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c/Sant Antoni 2, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
972 25 88 14
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Excellent creamy rice with citrics! Delicious mediterranean restaurant in the heart of the old part of Cadaqués, not in the main street so it's not too turistic. It's hidden like a little gem in the heart of the old town of Cadaqués. I love their traditional style foods with the original touch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Gemma C
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Excellent creamy rice with citrics! Delicious mediterranean restaurant in the heart of the old part of Cadaqués, not in the main street so it's not too turistic. It's hidden like a little gem in the heart of the old town of Cadaqués. I love their traditional style foods with the original touch. Great experience that I will definitelly repeat!

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Tuvalu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Although the place looked promising, it did not keep up with our expectations. The food was well presented, but was bland and lacked seasoning. The portions were too small for the price, and the wine was overpriced. An unsuccessful attempt at "European haute cuisine" that lacks the warmth of the typical Spanish restaurants. Pity we hadn't gone a few streets... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Expensive, average food, more look than taste, wine and all drinks very expensive. I chose set menu and they miss my desert. Its all about your money :-(

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Eastbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We ate here twice in June. We tried the other top seven Tripadvisor recommendation too, but this out-shone them all! Shared Paella, tuna carpaccio, cured ham, monk fish tempura, oven baked bass and imaginatitve chocolate deserts (over two visits!). All were freshly prepared and professionally presented. The cooking and tasted were perfect. There were three efficient, attentive and multilingual waiter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a great meal here - shared a delicious paella. However, the appetizer, tuna carpaccio, was the most memorable dish. Go early or make reservations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Recommended by our accommodation, it didn't disappoint. Really good food, stunning room, pleasant service (though conducted mainly in French rather than Spanish/Catalan which was quirky as it is not a French restaurant). Loved the atmosphere, food and good local wine at €9 a bottle. Would happily go again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After reading all the wonderful reviews of this restaurant my husband and I went there for dinner. We had the special fish dinner menu and I have to say this is the worst fish dinner I have had in Spain in the last 5 months. It was terribly tough and as there were no vegetables other than potatoes. I left... More 

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Antibes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Perfect ! Very professional waitress, fresh food, good wine, it was a pleasure. Cosy room, quiet place, the restaurant is a little bit lost in the streets but it is worth it !

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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

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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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