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“Wonderful Food; Lovely Host”
Review of El Caliu

El Caliu
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Taull
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed in Taull for six nights and ate at El Caliu four of the six evenings that we were there. Margarita, the owner and our host, was absolutely lovely and she treated us like royalty. We ate the chicken and mushrooms, wild boar stew, grilled chicken, butifarra, and the duck and everything was absolutely delicious.

The cost was extremely reasonable and we would highly recommend El Caliu as it was the best restaurant that we ate at in Taull and the surrounding area.

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Thank aejae212
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Things were going pretty well until we ordered the desserts. My daughter ordered fruit and received a tired and lonely supermarket apple with the sticker still affixed, on a plate.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was an oustanding meal. I have duck confit stewed with white beans and my boyfriend had the oxtail stew. Both were outstanding, but very heavy, so perfect for after a day of hiking in the park. We had complimentary local liquor as a digestif that we also really enjoyed.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

No view from any indoor seats, and slightly hidden above the central plaza on the highway out of town, but a fabulous little spot with a can't-go-wrong menu that will not disappoint anyone in your party, from the steak-and-sausage eaters to those who want to try the local trout or bacalao. Menú del día is exceptional value with decent portion sizes and three full courses, as well as wine and bottles of house-made raspberry and lemon digestifs to end the meal. Excellent, 100% professional service unusual for a small town, and a very friendly staff who hustled to make sure that all the courses were more or less served at the right time so we could all eat at the same pace. (Pacing of courses is a typical problem in Spain, where waiters are used to bringing tapas out whenever they are prepared; you often end up eating much earlier or later than other members of your party...) If you are in Taull, definitely do not mis El Caliu. We got very lucky without reservations but I would recommend booking ahead just in case -- it's a relatively intimate place and you don't want to be turned away! One of the best single family restaurant experiences after three weeks in Spain. Highly recommend!

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Thank Paris2Patagonia
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

The food was great, don't skip the steak fillet, which was the best ever!! The service was great, and welcoming, as well as the place itself. We had great time. Definitely recommended!!

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Thank Barak F
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