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Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar

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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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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Away from the bustle and hustle of the old town, but only a hop, a skip and a jump away, this is a charmingly unassuming little restaurant, with bucket loads of character (and funky artwork for sale on the walls). From the outside, the casual passer-by could easily dismiss it as another run of the road local café. The staff... More 

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Thank SCD1965
London
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returning after two years away, Xef Pirata is still the best in Altea. I'm astonished that it's currently No 5 on Tripadvisor, I guess some people must be eating the view rather than the food ;) This visit I had the slow-cooked lamb for the first time. It was like the bed roast dinner you've ever had on one pintxos... More 

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Thank IanWLondon
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, service and place! Highly recommended if you like Tapas, great drinks to. Charming place, 2 stories.

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Thank Desiree J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really had a good time in the place both for our children as well as for ourselves! : over-delicious tapas, child-friendly staff at good-reasonable prices! Normally I don't write reviews, but this one is really worth it!! Enjoy...

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

Hello ,thank you then for doing this for the first time ... See you next time cheers More 

Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The degustation menu is excellent, every plate brings a new flavor. The place was crowded but the service was fast and employees really nice. The place to go if you are in Altea!

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Thank Natybcn
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Love the ideas and flavours which are expertly executed in an amazingly tiny kitchen. Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. It's not the sort of place you want to hang out in all night as tables are very small however you must go and taste the food because it's extremely unique.

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

hello it is good to know that you liked our place , thanks for making the observation of how small our kitchen is ,true. Cheers More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The tasting menu: You get food you would never make at home. With tastes and combinations you would not expect. We loved the place. Nothing fancy, but so much soul. Nice place for foodies, but if you expect fine dining in a fancy location this is not the place for you. But if you are all about the food, good... More 

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

Hi ... Thanks for the good answer glad to know that you have enjoyed a greeting from the entire team of both the room and the kitchen Cheers More 

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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant Gastro tapas once again , love the atmosphere very funky bar had the ox cheeks which were delicious ,as was the risotto , and wonderful sardines . One of the guys we met last year was there he is so nice and very helpful , they work so hard in such a small kitchen and produce wonderful tasty food... More 

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Woodville West
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Ate here on our honeymoon on the recommendation of our hotel. Yum. Yum. Yum. After some disappointing meals recently this restaurant was a bright light on our trip. Everything was absolutely excellent in quality, flavour, and presentation.

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Thank Mbp012
XefPirata, Gerente at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you ... Thanks for your kind words hope to see you soon again Cheers... More 

Altea, Spain
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We have been at Xef Pirata several times over the past few years. The food is still very good (high end tapas!). Unfortunately the service is no longer good. To order an extra drink takes us 4ever. This together with too many tables in the "petit" restaurant lead to less comfort & quality. ¿Better luck next time?

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

Hello Sorry for drinks Incident On weekends the restaurant sometimes gives the feeling of saturated so small it is, we try to do it much better next time anyway thank you for keep coming so long and for your honest opinion . More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10 - $42
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Angel 22 | Esquina Cuesta de los Machos. Casco antiguo., 03590 Altea, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Altea
  • Phone Number: +34 966 88 58 55
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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