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“The best lunch in Spain”
Review of El Llagut

El Llagut
Ranked #4 of 616 Restaurants in Tarragona
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Richmond, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best lunch in Spain”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We can't say enough abough this excellant restaurant. The meal was out of this world. The mussells and all sea food were prepared perfectly. We meet the owners, what nice people...

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank susanleslie
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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The best seafood restaurant in Tarragona”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

After several visits over the past year, this restaurant has never disappointed us. Our favorite dishes are the 'arrossos', or rice-dishes full of sea-goodness (including monkfish, crab, langoustines, mussels, etc). You can choose between 'melossos' with fish brew and black calamari ink, or 'masqueta' with slightly spicy pepper. The fish is obtained freshly every day the restaurant is open, from a local fisherman. For those of you not familiar with the mediterranean seafood with all it's shells, legs and heads, this is an excellent place to discover how to deal with them, the staff is very friendly and will gladly give you directions if needed. The food is so delicious that it's worth the effort and the messy fingers!
As the locals love the place, it can get busy on the weekends and it is advisable to book in advance.

  • Visited January 2013
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3 Thank Ingrid v
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Seafood Restaurant in Pleasant Location”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had lunch here in August 2012. As mentioned by other reviewers, El LLagut is located in a quiet square in Tarragona.We sat outside under an awning. One of the staff spoke good English and was keen to explain about the food. We trusted her recommendations and were not disappointed. The fixed price lunch menu was 13 euros each for 3 courses. There is a charge of 1.20 euros each for terrace service. The service was prompt.
The starter was a long plate of 4 different fish/seafoods including sea snails which tasted better than they looked! All delicious. Bread and 2 bottles of table water were included.
We had 2 mains between 4 of us which were basically rice dishes with different types of fish/seafood in each. One of them was quite salty but both had lots of flavour. For dessert, we had Crème Catalan which is similar to Crème Brulee but with the unusual addition of Rosemary as a flavouring (surprisingly, it does work.)
To sum up, great location, good food if you like Seafood and Rice and good lunchtime value.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank AJM_of_LS8
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Toronto
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“Decent food in a very pleasant square”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

After a horrible experience the previous night in the Placa de la Font, we we came upon El Llagut during our daytime sightseeing and decided to make a reservation. It has a large,outdoor eating area on the Plaça del Rei which is pleasant and peaceful at night. The restaurant advertises itself as a Taverna Marinera, and seems to make a specialty of rice dishes with seafood. There is a tasting menu, but we ordered à la carte. The food was pretty good, but I found the rice dish over salted. Overall, decent value but not outstanding.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank retired698
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Stockholm
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539 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“Risotto extraordinaire”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

This place is situated in a square close to the circus. They have very tasty salads (lobster, cheese) and specialise in risotto dishes (minimun 2 persons). We tried that are were not disappointed. The chef even came out to our table to show what he prepared. Probably some people have been put off by the greyish mass in the big pot. We were not. The taste was formidable and it contained asparagus and mussels. To this we had a white Priorat 2008 which was excellent.

Visited July 2012
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