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La Gruta

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$$$
French, Mediterranean, 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
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 213
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Great experience

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
mumma71
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barcelona, Spain
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Varied menu with a very good selection of wine. Attentive host and very efficient service. Irish Coffee was sublime!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is an extremely popular restaurant in L’Escala and you have to book if you want to eat here. We turned up one lunchtime hoping to get in without a reservation but had to go on a list which meant we couldn’t get in until 2.45pm. But it was well worth the wait. The décor is modern and comfortable and... More 

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MissyFCW
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I visited La Gruta for the second time on holiday this year. I know Escala pretty well, have been going for over 25 years and am under 30 and it's one of my favorite places to eat in the area. The restaurant is fitted out beautifully, the service is fantastic and the food is gorgeous. Without being really picky about... More 

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Chamonix, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visiting l'Escala for the last three years we have always visited La Gruta as it is one of the best in the area in our opinion. Michelin star starter (Tuna), excellent John Dory, but sadly disappointing desert with the shortbread over done and the fruit bland - hence the four stars rather than five. This said, the starter was to... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very good food, very nice service, you have to make a reservation. Only thing which is a minor point is the noise. But go there if you visit this town, it's worth it!

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L'Escala, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have eaten here many times. The midday menu is superb value. We plan on going lots more in the future, as we live close bye.

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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, Mediterranean, International
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?