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Es Balconet

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c/Sant Antoni 2, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
972 25 88 14
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch in Cadaques

I highly recommend this small restaurant, it is a little gem hidden off the main strip, you may need Google maps to get you there. The preparation of the fresh catch of the day, besu and seabream was awesome. Adequate portions for a reasonable price. The crab starter was particularly good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend this small restaurant, it is a little gem hidden off the main strip, you may need Google maps to get you there. The preparation of the fresh catch of the day, besu and seabream was awesome. Adequate portions for a reasonable price. The crab starter was particularly good.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our BEST meal in Spain on this holiday - the staff were very friendly and took time to discuss the menu and the 'specials'. We were treated as regular customers but we had not been before. The food was outstanding - we had three courses and all were a delight. The fish is all locally sourced and you can 'see... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We dined here after a long day and found Balconet to be quite good. Starting with a half liter of house white we each had a house salad.....exceptionally large and fresh. For our mains....the Iberic special which is a special cut of pork and steamed mussels....both being good. We finished our meal with dessert....Catalan style cream brûlée.

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Berkeley, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Interesting food - tasty but not unforgettable. Charming atmosphere. Very friendly waiters speaking Spanish and French and English. Very good Crema Catalana for dessert ( more like a creme brûlée) and molten chocolate cake. Portions were perfect size. Not too big.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Tucked off the main street, Es Balconet has a lovely atmosphere, really friendly staff and great food. We were lucky to get a table on the balcony and enjoyed the set menu whilst our daughters ate a la carte. The waitress was very friendly, attentive and helpful. We arrived just as the place opened and at it filled up within... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

By far and away the best dinner in Cadaques. A small restaurant with a chef who knows what he is doing producing excellent dishes. Not the cheapest around but the whole experience justifies the price - for us, euro 99.44. You are a bit of a captive audience in Cadaques by way of its location (beautiful by the way) and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Es Balconet is a small restaurant in a side street up from the beach area in Cadaques. It is well worth searching out as it offers high quality cuisine at reasonable prices. The chef knows what he is doing and we all enjoyed the food. The staff are friendly and will offer advice on the menu. The dining room... More 

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Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This restaurant is a very good place to have a excellent meal at Cadaquez without going broke after you paid .It's a very cozy restaurant so it's a good idea to make reservation.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

unbelievable fish stew, great wine, lovely ambiance, we sat on the balcony, nice service, everything was delicious

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lovely small restaurant with very fresh simple and tasty food. Good value for money and nice atmosphere for family or couole dining.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: c/Sant Antoni 2, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Cadaques
  • Phone Number: 972 25 88 14

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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