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“Worst dinner tables ever, worst service, and discriminates Spanish”

Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar
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Ranked #9 of 282 Restaurants in Altea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $42
Cuisines: Contemporary, Fusion
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Soest, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worst dinner tables ever, worst service, and discriminates Spanish”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

My Spanish friend (i am Dutch), made the reservation. We got the worst place in the restaurant (they have two bad places, i don't want even to call that it is a table). When we asked for another table, a normal one where you have a normal dinner-table and -seats, they said that we had to say with the resevation that we want a 'normal' table (!!!).
You only see toerists in the restaurant, it seems that they don't want to have Spanish (local) people. They had more tables free at that moment, but the manager refused to give us. They were absolutly not friendly, we leaved and never come back again.

(food/value set to Average, because we don't had dinner, i saw the menu and the prices are average, for less money you can have dinner much better)

  • Visited October 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Stavanger, Norway
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Size does not matter!”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

The locals may not be the biggest in town, but the food certainly is grand!
The quality and tastes are excellent, the bar is great, the staff really does its best for you. We had (more than one) fantastic meals and Nights at Xef Pirata. Easily my favourite place in Altea centre!

  • Visited October 2013
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Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“unbeatable”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We ate here with our french friends last week who are very into good restaurants in france (and all over the world) and they could not stop talking about the surprise menu we had for over 2 days! Just FANTASTIC!

  • Visited October 2013
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Dubai
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Best Tapas in Altea”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

The Tapas served here are as good as any we have ever found in Spain and would appeal to those looking to experience real Tapas and not the usual tourist variety! The prices are very low compared to elsewhere so overall this place is really worth a detour.

Visited October 2013
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Lomianki, Poland
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Exellent tapas!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

All tapas served in Chef Pirata are out of this world! After first visit we have beed returning there every single day of our week stay in Altea and have tasted almost all tapas from the menu. Except from tapas there are also salads and burgers in the menu. Mushroom ad Truffle croquettes are superb! Beef cheeks are fantastic. Risotto is perfect. Mini-tapas from ruta de tapas (October 2013) were simply the best. Piadina with gout cheese, figs etc realy nice. We will have to go back to Altea or even move there:) in order to be able to eat in Chef Pirata as often as possible.

  • Visited October 2013
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