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Cala Fonda, 1, 17480 Roses, Spain
+34 972 15 30 73
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A barbecue restaurant in a residential neighbourhood, we were the first diners on a Tuesday evening but the room soon filled up with locals. A pleasant welcome from a friendly waiter, service was brisk but the menu could do with a little more detail - I speak very good French and quite a bit of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Jo L
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I'm not recommending this place, staff was terrible,food was cold, waiter was literally throwing food at our table. Then he made us wait 20 minutes to pay our bill.

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Almancil
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Visited "Roses"with some friends who have a house there and they brought me to El Rancho on my first night,I was amazed at the atmosphere and friendly staff including the owner we had a amazing meal with starters and shoulder of Lamb for main course all open grilled on the grill in front of you,the house wine was very good... More 

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La Foye
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I first went to this restaurant 37 years ago when my parents had a villa in the area. I saw it was still there so we went back and you can imagine my surprise when I discovered that it was still owned by the same family and the sons of the owners are now running it. The BBQ Grill Chef... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A barbecue restaurant in a residential neighbourhood, we were the first diners on a Tuesday evening but the room soon filled up with locals. A pleasant welcome from a friendly waiter, service was brisk but the menu could do with a little more detail - I speak very good French and quite a bit of Spanish (no Catalan yet) but... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Not sure what people see in this place, the food is average, the service is fine I suppose. We went twice during our stay as it was nearest to our apartment after long days travelling. The first time was ok, the second, on checking the bill we had been overcharged. We speak Spanish, I understand some Catalan, I like Iberian... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Understand that this is not a restaurant intended for British tourists, in fact there aren't that many Brits in this part of Spain. Lots of locals come here, it's a grill place with a big menu of starters, grilled meat, a bit of fish, terrific aioli (sp?), and quirky cowboy themed decor, with the odd stuffed fox and old radios.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

very nice atmosphere in this steakhouse. you will get good quality, great meat done on the wood-fire by a skillful chef. Served with grill bread and Ailloli...perfect for a relaxing evening...open all year from 7pm till 2am!!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had read the ratings and seemed pretty good and was not far to walk on our first night in Santa Margarida.The decor to the restaurant looked pretty good but unfotunately that was where it ended.I had a mixed grill with chips.The mixed grill was over cooked and extremely boring with the meat being tough the presentation was dismal.The seats... More 

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Nelson, Lancs, UK
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Plenty of seating inside or out, plus bar area. Menu is varied and interesting (hubby had pigs cheeks!!! Prices are reasonable, portions are plentyful and tasty. Do not expect 1st class service, it is more relaxed than that, but the staff are attentive enough. Good saturday night out. Happy to recommend.

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England
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great atmosphere , great food and well priced. The best of our evenings out in Roses this year and should be high in the ratings. You can stay outside if it is a little close, or go inside to an air-conditioned area. Service is spot on . Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cala Fonda, 1, 17480 Roses, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Roses
  • Phone Number: +34 972 15 30 73

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 34
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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