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La Gruta

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French, International, Mediterranean
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Enric Serra, 15, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
972776211
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Today
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 237
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yet Another First-class Dining Experience

We are regulars at La Gruta in the last few years and can honestly say we have never been disappointed with the superb food and attentive, pleasant service. The €17 menu del dia offered excellent choices for our party of six and the food was cooked to perfection and beautifully presented... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
David528764
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Calne, United Kingdom
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

I discovered La Gruta few years ago and have been every visit to the area since. This year, although the food and service were up to the usual very high standard I have come to expect, the behavior of at least one person connected to the place was peculiar and, in my opinion, highly unprofessional. My sister booked us a... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We are regulars at La Gruta in the last few years and can honestly say we have never been disappointed with the superb food and attentive, pleasant service. The €17 menu del dia offered excellent choices for our party of six and the food was cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Definitely one of the best restaurants in the Costa... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is the fourth time that we have been to La Gruta and we have never been disapointed. So much so that it's now on the "Must Do" list every time that we are in L'Escala. From the outside it doesn't stand out, it's just another small building in one of the town centres narrow steets. Inside it has lots... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Had lunch here whilst visiting friends in L'Escala. Menu of the day for €17 was great value and included wine and water as well as a good selection of three courses. House wine was fine, food was well presented and service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely go there again.

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Perpignan, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This restaurant came to us highly recommended and we were not dissapointed. The staff, service and food were excellent. Great value for money

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We have lunched at La Gruta a number of times over the years, and over the last 14 days have eaten there with friends twice. From being very good the food at present is outstanding, and some of the niggles we have had about service have gone. It is unusual for us to eat twice in the same place on... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went to this restaurante for the first time and from we came until we left the young guys gave us excellent service. We had the Truffel meny wich was Amazing for only 30 euro for 5 Courses. Will for sure be back very soon.

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Peralada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We live 20 km away, and have enjoyed many lunches in the 3 years we have been on the Costa Brava. Thank you, tripadvisor reviewers for recommending this lovely restaurant. The atmosphere was just right, the staff, friendly and helpful, and the food was gorgeous. The price, just 15€ per head for a three course lunch including a half bottle... More 

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Palau-Saverdera, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

La Gruta situated in the center of L'Escala is an excellent small and friendly restaurant. The lunchtime 'menu de dia' priced at 15€ is superb. A three course menu, with wine is great value. The choice was varied, well presented and top quality. Attentive and friendly staff. Highly recommended!

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Céret, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

La Gruta is one of my favourite restaurants on the Costa Brava. Although this year the price for the menu del dio has risen from 15 to 17.50e it is still worth the money. Apart from the excellence of the food they offer a corked half bottle of wine in the price rather than the dubious open carafe of house... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Enric Serra, 15, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  L'Escala
  • Phone Number: 972776211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 53
  • Cuisine: French, International, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?