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El Mesoncito de Oro

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Calle Teatro 8, 03001 Alicante, Spain
+34 966 35 84 67
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent small restaurant - unless you want sit outside as it is on a narrow and quite busy street. As with most places the best value lunch is the Menu of the day - but make sure you are hungry. It comes with three fair sized starters as standard: salad with egg and tuna, croquettes, and deep fried shrimps/anchovies/other small... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

This tapas bar functioned for years as El Cisne de Oro at a very small location on calle del Teatro, but it recently moved to a bigger location almost across the street and renamed itself El Mesoncito de Oro. It's the same owner, chef and menu - the main difference is that it seats more people and is more comfortable.... More 

Thank Carla P
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

the only day the weather wasn't good over the week at half term. We headed into to Alicante and stumbled across a street that was full of Mushroom's some house for kids some slides etc which made it for our 3 and 6 year old and we stubbled across this fantatsic Tapas-Montaditos-Picoteo bar/restaurant, the service and selection was fantatsic and... More 

Thank Andrew R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is a tiny tapas bar popular with the locals. The food is always fresh, and the staff are attentive, friendly and very understanding with foreigners who have limited Spanish. The food isn't prepared until you order it. Love the grilled vegetables, a huge platter of grilled mushrooms, onions, asparagus, eggplant and zucchini. The fried small fish and squid are... More 

Thank Carlos P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

Love this place. It's small and old-fashioned, full of atmosphere and always heaving, which must be a good sign. My favourite is their deliciosas - dates wrapped in bacon. My favourite tapas bar anywhere.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2008

Typical and simple food served quickly. Not bad at all.

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2008

We stayed in San Remo almost opposite this fantastic tapas bar but only discovered it hours before we had to leave... que lastima! Tapas as they should be; your order is taken by the barman who takes your tapa from the counter-fridge to the cook. There were tapas I did not see anywhere else in Valencia Province. Not the cheapest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Teatro 8, 03001 Alicante, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Alicante
  • Phone Number: +34 966 35 84 67

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