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Les Espelmes

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Carretera 240 km.28, 43813 Valls, Spain
977 60 10 42
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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this is a truly excellent restaurant in a wonderful place, high on the mountain pass above Valls. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and speak excellent English when the Catalan dries up. We ha an amazing salad to start which incongruously consisted of lettuce, pear, strawberries, chocolate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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438 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

this is a truly excellent restaurant in a wonderful place, high on the mountain pass above Valls. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and speak excellent English when the Catalan dries up. We ha an amazing salad to start which incongruously consisted of lettuce, pear, strawberries, chocolate and nuts. Our mains of prawns, grilled vegetables and venison in a mushroom... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nine of us arrived here unannounced as we had given up trying to find somewhere in Valls. So we headed toward Montblanc. We swerved across the road and parked up. Unbelievable view. First impressions were that it was going to be expensive but it clearly wasn't. We were served by two passionate waiters who wanted to involve us in their... More 

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Tarragona, Spain
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Passed by the restuarant on a very cold winter night and thought it looks nice and cosy to have our late dinner there. True to my first impression, we order the typical catalan soup (Escudella), delicious and hot to keep us warm. They served us in a big pot so we can have more helpings if we want to. Well... More 

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Camino al Tagliamento, Italy
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Wonderful place, service and food. My only regret is not having been there at lunch time so as to taste the infamous "calçotada" from this region. I guess I will just have to come back for that!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Just been back here for our third visit over the years. The views are stunning (ask for a table near the window or on the terrace in the summer) - you can literally see for miles. We have had the calcotada menu in the past which is one of the best and so close to the area famous for the... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We just wanted to get any lunch at 3.30 p.m. on our rainy way to Monblanc. And it turned out our best memory of Spain holidays. The first and unforgettable experience of calcots with delicious souce, great artichokes, huge plate of escargots and fantastic patatas bravas. And we can add breathtaking views to half of Catalonia. Friendly service. Nice interior... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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475 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

For me there are three excellent restaurants in the area where to eat calçots and this is my second choice. Excellent calçots and very good sauce. Good lamb and botifarra. Very well done artichokes. Quality proposals of cava and wine inclusive in the "menu de calçots". Attentive service and nice location with superb views from the mountain. Menú de calçots... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Its a tiny restaurant at the top of a twisty winding road that serious drivers could work up a thirst on. The staff are some of the friendliest people I've ever met. You definitely have to book ahead as they're almost always full. If you can get there in the spring you have to try the calcatades. It's a traditional... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera 240 km.28, 43813 Valls, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Tarragona  >  Costa Dorada  >  Alt Camp  >  Valls
  • Phone Number: 977 60 10 42
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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