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Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar

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Hamburgers, Tapas, Contemporary, Fusion
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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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Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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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
Much better on the inside than it looks on the outside!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Oud-Turnhout
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I love Topas and have my little Bar in Alicante that I go to all the time...but when in Altea, I try to get in here for a meal. The topas are all very good and its priced reasonably. The ambiance is cute but tight. I'd recommend going here over most other restaurants in the area.

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Altea, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The restaurant, located in the old part of Altea is very small, but there is no restaurant in Altea where you will get for the same money the same quality of food such as goose liver, porcini (for those who do not know: a kind of mushroom but with a great parfume and tast)...and all surprisingly cheap. Very limited space.

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Eastriggs, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a great little gourmet tapas bar hidden away from the main tourist trail. Great ambience and fantastic food, You must try try tasting tapas menu. I thoroughly recommend the pork cheek, it was excellent. Very friendly staff who will explain all the dishes to you. Great value for money.

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Altea, Spain
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have never eaten here due to the following experience. One evening my wife and I were heading for the square by the church so we stopped at pirata and asked for two drinks .We were informed that they were only serving drinks with food and it was not possible just to drink I found this very strange as we... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We arrived in this beautiful seaside town not knowing where to eat. Our hotel recommended we eat here and it was a very special treat. Fabulous fusion tapas, great staff and a very interesting view.

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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, Tapas, Contemporary, Fusion

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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