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Restaurante Origens

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C/ Ave Maria 1, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
+34 972 77 02 45
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Barcelona, Spain
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a brand new restaurant and we were hesitant to try it but we were lucky to give a try. This is an excellent restaurant! Very good food, excellent presentation and fabulous paellas. The staff is extremely friendly as well

Thank Josep V
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Visited L'Escala in June and went back to our favourite "Origens" Always excellent food at excellent value. Very friendly staff too Most excited to try their new restaurant "Origens Platja" down in the old town, overlooking the beach. We wish you all the success in your new venture, it is very deserved.

Thank J H
Almere, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Have been here 3 times the last time with my partner and parents. 3 course menu. It was good, the atmosphere is nice unfortunately the quality of the food is getting less and less good. We hope dat by the next time it's getting better again!

Thank Patty v
La Escala, Catalonia, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We use this restaurant on a regular basis. The food is always excellent with service to match. The menu del dia is always excellent value for money. The fish dishes are always a treat. Best to book for lunch, can get very busy

Thank JohnSienczak
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2016

Had a nice dinner here with a group of 14. The food is good. The service attentive. Our group ordered off of both the 15 and 18 euro fixed menu. The restaurant is located along the Mediterranean. Be aware that dinner service starts at 8PM.

Thank Marty S
Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2016

simply outstanding service with a very friendly atmosphere, being clearly family run. Three different tasting menus for; 15, 18, and EUR23. We had the 18, which had some great highlights in it. The soup for example, but it was a bit patchy in terms of quality. Hence I did not awarded four stars.

Thank AzulH
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2016

Easy to find restaurant in l'Escala. We had the lunch menu for 15 Euros. Very good value for money. The food was light, fresh and very tasty. Service friendly and attentive. Interior a little boring but... more than compensated with the view on the Bay of Roses. Seems to be a favourite spot of the French community. Will definitely go... More 

Thank Iceberg678
Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Surprisingly, L'Escala was completely dead. I know February is very off-season, but I did expect a couple of places to be open for the locals to celebrate birthdays etc. Origens was the only place in town, and what a find. We arrived half an hour before they opened (20.00), but were seated in couches and offered an aperitif. The staff... More 

Thank Mark W
Angmering, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2016

Dinner for four. Great service and truly amazing food - all for €15 per head. Absolutely no negatives here.

1 Thank Trevor E
L'escala, Spain
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2016

I have been to this restaurant on three different occasions but have yet to have a good meal. Catalan-style black rice was sloppy, chicken kebab was over-cooked an dry, and one of the strangest selections of desserts I have ever seen (bread with olive oil and chocolate?). In addition, if the restaurant is busy the noise level is almost painful.... More 

Thank Jane J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $43
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Ave Maria 1, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  L'Escala
  • Phone Number: +34 972 77 02 45

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