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Cala Fonda, 1, 17480 Roses, Spain
+34 972 15 30 73
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7:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Barcelona, Spain
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182 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Are you late? In el Rancho they have the kitchen open until 2am. The staff is quite friendly, but I think the best thing of El Rancho is the relationship between food quality and value. You have a set of mediterranean dishes at a very good price. The place is also quite huge, so if you're a large party, it's... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

I'm not recommending this place, staff was terrible,food was cold, waiter was literally throwing food at our table. Then he made us wait 20 minutes to pay our bill.

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Almancil
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

Visited "Roses"with some friends who have a house there and they brought me to El Rancho on my first night,I was amazed at the atmosphere and friendly staff including the owner we had a amazing meal with starters and shoulder of Lamb for main course all open grilled on the grill in front of you,the house wine was very good... More 

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La Foye
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2015

I first went to this restaurant 37 years ago when my parents had a villa in the area. I saw it was still there so we went back and you can imagine my surprise when I discovered that it was still owned by the same family and the sons of the owners are now running it. The BBQ Grill Chef... More 

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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

A barbecue restaurant in a residential neighbourhood, we were the first diners on a Tuesday evening but the room soon filled up with locals. A pleasant welcome from a friendly waiter, service was brisk but the menu could do with a little more detail - I speak very good French and quite a bit of Spanish (no Catalan yet) but... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2014

Not sure what people see in this place, the food is average, the service is fine I suppose. We went twice during our stay as it was nearest to our apartment after long days travelling. The first time was ok, the second, on checking the bill we had been overcharged. We speak Spanish, I understand some Catalan, I like Iberian... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2014

Understand that this is not a restaurant intended for British tourists, in fact there aren't that many Brits in this part of Spain. Lots of locals come here, it's a grill place with a big menu of starters, grilled meat, a bit of fish, terrific aioli (sp?), and quirky cowboy themed decor, with the odd stuffed fox and old radios.... More 

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233 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2014

very nice atmosphere in this steakhouse. you will get good quality, great meat done on the wood-fire by a skillful chef. Served with grill bread and Ailloli...perfect for a relaxing evening...open all year from 7pm till 2am!!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had read the ratings and seemed pretty good and was not far to walk on our first night in Santa Margarida.The decor to the restaurant looked pretty good but unfotunately that was where it ended.I had a mixed grill with chips.The mixed grill was over cooked and extremely boring with the meat being tough the presentation was dismal.The seats... More 

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Nelson, Lancs, UK
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Plenty of seating inside or out, plus bar area. Menu is varied and interesting (hubby had pigs cheeks!!! Prices are reasonable, portions are plentyful and tasty. Do not expect 1st class service, it is more relaxed than that, but the staff are attentive enough. Good saturday night out. Happy to recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $32
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cala Fonda, 1, 17480 Roses, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Roses
  • Phone Number: +34 972 15 30 73

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