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Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar

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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
Great food and excellent service in the pirate shack

This place is a truly genuine experience. Decorated with all kinds of second-hand stuff and furniture, fun paintings and details. The pirates provide excellent service and the food is really great. I will be coming back again and again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place is a truly genuine experience. Decorated with all kinds of second-hand stuff and furniture, fun paintings and details. The pirates provide excellent service and the food is really great. I will be coming back again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is quite simply the best tapas ever eaten. I tried to book on Saturday morning but they were fully booked. 20 minutes later they phoned back , had a cancellation. Try to book early as this is a very popular restaurant. The staff explained all the different types of tapas which was really helpful. This is a must go... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We agree with all the previous reviews hightlighting this restaurant with various superlatives The first time we ate there we were completely overwhelmed by the symphony of flavors we were greeted by in the the chef´s tasting menu, What an experience! We had never tasted anything like it! We returned the following day and ate an equally fanatstsikt dinner, but... More 

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XefPirata, Gerente at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment , it is very gratifying to us that you repeated two days straight , until next time ! More 

Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We enjoyed the tapasmenu very much. Especially the croquetas with boletus and truffle and the hamburger. Nice atmosphere. Our daughter enjoyed the solomillo and the very smooth pork with mashed potatoes. She ate both our servings!

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XefPirata, Gerente at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Good choice of the tasting menu as it is what most usually like , and comforts us that your daughter enjoyed too. Thank you very much for your positive feedback . We hope to see you soon again. Regards More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This little wonder is located slightly off the main street of Altea. If you go under the arches near the Helado shop and turn left then follow the road, take a sharp right and you'll see it. My partner and I were on the hunt for some 'proper Spanish food' as there are many Italian restaurants in the old town... More 

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XefPirata, Director General at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Ñam, Ñam Ñam !! we love that expresion , note that you know how to enjoy! thank you very much for your positive feedback , we are delighted we full your expectations . we hope to see you again , and continue to surprise. Cheers !! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A rare opportunity to eat quality food without the usual bollox that comes with it. Even the children though it was fantastic. Will be back!

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XefPirata, Gerente at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive comments about Xef Pirata. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Been there several times every year. A must, no less. The udisputable classy and frisky dushes, the informal service and the cool atmosphere..... Just run along and enjoy. U wont regret it! I promise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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: +34 966 88 58 55

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 42
  • Cuisine: 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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