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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
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tiny restaurant packed with tables adorned by funny paintings. The tapas are innovative and simply delicious. A must in Altea. Booking essential.

Thank Igor F
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is small so remember to make a reservation. The first time I went there, there were no tables available and it wasn't possible to wait to get a table because it was all reserved. When I got there the other day (with a table reserved) I understood why it's always full. The food is amazing and the place... More 

Thank Fernanda A
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best tapas in the region. Very god atmosfære, and the service is fantastic. Serves modern tapas with only the best ingredienser. The chefs and the Walters really look after you, and IT feels like the enjoy their Job. Thats Å god ting. IT maken a relaxed atmosphere! I am really coming back to this place!

2 Thank Otto-Kristian S
Bergen, Norway
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their fusion style tapas is amazing. A must visit restaurant in Altea. Their tasting menu is great value, for first time visitors this is the option to go for. Very small local, it gets packed with people. Make sure you book.

Thank john-bergen
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner here last night and left feeling unsatisfied and disappointed. We ordered the taster menu, and now wish we had just chosen what we wanted. They asked us if we had any allergies when we ordered, so we explained that our daughter is allergic to beef. They told us that the hamburger tapas was part of the taster... More 

Thank L and J T
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tapas menu is so extremely good we really loved it. If you take the menu you should add the foie gras with smoked sardines and apple to it. And try the sea urchin. Those are some fantastic tapas.

Thank 170Bas
Voorhout, Netherlands
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This charming, tiny place has excellent tapas. Not the traditional ones but allways surprising. Try the ceviche, the croquetas de boletas, solomillo and the bimis en tempura. And if they have the naranja mousse con merengue for dessert. ... definitely try it.

Thank Twiggy003
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is by far the best tapas I've tried. I'll be a bit moderate and admit I've not tried a lot of tapas in Spain. The mother of all when it comes to Tapas. Though, I've looked at different menus and I've never seen anything close to what this place has to offer. The location is nice, not too far... More 

Thank Ørjan T
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everytime we go to Altea we eat here, but you have to be quick and book because the place is Tiny. Amazing selection of modern Tapas, Beautiful food and great atmosphere. Love it!!!

Thank beadyeyeonyou
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Whether it is the restaurant or the dishes, Xef Pirata, dishes up a changing menu of beautify prepared and presented dishes in their quirky corner location. Service is friendly and slick and the tapas dishes come at a brisk pace. We always find ourselves counting the remaining dishes down and wishing we'd ordered more. Highly recommended but must book in... More 

Thank MarkWynn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $42
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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
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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