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El Xato

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Avinguda Esglesia 3, 03530 La Nucia, Spain
+34 965 87 09 31
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Southwick, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Extraordinary find. Three different taster menus to choose from. We went for the Tentaciones menu. Delicious in every way. We shared the matching wines (I was driving) - again excellent. Delightful restaurant. All this with bread, water and coffees afterwards for less than €100 for the two of us.

1 Thank J Charles W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

A many have said before....fantastic restaurant worthy of a Michelin star. Delicious food, great wine, fantastic service.

1 Thank Jennifer S
Toulouse, France
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Great dinning experience in Alicante country side. Very creative and original cooking with local products definetively worth a Michelin star at least.. The tentations menu price, with wine included, was just 110 euros for an excellent dinning experience. The wine selection, mostly locals, was very interesting and with a great briefing by the summellier and head of the restaurant. A... More 

1 Thank Toulouse1965
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Excellent tasting menu with good wine selection and attentive service deserving of the food. Very good value for what it offers.

Thank DocJules
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Only 9 tables for this family owned restaurant with several generations of culinary experience. Friendly and professional atmosphere. Excellent mix of traditional meditarrean food and innovative cuisine. Probably one of the best spot in the surroundings.

Thank Igor F
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem in the Costa Blanca inland. We visit this restaurant several times per year. We always order the Centenario menu. They change the dishes in the menu frequently enough, so it is a new experience each time. Very taste and very high quality. Be sure to order with accompanying wines. Great selection, professionally presented by el jefe.

Thank Piet R
Moscow, Russia
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We found the restaurant in Michelin guide. It was marked as Bib Gourmand; normally it means good - but rather simple - food with a reasonable price. The food was really good but it is more like a Michelin star restaurant. If you are ever close to this place - or tired of Benidorm tourist food - do visit. The... More 

Thank LeonidVic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Excelent food and service. Each plate was delicately made and all of the tastes together with the wine made it complete. A perfect experience.

Thank Elisabet V
Copenhagen, Denmark
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138 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We have dined at Michelin restaurants in Spain and this restaurant should have had a star. Excellent food and wines and really professional but yet friendly and relaxed service. We paid only 106 Euros for the tasting menu including wine pairing for 2 people, so definitely worth the 20 Euro taxi drive from Benidorm. They even offered us more wine... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Probably one of the best restaurants we have ever visited. Everything is perfect, from food to service. What I really liked that they promote local gastronomy and wines, but in a very elaborated way. It is not cheap, but the experience is woth every euro. I would even say that it is cheap for the quality that you get. Congratulations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $52
Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avinguda Esglesia 3, 03530 La Nucia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  La Nucia
  • Phone Number: +34 965 87 09 31

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?