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  • Bar La Plaza, Altea
    Bar La Plaza, Altea
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    Fronton Playa: Great value tapas on Altea seafront

    by SWFC_Fan Written Oct 27, 2013

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    October 2013: We had just had a rather overpriced meal at Bar La Plaza on the square of Plaza de la Iglesia in the heart of Altea's hilltop village. So, we were delighted to find much friendlier prices at sea level; specifically at Fronton Playa tapas bar.

    This friendly bar is located on the seafront, just a few metres from the beach, and less than 5 minutes walk from Altea's main tram station.

    Here, the various tapas were laid out on display behind a glass counter on the bar. They were mainly of the variety consisting of a slice of crusty bread topped with some combination of meat, seafood, cheese and salad. Some of them were easily recognisable; others less so. The beauty of having the tapas laid out in front of us, was that we could simply point out the ones that took our fancy, even if we didn't know what they were.

    The prices were exceptionally good value. A drink and a tapas dish cost just €1.20. We had two drinks each and two tapas dishes each and the total bill was a mere €4.80.

    I drank a couple of small glasses of Estrella Levante beer and Emma enjoyed a couple of glasses of the excellent Rioja wine.

    My first tapas was a slice of crusty bread topped with flakes of tuna and a red pepper. My second tapas was a slice of crusty bread topped with a fishy paste (possibly salmon) and a hot green chilli pepper.

    Emma's first tapas was a slice of crusty bread topped with a slice of brie, a cherry tomato and chives. Her second tapas was a slice of crusty bread topped with a slice of hard cheese and slices of salmon.

    Great value drinks and tapas near Altea beach. Much better value than eating up in the hilltop village. Highly recommended!

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    Bar La Plaza: Overpriced food on Plaza de la Iglesia

    by SWFC_Fan Written Oct 27, 2013

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    We visited Bar La Plaza for a late afternoon meal during a daytrip to Altea in October 2013.

    This bar and restaurant enjoys a great location on the bustling Plaza de la Iglesia, in the heart of this picturesque, whitewashed hilltop village. We sat at an outdoor table in the shadow of the adjacent church of La Mare de Déu del Consol.

    We had spent a little while perusing the various menus of the restaurants around the square and surrounding streets and soon realised that we would be paying inflated prices because of the location.

    The menu at Bar La Plaza consisted mainly of bocadillos (sandwiches in the form of baguettes) and crepes with various fillings, including ham, bacon, cheese, chicken, tuna, mushrooms, tomatoes and salad leaves.

    We ordered our drinks and nibbled on the complimentary bowl of salted peanuts as we studied the menu. I had a Copa de Cava (€3.00) – a glass of sparkling white wine – and Emma had a Classic Chocolate (€2.50) – a Spanish hot chocolate which was not as thick as she was expecting and tasted disappointingly watery.

    I ordered a Serrano y Queso Bocadillo (€4.00) – a toasted baguette with Spanish ham and melted cheese. It was nice enough, but I could only justify paying €4 for it by referring to it as a "bocadillo" rather than a cheese and ham toastie! I'd have expected to pay about half that price for it in a more humble tapas bar.

    Emma ordered Crepe de Champinones (€6.50) and wasn't very impressed with it. Firstly, it wasn't a crepe at all, it was a wrap. It looked nothing like the crepe that was pictured on the menu. It was filled with mushrooms, cheese and bacon and accompanied by pickled gherkins and small tomatoes. Emma didn't enjoy it and certainly didn't think that it was worth the €6.50 price tag.

    Bar La Plaza enjoys a wonderful location on Plaza de la Iglesia. Unfortunately, our food didn't live up to the location; it was pretty standard fare, but with prices that reflected the location. We later found much better value food in a tapas bar on Altea's seafront.

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    Italian Restaurant Caprice: Plastic tables, don't let that put you off

    by gillthedancer Written Jul 28, 2013

    Plastic chairs and a cheap price may put people off, but don't let it!
    At 8 Euro 90 cent for a 3 course meal, you will not be disappointed. I thought they would be micro versions of the normal menu but they were the same size portions. OK the lasagne was not large but it was home made and piping hot.
    The service is with a wonderful smile and entusiasum that certainly makes up for the cheap looking tables and chairs.
    So take a walk along this wonderful prom and find the Caprice for a little dose of friendly Italian.

    Favorite Dish: Lasagne. Not large but ample following a good starter. Tasty, hot and very home made.But then again their home made flan (custard) was equally as good.

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  • Rest. Bienvenido: Altea's must eat!

    by flashtourist Updated Aug 1, 2011

    hello everybody, i would like to share my experience in this wonderful chinese restaurant because of its quality and good taste.

    The homemade food and kindness atention were the strong point. i went there with 3 friends and we didnt know what to have. the waitress gave us very good recomendations. One of us is coeliac but he hadnt problem at all, he could have almost everything except the springroll and fried stuff.

    One thing to mention is they have WIFI! but you have to ask for the password! i told to my friends while i was having dinner.

    Favorite Dish: sizzling dishes are the nicest!

