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El Golf Isabel

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General Poch, 3, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
+34 972770006
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Paella

Excellent Paella and great service in a relaxed comfortable restaurant. Very nice for a family get together or as a couple.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Orbe, Switzerland
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orbe, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Excellent Paella and great service in a relaxed comfortable restaurant. Very nice for a family get together or as a couple.

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L'escala, Spain
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It is a couple of years since we ate at Golf Isabel - the last time was a New Year's Eve which was a fantastic evening - but this time we were looking for somewhere to have a "better" dinner with friends. Golf Isabel did not disappoint - the restaurant was cosy and we were made to feel extremely welcome... More 

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Norwich
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I returned to El Golf Isabel rather reluctantly after my last visit was spoiled by the strange and aggressive behaviour of the lady "in charge". This time, however, we were greeted by the owner who was both relaxed and charming. We had not booked but were immediately shown to a table and made to feel welcome. Two of our party... More 

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were staying very close to this restaurant and had eaten here in the past. The food is excellent and the choice superb. Our only reservation is the service. The women "in charge" comes across as a bit gruff and cold. It is to my great shame that I don't speak Spanish, Catalan or French, and maybe the gruffness is... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We've eaten here in many occasions & the food never fails to disappoint. There's a lovely atmosphere to the restaurant & it makes for an enjoyable evening. The staff are pleasant however the owners could be nicer, don't let that put you off though as it's definitely worth a visit.

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Angmering, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Have dined in this restaurant a few times over the years. The service is gentle and charming as long as you are not in a hurry. Slow down and enjoy the excellent food and wine list

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Yes the decor is a bit old fashioned but don't you want that sometimes! From the minute we stepped in the door the service was great, we were taken to the second floor timbered ceiling dining room to a lovely table by an open window. We had the recommended white Sangria which was just lovely and was followed by a... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Down a side street, the Golf Isabel features dark woods and hangings, in contrast to most local restaurants. The service is equally restrained: a rather detached maitre d'/owner found me a single table, but warmed up when he found I spoke Spanish. The food was simple and hearty: anchovies on toast, followed by grilled gambas in chilli oil, accompanied by... More 

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a very rainy country
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135 reviews 135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

One thing I think you must do when you are in Spain, is have a paella. Up until now we weren't able to find a resaurant that served one, and I don't mean the cheap touristic places that have an entire paella menu outside in pictures. So we were very happy to find a few paellas on the menu of... More 

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Northampton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We were lured into this restaurant by the promise of a family recipe paella which which turned out to be the worst prepared and served paella we have ever experienced. It was cooked as a risotto, then placed dishonestly into a paelleria. It was unbelievably salty. A couple of prawns and small mussels were scattered on top. However the worse... More 

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  • Address: General Poch, 3, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  L'Escala
  • Phone Number: +34 972770006

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