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La Matanza Castellana

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C/Bailen | 03002, Alicante, Spain
+34 965 21 85 61
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We went here with friends who live near Alicante and knew this place. A unique dining experience. Looks nothing from the outside but this is where Alicante people eat. Chhose your own steak for the joints available - say how you want it cooked and it is served on the biggest plates I've ever seen. Fantastic! Pity we only found... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have visited this restaurant many times . It never fails to disappoint . The hosts are always welcoming and always greet us with tapas dishes of the highest standard . We always choose our steaks from the butchers counter . The owner and his son make this a night to remember . Thanks to all the staff for looking... More 

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dublin
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here one evening very nice staff. Big juicy steaks. Good value. They also have a list of specials outside that look great. I will be back

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We go to this restaurant every time we are in Alicante. The food is good, the service excellent. We will be back again next time, soon we hope!

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Thank Catalysts1931
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We went for a night break with the lads. And stumbled across this gem of a bar and restaurant. Javier was a superb host and the food, drinks and service were absolutely superb. The food just kept coming- pork, beef , lamb etc etc . The pork crackling was the best ever! Looking forward to visiting again in July

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Notts
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Just found this Tapas Bar by chance last night - what a lucky find. The Service we received was excellent, the choice of Tapas dishes was great and the atmosphere was lovely. The other guests were Locals which perhaps says it all. The big surprise was the price - 5 Tapas courses between the two of us and a glass... More 

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Limoges, France
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Menu del dia for two. Service good, with english translations. Good choices available for both courses, including salads, bean soup; then pork meatballs, grilled fish etc. All very good, with coffees and drinks included for less than 10e each.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends who have used it on many occasions.WE understand why because it was fantastic. The staff and father and son could not be more friendly.We had free tapas while we were waiting for our meal which was cut by the father who had great delight in cutting our meat to our exact liking.The... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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196 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Came here with a group of friends, amazing selection of tapas and reasonably priced. Great vibe and local feel. Really recommend it!!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Like another reviewer here, we came across this restaurant just strolling around the little back streets behind the Esplanade and liked the fact that it seemed typically Spanish when many places on the front are serving pizza. We were not disappointed! My husband was overjoyed to find cochinillo (roast suckling pig) on the menu del dia. The nice young waiter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/Bailen | 03002, Alicante, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Alicante
  • Phone Number: +34 965 21 85 61

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