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El Portal Taberna & Wines
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Ranked #20 of 1,357 Restaurants in Alicante
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$46
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centro
Description: El Portal Taberna & Wines is a new generation Tavern, where combines tapas, gourmet dishes, wines and drinks in a casual, fun and elegant atmosphere.
Altea, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Love this place, will come back”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

This is a really great place in Alicante, both for lunch, dinner and cocktails. Lots of staff to serve you and tastefull food, will definately go back!

Thank Jannie_ES
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great venue & staff, pompous clients”
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

El Portal is a wonderful wine and Tapas bar in Alicante. The food is superb, freshly prepared while you watch (if sat at the bar). There is an extensive wine and cocktail list. Prices are higher than other venues in town but still very good Value. Staff were efficient and very friendly.

The only drawback are the clientele, being the fake, pompous type of people you don't want to share a drink with. If you are a tourist who likes to upset such people then you will have fun here, we did.

Visited April 2014
Thank The_Rochdalien
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Modern Tapas in a Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We had a lovely lunch at El Portal in March 2014. The restaurant is upmarket, fun, vibrant and very Spanish and the same can be said about the food. We had some tapas followed by main courses and it was all delicious. The wine list is extensive and is stored on a tablet (electronic not stone!) and the cocktails are delectable. Highly recommended!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank SuzanneSheffield
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun, great food, can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

3pmish, Saturday afternoon and the place is busy and buzzing. Cool looking people, low lighting, dj on the decks standing next to the huge central cocktail bar, strangely 80's music which suited me! We sat at the long bar on high stools feeling like it was 9pm in the evening and ready to get our dancin' groove on. We had several tapas dishes (all choosen by our local Spanish friend); sea urchin and mini Kobe beef burgers to name two were presented beautifully, tasted good too! Excellent value for money. By 5pm it started to empty, will go back for a late supper next time we visit as I imagine the evening will be even better!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Patricia J
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Sax, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Having enjoyed a leisurely walk along the waterfront and seen the sun slowly dip below the myriad masts in the harbour it was time to keep our relatively early 8:30 reservation at El Portal, less than a hundred metres away. There's a picturesque square nearby where a huge Ficus tree stands,well worth a photo or two. This whole area buzzes with excitement, anticipation and pleasure, especially at weekends.
Make this restaurant a must visit: You won't be disappointed. The atmosphere is electrifying and the food divine. We were seated at one of the tall tables facing the cocktail bar where a particularly adept waiter and waitress applied their individual skills, which could be considered as "a distracted joy to behold".
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The oysters, the ham& mushroom croquettes and the baked scallops with cauliflower and almonds in a white sauce was sublime while the 3 chocolate combination and cheesecake served in glasses were an epicurean rapture.
The wine selection is really incredible. It's literally a floor to ceiling affair!! An unbelievable choice, not only of provincial Spanish delights. French, German, and Argentinian etc, also fill the shelves. My personal recommendation? LET IT BE RED! -PAGO DE LOS CAPELLANES (Spanish- Ribero del Duero) at 4:90 a glass or 28 euros a bottle) ENJOY!!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank iorwerth e
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