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All 104 L'Escala Restaurants

La Gruta

Enric Serra, 15, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
972776211
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Ranked #2 of 104 Restaurants in L'Escala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $53
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Before I go any further, non able bodied people, a word of caution......the toilets are at the bottom of very steep and narrow metal spiral staircase. It is narrow that you can use both hands and there are not too many steps. We went for lunch and had the menu of the day (you will need to book). Small restaurant,... More

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Original menu, amazing food, great dining experience. Very welcoming staff, even specially-prepared an off-menu tuna tataki for our son. Affordable lunch menus at 15-20 euros are also quite the find in L'Escala.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have now eaten in La Gruta several times and it just gets better. Friendly, efficient service, Catalan food with a French influence, always meets expectation. The lunch menu of the day, Monday to Friday changes daily and you are always given a great choice. Three courses including wine bread and water for 15 Euros. It is well worth travelling... More

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Juvigny-sous-Andaine, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We ate here with some friends on several occasions . Although we ate at lunch time we found the menu to be extensive & of the highest quality, better than all the other restaurants " A la carte " menu's. The restaurant has a great ambiance & very friendly service, we discovered that the chef/owner is French & you can... More

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