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La Gamba

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Plaza Sant Pere, 1, 17230 Palamos, Spain
+34 972314633
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Barcelona, Spain
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A classic seafood restaurant in Palamos. Very good seafood and paellas in this nice tipycal catalan restaurant. They use only the best products to make their menu, which means that you only have what is in season. Specially recommended are the gambas (prawns) and all the fresh fish. Professional service. Not cheap but fair quality-price relationship.

Thank Frankbcn
Barcelona, Spain
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The food quality is good, but we have to realise that we are in Palamos and all restaurants have fresh food from the sea. The dishes were great, we had a menu that costs arround 30€ per person. Menu's definition says that it would be a "fast" meal, not more than 1 hour and a half as much. But in... More 

Thank PereVoz
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

I would choose somewhere else in the town as the meal we had of mussels prawns and calamari was disappointing. The service was ok but the quality of the food did not meet expectations or price.

Thank Fattymcnair
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended for good gambas, but we were warned that it is expensive. The gambas were good, but i.e. 40 Euros for 6 medium sized Gambas is just too much. They were not that good😀And the service was not up to standard either. All in all I think this restaurant is overrated and overpriced.

Thank NickOslo
Ascot, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Service was faultless. Food was outstanding. The little touches made for a really interesting evening (gazpacho and fish mousse amuse bouche, and after the cake and fizz to celebrate the festival Saint John). Really recommend.

Thank David T
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Most definitely this restaurant is that .....service was good and the host described the food and wine so eloquently we couldn't wait to savour both the food and wine . Well was such a disappointment and though the place looked and had the appearance of a great restaurant it certainly fell down on the food element .. Such a pity... More 

Thank Maria O
Trim, Ireland
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Enjoyed our Sunday lunch in this charming restaurant. Excellent choices, bit limited if you don't want to eat fish though. Decor is a throw back to a bye gone era but the quality of the decor is well maintained and the napery etc is first class. Service was first class, professional & friendly but you were allowed to get on... More 

Thank Pleasure-seeker95
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Seriously good food! It looks average from the outside (actually the building was designed by Eiffel). "It is not even right next to the shore-line" one might think. But actually, the sea view from the front glass-ceiling terrace is quite good. The service is impeccable. Very professional, respectful and client-caring as it should be (we are sick of this "frendly... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you want genuine Catalan food this is the place for you. Take one so the set menus but be sure to be hungry !

Thank DGC57
Toulouse, France
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170 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to paramos for many years but this was the first time without kids. We were delighted to find a mature restaurant with very nice staff and a good choice of food. The prices were probably higher than the general family restaurants but we loved the atmosphere. It was nice that they provided a complimentary pre- starter... More 

Thank Simon P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Sant Pere, 1, 17230 Palamos, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Palamos
  • Phone Number: +34 972314633

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