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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
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13:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 18:00 - 00:00
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed to have our last day in Altea out, and highly recommended by a good Spanish friend we decided to check out Xef Pirata. The best decision in years! The restaurant is Spanish with a capital S. Cozy, visited by locals, and with an air of distinguished style. Pirate is for real, and the food is absolutely amazing. We... More 

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1 Thank Michael K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very tasty salads and burgers, food and service excellent. A good variety of vegetarian food too. Book a table don't be disappointed, very popular restaurant

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Thank Margaret S
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of people and would be better to book before. Tapas is tasty but expensive and each portion is a little bit big. Would be good to make each portion smaller and the price would be cheaper

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Thank CHARITA G
Valencia, Spain
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent choice always for eating out. The restaurant is situated at the heart of Altea in a typical local house. Fresh ingredients, well cooked and timely served by the attentive waiting staff. Everything here is made with passion and it shows. This pirate chef will masterly win you over with his talent.

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Thank Miguel C
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. The tapas are quite "next level" and it's a very authentic place. In our case, service wasn't at its friendliest, but that would be an exception (as I heard).

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Thank Tim J
Dieburg, Germany
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small gastro bar has outstandingly good menue and kitchen. The combinations of tastes are brilliant. Good wine and friendly service. Foodies, a must in Altea!

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Thank Carla R
Altea, Spain
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service are brilliant, could not ask for more, the wine of the house was very good too. Not over priced at all. One of our party of three commented that it was the best burger he had ever tasted. Well done to the waiter and the kitchen staff. Highly recommended

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Thank shaunyboi2015
Bergen, Norway
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Visited the restaurant several times before. Generally very good food and average service. Asked for a table at 2000, but was requested to come 1930. This time: No welcome. no smile ,no service. After 20 min at the table without any attention what so ever, I went down to ground floor where all the waiters were enjoying something... Still no... More 

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Thank Øystein W L
XefPirata, Staff at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Hello   I remember very well that day, it is true that we took too much account in our daily brieefing just when you were already sitting above in our restaurant, it was not our intention to forget you and give them bad service at all ... I promise that in the future we will be more careful ... More 

Altea, Spain
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60 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Xef Pirata is tucked away in a small street, in Altea's old town. It is certainly bijou and to make sure you can get a table at this very popular restaurant, it's always advisable to book a few days in advance, especially in the Summer months. To really enjoy the ambience of this establishment, it's best to book a table... More 

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Thank GSinAltea
Bourron-Marlotte, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting in February, not many restaurants are open in Altea. Our hotel recommended this warm and welcoming restaurant. Don't be put off by the high tables and stools downstairs, normal seating is available upstairs. The tapas are not your usual run of the mill type, but carefully selected combinations that make you curious. The prawn and avocado carpaccio was particularly... More 

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Thank Nathalie T
XefPirata, Staff at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion is good to know that you have enjoyed not only food but also the environment. See you soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 42
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 00:00
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 00:00
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
Description
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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