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Cal Galan

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Corriol de l'Usach, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
+34 972 77 01 40
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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Roses, Spain
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is one of my favorite places to eat. Beautiful decoration that really gives it the charm and makes you travel into the town's history as a fishermen village. The dishes are home made and the products are of good quality. Definitely a "must" dish is the pig cheek.. i have eaten it in plenty of restaurants but none... More 

Thank NataLiaHu
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The food and the service is really good but it could be an excellent experience if they had the option of payment by credit/debit card. It's annoying to go outside to find an ATM nearby.

Thank Joan G
El Masnou, Spain
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

And 50 years without technology. Make sure you bring cash but it's one of the few places in Spain that doesn't accept credit card. Food is average, not great. Good enough for a night.

Thank Stephan H
Caterham, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lovely venue, great service and a really good menu. Visited here with the family, we had an amazing meal. Nice Catalan salad to share then brilliant main courses chicken and chips for the kids, steak with pepper sauce for my wife and pigs cheeks with mushroom sauce for me. This has to be one of the best meals we had... More 

Thank kdw72
Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Love the Galan. Wonderful rustic family run restaurant, very popular with locals for speciality Galta de Porc which is delicious melt in your mouth Pigs cheek that has been braised (recipe a secret been asking for 10years now ). This year we visited for my farther in-laws 72nd Birthday and they sand to him and bought out sparklers and gave... More 

Thank Amanda B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very good local specialities here especially Pigs cheek. Atomospheric restaurant with lots of beams and old photos when it was fishing village. Some staff not too friendly, more interested in squeezing as many people in as possible and making you shift tables. Good local desert "recuit" kind of junket with almonds and honey

Thank stellahewins
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

50 years of excellent food, service that few restaurants in the village can equal. Traditional food cooked just like you are at home with a touch of class but not high prices. Great for families too, this restaurant is open most of the year, give it a go and you wont be disappointed.....fantastic staff and service, with good healthy portions!!

1 Thank stuartmorris95
Barcelona, Spain
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We didnt eat but we had cup wine sitting outside and meet nice women had great conversation she was from lescala and she told us we should come back..restaurant look very nice ..we will come back for food for sure ..i asume its q familiy place and if i am not wrong the mum is cooking... Nice Atmosphere

Thank seda m
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The attention from the waitress was great, and the foodwas good if you know what you're going to eat. Don't expect elaborated food, instead they serve some kinds of beef with simple potatoes, eggs and tomatoes, but they're pretty good. Wine is well selected with most of autoctonous not-expensive wines. The only bad thing I could say is that they... More 

1 Thank RonyApples
Gosport, Hampshire
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181 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I visited this restaurant many years ago and remembered eating the delicious pigs cheeks so decided to repeat the experience. Pigs cheeks still delicious but it was served with a fried egg and chips, which was strange. Rest of menu very basic but would say this is just an average sort of place. Interesting interior but you can't eat outside.

Thank LynneGosport

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corriol de l'Usach, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  L'Escala
  • Phone Number: +34 972 77 01 40

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?