had tapas in Spain. And we will go back soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great small tapas bar, unassuming on the outside, but super food and good value for money. Slow-cooked ham and cod canneloni were the highlights for us.

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El Albir, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Incredible food, I really like this small restaurant in old town, I have dinner in several times . Very tasty tapas and a good list of wines to drink. Is probably one of the best places to have dinner in Altea, it's allways very bussy place so I recomend to make a reservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have eaten here several times. Food is excellent, as the atmosphere and the service. The only downside is that is clumsy going here with little children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Just 2 words... Excellent Tapas. Many tiny creative and intuitive dishes to choose from and they ALL taste good. The ambiance is really cozy and intimate and makes the experience even better. I've been here once before and I have to admit, Now, I have also seen the light. We were in a company of 4 and we had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A most charming restaurant with absolutely amazing and delicious plates and a tasty wine list. If your in Altea you definitely have to stop here and try it. I always bring my friends here and they all love it, some even cried cause their taste buds got so overwhelmed. The staff is wonderful and creates a warm, cozy atmosphere. Simply... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Angel 22 | Esquina Cuesta de los Machos. Casco antiguo., 03590 Altea, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Altea
  • Phone Number: 966885855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 42
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Contemporary, Fusion, Tapas

Description

Gastrobar camouflaged in a burger. Tapas, original and copyright, many of them pirated from the best chefs, homemade burgers, accompanied by good music, familiar and informal atmosphere, where we aim to give our best within our means, Apt All.

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