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El Galeo

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Mediterranean, Pub, Tapas
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Mauri i villar, 3, 17230 Palamos, Spain
+34 972 98 53 40
Today
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A must do in Palamos

Tapas bar in central Palamos. Very friendly and children of all ages catered for. Cold tapas from the bar and hot tapas offered around from about 8pm on our visit. Works by shape of dish the tapas is served on - eat what you fancy then take the empty dishes to the bar to pay. Tapas were really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Vanessa P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Tapas bar in central Palamos. Very friendly and children of all ages catered for. Cold tapas from the bar and hot tapas offered around from about 8pm on our visit. Works by shape of dish the tapas is served on - eat what you fancy then take the empty dishes to the bar to pay. Tapas were really good -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Put simply..... best Tapas this side of Barcelona and Girona. We eat here regularly throughout the year except when it closed for holidays and redecoration. Super quality Cava, great staff, (although always rushed of their feet). Best thing is the bell being rung to say the hot tapas are on the move. So get them quick before they disappear. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is the very best tapas place in Palamos and its wider area. The nice thing is you take what you want, keep the wooden pick and pay for what you had. Girls come by with hot tapas straight from the kitchen. Tapas are supposed to be a little snack with your 5 o'clock... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Couldn't find this place for ages, even though it was under, or rather above our noses, up some steps above the port. Really busy outside, but, whereas in many parts of England, the crowded situation might feel threatening, the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, despite the numbers. The bar looks the part, and does not disappoint. Cold tapas are on... More 

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Woking, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great little find in Palamos, thanks to Tripadvisor. Authentic tapas served in a very busy bar which seemed to be frequented more by locals than tourists (which is always a good sign). Hot and cold tapas available, the former being delivered to your table intermittently for you to choose from, the latter being available on the bar. You pay per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We went to this tapas restaurant twice during our week in Costa Brava. We can highly recommend it. Lovely food, prices and atmosphere!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is the best place to eat real spanish tapas. The restaurant can provide food for 73 people maximum, but you will surely eat stand up near the central bar as this is a really little place and there is not lot of seats (but we found a table wth 4 seats when we went after one hour to discuss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Another very memorable dinner here in costa brava. Followed trip advisor again and so far they are 2/2. Tonight we went to el galeo in paramos. Excellent tapas with a very cool service style. Almost like a buffet but they charge by the piece. We got there early as everyone on TA had advised. Around 7! But it is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Wide variety of cold tapas that you pick from the bar. Lots of warm tapas that are served at your table all the time. Really good quality food all over, meat, fish and vegetarian. Small place so be early or be patient. But stay long, worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Tapas here on a Friday night was one of the highlights of our holiday. A lovely evening sitting outside the bar, watching the world go by (but get there early if you want an outside table). The cold tapas are on the bar and you go and help yourself whilst the hot tapas are brought round. You save your plates... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mauri i villar, 3, 17230 Palamos, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Palamos
  • Phone Number: +34 972 98 53 40

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 33
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pub, Tapas
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?