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“Excellent”

El Jou Vell Bufet Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Peralada
Price range: $16 - $25
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Gran bufet restaurante de comida típica catalana y internacional con una amplia variedad de platos como también una gran selección de tapas. Actualmente tenemos entre primeros, segundos y postres mas de 300 platos. El restaurante esta ubicado en plena naturaleza con una amplia terraza, zona infantil y una grande zona de aparcamiento
Reviewed September 29, 2012

I visited this restaurant 27/9/2012 after a tour of Perlada Castle they were really welcoming and hospitable. I don't normally enjoy buffet's but this place was an exception large choices of starters mains and deserts were on offer, and replaced as soon as they were empty price was a very reasonable 12.95 Euro's.
I would thoroughly recommend a vist if you are in the area.

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2  Thank david p
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Normally not a fan of buffets, however we were very pleasantly surprised by this "Masia" (converted stone farmhouse) style restaurant.
Open on Tuesday for lunch which is a tough time to find an open restaurant in the Figueres area. The patrons ranged from locals to French tourists that had obviously been here before. The food was fresh, replenished constantly and ranged from hot & cold appetizers to mains of pollo al ajillo, estofado de carne, etc., and even a credible paella. Sangria & bottles of house wine were included in what was about 11 euros and seems to have gone up to about 13 euros. Still tremendous value for this quality and all you can eat.
The setting is lovely with a garden seating area that has lush flowering bushes and wisteria vines are all over.

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2  Thank Trotpeg
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

Went for lunch after having been recommended by numerous people. We were impressed with the selection and quality of the food. There is only so much one person can eat but you can eat as much as you like. Great selection, ideal for picky eaters as you can easily choose what you want. Very good value as all but the coffee is included in the one price

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5  Thank glast0girl
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

A roadside restaurant you would easily pass by, but the number of local people visiting the restaurant made us visit there on 2009. On our last visit on July 2010 we had to visit the restaurant twice again and where thrilled with the food and service.

Interior is cosy catalan countrystyle, two separate dining areas both capable of serving around 50 persons each. Outdoors there are several more tables on beautiful shaded garden.

On lunchtime (both 2010 visits) the restaurant operates as a buffet style restaurant with chefs continuously bringing new fresh dishes. The lunch service was around 15EUR containing beer or wine, 20+ different starters to sample, ~10 main dishes and huge variety of desserts. We ate the best food during this week on El Jou Vell, and I think I have never had better chocolate mousse or crema catalan than there.

On dinner service (2009 visit), the restaurant was not buffet style, but with a menu covering mostly catalan style dishes. A menu of house wine, starters, main course and dessert was around 30-35EUR - again the best dinner both in terms of quality and price-quality ratio during this 2-week trip. My wife had the seafood plate as the main course and just for the record it had 3 different kinds of shellfish, squids, 3 different species of fish and 2 different kinds of crabs/prawns. All of them were excellent and there was actually plenty to share for all others to taste as well.

Find out the lunch serving times beforehand, as it got full pretty soon. If I recall correctly the serving times started 12:00 and 16:00.

The staff tries to communicate also in english, but seems fluent in three other languages (catalan, spanish, french). Don't let that bother - as they are very friendly and helpful.

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5  Thank TJ-bubblemaker
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