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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Els Casals occupies a farmhouse on a working estate that provides it with almost all of its ingredients. In the dining room, decorated in traditional s...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Very comfortable restaurant
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Reviewed 10 October 2019 via mobile

Once you drive up here and get out of your car, you just can’t imagine heading back to reality. Such a picturesque place! The rooms are out of this world and oh so comfortable! There is so much to explore all around you that you...wish you were staying for a month! I don’t really know how to describe the food, other than it was absolutely incredible! How often do you have a Michelin starred chef serving you dinner and breakfast! We also indulged in the tasting menu and that was indeed an experience of a lifetime. The food, the intricacy of it all, the wine pairings... all simply delightful. Wonderful, warm hospitality and personalized service at all times. You leave with truly amazing memories and with promises to yourself that you must return soon!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Our third visit, and still astounded at the quality of the food. This time, we chose The Land menu. Each course was sensational, several of them memorable, and if there was to be a criticism (there isn’t) it would be that there is too much...food. At this time of year, the menu includes seasonal food such as deer (a superb terrine and venison steak) and hare, as well as blood sausage and their classic sobrasada. Can not wait to go back.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent, incredible restaurant in the country side of Catalonia. They have 1 Michelin star that is very well deserved. Just order their “Petit Menu” and let them manage it totally as per best food in the season: 2 entrees, 4 mains, and 2 deserts. They...also manage any intollerance and serve only dishes that you can eat. All very professional. Just a special dish you cannot avoid: sobrassada with honey. Order a local wine, especially a Pla del Bages, very close to that zone. Obviously not cheap but good value for the money.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous experience to dine at this restaurant. Oriole the chef is a real master of the art of making the best Catalan food possible. No end to the imagination. One can stay at the hotel where the restaurant is located. The wines are...outstanding.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Friends moved back home to their home of Barcelona so on our most recent visit we tackled a few restaurants that were must sees. Disfrutar on Friday night exceeded expectations - so this left our late lunch here to have a lot more to live...up to. To make this short - they didn’t disappoint. Tucked away about an hour away from Barcelona, this hidden gem is amazing. Farm to table Michelin star restaurant - where you can also stay at the inn. What a great bed and breakfast experience if you are exploring Catalonia. Next time, we will take advantage of this. Once again - service, attention to detail and flavor was top notch. Cannot complain about anything other than the fact that they aren’t located in Boston for us to enjoy more often. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

How can I describe this charming place? Well it's all you can wish for!! Oriol Rovira the chef was born and runs a family restaurant adjacent to the farm where he grew. He uses local products including truffles found on his territory. He has a...one star Michelin but you don't see any remark about it in the restaurant. They also run a simple cosy hotel where I slept for one night. Well Oriol is an amazing chef. You see it from the breakfast omelette to the most elaborated dishes during the rest of the day. Everything is so tasty and made with a lot of smile and joy. A paella he prepared for our group was the best I ever ate in my life and believe me I ate some. I also bought some sausages (served on breakfast). made in the farm (just ask to make a visit there if you sleep over) I ate so many truffles during my stay eggs with and even ice cream with truffles. So do I recommend? Highly A MUST PLACE AND BETTER SLEEP OVER NOT ONLY EAT THANK YOU ORIOL FOR AN AMAZING STAY AND YOUR AMAZING PERSONALITY. I will return for sure.More

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a very good restaurant with good food and service. This is our third visit and we always had a good experience, However, this time we found a menu very similar to the one we found last year. Anyway, we ordered the tasting menu...and it was delicious. Maybe the only "regret" would be that we would enjoy more hot dishes. If I don't remember bad, only 3 of 10 dishes were hot dishes. Nice nearby landscapeMore

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Second visit, second time we were blown away by the food. We had the "little menu", which is anything but little. Each course was fantastic, the wine was fantastic, and the service is pitched perfectly - slick and efficient, yet informal and warm. Can't wait...to visit again...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful country style family run inn and restaurant. Great for a relaxing couple days after touring Barcelona. Very scenic and laid back. The restaurant is one great dish after another.

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this as a large group with a 7 course tasting menu which for the amount of food we received was very good value. The concept of the restaurant was to server you as part of the tasting menu a selection of the ingredients...they produce. A large selection of tomatoes served as the first course. Good but not exceptional. Other courses included a really good fish course followed by a their signature chicken dish which was nice. The ambience and service were ok but plenty of room for improvementMore

Date of visit: August 2016
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  • Els Casals is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5