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La Gruta

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Calle De la Casa Gran, 1 | Port d'en Perris, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
+34 972 77 62 11
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply the best 20€ menu I've ever eaten 3 great courses with lovely choices; we deliberately chose differently to sample each other's . I had tortellini with local ham , Jane had a sort of chicken and avocado wrap :: both delightful and generous portions Jane had local white tuna in a sauce and I had Iberian spare ribs slowly... More 

Thank Mike L
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there a few days ago and the food and service were as great as on my previous visits. The Menu del Dia offers excellent choice and great value. The service was outstanding. Efficient and friendly in equal measure. If you're in L'Escala you won't find better. P.S. If Tarte Tatin is on the menu go for it. It's... More 

Thank Mike B
Schalkhaar, The Netherlands
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I know the restaurant from many visits in the last 5 years or more, and it was always great. This visit, on the new adress on the seaside was a bit dissapointing. For this price the menu was not good enough. The amuse, a fish soup was served cold. The first course of the menu del chef looked a bit... More 

Thank JaapSchiphorst
Matching Tye, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

As a birthday treat, we went here and had the Discovery Menu, which costs €45 per person. This sounds a lot, BUT, it's excellent value considering the quality and quantity of what you get. Have a look at their website for the current menu. I really recommend trying the Discovery Menu. Will definitely be going back again soon! Would recommend... More 

Thank Michael T
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Visited this restaurant last week whilst staying with friends, we had travelled from France to visit them so imagine our surprise to go and eat here with a french chef. I really do not want to leave a review as it means other people will discover this place! Excellent quality food, fantastic service and unbelievable value.

Thank ashblonde
Costa Brava L'estartit
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great food at excelent price. The menu mid- day is varied, well presented and wonderful. Try it. Excellent location, right on the sea front. Service is just perfect.

1 Thank Bandb P
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to La Gruta since they moved to their new location over the summer. With room for more tables and the benefit of great views, the question was: will it still be as impressive a blend of quality/presentation/price/ambience. The answer, unequivocally, is YES! The €18 lunch menu has great choices; tableware, service, preparation and presentation of... More 

Thank Peter L
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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380 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Considering the number of times that we’ve been to L’Escala it’s criminal that it has taken us to so long to actually eat here. We were in a party of eight on what was a relatively quiet Saturday evening in October. The menu by and large falls in to two fixed price options - 30 Euros and 38 Euros both... More 

1 Thank Alan R
Paris, France
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I went with my parents and my adult and child son for the Menu de Dia: €18 for three courses, 1/2 bottle of wine and water. We all had different starters and each was excellent. I had the timbale of courgettes, mozerella and iberian ham. Delicious balance of flavours and textures. The bisque was also very good. I had the... More 

Thank vixky
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

18 of us ate here for a special occasion. We dined lunch time for 18euros pp for 3 courses plus wine and water, every meal was excellent and the staff very efficient. Wonderful value for money, would highly recommend it.

Thank eileenthornton1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
French, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle De la Casa Gran, 1 | Port d'en Perris, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  L'Escala
  • Phone Number: +34 972 77 62 11

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