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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 8, 2020

We had a very tasty 4 course menu with win included for a very low price (14€). Highly recommend a visit if you are in the area. The only complain is that the waiter only spoke Catalan, not even Spanish...

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

Our guide recommended the restaurant and we had the best meal during our visit to Barcelona. The 4 course menu cost 12.5 € and every course was amazing and we left the plates clean every time. I’d love to stay nearby and enjoy eating in...Can xel everyday. The service is super quick and the waiters are super friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Great restaurant to taste the local cuisine of La Garrotxa, Catalonia. Some of the dishes wr enjoyed wete the "patates de Olot" and the lamb chops. The dessert menu was also excellent. Staff was friendly and the price was low for the quality

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

They didn’t allow dogs in the patio outside! They told me I have to go somewhere else so I Went to a restaurant next to it that was amazing!

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 21, 2019

We came here with a Meetup group we'd been hiking with. There were 26 of us, and did not feel crowded at all. As a matter of fact, if we'd been the only ones there, the place would have seemed empty. Their upstairs dining area...can seat roughly 200 at a time. ...and they were prepared with ample staff. We never had to wait to be served, or to have dishes cleared away between courses. They even kept coming back wanting to refill your plate as often, and with as much, as you cared to eat. Even the wine and water kept coming! That said, this was a "Menu al Día," where all three courses (and dessert) were included. It was supposed to be €16,00 per person, but with all of the extra wine and the coffees (which were not included), they only bumped it up to €17,50 each. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the ambiance was very pleasant. This place is a gem!More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed April 14, 2018

This is really an area of small villages, all with one or two notable hotel/restaurants for the gastronomes and a lot to offer the naturalists. Can Xel no exception, with a mountain backdrop and two decent swimming pools, when open. Dishes in the regional Catalan...style, served in quite a busy and noisy setting. Waiting staff were a bit pushed and disorganized but food served hot and promptly.More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after a hike through the Garrotxa national park and found the place packed on a late Sunday afternoon. The food was really good, quite traditional and the service could not have been better. (Especially considering how busy the place was and our...waitresses English matched our Spanish - none!) Anyway, we are big fans of trying new things and everything we got off the menu was good - from seafood dishes to salads to pork dishes. Wash your meal down with a local wine or beer and you have a great way to spend an afternoon. Ps - portions were American size.More

Date of visit: January 2016
Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The food has been good. Typical dishes and good service. They should divide which waiter has to serve each table to avoid confusion between themselves and to avoid the waiting time for the customer to have back the bill.

Date of visit: November 2015
Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Sorry guys, the service was kind and kind of good, but the food was terrible. A bouillon is made with vegetables, not cubes. A salad is made with fresh produce, not canned vegetables. And the fessol were the worst I had in the region. Please...cut down on menu options and produce something fresh. Unless you want to be a tourist trap... I know, busses tend to stop there frequently...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Reviewed September 14, 2015

We went here on a Sunday for lunch. They have a really complete menu for €23 (weekends) which includes appetizer, first, second, dessert, drink, and coffee/tea. The food was good in general, only of the second dish the potatoes were a bit cold and some...not completely done. The dining room is quite big, not really especially decorated, with view on the swimming pool. The service is good and quite quick.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5