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“Fresh Monkfish and fresh Petrale Sole were excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Can Gelpi

Can Gelpi
Les Voltes, Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell, Spain
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Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Auburn, California
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fresh Monkfish and fresh Petrale Sole were excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Ate here 3 nights in October. Fresh Monkfish and fresh Petrale Sole plus listening to the waves crash made this our favorite restaurant in the area.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Skegness, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“No better view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Not the cheapest but the food we had was simply fantastic and the position of the restaurant, the atmosphere and the view out to see over the boats on the beach is priceless. Simply beautiful an ideal place for that meal with someone special.

Visited August 2012
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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278 reviews 278 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
“Best view in the Med but food needs to improve”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Fantastic views over the bay and great service but the quality of the food just doesn't equate with the prices with the exception of their superb and relatively inexpensive salads.

This used to be called Bar Gelpi and was a simple, superb value tapas bar. You can't blame the management for wanting to take advantage of their unique beachside location and move upmarket but it takes more than providing bigger meals at huge prices. You've got to get the rest right as well and Gelpi doesn't really do that. It's now ended up being a very expensive beachside restaurant with mediocre food.

The waning of it's previous popularity must have registered with the management because they have now dropped their ridiculous prices (E25 for a simple Sea Bream with a couple of potatoes and the odd bit of veg) but they are still far too dear.

The service, however is excellent. Very professional and very friendly.

Finally, you MUST try the Cremat at the end of the meal.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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