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Sant Sebastia, 56, 17480 Roses, Spain
+34 972 25 40 03
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got a table next to the kitchen so got live entertainment along with the exquisite food. Choose your fish from the seafood counter. Some are more suitable for sharing due to size. Remember to ask about side dishes because there is no menu (except for the extensive dessert menu and the adequate wine menu). Drove more than an hour to... More 

Thank Juerg D
Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

The food is very fresh and delicious, but we made a mistake: As there´s no menu, we asked for the recommendations and it was all very very expensive for what it was. It is a local, simple restaurant, and we never thought that the seafood we had would cost as much as it did.

1 Thank Carolina V
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

On the recommendation of a local, we went to this retaurant hoping to enjoy a seafood lunch. We sat down at a table and were ignored for quite some time. When the waitress/owner finally came to our table ,we asked to see a menu and we were abruptly told that they don't provide menus and the only choice was fish... More 

Thank Mort C
Paris, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is the place to go if you like fish. I have never had better tasting, fresher fish than here. There is no menu and while some here have complained about that, keep in mind that if you want to serve what the sea brings you every day fresh you do not have a printed menu. The service is very... More 

Thank francina2015
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Do not be put off by the fact of no menu : they cook what the boats bring in that day and the very nice waitress takes you through the list in good English - pointing out when things are expensive ( sea cucumbers for example). Ask for the prices if you are worried. We had delicious razor clams and... More 

Thank Boadeh10
Horsham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went to this restaurant as I saw some excellent review. Firstly there is no menu - don't fall into this trap! The waitress is rushing around. When she comes over to explain what is on offer (in perfect English) there is no mention of prices. When my husband asked how much the large grilled prawns were each her understanding... More 

1 Thank Karen580419
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Having been given the job to find places to eat for the holiday this restaurant was added to the hit list . . . definitely helped by the fact that Adrean from El Bulli ate here on a regular basis. Did it disappoint . . . No, not in the slightest!! I have to admit though that it was a... More 

Thank DecChap
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This little gem is amazing!! Just the chef and his one waitress, who is amazing!! They only serve seafood, and by that I mean only seafood! There are no sides, no appetizers, no veggies, just food from the sea. He only serves what is caught that morning, if nothing looks good to him from the docks, he closes for the... More 

Thank Kerihill
Taipei, Taiwan
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our order: Green salad, baby squid, langoustines, monk fish, small clams, two glasses of roses and a bottle of sparkling water came to 105 euros, which I find high compared to other places where we have eaten on this trip. It was all ok but nothing amazing, but we do live in a part of the world with an abundance... More 

Thank TaipeiVilla
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's only a small, unpretentious place on a backstreet but the quality of the fish and seafood, combined with brilliant but simple cooking and an incredibly friendly welcome, make this a real treasure. A good, nicely priced list of local wines too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$44 - $110
Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sant Sebastia, 56, 17480 Roses, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Roses
  • Phone Number: +34 972 25 40 03

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