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La Cala

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Avinguda Caritat Serinyana, 4, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
972 258 504
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wow, friendly

We were perhaps a little early for the Spanish. when we arrived our host was very busy and on his own. We were 4 Aussie and only speak english, communication was difficult and the service was slow. We were about to leave when some older children and a lady arrived. The verbal communication didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Graham S
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Bega, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Bega, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were perhaps a little early for the Spanish. when we arrived our host was very busy and on his own. We were 4 Aussie and only speak english, communication was difficult and the service was slow. We were about to leave when some older children and a lady arrived. The verbal communication didn't improve much but the service was... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Definetily the best restaurant in Cadaques.since i discovered this little gem, I have both lunch and dinner here whenever I go to Cadaques. Local simple environment.Try the lamb!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Typical local restaurant with no airs and graces, simple food served quickly by a couple of grandmother types, no fuss or bother and sensible prices. Ideal for a quick lunch or you could stay for ages if you want to sobremessiar.

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Tehran, Iran
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I will never forget the food I order. It is local restaurant with delicious foods. Try sea food and ask for a special dressing source with Mayonnaise for fried fish The staff are so friendly . old lady with smile know English well. Try it. Try it. Try it.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

It would be unfair to say don't go here for gourmet cooking as this is not what this restaurant is about. We'd tried the top rated restaurants in Cadaques and wanted something more down to earth. La Cala is a family run, very friendly and relaxed restaurant with a large range of local seafood, meat and Catalan dishes. You feel... More 

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Tournefeuille, France
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152 reviews 152 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stop by La Cala for lunch. While this is clearly not an upscale restaurant, it serves many typical Spanish dishes. The tortilla was good, the octopus delicious and the water ice cold. On the other end the fried calamari were not that great. Price, including salad, was less than 20 euro per person which was actually great considering quality... More 

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This restaurant reminds me of the places I used to eat at in Granada in the 1970's. local, well cooked food, served promptly and without ceremony. I enjoyed beautifully presented carpaccio of bacalao and delicious chicken. Red wine at 6 euros a bottle and a good cafe cortado to finish. Great atmosphere too.

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Javea, Spain
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197 reviews 197 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

If you want sycophantic waiters to fawn over you whilst charging the earth for mediocre tourist food there are plenty of other places to go in Cadaques; however If you want good, freshly prepared local food at reasonable prices in an unassuming typical Spanish restaurant then La Cala is perfect. It is all it doesn't claim to be: an oasis... More 

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Brentwood, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

I eat nearly half of my dinners while in Cadaques at La Cala. The food is simple - few ingredients, with one large pepper or a few potato wedges to compliment nearly every main dish - but everything is cooked to perfection. Their fish dishes are always wonderful, I love the chiperones to start, and the rabbit and chicken are... More 

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Toulouse, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Our hotel owner recommended this restaurant as the antidote to the tourist traps which Cadaques specialises in. Great place, especially as the owners don't speak English or French so we had to use our Spanish! Local food,no chi chi, incredible value for money. Only downside is the desserts which are all Nestle Ice Creams but the rest of the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avinguda Caritat Serinyana, 4, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Cadaques
  • Phone Number: 972 258 504

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 36

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?