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La Cuina d'Xavier

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Merceria, 16, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
+34 977 24 86 00
Thu - Tue 12:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 20:00 - 12:00
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Found this little gem walking the side streets of Tarragona. Definitely worth seeking out if you want traditional food other than the obvious pizza joints down the street. Great tapa's, friendly welcome, great wine...recommended!

Thank Lawsonio1
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Don't miss this Cosy Place with Excellent Cuisine! The Athmosphere is Friendly, the Location is very central, in the Old Town of Tarragona. You can get Meat, Fish, Vegetarian - all is Quality Food. There are also tapas, of course. All Home Made. Some dishes makes us think about GrandMa´s cooking. Delicious desserts as well. We are visiting this place... More 

Thank emmaoscar2016
Acapulco, Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

First impression: the place is not very appealing by its look (decoration) but it somehow transmits a warm, cozy environment, which is why I stopped by. The service was excellent, really nice, patient, attentive and friendly staff. Table wine was terrible, nevertheless, the food was really good. It had a great old-school taste, giving me the idea of it being... More 

Thank lizigomez
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Had menu del dia. Starter was spinachrisotto, which was very good. The main food was a combination of different grilled meats with french fries. It was ok, but nothing special. As a whole, the size was more than enough. Cheap and good wine.

Thank Juuso V
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

I was visiting tarragona with my parents and brother for a weekend and just stumbled upon this restaurant whilst walking through the old town. The service was excellent and extremely friendly although you would need a decent knowledge of Spanish/Catalan to be able to communicate. Every dish was well presented and very well cooked with all the flavours nicely balanced.... More 

Thank Conor M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Visited this restaurant on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews and were very pleased we did so. Three of us shared three starters and three main courses as all were delicious. The two people who were working there were very friendly despite the fact that our Catalan and Spanish are minimal. Fantastic value at €12.50 per person including wine and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We came across this wee restaurant after having visited the Cathedral in Tarragona. We were welcomed in by a lovely "Señora" who couldn't do more to help us. We decided to eat off the "Menu del Dia" and picked Salad with Goat's cheese and Muscles a la Marinera to start followed by Roast Chicken and the "Paradilla" - A mixture... More 

1 Thank gleninspain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

The food was great and not pricy at all, while the owners of the place were very friendly. Go for daily menu and ask for a bottle of wine. 25 eur for 2 people.

1 Thank Ilya S
Sao Paulo, SP
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

I was looking for somewhere interesting to eat and I came across this delightful restaurant. Nice place with good food, extremely friendly service and excellent value for money, Restaurante muito agradável, comida excelente e com relação qualidade preço excepcional. Serviço amável.

Thank Carlos B
Warsaw, Poland
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stumbled upon this place on Decmeber 24th when many smaller places were full. We haven't regretted for a moment: all the dishes we ordered (salad with cod; egg with sausage; selection of grilled meats; rabit) were delicious. On top of that, the "small plate" of grilled meats was huge. The dessert and coffee were good, too. And the owners... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 24
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merceria, 16, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Tarragona  >  Costa Dorada  >  Tarragona
  • Phone Number: +34 977 24 86 00
Small restaurant very close to the Cathedral daily menu and friendly service

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