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“Well worth a visit, or two !” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Echalote

L'Echalote
Carretera La Guardia, 03738 Javea, Spain
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Ranked #139 of 234 restaurants in Javea
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Javea
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit, or two !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Friendly, professional staff giving attentive service, interesting reasonable menu and a la carte choices. The decor and ambience is excellent in this intimate restaurant.
We enjoy every visit.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Javea, Spain
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
“Great for a sandwich........”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

.......however if you want a meal with good well prepared food and good service in a nice atmosphere representing good value then this is not the place. If you want to sit outside on a hot afternoon, sup a beer and eat a sandwich then you have a chance of not being disappointed. It is a shame this place is not better as I live very close by, within walking distance even, and it would be so welcome to have a good restaurant to walk to. Like the other three eateries in the group the service is functional and overly casual, the ingredients are not fresh, the menu lacks imagination and the end product is not that great. I have had mixed reports of L'Echalote and none of them pronounce it as being better than average and not great value; I am afraid I must agree. It is strange that this restaurant is rated as it is until you realise that nearly 70% of the positive ratings are from the same person????

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Javea, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Poor quality just good presented !”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

apart from the nice and warm welcome (if the owner is there) is the food average and the quality poor! Had different things as example a watered tartar and a not really nice more chewy steak. The wine is overpriced and not special ... not commendably!

  • Visited February 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Javea, Spain
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Now even better!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

If you like a good variation of food, well cooked and in a fine restaurant with fantastic service this is the place to visit. In the past it has been hard to find but now with a new sign at the roadside you can not miss it.
You will find it up on Costa Nova next to the tennis courts. I would highly recomend you take the time to find it, you will not be disapointed.
This is still the best restaurant in Javea for food, service and price!!!!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best restaurant in Javea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Having lived in Javea for nearly 5 years and have visited just about every restaurant in the area, L'echalote is, by far, the best.
The service and hospitality given by the staff and owner Vicky Sohail is of the highest standard. My wife and I have been eating here regularly for over 4 years and have never been disappointed, with the food or the price.
On being shown to a table, a glass of cava (On the house) is given to each guest. At this point it is best to ask for the Menu de dia, this usually has a choice of 4 or 5 starters and main courses.
Then comes the surprises!! a wonderful "Chef,s special" followed by your choice of starter, after which a small bowl of soup is served, followed by a small sorbet to clean your palate.
Next, your main course, after which you are served with a wonderful sweet to finish off your meal.
As the portions are reasonably sized, you will not be uncomfortable after your meal, but you will be pleased with the reasonably priced bill. For the meal with a bottle of excellent house wine about 25 euros each at lunch time and about 30 euros for dinner.

How good is that!!!!!!!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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