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Reviewed February 25, 2022 via mobile

That’s a perfect calçotada. We had been in this restaurant a few years ago for a “calçotada”, and it was perfect at that time. They keep all the essences, and it has been perfect again. Both, the cooking and quality of the calçots are simply...unbeatable. The way of presenting them, inside a ‘teula’, is the proper one. They offer you as many calçots as you wish. The meat dish and the “crema catalana with orange” dessert are excellent as well. Service is extremely friendly. They offer two turns, at 13h and at 15h. We took the second one this time, and it is very convenient.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022 via mobile

For starters: delicious “calçots” accompanied with the typical romesco sauce. Our main dish was lamb chops with vegetables. Everything was cooked on the grill and the food was great. The service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 11, 2020

The speciality is the "Calçotada" a tipical food in this area, snails and roasted meat, as well the deserts like "music"

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Can't wait to return. Fabulous lunch with a very exciting menus over looking an amazing vista. Smart attentive serving staff all eager to assist. The best place yet and moved here over 2 years ago. Will drive the 3.5 hours happily to eat here again...just...fabulous.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

We arrived almost two weeks ago in Barcelona and enjoyed some local tapas, ate in Montblanc (Spain), Tarragona, Gratallops and now at this restaurant in Valls. This was by far the best meal we have enjoyed to date. The chef's salad selection and the Iberian...ham and smoked salmon were both delicious. The mains consisted of shoulder lamb, black Angus steak and salmon. We finished with the mango mousse with lychee sorbet and coconut cream. All dishes were superb and good value for money. The menu selection was vast and the wine list as well. The only downside for us was finding the restaurant on our GPS and they spoke limited English.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Amazing view, amazing food, and the waiters were very sweet. The menu for menu del dia was in spanish, but if you ask, they'll gladly translate it for you.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Road from Valls to Montblanc. Stop at this restaurant, amazing food. Excellent meats, fishes and snails, good desserts. Wide offer of Wines and cavas. Book is compulsory.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

We went there for the "calçots", it's a typical dish of Valls, made of grilled onions that you dip in a delicious almond sauce. Don't be scared by the picture, it looks quite unappetizing but it's very good ! I also recommend the grilled vegetables...and the grilled filet, very tasty.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

We were there with a group of 20. Excellent service, excellent food. We ordered snails, lamb shoulder, steak, duck breast, Catalan soup (forgot what it's called), flan. Food is not overly salted. Fantastic view from the restaurant. A kids playground just a stairs down from...the restaurant. Wonderful experience & atmosphere. Reservation is strongly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome restaurant, with the views to match. Wonderful service, with great attention to detail. I started with the Onion soup, opted for meat as mains and the local Creme Catalan for dessert, followed by coffee. All superbly cooked and delivered. I would...definitely recommend this place for a great mealMore

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

We went there with my couple. Its a lovely place, it has something that catches you at the very first moment. The place is beutiful, the candles on the tables and the excellent service. The food is just amazing. It's not cheap but it is...worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

If you are driving in col de Lilla you do not stop in this restaurant beside the road unless you had a previous reservation. Never seen before in a road restaurant. Nice view. Food was impossible to taste. Almost 60 per cent of tables free...at 2.15 pm but no seats available. Drive down either to Valls or Montblanc. Good luck!More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Great Catalunyan wine crafted since 14th century by monks, carpaccio of delicious tomatoes with Parmesan and drizzling of truffle and olive oil with balsamic vinegar, deer filet with Boletus mushrooms - not hard to see how a thousand years of continuous improvement can make an...evening so memorable - even though deprived or any companyMore

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

this is a truly excellent restaurant in a wonderful place, high on the mountain pass above Valls. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and speak excellent English when the Catalan dries up. We ha an amazing salad to start which incongruously consisted of lettuce, pear,...strawberries, chocolate and nuts. Our mains of prawns, grilled vegetables and venison in a mushroom sauce were superb. The do it yourself catalan bread and the great house wine by the glass add to the experience, as did the complimentary glass of Ebro rice liqueur at the end. Over the years we have eaten in many good Catalan restaurants, but this one is my new favourite!More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Nine of us arrived here unannounced as we had given up trying to find somewhere in Valls. So we headed toward Montblanc. We swerved across the road and parked up. Unbelievable view. First impressions were that it was going to be expensive but it clearly...wasn't. We were served by two passionate waiters who wanted to involve us in their pride and traditions. So we were provided with a gazpacho to taste and then with a selection of vegetables which were simply superb and also encouraged to drink the wine in the traditional way. I had the mixed meat grill- fab. Ten out of ten. Thanks to the staff. Do that to all the guests and they will appreciate and return.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Hi John! "calçot" season goes from November to April. But, with a little lucky, probably already serve in late October. Regards, Marc.
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