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“No reason to be this good”
Review of Petit Bar

Petit Bar
Ranked #36 of 178 Restaurants in Palamos
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Justo delante del mar en el puerto de Palamos està situada el restaurante PETIT BAR . Especialidades pescado plancha frito marisco mejillones vapor marinera almejas navajas calamar sèpia sepionetas variada de ensaladas y nues tros postres caseros Tiramisú tartas helados. Visitanos abierto del 15 de Marzo. Al 15 de Octbre de 10h 12h cocina abierta todo el dia
Reviewed July 4, 2012

By any standard, that restaurant by the sea is usually a shoe-in for a sign that reads "Tourist Trap". Ideally situated at the end of the Palamos port along with a string of other restaurants with their tables along the promenade, one might anticipate the Petit Bar to be of like standing. However, this busy corner with the need for two terraces on both sides of the restaurant is not busy becausae of tourists alone, it draws locals - families, sohisticates, couples - who all throng and are willing to wait on line for the freshness of the ingredients. I wandered by Petit Bar in the afternoon while my son, who I was traveling with lay exhausted from our afternoon of sightseeing, and I indulged in a glass of 'Cuarenta y Uno' pastis and water, and wrote in the rising heat of the late afternoon sun, and watched as people came and went and were greeted and served. I saw the freshness of the fish, the clean, crisp frying of plates of 'boucherones', and the fabulous looking mussels literally straight from the sea. So, upon returning to the hotel room and being asked where we are going for dinner, the response was easy...Petit Bar. Despite the fact that I was seated one hour earlier, I had to wait twenty minutes for my table because it appeared as if the whole of Palamos came out on this picture perfect evening. The food did not disappoint. Each of the dishes, from the mussels which were delivered as we waited to be seated, the marinated 'anchoas' on toast with tomato sauce, the fried sardines crisp and not greasy and the 'bar' a la plancha, its skin with a slight salt crust and whiteness and flavor inside. A really good choice on the port side of Palamos is Petit Bar and all this service and deliciousness offered at a fair price. Impressive.

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Reviewed October 2, 2011

Petit Bar is situated at the end of Palamos beach by the harbour. It looks like a typical old fashioned continental seafood restaurant, french blue and white decor, and a polished wood bar that resembles a yacht. They have seating inside and out, and on Sunday lunchtime people queuing to get in - even the locals think it worth queuing for. We found the staff to be really friendly and helpful; they all spoke some English and with our holiday Spanish we managed very well. The menu mainly comprises shellfish, including the prawns that Palamos is so famous for (which are fantastic, although expensive at £36 per portion). All other shellfish is very well priced, most being about £8 per portion - many types of clams, including razor clams, cockles, mussels, sea snails... and also some fish steaks like hake and salmon, and squid in various guises. Everything is cooked fresh and simply, on massively hot griddles - there wasn't anything we ordered we didn't like, and we ate their three times in one week! Our average bill was £60 for two (except the day we ad the prawns!). This is a relaxed, easy restaurant, where the food is simple but utterly delicious - what more can one want!

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