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El Pale

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Calle San Fernando 8 | Calle Tomás López Torregrosa 13, 03002 Alicante, Spain
+34 865 51 29 94
13:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sat 20:00 - 00:00
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Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please note - they are no longer at Calle San Fernando 8 but have moved to the second address on Trip Advisor at Calle Tomas Lopez Torregrosa 13 which is just off the main road Av. Alfonso X El Sabio. Visited for lunch and started with 6 no. Fish Croquettes which were the best I've ever tasted and certainly home... More 

Thank Sally H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. The house special smoked meat and fish platter is a must have. The wine was fantastic too. We would visit Alicante again just for this restaurant.

Thank mshellk
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2016

A wonderful gem of a restaurant tucked away just a few streets away from most of the more touristy attractions. I had a wonderful selection of smoked fish and meats that the owner picked out for me. Prices were fair and service was wonderful.

Thank Ti X
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Visited here one evening in December 2014 and the whole experience was so good I went back a second night during my stay to Alicante. The food was incredible, very good value and some of the best I have ever tasted. Over the two nights I worked my way through most of the menu! The staff were excellent and made... More 

Thank With1n
Valladolid, Spain
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Nadie debería perderse este, no recuerdo tener tantos platos buenos todos juntos y el precio increíble. What a surprise, I've never seen such simple dishes with those flavours. The organic goat cheese will blow your mind. A not to be missed one and I don't know where is the profit with those prices, incredible cheap.

Thank Aitor L
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Excellent right through Helpful waiter guided us through the menu... Smoked salmon tostada ...divine.. Smoked sardines /avocado...full of flavour...no bones.. The most fantastic seafood crepe I have ever eaten.. Another tostada with sausage. I can't remember the name of... Liqueur to finish... Bottle of wine 48 euros.. Excellent value. ..5 stars!!

Thank Conor
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch today after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and was really impressed. We couldn't understand all the menu so asked to be brought a selection of tapas. First we had a selection of smoked fish and meats, the smoked tuna was incredible just bursting with flavour. Then we had a variety of toasts with different toppings our favourite... More 

3 Thank 50weekender
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

It doesn't look much from outside, but was busy and looked welcomng so we decided to give it a try. Very glad we did. It is relaxed, but rough and ready - don't expect fancy decor - "El Pale" translates to "the Pallet" and the tables are painted europallets, but the food and friendly, personal service more than make up... More 

2 Thank Adieuwa
Alicante, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2013

In a modest setting, what a surprise! It was such a refreshingly different experience from other places because this guy is all by himself, loves food with a passion and insists on the best ingredients. The sardine tostada was really excellent. We truly enjoyed it. If you plan on a group visit, it'd be a good idea to let him... More 

1 Thank Elaine N
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We were going to La Taberna del Gourmet to book a meal and popped in for lunch. No-one in except us and the man preparing the food. Really very pleasant lunch - but check opening hours. He prepared an amazingly delicious salmon dish he'd smoked himself and even gave us the recipe. Looking forward to going back when we go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Fernando 8 | Calle Tomás López Torregrosa 13, 03002 Alicante, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Alicante
  • Phone Number: +34 865 51 29 94

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