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El Vaixell

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Torre Mora S/N | Torre Mora S/N, 17256 Pals, Spain
+34 972 63 68 24
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Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 1 September 2016

meal and service was nothing special. Something I cannot really recommend. The waiters are not very friendly.

Thank fredweb04
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went to El Vaixell after reading various Tip Advisor reviews. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff overall were very friendly. The food was generally very nice, however, when spending over 100 euros on a meal i don't expect to get charged for tomato ketchup for my sons chips!

Thank Simon B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I have a house in the Pineda, and never ate at the self service version. Now it has been reinvented the menu is varied and the tables no longer plastic. The food was good and the atmosphere lovely. I will have no hesitation eating here again.

Thank Liz S
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Really pleasant, airy restaurant, all open air with a kids small play area in one corner, a chill out area with comfy seats & small tables. Nice staff with a very good manager (owner?). Great gazpacho, sardines & seafood. Really nice place for a relaxed leisurely lunch - though it's situated beside a roundabout it doesn't feel trafficy or noisy... More 

Thank locloc
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting, pleasant atmosphere, attentive staff and most of all excellent food, very well presented. The entrecôte was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious. Great value for money. Highly recommend a visit. Would I come again? Most definitely!!

Thank Mayte C
ElVaixell, Gerente at El Vaixell, responded to this review
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Aperciada Mayte, te agradecemos mucho tu comentario en Tripadvisor. Por nuestra parte seimpre intentamos ofrecer la mejor calidad en nuestros... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We've been visiting Pals for over 30 years and Vaixelles was always a place we would visit more than once. It was cheap and easy with the kids and the food cafeteria style was always good. Unfortunately the original owner died and the family sold. It's not the same, it's more expensive the ambiance has gone. The Cremats, which used... More 

Thank FreddieM1
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Five of us went here for my friends and my birthdays. We didn't make a reservation but there was plenty of space. Our server for the evening was Oscar who had only started at the restaurant a couple of days previously but was very attentive and couldn't do enough for us. The setting is all outdoors with covered areas and... More 

Thank Embezzler
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I reviewed this before when it newly opened three years ago, the food is just as good now, we went twice in August this year, enjoyed our meal, the daily specials are good, but it gets very busy and the service was slow and chaotic after 9, I would say go about 7 for a lovely meal.

Thank scottishgirl035
ElVaixell, Propietario at El Vaixell, responded to this review
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Apreciada Scottishgirl035, gracias por su comentario en Tripadvisor. Nos alegramos de seguir teniéndola como cliente después de tres años. Seguiremos... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2015

El Vaixell is a great place to go with family, friends or even with your couple. The food is just brilliant (specially the Turbot or the rice). There's plenty of space so it never feels packed, it's really comfy. The service is very attentive and caring. One of the best places in the area.

Thank AnnaFuste
ElVaixell, Propietario at El Vaixell, responded to this review
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Aprciada Anna, gracias por tu comentario en Tripadvisor. Efectivamente, el Vaixell es un gran jardín donde intentamos que todo el... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

This has been our first time this year in El Vaixell. We come here every year since they opened the new restaurant. As always, we enjoyed our stay. Excellent fish and seafood. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is excellent to have a nice lunch for both kids and grown ups. We always accept the recommendations of the day... More 

Thank DanielFuster
ElVaixell, Propietario at El Vaixell, responded to this review
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Apreciado Daniel, muchas gracias por tus comentarios en Tripadvisor. No hay mejor recompensa para nosotros que fidelizar clientes año tras... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Torre Mora S/N | Torre Mora S/N, 17256 Pals, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Pals
  • Phone Number: +34 972 63 68 24

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