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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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12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 286
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 6
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  • 6
    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
Amazing meal. Great staff

We went here with a bunch of 10 friends (30ish) and had a great meal. The staff were amazing and the food was honestly Michelin recommended standard at least. I have been coming down to l'escala for 30 Years (I was 4 months old) and its the best meal I've ever had here. Chat to the chef when you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ronnybravo85
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English first
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went here with a bunch of 10 friends (30ish) and had a great meal. The staff were amazing and the food was honestly Michelin recommended standard at least. I have been coming down to l'escala for 30 Years (I was 4 months old) and its the best meal I've ever had here. Chat to the chef when you go.... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We searched out La Gruta when it first started and it has never let us down. It is very popular so you need to book. The food is a mix of French and Spanish and very well done - superb choice and really innovative cooking. This is a place not to be missed when in the area. Can't recommend it... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

After happening upon La Gruta by accident on holiday last year and being extremely lucky to get a table after walking in off the street, we took no chances and made an advance reservation this year. This is such a great restaurant: the service is excellent but in no way stuffy, the restaurant has a laid back friendly vibe and... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The best of 7 retaurants we visited. The quality of food, wines, What a joy! Food quality, service and price level are hard to beat. Reservations are a must, the place is fully booked at every occasion.

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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This restaurant does not look very special from the outside or even after stepping through the door to the fairly small dining room. However, the food is actually very good with some clear ambition in the menu and presentation. Moreover, value for money is just excellent. A great catch by Michelin inspectors. Small, cozy, excellent dishes. Will go again.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

great restaurant and great taste and service. Very interesting dishes. Maybe plates are a little too big...come really really hungry!

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are in L'Escala and want a top quality meal look no further than this excellent restaurant. The ingredients were seasonal and local and served in an imaginative way. The service is excellent with all the waiters having a detailed knowledge of the food they are serving. We were so lucky to experience this restaurant as it was their... More 

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Kildare
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had a very pleasant meal here.While the prices are higher than other restaurants in the town the quality is evident in the presentation and in the ingredients. The chicken with foie gras was unbelievably good!! Definitely with the extra few euro for a real treat.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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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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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?