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“Best BiB-restaurant ever!”
Review of El Xato

El Xato
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Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in La Nucia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$57
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Kristiansand, Norway
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best BiB-restaurant ever!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I have probably dined at 25-30 BiB Gourmand restaurants. None of them have been better nor more ambitious than El Xato! We had the menu degustation. Wine-food pairing were perfect the three first starters. The "Iberico-sashimi" is among my top-ten courses ever. A couple of the meat dishes were served with fantastically rich and fruity sauces. The wines served with these did not have enough body/residual sugar to match perfectly. An extraordinarily good apple and mint sorbet ended a fantastic meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Dureknevs
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Vejle, Denmark
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Everything was perfect!”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Excellent and fantastic food, wine and service! A huge experience for all of us. We will definitely go back another time.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank 94Birgitte
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Star restaurant...”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

It is strange that this restaurant does not have a star...
After eating in a lot of different michelin restaurants - this is better than the most of them!

After asking the owner why they didi not have a star or two, he replied that having happy customer was better than the Michelin stars:)

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Jarleigel
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Stamford, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Arrogant on wine selection”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Totally the upscale restaurant in the La Nucia area. Great service, food well presented, good wine selection, delicious servings - but the waiters were just a little too arrogant to my questions regarding wine selection.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank WGHaole
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Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“very very good”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We came here for the 3rd time on Christmas day for lunch and asked a couple friends to join us...fix menu, including wine and all drinks...well, it was fantastic, nice portions, good mix of flavours, very interesting and creative, best of the 3 meals we have had here...service perfect...and our friends, who live here, thought it was the best dinner they had in Altea surroundings ever.....

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank simone_wim
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