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“All Kind of Taste.”

Altoro Spanish Gastrobar
Ranked #234 of 2,045 Restaurants in Surabaya
Price range: US$ 3 - US$ 34
Description: Authentic and passionate. ALTORO exists to indulge your palate with tantalizing Spanish cuisine along with its Mediterranean vibes to complete the whole experience. ALTORO is more than just a place to dine, it is a culinary masterpiece. A two-story-building, two different concepts in one whole remarkable experience. The first floor is Tapas & Cocktails area where people can have a good time togeth
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Description: Authentic and passionate. ALTORO exists to indulge your palate with tantalizing Spanish cuisine along with its Mediterranean vibes to complete the whole experience. ALTORO is more than just a place to dine, it is a culinary masterpiece. A two-story-building, two different concepts in one whole remarkable experience. The first floor is Tapas & Cocktails area where people can have a good time togeth
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile



Was in Surabaya Altoro twice on the month of April. The first time went with colleagues, booked the first floor but was full, so we went dining on the second floor. The following week an old friend invited me, and we managed to book first floor a week before the d-day.

Second floor dining is a fine dining area, with a totally different menu from the first floor, and of course with a totally different concept. Food is also a lot different. Since I have tasted a variety of Spanish food before, I would say Altoro’s second floor Fine Dining is very good. But some taste of paella may not be acceptable to our local people, unless you understood Spanish foods.

The dessert that I ordered after fine dining was marvellous…Apple Manzana made by the very Spanish Chef Ana. It’s an apple filling coated with cream, then coated with white chocolate and red gel after that. Very impressive on the look and it is not so sweet but satisfying and beautiful dessert. Thank you Che Ana.

The food on the first floor of Altoro is more of gastro bar, I think this is more acceptable for our local Surabayanese’s taste. The pulpo (octopus) ala brasa is fantastic, so is salmon con verdure and bocadillo catalana. And the Sangria drink here in Altoro is the signature drink, you must all try it.

Service wise, I like the second floor one, but of course, it’s fine dining. But overall, it’s a resto worth to try nowadays, and a must.

1  Thank Linawati S
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Andreas I, Manager at Altoro Spanish Gastrobar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Dear, Mrs. Linawati,

Thank you for writing a review about our place, we would like you to know that your comments and suggestions are very valuable for us.
We are delighted to know that you had a good experience in our place and that we have succeeded in providing you a great dinner.
Looking forward to welcome you again at ALTORO Spanish Gastrobar!

Saludos,
Andreas Imanuel
Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We heard about this fairly new Spanish restaurant in Surabaya from friends. Since they mentioned that it is good and we haven't seen a decent Spanish restaurant in Surabaya so far, we had to check it out.

Overall the restaurant looks great with a lot of attention to detail. One of our first observations was that despite the fact it is a huge place, the atmosphere is surprisingly cosy. The restaurant has two floors. The first floor seems intended for enjoying tapas (surprise) and drinks in an informal environment. Upstairs you can appreciate a more formal setting, and a wee different menu, as informed by the host.

We - my wife and I - took a spot at the centre bar on the first floor. Eating tapas and drinking at the bar was quite enjoyable since it is informal, intimate and great for looking around. Then the food, the menu offers several nice interpretations of tapas, salads and a small selection of mains. We ordered mainly tapas; a selection of battered shrimps, pan friend squid (in olive oil and garlic – Delicious!), croquettes with ham and a platter of various cured pork products, accompanied with bread. Most of the food tasted outstanding, especially for Surabaya standards. Needless to say, all the food MUST be “flushed” down with a nice bottle of Spanish wine.

We definitely consider returning to this place.

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1  Thank maxlommers
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Andreas I, Assistant General Manager at Altoro Spanish Gastrobar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Dear Mr. Maxlommers,

Thank you for writing a review about our place, we would like you to know that your comments and suggestions are very valuable for us.
We are delighted to know that you had a good experience in our place and that we have succeeded in providing you a great dinner.
Looking forward to welcome you again at ALTORO Spanish Gastrobar!
Gracias, Hasta Luego!

Saludos,
Andreas Imanuel
Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Your first impression of Altoto as that you enter a truly new and nice place. There is nothing like it in the independent restaurant offerings in Surabaya. The place looks stunning. There was great Spanish music playing.
Once you have a look at the menu it strikes you a bit of the same old offerings.
Tapas are not very Spanish. But the cold cuts are great.
Then the reality hits you. The staff has very little understanding of the food offered and now beverage knowledge. It takes a long time to get your order taken as they need to come back to you to reconfirm.
Getting a beer can take 10 minutes. Sangria is great and wines are ok. If you want a second drink you have to wave to the service staff and hope for the best. (But that is Saturday for you) Make sure you order your food before the large parties arrive. Then you feel lost in the sea of photo taking instagram madness.
The food is hit and miss. Half of our dishes came out cold. Waiting to get that changed can take a long time. Like all new places you have the feeling that a lot more training will go a long way.
I will come back when the service has improved and small tables are treated by the management the same way as the large herds.
Ambiance 10
Food 4
Service 2

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Thank Rolf S
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Fedora E, Marketing at Altoro Spanish Gastrobar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear Mr. Rolf,

Thank you for writing a review about our place, we would like you to know that your comments and suggestions are very valuable for us.
We apologize for any possible mistake, and we will make sure to improve in the future.
Looking forward to welcome you again at ALTORO Spanish Gastrobar, this time with a much better experience.

Saludos,
Fedora
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This is the largest newly opened Spanish restaurant in Surabaya. The atmosphere of the restaurant is cozy, consisting of 2 storey restaurants. The 2nd floor only opened for dinner, and on Sunday.

Food prices are comparable in quality. Our first lunch at this restaurant, which we can recommend is "Solomillo Ternera", "Cabello de Angel" and "Tosta 4 Quesos."

Suggestions for this restaurant: The waiters are expected to pay attention to every table that guests have, guests have no trouble to call.

1  Thank Daniel T
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Fedora E, Marketing at Altoro Spanish Gastrobar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear Mr. Daniel,

Thank you for writing a review about our place, we would like you to know that your comments and suggestions are very valuable for us. Thank you for the suggestions too, we will make sure to note that for the future.
We are delighted to know that you had a good experience in our place and that we have succeeded in providing you a great lunch.
Looking forward to welcome you again at ALTORO Spanish Gastrobar!

Saludos,
Fedora
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We order 11 kind food , from salad , main course , dessert all great
Big room with nice decoration, great for photography, specially at noon.
I think Altoro is best restaurant at Surabaya now, must visit.
This is my 3rd visit since open

1  Thank vinachan2017
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Fedora E, Marketing at Altoro Spanish Gastrobar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Mrs/Ms. Vinachan,

Thank you for writing a review about our place, we would like you to know that your comments and suggestions are very valuable for us.
We are delighted to know that you had a good experience in our place and that we have succeeded in providing you a great dinner.
Looking forward to welcome you again at ALTORO Spanish Gastrobar!

Saludos,
Fedora
Marketing

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