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Olla de Altea, 03590 Altea, Spain
+34 965 84 34 39
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Truro, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The restaurant is right on the waters edge, the service is very good. We ate here twice, the first occasion, the food was very good,on the second it was less so, change of chef? The wine was not of the best,and our overall feeling was that it was a bit expensive.

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Thank ic0n0clast
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoy dining just feet away from the sea lapping on the shore but the food was pricey and for the price I would expect more garnish that just a few chips. The first evening I had blue fin Mediterranean tuna, I was asked how I wanted it so I said medium to well done, what I got was positively rare... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Food good but spoilt by an old guy smoking his cigar and blowing in our direction. Why can't establishments ask them to do it elsewhere?

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Thank canolbarth
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The location of the Cranc restaurant ist directly at the beach. Perfect for a romantic moonshine dinner. The food is very delicious and fresh made. Our favorite was red tuna tatar on a avocado bed with wasabi. Restaurant opens for dinner at 20:30, reservations recommended.

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Thank Thomas M
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Wow lovely local home cooked food so incredibly good. This is world class and really is a absolute gem in Altea I would say it's the go to place for seafood in Altea, you hAve to try this don't go anywhere else because if you want seafood they are the masters . Keep up the good work guys ! You're... More 

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Thank danny d
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely night here on our last night in Altea. It was a great experience that we are both very happy we did. Located right on the water the outlook is amazing. We were seated outside and it was great. Inside looked terrific, the whole place was filled and there was quite a bush inside... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Doesnt look much from outside but this place got soul. Food is reallllly good and its a family bussiness . Their shrimp ballea is superb but u must ask them with no shell. Their clamri is like butter melting in your mouth. Tuna tartar is amazing too. Reservations is a must otherwise u will wait for a while.

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Thank aziz_hamdan
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting right by the sea, good food, reasonable prices and quick service. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would absolutely recommend it for an authentic Spanish experience. Book ahead.

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Thank Andrew K
London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A top favourite that we return to every year. Great setting, understated premises, good food and service, we struggle to find much else to compete with El Cranc and we have tried !!!

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Thank Daniel I
Timbuktu, Mali
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Well I could go into detail about the sloppy service, over priced dishes and below average food but I wanted to make a point here. It was my second visit here and the owner pulled me aside while i was paying and mentioned that she had seen me here before, was i local?. She introduced herself as the owner and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Olla de Altea, 03590 Altea, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Altea
  • Phone Number: +34 965 84 34 39

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?