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Es Balconet

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c/Sant Antoni 2, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
+34 972 25 88 14
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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel a lot, I like to eat out a lot, I've had a lot of good meals on my travels, some of my best meals have been in Lima, Peru, Cartagena, Colombia, and Saigon, Vietnam; but, I have always loved Paella. I loved Paella since I was a child, being born in Chile, seafood was a staple of Chilean... More 

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Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France
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71 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Food excellent and the staff were great small menu but a varied choice well presented and tasty will definitely visit again if in the area

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Found the little place online and decided to book for dinner with our kids. Kids meals were great. We had a set menu starting with cream of tomato soup and tuna carpaccio, paella then homemade icecream. The food was delicious and fresh...also amazing value. The restaurant is gorgeous and intimate it can be found up a narrow laneway away from... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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64 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Where everything in Cadaques seems focused on a sea view, this restaurant does not have one and indeed, is tucked away upstairs in a house on an alley up a little winding street from the main Cadaques strip, easy to miss. We had a terrific fish soup (for 2, split with my daughter), very fresh and delicious; we were the... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stumbled across this going round Cadaques and found it delightful. Comfortable with very good service and price. The food was really good and nicely presented in a professional and polite way.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were given a table on the small terrace which was really nice. The food was excellent and there was a fish daily special. The food was excellent and so was the wine. We were unsure what to pick but the assistance from the manager helped us to pick a great choice. would definitely go back

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Olot, Spain
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Do not hesitate to go dinner on that place, and enjoy nice fresh local fish perfectly cooked by the chef Floren and his very professional team!

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

All the previous reviews are accurate - visit this place for great seafood, good service and an overall positive dining experience! We called to book, not realising it was not open. The restaurant called back to enquire if we had been trying to contact them and arranged our reservation. Food was of very good quality, well cooked and served perfectly.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We love Cadaques and always make a point of eating at Es Balconet whenever we are there. Small place with only about 40 seats. Incredible fresh fish, good service and very good wine list. Easy to have fabulous dinner with three courses and a bottle of wine for well under 100 Euros.

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Thank John B
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We spend a great time nice service and food. Fresh fish and really tasty, sea flavour in your mouth. Tuna Carpaccio and homemade croquetas as a starters, nice presentation both, and suquet de peix (fish) as a main course. You have to eat for 2 people for 1 is too much. Xocolate fantasy as a desert, they play with many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: c/Sant Antoni 2, 17488 Cadaques, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Cadaques
  • Phone Number: +34 972 25 88 14

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