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El Purgatori

Placa del Campanar,5, Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain
93 892 12 63
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- Sep 15, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant located right beside the Basilica Santa Maria. The outside terrace is perfectly located with a direct view of the basilica. Both the food and service were excellent. We started with salads (smoked salmon and Italian) followed by a cheese fondue; a house specialty.The fondue was the perfect portion and combination of cheeses. I definitely... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

It was great. Last night in Spain. The setting is quite something sitting in the night shadows of the basilica. We had an amazing pasta with pear and cheese as truffles dish that was memorable.also had a D.O. (Denominacion Origine) cheese ith quinces which was really good. This is a great dining experience and I highly recommend it.

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Merano, Italy
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141 reviews 141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The location was awesome. To be at a restaurant with the name purgatory right behind the church! The food was good typical Catalan. The wine was delicious and the service very friendly. A very good 'away from the crowd' inside tip! Eat with the locals. You have to try the pan de tomate and cheese variety...

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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Great little gem restaurant. We ate outside in summer - just by the side of a church. Very relaxed. Simple, country food. Nothing fancy. But very tasty and wholesome. Friendly service. Good value,

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This is my favourite restaurant in the whole of Catalunya! It doesn't presume to be much, but it's in a beautiful location - just around the corner from the Basilica - and very atmospheric. In winter, it's cosy and intimate, but in summer is when it really shines - tables fill the little square it's set in and it's a... More

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UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

Beautiful little place in Vilafranca. Not sure if it is open for lunch but we went for dinner and it was fantastic. The menu is basically choices of salads and then served breads, ham and cheese afterwards. Its not really a three course meal sort of place. The salads are full on meals and I'd recommend the salmon or goats... More

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