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Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar

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$$ - $$$
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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
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Senglea, Malta
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic, the tapas is spectacular and the service is great and friendly. It's a hidden gem for sure!!

Thank Helena B
Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went here for drinks after a meal...wish we had eaten here! the staff managed to find us a space upstairs at the bar for a drink,the place was buzzing...sadly we were out of season so we didn't manage to eat here as it was closed for most of the week!

Thank Jma18
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting, tasty tapas in this cool, trendy place (recommend slow roasted pig's cheeks). On the expensive side but great atmosphere, friendly service. You can call just for a drink (seats outside best).

Thank Andy G
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We had the big meny and some where really good. All the first ones with Fish and Seafood tasted very good and then came two With meat and they became too much for two of us and almost to must for the other two. Will probably not go back for that meny.

Thank Stabekk007
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This place is amazing, I eat here every time I am in town. The food is great, with some of the best cocktails in Altea. Try the tenderloin, the sauce takes 3 days to make! The staff are always at the top of their game, friendly and knowledgeable One piece of advice book in advance this place is always full,... More 

Thank Stefan_Cebula
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We were in Altea for 1 week and visited here twice. The food and wine were amazing and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. Definitely recommend you visit here if you're in Altea. Booking is advisable as it always seemed busy.

Thank JadeC23
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We have visited the quaint little Tapas Bar in the old town many times over the last few years and take all our visitors there. The food is fantastic renowned for its homemade Burgers and Chips but all the food is so very good. The Pigs Cheeks and Mash the Salmon Tataki to mention a few and the Margaritas so... More 

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Quirky tapas bar, but just great freshly prepared tapas. Sea urchin starter semi-smoked sardines were highlights, but everything was great. Lovely wine list as well.

Thank John A
Province of Valencia, Spain
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141 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I am fortunate to live across the street form Xef Pirata, and enjoy taking advantage of the easy access to one of Altea's best restaurants for unique, creative tapas and other offerings. They offer seasonal things such a suckling pig, potatoes topped with a tasty combination of condiments. Service is professional and attentive. They have a nice assortment of beverages... More 

Thank DawnStarr
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Altea has a gem! This restaurant delivers outstanding food in an almost cafe vibe! So easy, so relaxed.... then the food arrives! It's exquisite! Pig cheeks in garlic cream mash, wow! Scallop carpaccio & lamb block were truly delicious! I've been lucky enough to eat in some fine dining & Michelin restaurants around the world! This is equal. Staff, service,... More 

Thank JC C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $42
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 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
1:00 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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