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Plaza Santisima Faz 1 | Old Town, 03002 Alicante, Spain
+34 691 83 56 86
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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were visiting on a cruise ship in this historic city for the day and met friends staying here longer for lunch. we found this restaurant in plaza santisima faz full of young men running around helping patrons and trying to get more customers to eat at this establishment. we had a great meal consisting of fried fresh anchovies, an... More 

Thank jeffwreck
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We loved the little cute plaza this restaurant was situated in, and got pulled in by an aggressive hostess. I guess if the resaurant needs an agressive hostess, it speaks for itself. There was nothing good abou the food, it was quite expensive and tasted nothing. I wish restaurants at nice locations like this could be better. I would come... More 

Thank Mersina K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is in the picturesque Plaza Santisima Faz in the old quarter. You dine outside if you wish with umbrellas for shade in Summer and heaters for warmth in winter. The rice dishes are superb and as good as you will get in Alicante. The staff are friendly and welcoming although a little haphazard if you try and make... More 

Thank Martin D
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

On coming across the Plaza where this restaurant is situated, we thought it looked like a great place to spend the evening – there are about 5 places to eat in the square but we chose this as it seemed the busiest. We ordered two fish starters and a salad to share – but they were so big that we... More 

Thank Susan C
Province of Alicante, Spain
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Decided on this restaurant because of the beautiful setting in a lovely old part of town. Greeted by a very happy chap and escoted to a lovely table perfectly set with gleaming white crisp tablecloths and servietes. We started with a very large portion of garlic prawns, perfectly cooked. The two main course were equally delicious , a paelle, and... More 

Thank rothbury77
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We have owned a house near Alicante for 10 years and visit the city many times each year. I can honestly say that the meal we had here was bar far the worst we have ever had in Alicante! I'm not going to rant on about this and that but the main courses were so salty they really in edible.... More 

Thank Hazel H
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Set in a nice courtyard location we had a pleasant meal and were serenaded by a Spanish guitar player. My vegetable paella was delicious as was my crisp cold glass of rose. Pleasant service, reasonable price. Most other customers were Spanish although there is an English menu

Thank Glitterpuss
Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Just around the corner from our apartment and we were advised not to eat local. Lovely three course lunch with wine and beer for two for under €50. Would recommend

Thank Heather G
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Fabulous location, in the Old Town. Really good food and great, friendly staff. Wished we had more nights to return to this restaurant

Thank Lynn S
Doha, Qatar
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Very long service and poor food quality. Time: 15 min for starters, additional 35 minutes for paella and same applied for coffee and even the bill! Food wise, Paella is nothing exceptional and fideua is an rip off (see picture, they prepare it with coquillettes/macaronis). Only the starter were nice, with quality ham and Russian salad.

Thank VanHR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Santisima Faz 1 | Old Town, 03002 Alicante, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Alicante
  • Phone Number: +34 691 83 56 86

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