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Korpilombolo

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Carrer del Mar 28, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
34972773295
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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    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 food

I could not believe that I had spent holiday time in L'escala for years and never heard of this restaurant! It used to be in a bigger and less centric location until a year or so ago. In any case, the food was just amazing, the chef is pasionate about food and really cares about what he does. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
mireia s
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I could not believe that I had spent holiday time in L'escala for years and never heard of this restaurant! It used to be in a bigger and less centric location until a year or so ago. In any case, the food was just amazing, the chef is pasionate about food and really cares about what he does. The new... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The reviews for this restaurant made my husband and I want to visit it. We could not get a table ad hoc on Wed 8th but booked for Thurs 9th July. What a revelation the food was, small portions as warned but the flavours were fantastic, the Patatas Bravas, reindeer and veal cheek deserve special mention. We ordered 6 dishes... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

A very nice surprise. Creative cousine. Order 4 dishes per person to be satisfied or share 8 per couple. Nice service, charming small place, only six tables. Highly recommended.

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Oupia, France
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you are the No. 1 restaurant on Tripadvisor for a resort then there is pressure to make sure you live up to the billing. No pressure then and none shown, these are 2 people who are in the zone. They make serving a full restaurant of 20 covers (small by normal standards) seem like a breeze. Having dined in... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

In the back streets of L'Escala you find a husband and wife team, he Spanish and doing the cooking, she Swedish and front of house (the restaurant is named after her mother's birth place) providing the most innovative tapas type food and working their socks off to supply the small number of tables with dish after dish of excellence. Not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant is one of the main reasons my family have been going on holiday to L'Escala for over 10 years now. The staff remember us every year and are very accommodating. They will move tables around to fit you in their cosy but perfectly organised restaurant. All wines and spirits are on display for you to have a look... More 

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Barcelona
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Korpilombolo is a breeze of fresh air in L'Escala out of pizzerias and fish restaurants. You have to order 4-5 different dishes to get full but it's worthwhile as then you taste many food flavors: bravas, tuna, salmon, "panceta".... The wine selection is also very good, with focus on wines from the Empordà area. If you have doubts about which... More 

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South Wales, UK
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hidden in the back streets, Korpilombolo must build its reputation on its food...it's a small place, with only a handful of tables and if you haven't booked, you may well be disappointed! It isn't open every night, and only opens on lunchtimes at weekends, so you need to be prepared before you go! And when you do, you won't be... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The small plates menu is superb with starter choices ranging from reindeer carpaccio to the most sublime patatas bravas you will find anywhere. A wide range of main courses included my choices of melt in the mouth cannelloni and the fantastic suckling pig. To finish, my all time favourite of vanilla soup with salted liquorice rounded off the perfect meal.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Hidden in the maze of narrow streets above the seafront in L'Escala, Korpilombolo doesn't look particularly special until the moment you sit down and cast your eye over the menu. It's a fairly modest bill of fare, but so well-prepared and beautifully served that you soon forget that you're eating what is essentially a Catalan nouvelle-cuisine tapas. Croquettes laced with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrer del Mar 28, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  L'Escala
  • Phone Number: 34972773295

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 51
  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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