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La Fabrica del Gel

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Plaza de Sant Pere, 6, 17230 Palamos, Spain
972 600 408
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Confusing but worth another chance!

We chose this restaurant on the basis of the menu for the evening which had choices that both my husband and I would have enjoyed. At 37 euros each it was middle of the range for price. Sadly we were presented with the a la carte menu and the especial menu was not offered. Another couple insisted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Carole B
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Birkdale, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After 4 slightly disappointing nights of eating in Palamós, this restaurant came recommended and did not disappoint. The selection of starters was going to make choosing too difficult so I went with the set menu which gave 2 starters, a main, a dessert and half bottle of wine for €37 per person. Fantastic value for you bad food but what... More 

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Edgworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A very reasonably priced high quality restaurant with attention to detail and service. Different menus to suit different occasions but not overly fussy or complex. A jewel in the Crown of Palamos!

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Birkdale, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We chose this restaurant on the basis of the menu for the evening which had choices that both my husband and I would have enjoyed. At 37 euros each it was middle of the range for price. Sadly we were presented with the a la carte menu and the especial menu was not offered. Another couple insisted on the 'especial'... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We walked around the old port seeking a restaurant and chose La Fabrica del Gel on the basis of it's appearance, location and the menu displayed outside. The food was excellent and the service exemplary.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

we didn't like this restaurant very much, service is bad, food very poor fish and some mashed potatoes for a lot of money.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We ate here on recommendation from local people, and found friendly staff and beautifully presented food, which was excellent value for money. The prawn salad starter was lovely, but the squid starter was exceptional. Then we shared a 600 gm filet between two. This was simply the best steak We have ever had in our lives! Well worth a detour.

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Colne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We set to Palamos for lunch intending to dine at another recommended restaurant but that was closed so we ended up here and were absolutely delighted to have found it! The meal was wonderful and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal and the wine. It would be unfair to pick one starter,main or dessert over another as all were excellent it... More 

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Hautes Pyrenees
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My wife and I together with family were staying in a villa in nearby Calonge, and our dinner was the first night out - grandparents treat!. With so many restaurants to choose from, Trip Advisor is a big help provided one is not misled by the often used phrase "my best meal ever" Although I love a good fish restaurant,... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was one of the best dinners in Spain. We loved the dinner very much. The wine ad the food verу good, and we enjoyed the dinner very much. We ordered sauvignon blanc and loved it very much. The wine was good not only with food, but just by itself while we were waiting for our main course and sitting... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had the set menu of 4 courses at EUR36 per head, which we found excellent value. The restaurant may look a bit formal, but it serves very high quality dishes with an emphasis on sea food. There are also meat dishes available.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de Sant Pere, 6, 17230 Palamos, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Palamos
  • Phone Number: 972 600 408

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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