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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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18:00 - 02:00
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Altea, Spain
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51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Xef Pirata is tucked away in a small street, in Altea's old town. It is certainly bijou and to make sure you can get a table at this very popular restaurant, it's always advisable to book a few days in advance, especially in the Summer months. To really enjoy the ambience of this establishment, it's best to book a table... More 

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Bourron-Marlotte, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting in February, not many restaurants are open in Altea. Our hotel recommended this warm and welcoming restaurant. Don't be put off by the high tables and stools downstairs, normal seating is available upstairs. The tapas are not your usual run of the mill type, but carefully selected combinations that make you curious. The prawn and avocado carpaccio was particularly... More 

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Bury St Edmunds
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This time last year we dined in this fabulous little restaurant twice and loved it and this year did not disappoint. The tasting menu was changed for Valentine's week and was equally sublime as the normal one. Each course of little delicacies -of which there were many - were an explosion of fantastic flavours in the mouth. Amazing value at... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far the best moment at our holiday. Everything about this place was superb. Nice and welcoming atmoshpere. The drinks and the food was AMAZING. We had the 10-dishes tasting menu (really cheap compared to what you get!) and we also had a pitcher filled with wonderful sangria.

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New York, NY
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Happened onto this place on a wet rainy night and it was so inviting. Welcoming staff, nice crowd and delicious inventive tapas. Each dish was flavorful, fresh and well presented - and the prices were reasonable. Worth seeking out.

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XefPirata, Propietario at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion and we hope to see you again soon but with a sunny day. Regards More 

Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Amazing small (really small !) restaurante out of crowdy streets of Altea but still in the very centre of this beautiful town. Strong accent on tapas - but they are just delicious !!! Worth to visit !

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XefPirata, Propietario at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion Sergio. We hope to see you again soon. Regards More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

After visiting a couple of years ago when it was excellent we had high expectations for our tapas meal here . We had pre booked , showed to our table, Ordered Mojitos which were really good then several tapas and a bottle of good white . We were seated upstairs which filled up quickly . The food was good if... More 

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Zwevegem, Belgium
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Tast and quality were perfect. Hospitality was top with surprising dishes of extreme good quality. Enjoy!!!

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XefPirata, Propietario at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit, Chefpattat and we hope to see you soon again. Regards from Xef Pirata More 

Khao Lak, Thailand
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This was hands down one of the best meals we've had, ever. We tried 5 of the main tapas and 2 desserts, and all were incredibly flavorful, thoughtful, interesting, and delicious. We had the urchin, octopus, pork cheek, slow-cooked lamb, and the beef tartar, and the crumble and cheesecake, plus the house white wine. For $51 total!! It was an... More 

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XefPirata, Propietario at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and your good opinion, we hope to see you again soon Liz. Greetings from the team More 

essex
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We come here every year when we are in Spain, the tapas are all delicious and the wines are wonderful too. A great atmosphere and very attentive service.

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XefPirata, Propietario at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your visit and your good opinion, we hope to keep coming back every year. Greetings from Xef Pirata 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$42
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 02:00
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
13:00 - 02:00
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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