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Es Baluard

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Calle, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
+34 972258183
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing View

The food is good. Highlights included the shrimp and a refreshing salad. The decor is clean and beautiful. But, the best thing about this place is a great view and casual pace for an intimate lunch just off the super busy main drag. It's very relaxing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2014
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The food is good. Highlights included the shrimp and a refreshing salad. The decor is clean and beautiful. But, the best thing about this place is a great view and casual pace for an intimate lunch just off the super busy main drag. It's very relaxing.

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Kent
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We walked up and down the sea-front searching for the restaurant in the "sea wall" to the right of the Dali statue - as you look out to sea. Baluard being translated as Bastion. It is on the first floor above the promenade up some steps. When you look up you see the name and two nice window tables, one... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Good quality of dishies specially fresh fish. Tradicional Costa Brava meals. Recommended all "suquets". A good quality of wines. Placed in front of the sea. It has to be on the top 10 of restaurants in Cadaqués

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Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Not cheap and not expensive, typical local food, everything is fresh, family business (papa on the kitchen, mother+daughter are waiters). Good location-view...One of the best paella in Cadaques (not truistic-plastic)

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Ballyclare
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Superb food. Good wine list. Service was first class. Surprised to see this restaurant given a relatively low listing. Atmosphere a little bit staid, but a quick preview at Sunday lunchtime (we ate on Sunday evening) revealed a lively and very busy restaurant.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Family operated restaurant with delicious food at very good prices, always crowded even lat at night, their speciality is Pallas and seafood and don't miss the special desserts

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Es Baluard was traditionally regarded as one of the best restaurants in Cadaques, if not the best, but on our last two visits its clear that its been left behind by a number of the newer arrivals. The menu hasnt changed in years to any degree and although the quality of the food is fine, it lacks the sparkle and... More 

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Europe
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very good menu and wine selesction. If you want to get something nicer than the average fish restaurant - you find it here. Try to book a table with view!

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Hamble, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Pleasantly away from the hubbub of the city, the restaurant perches on the edge of the old city walls above the harbour. With the museum of modern art next door, it is a great place to chill out.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This place is #1 - everything we ordered was phenomenal: one of the best fish soups I've had, delicious bacalao croquetas and the paella mixta was amazing. The meat was perfectly cooked and the seafood was fresh. Very impressed with Es Baluard. Will be returning on my next trip to Cadaques

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Cadaques
  • Phone Number: +34 972258183

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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