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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 good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice” (4 reviews)
“cod” (2 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Carretera de Pals a Torroella de Montgri 17, 17256 Pals, Spain
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 16 January 2018

One of the best meals I had during my time in Spain! Be sure to order the tasting menu with the wine pairings. Every dish was perfect and the wine pairings were spot on. I even enjoyed a beetroot dish when I don't normally care...More

Thank nlaguilera
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

We appreciate naguilera you shared your experience and your comments about Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. Thank you so much for your visit and for your rating.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Staying at the Es Portal hotel we had two evening meals at the restaurant. We had high expectations, gastronomique restaurant in Catalonia. While the food was good, certainly nothing spectacular. On our first night my slow cooked veal cheek was hard and cold, they clearly...More

Thank Fitzroytraveller
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

We appreciate your comments Fitzroytraveller about your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We're glad to read you enjoyed the food but we're also worried about some other comments. If you need a lowest level of salt on your meal you can refer it to...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had the short tasting menu with wine pairings (€120 for two) on the second night of our stay at this lovely hotel, which gave us a flavour and variety of local food cooked in a gastronomic style with a sense of "performance". My favourites...More

Thank bohawks
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you so much bohawks for sharing your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We're glad you enjoyed the whole experience. We appreciate very much your visit and your opinion.

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Ate lunch at "Es Portal" today with our Dutch friends and Spanish hosts, fabulous experience that didn't disappoint. Wonderful menu which was explained perfectly (in English) by our very attentive waiter. Great flavours and amazing textures using some tremendous local ingredients complimented with some delicious...More

Thank Nicholas C
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

We appreciate Nicholas C you shared your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We're glad you loved your meal. Thank you so much for your visit and for your recommendation.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Food in restaurant very good (had green salad, shrimp croquetas, slow-roast and very tender lamb and pork) and a pleasant seating in interior courtyard. However, the staff was slightly unfocused - they would promise to bring things, forget and so you ask someone else.More

Thank Lucretius
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

We appreciate very much your comments about Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We're glad you enjoyed your food and the courtyard. Let us apologize for our lack of attention on your service. Thank you so much Lucretius for your rating and for your visit, and again...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner last night with excellent food, very good service and a nice atmosphere. We come here now 3 years and the Es Portal team keeps the standard high. Thanks for a very nice evening! Dick Kremers

Thank Rosmalen01
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

We appreciate very much Rosmalen01 you shared your experience at Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. Thank you so much for returning to Es Portal, we're glad you enjoyed. We are very thankful for your rating and for your visit, again!

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant in a boutique hotel. Service was very good and the staff very polite and friendly. Food was cooked to perfection and really well presented. Will definitely be returning to Es Portal.

Thank Jonah1999
Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

We appreciate Jonah1999 you posted your experience about Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We'll be more than welcome if you decide to come back to Es Portal. We're glad all was at your taste. Thank you so much for your rating and for your visit.

Reviewed 17 July 2017 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 20 July 2017

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

Reviewed 10 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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 1 July 2017 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

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Joan Carles S, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$29 - US$89
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
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 Emporda cuisine based on outstanding product offered by our chef Joan Carles Sanchez is paired with a Emporda 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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