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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 #12 of 174 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 restaurant reviews
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 restaurant reviews
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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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Manchester
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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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10 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Absolutely delicios food, I have not tasted tapas like this EVER!! The menu was epic!!!!😃😋 We also experienced excellent service, clean toilets and entertainment from local neighbors😅😎

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Umeå, Västerbottens Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurent has probably the best tapas in the whole of Altea. Make sure, however, to book a table as it is very popular !

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Excellent tapa menu choices, each dish was excellently executed and really morish, excellent matched wine, well priced, well informed service, great music choices what's not to love about Xef Pirata. Recommend booking ahead as restaurant small and very popular with locals and tourists, only 3 tables outside.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

awesome tapas - really good sized portions, lovely flavours, inventive dishes... great wine, good service from lovely staff. The bar is small but the atmosphere is great, especially on a Saturday night.

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Altea
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Xef Pirata has always been one of my favourites. Do you know why? Because they understand flavours, they know how to present food and it may not be important to some people, but boy do they know how to dress a salad. The secret is out now and at peak times there's little chance of a table unless you book.... More

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