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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
18:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 18:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 02:00
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank nickyherenow
Zwevegem, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank chefpattat
Khao Lak, Thailand
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Liz_Lemonade
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank andreajpessex
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

First, you really need reservations for this place. That should explain a lot. The folks at our hotel made reservations for us and we were very glad they did. These are not your abuelo's tapas! We ordered several things, including the patatas bravas because that was the only recognizable thing on the menu. Best patatas bravas in all of Spain!... More 

Thank Getmearumpunch
XefPirata, Gerente at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much,Getmearumpunch. We like to know your good opinion about us. We hope to see you soon. Greetings from the Xef Pirata More 

Senglea, Malta
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, the tapas is spectacular and the service is great and friendly. It's a hidden gem for sure!!

Thank Helena B
Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

went here for drinks after a meal...wish we had eaten here! the staff managed to find us a space upstairs at the bar for a drink,the place was buzzing...sadly we were out of season so we didn't manage to eat here as it was closed for most of the week!

Thank Jma18
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Interesting, tasty tapas in this cool, trendy place (recommend slow roasted pig's cheeks). On the expensive side but great atmosphere, friendly service. You can call just for a drink (seats outside best).

Thank Andy G
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had the big meny and some where really good. All the first ones with Fish and Seafood tasted very good and then came two With meat and they became too much for two of us and almost to must for the other two. Will probably not go back for that meny.

Thank Stabekk007
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place is amazing, I eat here every time I am in town. The food is great, with some of the best cocktails in Altea. Try the tenderloin, the sauce takes 3 days to make! The staff are always at the top of their game, friendly and knowledgeable One piece of advice book in advance this place is always full,... More 

Thank Stefan_Cebula

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$42
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?