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La Matanza Castellana

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C/Bailen | 03002, Alicante, Spain
+34 965 21 85 61
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We went here with friends who live near Alicante and knew this place. A unique dining experience. Looks nothing from the outside but this is where Alicante people eat. Chhose your own steak for the joints available - say how you want it cooked and it is served on the biggest plates I've ever seen. Fantastic! Pity we only found... More 

Thank alethings
Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have visited this restaurant many times . It never fails to disappoint . The hosts are always welcoming and always greet us with tapas dishes of the highest standard . We always choose our steaks from the butchers counter . The owner and his son make this a night to remember . Thanks to all the staff for looking... More 

Thank johnperoni
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here one evening very nice staff. Big juicy steaks. Good value. They also have a list of specials outside that look great. I will be back

Thank nialltonto
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We go to this restaurant every time we are in Alicante. The food is good, the service excellent. We will be back again next time, soon we hope!

Thank Catalysts1931
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We went for a night break with the lads. And stumbled across this gem of a bar and restaurant. Javier was a superb host and the food, drinks and service were absolutely superb. The food just kept coming- pork, beef , lamb etc etc . The pork crackling was the best ever! Looking forward to visiting again in July

Thank JAGR2222
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Just found this Tapas Bar by chance last night - what a lucky find. The Service we received was excellent, the choice of Tapas dishes was great and the atmosphere was lovely. The other guests were Locals which perhaps says it all. The big surprise was the price - 5 Tapas courses between the two of us and a glass... More 

Thank Padcock
Limoges, France
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Menu del dia for two. Service good, with english translations. Good choices available for both courses, including salads, bean soup; then pork meatballs, grilled fish etc. All very good, with coffees and drinks included for less than 10e each.

Thank jemsgrandad
Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends who have used it on many occasions.WE understand why because it was fantastic. The staff and father and son could not be more friendly.We had free tapas while we were waiting for our meal which was cut by the father who had great delight in cutting our meat to our exact liking.The... More 

Thank johnperoni
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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238 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Came here with a group of friends, amazing selection of tapas and reasonably priced. Great vibe and local feel. Really recommend it!!

1 Thank Reggie_lu
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Like another reviewer here, we came across this restaurant just strolling around the little back streets behind the Esplanade and liked the fact that it seemed typically Spanish when many places on the front are serving pizza. We were not disappointed! My husband was overjoyed to find cochinillo (roast suckling pig) on the menu del dia. The nice young waiter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/Bailen | 03002, Alicante, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Alicante
  • Phone Number: +34 965 21 85 61

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