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Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar

Calle Angel 22 | Esquina Cuesta de los Machos. Casco antiguo., 03590 Altea, Spain
966885855
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Ranked #10 of 176 Restaurants in Altea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $42
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Tapas, Contemporary, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Without doubt one of my favourite restaurants in Altea. The Tapas tasting menu is a must, pork cheek with creamy mash is out of this world! It's only a small restaurant so well worth pre booking. I have been going here for at least three years, the menu doesn't seem to change must but to be honest there is no... More

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Arzier, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Highly recommended experience, small place on two floors, great service and fantastic food. It is quite different from the traditional spanish tapas, very creative and tasty. Highly recommend that you let the staff choose the tapas as you´ll try things you´d never think about ordering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Having lived in Spain for several years I've had my fair share of tapas. But never have I tasted tapas like they serve here at Xef Pirata - simply fantastic. It's a rather small but cosy place, situated near Alteas beautiful church. The owner is Argentinian and very friendly and helpful - just like the rest of the staff. Food... More

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Alicante Province, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visited for the 2nd time with our family, our 3 year old granddaughter enjoyed the mini burger, we all enjoyed a selection of tapas and then a burger, next time we go we will just have more tapas rather than the burgers, which are good, but the tapas are great. You need to book

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were very early as we had the kids with us Staff very friendly ambiance super! The food is amazing we were stunned by the finesse and it's high flavor. Presentation was also an A plus. The owner is an Argentinian so only thing missing is top Argentinian wine to go with the food :)

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Like the title, great tapas and friendly staff! It can be hard to get a table without a booking so if more than two call ahead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Fantastic experience in a really charming enviroment. We visited this place two times during the vacation, and was impressed by the food both times. Bring AC, get a child-chair and I will give top score!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We are here twice whilst in Altea. The first time we did the degustation tapas menu and the food and service were incredible. The second time we just ordered of the menu the food was again incredible but the service was terrible. Let's just say it stopped us coming back a third time !!!

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

An authentic Spainsh tapas restaurant away from the tourist track. This gorgeous little place is tucked away in the backstreets as you make the climb towards the church at the top of Altea. You know a place is good when on a Monday night the locals are queuing out th door for a table at 10pm! Definitely book before you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a gem of a place, small, so recommend booking, but well worth it. Tapas food with some amazing dishes. We have eaten here before and it is always good

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