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El Rancho

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Cala Fonda, 1, 17480 Roses, Spain
+34 972 15 30 73
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not too good

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
Mark1875
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Livingston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Livingston, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
28 helpful votes 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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Vienne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Agree with the positive reviews on here - the atmosphere is good, service is great and the food is delicious. We thought it was very good value too!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The owner's original vision still holds today, good, rustic Catalan food, well cooked, for a fair price. Now you can also enjoy the finest fillet steak as well without breaking the bank. The menu is varied, the staff are long serving. This is a true family business. Just try it - sure you will enjoy the experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

A nice place with good waiters, the menu is quite basic but the place does what it says on the tin ! The prices have crept up over the years but the meat is always of a high standard ! Enjoy and take the family.

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England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

El Rancho has been around as long as I have been going to Roses - 40 years . The format is great and you can see the meats being BBQ'd if you go inside .My two teenage children loved the buzz as it started to get busier. The Gaspacho was lovely so was the alleoli ,the toast was rough and... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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