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Alta Mar is sort of a mile-high gastro club. Its setting is the 75-m (250-feet)-high Torre de Sant Sebastián, one of the three towers that serves the port-crossing, tourist-carrying cable car. Don't worry about rubbing shoulders with backpackers when you enter this exclusive eatery; patrons are whisked up in a private high-tech glass elevator to be greeted by a simply breathtaking 360-degree view of the city and sea. Once your jaw stops dropping and you are settled in the plush decor, dine in style from a predominantly fish menu that includes such inventions as a merluza (hake), porcini, and artichoke stir-fry, stewed rape (monkfish) in romesco sauce, or rodaballo (turbot) with pumpkin ravioli.