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C/ Riera, 1, 17212 Tamariu, Palafrugell, Spain
972620277
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely place at the water

We had lunch here twice during our stay in Tamariu, and we really enjoyed it both times. The menu has plenty of choice (although the layout is slightly confusing, what with all the languages and flags), and we ended up ordering too much both times! Food was good, wine decent enough and the service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2014
Lou2204
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Belfast, N. Ireland
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We stayed in Calella de Palafrugell and ate twice at El Sali. It is a lovely, understated restaurant - you walk through a shop to get in. The restaurant is set in a lovely courtyard. The staff were really helpful and friendly (our Spanish is not very good!). The food was really tasty - the sea bass was particularly good.

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Thank happy_to_travel_8
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Very family friendly, lovely location and the Paella is worth a visit. One of my Tamariu favourites. Great staff who makes you feel very welcome - even with lots of small people...

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1 Thank Nuria G
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Even though the restaurant is not on the beach front its a hidden gem! From the front it looks like nothing and then when you go inside you see the beautiful courtyard which really is something. All of the staff we pleasant and friendly and even when it started to rain then moved us under the sheltered section without an... More 

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Thank Grace R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had lunch here twice during our stay in Tamariu, and we really enjoyed it both times. The menu has plenty of choice (although the layout is slightly confusing, what with all the languages and flags), and we ended up ordering too much both times! Food was good, wine decent enough and the service really attentive and quick. And of... More 

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Thank Lou2204
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Ate here for a late lunch. Beautiful setting overlooking the bay & the beach. Waiters were friendly and attentive. House paella delicious, very plentiful. Ordered a steak for our daughter which was huge and very tender. Rose wine reasonably priced. Highly recommend this restaurent.

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Thank Alison W
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Centollo a la reducción de Tio Pepe was un fact Tío Pepe a la reducción de centollo. The crab was so biiled that was no meat inside and the taste of wine so strong like drinking boiled wine in the end

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1 Thank Oscar R
Callington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Had an enjoyable meal at El Sali. 8 adults comfortably seated by "George" the waiter! Great at accommodating Brits abroad. Had the paella that was amazing, sea bass was also eaten with thumbs up. Recommend to anyone, great service and little waiting on food.

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1 Thank SteveOke
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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140 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Amazing service, great food, perfect location on a small hill overlooking the beach. Simply brilliant

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Thank Kristyrichtr
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

A nice meal but some dishes better than others. Raviolli was a very small portion for a main course. Dessert was divine! Overall would go again but not as good as Xabec across the road.

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Thank RedDevil196
Reading, England
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Ate there with my family a few times over the last two weeks. The setting is good (great view and not as hectic as the seafront restaurants in peak season) and the food is good - except for the calamares - they look and taste like are just out of a packet. Go for the fish. They are brought in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ Riera, 1, 17212 Tamariu, Palafrugell, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Palafrugell  >  Tamariu
  • Phone Number: 972620277

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  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

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