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Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar

Calle Angel 22 | Esquina Cuesta de los Machos. Casco antiguo., 03590 Altea, Spain
+34 966 88 58 55
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mini burgers” (14 reviews)
“tapas” (104 reviews)
“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Angel 22 | Esquina Cuesta de los Machos. Casco antiguo., 03590 Altea, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A small oasis near the Casco Antiguo in Altea. It's food I would describe as "Nouveau" with "Tapas style dishes" but served with style and panache. Various specials daily with a medium to upwardly priced menu but a delightfully tasteful menu. It's a small restaurant...More

Thank M1MJK1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is small plates at their finest! Intimate restaurant with menu of diverse and excellent flavours. In London it would be triple what they charge and be the place to be seen. These chefs know how to play with flavours and present a menu to...More

Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best place to eat in Altea. If you go for the 10 tapas dish menu you get a fantastic food experience of delicious gourmet tapas made with passion, knowledge and experience. Fun unpretentious place. Good waiters. Great drinks and wines. Just top notch.

Thank JKristian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The four of us had the tapas menu for 27€ p.p. It was delicious!!! The restaurant is a little house, and its very intimate and narrow, but very cosy. I will visit this place again!:)

Thank Brita S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is superb if you like tapas-y dishes. Ditto the lovely little restaurant/ authentic atmos, too. We enjoyed as family and couple and visited twice. Great aperitifs, too. And service is also fab. We love. ❤️

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Their food was incredibly delicious and made with excellence! You can find a lot of options on the menu from vegan to some of the best quality meat in altea. I highly recommend it, but make a reservation because it fills up fast!

Thank Colleen H
XefPirata, Propietario at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your opinion and advice to other customers. We hope to see you again. regards

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend one evening during our stay in Altea with high expectations after reading all the good reviews. We were both quite hungry as we had not eaten much during the day. When the waiter came to take our orders we had...More

Thank Scott M
XefPirata, Propietario at Xef Pirata - Gastro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Scott, we feel very bad experience. Many times it is difficult to communicate with the language. Having a lot of customers when the order is made twice, it is normal that it can take a long time, then the waiter will warn you the...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Thai meatballs to die for . Yum. Very small and cramped though . Food and drink superb but be prepared for being in a dolls house to eat in .Booking essential

Thank frivibus
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We have eaten here three times now, and each time have been blown away by at least one of the dishes. The trick here is in the ordering. Some things on offer are ordinary in the sense that you will have seen them on tapas...More

Thank lamprells
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We had several choices from the tapas menu, and thought they were all great. I totally recommend the sea urchin and the pork cheeks; we also had the sardines, which were very interesting and tasty, carpaccio of prawns and meatballs, all washed down with a...More

Thank Fernglas
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Megan H
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Response from Andy G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know but I guess the bar's website might be able to help
Claire D
17 January 2017|
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Response from nickyherenow | Reviewed this property |
Yes varied menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$42
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
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
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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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