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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 53
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 5
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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
Great value

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
MarkL2012
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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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?