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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
+34 966 88 58 55
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classy tapas

we visited this restaurant this friends and what a great little gem. Very small and quirky and recommend you book at this time of year. We had a selection of tapas and then the homemade burgers! If you are at the old town in Altea and fancy classy tapas at a sensible price!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Alicante Province, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

we visited this restaurant this friends and what a great little gem. Very small and quirky and recommend you book at this time of year. We had a selection of tapas and then the homemade burgers! If you are at the old town in Altea and fancy classy tapas at a sensible price!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went in without browsing any reviews, a big surprise and surely one of the best restaurant in Spain among the few cities we've visited. Carpaccio of scallops and lime sorbet- thinly sliced scallops taste really fresh, delighted with lime sorbet Sea urchin's gratin cream - I usually don't eat sea urchin but I do love this creamy texture 'False'... More 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Hats off to the owner/ operators/ chef's here. Atmosphere is authentic and charming. Out waiter who was running the upstairs was named Thomas and he was very accommodating. The wine selection was like the food offerings, varied and excellent w local offerings. Thomas recommended a local Chardonnay, unoaked and most excellent. We started w the truffle and mushroom coquettes. One... More 

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Strand, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We like to start here early with tapas then you don't have to book a table. The dishes are nice. The staff friendly. From Xef Pirata we walk to El Castell to share a pizza with salad. Then we tootle off to QVO for ice cream. Unless we have enough space left and we visit Sabors for pastries.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We simply like this place. The food is very nice. There are various dishes that we like a lot. The service is pleasant and friendly. It's not too expensive. But please do book a table.

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Altea, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Fortuntely, contrary to the beautiful mountain range of Bernia which no political party has avoided to let it become "a mountain of ugly constructions" those "in power" have left the old town of Altea as it was. There are many restaurants around, but for the hungry traveller who does not want to spent too much money for too few quality,... More 

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Logrono, Spain
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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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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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Address: Calle Angel 22 | Esquina Cuesta de los Machos. Casco antiguo., 03590 Altea, Spain
Phone Number: +34 966 88 58 55
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Altea
Average Prices: USD 10 - 42
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Contemporary, Fusion, Tapas

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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: +34 966 88 58 55

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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