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La Fabrica del Gel

Plaza de Sant Pere, 6, 17230 Palamos, Spain
972 600 408
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Ranked #15 of 98 restaurants in Palamos
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

On a chily December day, we received a warm welcome from the owner and staff of this delightful restaurant hard by the harbor of the fishing port of Palamos. Although the varied menu offers other types of items, seafood predominates, and this is definitely the place for it. The owner gets the best of what's on offer at the nearby... More

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131 reviews 131 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

One evening we wound up at the the end of the square near the harbor and spied this restaurant where looking in, saw the tables were set in a more uppity fashion, only a couple people inside and the staff looking eager to serve. We looked at the menu outside, figured we could live with some of their dishes and... More

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Leiden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

On two different days we had the 3-course lunch menu which contained a great choice of fish in various preparations; hake, cod fish, sargo (white seabream), monkfish, or seabream; either grilled or baked. Our favorite first course was cod fish carpaccio, our favorite dessert was cheese cake with red berries. A half bottle of delicious white wine per person was... More

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Putte, Belgium
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

A Tuesday evening in September means fewer tourists and almost empty or partially filled restaurants. El Fabrico del gel has a surplus disadvantage: it is the last restaurant at the central square/street near the Palamos harbor: when we entered, there was only 1 table occupied. And yet, they deserve better than that because food is very good and service attentive... More

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

We had a very good evening meal, the highlight being the beautiful fresh fish and famous Palamos prawns..delicious! Staff were good but not over bearing; we really enjoyed the evening. Pretty good value compared to some of the restaurants in the area as well..would have gone back if we hadnt run out of days;-)

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Monaco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I am writing this review to warn future guests : went to this restaurant a few nights ago and had their "Mar y Montaña" dish (meatballs in a fish sauce). I was sick the whole night right after eating there and then the whole day after... Had to take medecine to recover. So be careful, this restaurant obviously doesn't obey... More

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Dungannon N. Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Another wonderful meal. We've been coming to this restaurant for many years and will make another visit next week and then have to wait to next year. The carpaccio of beef with goat's cheese was excellent and the coconut caprice dessert is my all time favourite. Recommended wines were also very good. We're always welcomed as if we were regulars.

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Manchester UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

First class service, amazing food, delightful surprise to find such high quality in this charming small town

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Calonge
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

A place to enjoy. Very friendly people, fish grilled to perfection, a good advice regarding the wine. The dessert, taste it, I will not tell you. Enjoy

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I remember going to this place to buy big blocks of ice for about 10 pesetas with my dad when I was about 7 years old. We would take them back to camping la fosca to use in our cool box. Great times. More recently I've had dinner there with my wife and son. (I'm now 50). The food is... More

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