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Es Portal Restaurant

Carretera de Pals a Torroella de Montgri 17, 17256 Pals, Spain
+34 972 63 65 96
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rice dishes” (2 reviews)
“cod” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€€€
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Value
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LOCATION
Carretera de Pals a Torroella de Montgri 17, 17256 Pals, Spain
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fine restaurant that offers traditional dishes refined and updated with a gastronomic approach. Spectacular place: a fully restored 'Masia' (old Catalan rural house). And first-class service. Very recommendable restaurant in the Costa Brava.

Thank bcn-travels
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much bcn-travels for sharing your experience about Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We appreciate your recommendation and your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a blessing finding a nice restaurant away from all main stream plastic seat ones here. Very attentive service who knew what they were doing. Excellent English speaking staff and kids are welcome. But of course the main focus is the food. Most portions...More

Thank xaMlA
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate xaMIA you shared your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We're glad you enjoyed the Scallops with foie and everything else. We'll pass on our team your comments. Thank you so much for your rating and for your visit. You'll be more than...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To finish up that part of our Spain vacation in Catalonia, my wife's good friend Carles and his wife invited us to dinner at Es Portal, located in the lower Emporda region approximately 35 minutes east of Gerona, just outside the beautiful medieval town of...More

Thank Caro-Francis
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate Caro-Francis the kind words used to share your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We're glad to hear you enjoyed our place and specially our cuisine. I could add more appreciation words but you just made my day with your opinion and I'm...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

While staying at the Es Portal Hotel we dined one night at their restaurant. What a treat. I had the Lamb shoulder cooked two ways with seasonal vegetables. My wife had the stewed cod. Both meals were exceptional

Thank Jdabroad56
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

We apreciat you shared your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We're glad to know you enjoyed the lamb cooked two ways and the stewed cod. Thank you so much for your rating and for your visit.

Reviewed 30 May 2017

The restaurant is in a glass room at the side of the hotel and overloooks a quiet green garden-like space. The food was outstanding. The first day I had a three course lunch consisting of buratta, lobster stew, a strawberry and chocolate dessert. The meal...More

Thank LenL55
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

We're happy you enjoyed your meal at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We want to thank you for your kind words, and also for rating us. We apreciate very much your visit.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Honestly, I'm still drooling when thinking about the food here! Just exquisite. Joan Carles is a master of the kitchen and he really knows what and HOW to present you the food. Fresh ingredients, interesting combinations, and he and his team did a great job...More

Thank IvanaCM2013
Joan Carles S, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you IvanaCM2013 for sharing your experience at Es Portal. We're glad to know you enjoyed the vegan food we prepared for you. As you point out, we specially care about local products. We apreciate very much your recommendation and thank you for your rating...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location. Friendly and efficient staff. A true gastronomical experience for your taste buds .

Thank alfonsop285
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Dear alfonsop285, thank you for sharing your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We apreciate very much your comments. Thank you so much for your rating and for your visit.

Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stayed at the hotel off season and were the only guests in both the hotel and restaurant. This did not deter the staff from providing sensational service and an impeccable dining experience. Each course was a beautiful balance of flavours, and the freshness of...More

Thank ol_55
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Dear ol_55, first of all, thank you for sharing your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We appreciate very much your kind words. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and your food. Thank you so much for your rating and for your visit!

Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place was a real find, thanks to Trip Advisor information. We agreed with others that the food and the staff were of a very high standard. Catalonians are making their mark in their own way. Es Portal is a gate to success.

1  Thank Ronnie S
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

Dear Ronnie S, we appreciate very much your comments about Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We're glad you enjoyed a good moment with us. Thank you for your kind words and for your visit!

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We have had the 'Gastronomic Menu' and I can say that it is worth its price. Catalan cuisine with its roots in tradition but with an outstanding modern approach. The wine list is good and with its prices balanced. The service is remarkably keen and...More

Thank Mbrau
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Dear Mbrau, thank you so much for sharing your experience at Es Portal. We're glad you enjoyed our cuisine and wines. Thank you so much for your visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$66
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Monday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Thursday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Friday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Saturday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera de Pals a Torroella de Montgri 17, 17256 Pals, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Pals
  • Phone Number: +34 972 63 65 96
  • E-mail
Description
Es Portal Boutique Hotel’s gourmet restaurant specializes in rice varieties cultivated in Pals, Costa Brava fresh fish and local meats. Updated Empordà cuisine based on outstanding product offered by our chef Joan Carles Sànchez is paired with a Empordà wines selection and from other top wine producing areas. Enjoy our cuisine in our XVIth C. restored farmhouse located in the medieval village of Pals.
Besides rice, we offer emblematic dishes from our kitchen as Sea and mountain, Tuna tartare, Scallops with foie gras, Rock octopuss or Lamb with rice. You can also choose from our menu selection: Som Gastronomia, Seasonal tasting menu, Gourmet tasting menu, daily menu or menu for groups.
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