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El Xato

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


US$40 - US$56
Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion, European, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews tasting menu amuse bouche sea bass accompanying wines euros per person attentive service dining experience memorable evening thank you very much a family run business menu offers fantastic restaurant in a heart beat head chef divine food costa blanca whole experience
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant has just got a Michelin star, and well deserved it is. It is absolutely first class in every repect. The food is excellent and the service is great. Last time we had a lamb dish and it was really good.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank GL2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a moderately-sized tasting menu which I found thoroughly enjoyable. There is a lot of experience and ingenuity distilled into a selection like that--very impressive, and never a dull moment. I experienced some wonderful new flavor twists here, and look forward to returning. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interior of the restaurant is really not great. The noise level is incredibly high. It was like sitting in a railway station. It was difficult to hear the explanation of the different dishes. Two ladies were serving which was clearly not enough in view...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank lars_lofgren
XatO2014, Propietario at El Xato, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Sentimos que su experiencia no haya sido agradable, intentaremos mejorar gracias.

Reviewed 23 January 2019

"El Xato" was a spectacular experience where all the details are taken into consideration. We ordered the menu "Centenario" which is full of exquisite dishes. Dishes that are inspired in "El Xato" history and also taking advantage of the excellent Alicante gastronomy, and products. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

What a disgrace that they don’t speak proper English at all. We thought we booked a table but when we arrived there was no table. The real sad, un-Michelin type element was they offered no solution, no solace, no service gesture whatsoever. I get it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mccoy265
XatO2014, Propietario at El Xato, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2018

Your reservation was booked for January 12 2019, the reservation was attended by the chef in person who speaks perfectly English. Today you have called to say that you were late, and I do not understand very much English, so I asked please to wait...More

Reviewed 19 December 2018

First time in El Chato and we were happily surprised. Great food, wines and service, as far as I know this is the first place in the area to get a Michelin Star and I think its well deserved. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rider321
XatO2014, Propietario at El Xato, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018
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Gracias !!!

Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Very special prepared plates. Lovely wines. Very deserved nomination on the Michelin guide. We had the 7 courses menu with wine arrangement. Been there several times. Always enjoyed the culinary plates

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Glen1957
XatO2014, Propietario at El Xato, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thanks Glen, we are pleased to know that our customers are happy with our service.

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing restaurant in a cosy and cute area. Definately worth a try for the picky people looking for the little extra in the food experience.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jonathanisacsson
XatO2014, Gerente at El Xato, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thanks Jonathan

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The tastingmenu was 4.4/5, two of us took the winepackage. The combination of the dish and drinks was really tasteful. Would eat here again.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank marcush203
XatO2014, Propietario at El Xato, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018


Reviewed 5 September 2018

Lunch; Sunday; 3 pm. What a fabulous restaurant and what lovely people. This was our second visit, and it will by no means have been our last. We will continue to go, when we can. There are various menus to choose from and each has...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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XatO2014, Propietario at El Xato, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you very much Nicholas

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12 September 2018|
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Response from 863garethb | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about Dogs being allowed, I would contact the restaurant directly.
1 August 2018|
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Response from XatO2014 | Property representative |
No hay ningún problema, si quiere pantalones cortos.
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Response from Strommax | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sheila, if a remember well they have 2 lunch menus one for around 35 euro and one for around 45 euro.
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