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    Sybarite Restaurant: Romantic place

    by AndrePlessel Written Oct 24, 2010
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    I was last summer with my wife sitdown in this restaurant, with this atmosphere the people around playing music the candle lights, the food was fantastic the service so quick and profesional really good i really enjoy my holidays in Altea.

    Favorite Dish: Tiger Woods Salad !

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    El Castell: The best pizzeria & terrace in Altea Old town

    by tzuki Written Oct 25, 2009

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    We were strolling in Altea old town when we saw a beautiful terrace restaurant.
    This nice pizzeria is in the heart of the old town and as the terrace is quite big, it is always busy. The food and the service (Italians) are really good too. Very very nice place!

    Favorite Dish: We had a couple of meals there, as we really like the food and the nice comfy terrace.

    As suggestion, we will say:
    - bruschetta (toasted bread with chopped tomatoes, olive oil and olives) -veryyy nice!
    - squid fried in batter
    - Mix salad
    - Patatas bravas (fried potatoes with chili sauce)
    - Chorizo al vino blanco (red sausage with white wine)
    - any pizza is great, very nice and crispy the dough and delicious the toppings!!
    - Café bombón (coffee with condense milk) - a specialty of Valencia region

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    Pero Negro: The best food in Altea

    by Sigmaltea Written May 28, 2007

    This is a lovely cozy restaurant with very personal service and an amazing menu. The food is a fusion of Mediteranean food and really wholesome country food Nothing is too much trouble for the owners they are happy to prepare anything on the menu to your individual request. A great place if you have fussy eaters, vegetarians or people that just love good food. The owners are French and Scotish. The atmosphere is lovely. If oysters are in season they have the best fresh oysters in the area and a wide variety of meat and fish. The restaurant is in the old town of Altea and a great place to go before taking a few drinks in the old market sq.

    Favorite Dish: The Fresh Tuna is great as are the muscles to start.

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    Casa Gallega: Amazing Meat and Fish

    by Sigmaltea Written May 28, 2007

    Casa Gallega or Bar Carlos as it is localy known serves the best meat and fish in the area. It is always excelent. The beef is always excelent and the service is superb. The restaurant is oposite the sea and is located on the busy Altea paseo. It is a lovely place to have dinner before or after a few drinks in the local bars ie Sands, Buddah Bar or Cafe Del Mar

    Favorite Dish: Ternera a la Plancha. They bring you a cut of Galician beef and you cook it on a hot stone. The meat is so good it is melt in the mouth delicious.

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    Oustau de Altea: Cuisine with Romance

    by vershine Written Aug 16, 2006

    Eating and drinking in Altea is best done on the seafront which is lined with many tapas bars, comfortable cafés with wonderful paella, pizza and pasta restaurants along the pretty palm-lined esplanade. It is an melting pot dream of all cuisines.

    However, in the old town of Altea you will also find a wide variety of restaurants and bars overlooking the Med with their ¨Menus del dia. ¨

    My personal favorite for special occassions is Oustau de Altea. It is pricey but it is housed in an over 200 year old building comfortably hidden away from the animated street life of the Old Quarter. The restautrant also showcases artist´s works. Reservations are a MUST!!!!!

    Favorite Dish: One of their specialities is the fresh sea bass, which is actually in filets and roasted in the oven, with shrimp and white vine sauce. I stress filets because many restaurants in the area do not serve fish filet. My husband is very picky about bones and rarely will eat fish out. However, at Oustau de Altea, he savours the fish, as do I. Save room for desserts. They are named for different cine stars of past and present and are wonderful. Go ahead and splurge...you only live once!

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    La Claudine: Pure Magic

    by vanessadb Written Apr 23, 2004

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    Having dinner at La Claudine was absolutely magical... the restaurant is located in one of the small streets that starts on the main square of the Casco Antiguo, which gives it a breathtaking view from the terrace. It's decorated with exquisite taste, and if you are lucky enough to get a table on the small and romantic terrace, I give you my word that you will spend an unforgettable evening!

    Favorite Dish: The food mixes flavour from all over the world, so I guess you could call the cuisine exotic and fusion. I am pretty sure that you will be more than satisfied with whatever you will order, as everything seemed and was delicious. Examples, the tuna tartare and the fish of the day =)

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    Restaurante Taiwan: Ask for the Chinese Fondue

    by benidormone Written Nov 10, 2003

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    Restaurante Taiwan

    If you like sushi,dim sum etcThis is your place.The restaurant is very basic but the food is great and the sercice is exellent.

    Favorite Dish: The Chinese fondue,I can recommend to everybody.Just give it a try.

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  • Walk along the promenade looking for chinese signs: Good chinese food for little money

    by ximo84 Written Dec 12, 2002

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    "Ni hao" is very noisy and popular among tourists because of its cheap prices and good food. But it can be very noisy and crowded!

    A few metres from Ni hao (towards Albir) is a smaller, newly opened restaurant with a nice atmosphere and a friendly host.

    Towards the end of the promenade, by the parking area, is a Taiwanese (I think) restaurant with wonderful dishes and cheap prices. Try the peking duck or their wonderful fundue!

    Favorite Dish: Depends on your tastes, but I can recommend the fondue at the Taiwanese restaurant.

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