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Es Portal Restaurant

Carretera de Pals a Torroella de Montgri 17, 17256 Pals, Spain
+34 972 63 65 96
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“rice dishes” (2 reviews)
“cod” (2 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Carretera de Pals a Torroella de Montgri 17, 17256 Pals, Spain
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11 - 20 of 38 reviews

Reviewed May 31, 2017

While staying at the Es Portal Hotel we dined one night at their restaurant. What a treat. I had the Lamb shoulder cooked two ways with seasonal vegetables. My wife had the stewed cod. Both meals were exceptional

Thank Jdabroad56
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2017

We apreciat you shared your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We're glad to know you enjoyed the lamb cooked two ways and the stewed cod. Thank you so much for your rating and for your visit.

Reviewed May 30, 2017

The restaurant is in a glass room at the side of the hotel and overloooks a quiet green garden-like space. The food was outstanding. The first day I had a three course lunch consisting of buratta, lobster stew, a strawberry and chocolate dessert. The meal...More

Thank LenL55
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

We're happy you enjoyed your meal at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We want to thank you for your kind words, and also for rating us. We apreciate very much your visit.

Reviewed May 22, 2017

Honestly, I'm still drooling when thinking about the food here! Just exquisite. Joan Carles is a master of the kitchen and he really knows what and HOW to present you the food. Fresh ingredients, interesting combinations, and he and his team did a great job...More

Thank IvanaCM2013
Joan Carles S, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Thank you IvanaCM2013 for sharing your experience at Es Portal. We're glad to know you enjoyed the vegan food we prepared for you. As you point out, we specially care about local products. We apreciate very much your recommendation and thank you for your rating...More

Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location. Friendly and efficient staff. A true gastronomical experience for your taste buds .

Thank alfonsop285
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2017

Dear alfonsop285, thank you for sharing your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We apreciate very much your comments. Thank you so much for your rating and for your visit.

Reviewed March 25, 2017

We stayed at the hotel off season and were the only guests in both the hotel and restaurant. This did not deter the staff from providing sensational service and an impeccable dining experience. Each course was a beautiful balance of flavours, and the freshness of...More

Thank ol_55
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2017

Dear ol_55, first of all, thank you for sharing your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We appreciate very much your kind words. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and your food. Thank you so much for your rating and for your visit!

Reviewed November 14, 2016

This place was a real find, thanks to Trip Advisor information. We agreed with others that the food and the staff were of a very high standard. Catalonians are making their mark in their own way. Es Portal is a gate to success.

1  Thank Ronnie S
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2016

Dear Ronnie S, we appreciate very much your comments about Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We're glad you enjoyed a good moment with us. Thank you for your kind words and for your visit!

Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We have had the 'Gastronomic Menu' and I can say that it is worth its price. Catalan cuisine with its roots in tradition but with an outstanding modern approach. The wine list is good and with its prices balanced. The service is remarkably keen and...More

Thank Mbrau
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2016

Dear Mbrau, thank you so much for sharing your experience at Es Portal. We're glad you enjoyed our cuisine and wines. Thank you so much for your visit!

Reviewed October 3, 2016

A wonderful town to wander. Old world charm A delightful lunch outdoors, with decent menu. Slow service when busyMore

Thank Stephanie C
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2016

Dear Stephanie C, we apreciate your time writing a review about Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We are glad you enjoyed the lunch outdoors. We apologize if service was a bit slow, we want our costumers enjoy the moment and the food. Thank you so much...More

Reviewed September 26, 2016

we were 21 happy people of all ages who took over the conservatory. we went for the lunch time set menu, which we found to be great value. they are aiming for a one star Michelin and for this, the value was amazing. the menu...More

Thank PaddyAntaki
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2016

Dear PaddyAntaki, we appreciate very much your time writing a review about Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We are thankful to you for pointing out the need of some work on our vegetarian choice and we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Es Portal. We...More

Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We went today for lunch with my family, table of 7, 3 adults 4 children. We waited for 45 minutes to place our lunch order and the restaurant was only at 20% capacity. We asked 3 times to place the order, the last time we...More

Thank Juncal M
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2016

Dear Mr, We apologize if you had to wait for a while, but we're in the peak season, and there is a waiting time untill someone can take your order. By the way, you forget to mention the fact that your waiter had served to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $70
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera de Pals a Torroella de Montgri 17, 17256 Pals, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Pals
  • Phone Number: +34 972 63 65 96
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Description
Es Portal Boutique Hotel’s gourmet restaurant specializes in rice varieties cultivated in Pals, Costa Brava fresh fish and local meats. Updated Emporda cuisine based on outstanding product offered by our chef Joan Carles Sanchez is paired with a Emporda wines selection and from other top wine producing areas. Enjoy our cuisine in our XVIth C. restored farmhouse located in the medieval village of Pals. Besides rice, we offer emblematic dishes from our kitchen as Sea and mountain, Tuna tartare, Scallops with foie gras, Rock octopuss or Lamb with rice. You can also choose from our menu selection: Som Gastronomia, Seasonal tasting menu, Gourmet tasting menu, daily menu or menu for groups.
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