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La Gruta

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Mediterranean, Spanish, French, International
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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
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 325
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 22
    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
A choice that you will not regret

I have been several times at this location, always for leisure with family or friends. Off-season as well as during the tourism season, for the last 3 years. This place keeps amazing me. The french chef has an original, exquisite and delightful cuisine at very afforable prices. The best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Pierre J
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been several times at this location, always for leisure with family or friends. Off-season as well as during the tourism season, for the last 3 years. This place keeps amazing me. The french chef has an original, exquisite and delightful cuisine at very afforable prices. The best quality/price ratio that I can find in L'Escala. Last time I... More 

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Thank Pierre J
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back again to our favourite restaurant ! The set lunch menu with wine , water and bread included at 17 euros is great value...delicious too. We both had a pasta and sea food gratin to start...followed by cod with garlic and veal.....all served on potato and veg in a very stylish way ! To finish we had a selection of... More 

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Thank dottybGalashiels
L'Escala, Spain
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106 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

La Gruta has become the restaurant I compare all others to. It isn't fair, but there it is. I've never left disappointed and I always look forward to the next visit.

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Thank kcoers
Rennes les Bains
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

To celebrate my Partners Birthday we decided to spend a couple of nights in and around Figueres. I had first visited l'Escala in 1958 and have made regular Daytrips since we moved to the Aude in France 25 years ago. I checked on Trip Advisor and la Gruta looked the best Restaurant on offer. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED!!! We chose... More 

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Thank Aerostier
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We like to visit this restaurant every time we are on holiday in the area. The menus are always difficult to choose from because you could eat all of the meals ! The servers are friendly and efficient. Wine is great and included in price of set lunch. I like to take the fish dish as it is so fresh... More 

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Thank dottybGalashiels
Ceret, France
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We have visited La Gruta several times for lunch. Every time the menu has been different and never have we been disappointed. I never want the meal to end because I am enjoying it so much. It is fantastic value for money offering three courses, wine, water and bread for only 17 euros. The staff are always efficient and very... More 

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United Kingdom
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely superb in every regard from the "small tapa" to the excellent desserts. Each course meticulously prepared and presented with friendly and attentive service and wonderful wines. Total cost represented outstanding value. Spanish cuisine at its best. What a find!

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Thank JandPEngland
Girona, Spain
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I live on the coast south of L'Escala & had heard how good La Gruta is, so when a friend suggested we go there for lunch, I was really looking forward to it. Firstly, I have to say the dining area is very pleasant, the waiting staff are correct & the presentation of the dishes is very good. A lunch... More 

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Thank FranceSally
Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We spent 3 days in L’Escala and ate in La Gruta twice - you do have to book ahead as it is a busy spot. The restaurant is bright and buzzy and the food is superb. We had the € 17 three-course lunch menu which consists of about 4/5 choices (with some supplements) for each course and includes bottled water,... More 

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Thank LeMauzac
Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A place we drive a long way to visit. The food and the service is top quality. The winelist has good options. One of the best restaurants in the area.

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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: Mediterranean, Spanish, French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?