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El Motel Restaurant

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Thu, 4/25
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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A international benchmark for critics and renowned restaurateurs, and with a reputation and prestige to which the regulars and more demanding customers can attest. A symbol of tradition, authenticity and character with a kitchen considered and admired as the cradle of contemporary Catalan cuisine, created by the founder Josep Mercader, setting the right balance between innovation and tradition. Its cuisine is based on local, seasonal and market produce.
PRICE RANGE
$28 - $73
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve visited this place several times years ago. I came back with my family and it is still wonderful. I ate asparagus with truffle sauce, and sea bass. Both were excellent. Place is quiet, not crowded, with excellent service.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank palacios2017
AlbertSubiros, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team, management and owners. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert PR Manager El Motel Restaurant / Hotel Empordà

Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here tremendously. The food was delicately seasoned and fresh. The service was impeccable and the menu offered fresh seasonal ingredients

Date of visit: February 2019
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AlbertSubiros, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team, management and owners. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert PR Manager El Motel Restaurant / Hotel Empordà

Reviewed January 19, 2019

This restaurant has a history. Three generations are working here. Met the founder, a very friendly man. Simple but elegant interiors. Excellent service. Must try the rabbit with rice, sea urchins and the sorbet de menta.

Date of visit: January 2019
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AlbertSubiros, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2019

Dear Mr. Mudhit, Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team, management and owners. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert PR Manager El Motel Restaurant / Hotel Empordà

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I came to this place about 2 years ago and we liked it. So I came back and this place is still wonderful. Excellent food, spacious dining room, quiet environment, friendly service. Compared with other places in the center of the village, we found El...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank palacios2017
AlbertSubiros, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Dear Mr. Palacios, Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team, management and owners. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert PR Manager El Motel Restaurant / Hotel Empordà

Reviewed July 27, 2018

The lunch for three yesterday was outstanding - the service was welcoming and charming, perfect in every way. The menu choices were creative and offered a wide variety of options to meet different diets. We ordered several tapas to share and the staff decided the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AMMcL
AlbertSubiros, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team and property. Thank you very much for your support. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert PR Manager El Motel...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

El Motel is considered to be the birthplace of Catalon home food into restaurant cuisine. We had a late lunch there last week, on our way back from the coastal village of Tamariu. We were rushed for time because we had tickets to visit the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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AlbertSubiros, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team and property. Thank you very much for your support. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert PR Manager El Motel...More

Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

The interiors and style of this place is like the classic high end restaurants in the 60's with real silver cutlery. The service is impeccable. The variety of cheese a available is one of the largest I have seen. Top quality cheese. The prawns were...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mudhitg
AlbertSubiros, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Dear Mudith, Thank you very much for your review. Glad to read this. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team and property. Thank you very much for your support. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert...More

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

If you want to taste the real catalan cuisine in a real catalan environment, this is the best restaurant. I can’t imagine a better experience...not possible to describe in words. Simply..enjoy!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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AlbertSubiros, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Dear Eladio, Thank you very much for your review. Glad to read this. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team and property. Thank you very much for your support. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert...More

Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food! You can really taste the freshness and high quality selected product. Majority of the product are seasonal and from the same area. Hi quality service. Big choise of wine of high quality. Highly recommended if in the areaMore

Date of visit: March 2018
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AlbertSubiros, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Dear Matteo, Thank you very much for your review. Glad to read this. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team. Thank you very much for your support. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert PR Manager...More

Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Went there on a Saturday night for our first time, the restaurant was recommended from one of our friend. Restaurant is simple but elegant, amazing service & the food is simply delicious! Their cuisine is based on seasonal products & the quality is outstanding, we...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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AlbertSubiros, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for your review. Glad to read this. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team. Thank you very much for your support. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert PR Manager...More

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