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Vell Papiol

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Vilamar, 30, 43820 Calafell, Spain
+34 977 69 13 49
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had been wanting to eat here for a number of years, but because the don't display there opening times, we always arrived when they were closed! This time we got lucky and we were not disappointed. We had the Menu Gastranomica which was great value and promised locally sourced food cooked to local recipes. The food was excellent and... More 

Thank TracyTriumph
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We come back every year (now year 7) and we are never let down. We went for the menu gastronomica. Which at 25 euro is in my opinion amazing value. We started with a foie salad and some local prawns. Well balanced and very tasty. Using the vinegars of the augusta winery (El buĺli and many Michelin restaurants use the... More 

Thank Ray F
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

We spent 3 out of 12 night of our holiday eating the menu gastronomica. Just superb. Service faultless. Food is some of the best I have ever eaten. The menu changes daily and I cannot fault anything I have ever eaten here. The attention to detail is great and you can tell the people that are cooking it really care... More 

Thank Ray F
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Buenas noches, Muchas gracias por su comentario. quería responderle antes porqué enseguida identificamos de que familia se trata. De verdad,... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

This restaurant has its back closed to the beach promenade for a good reason, to distinguish itself to the ocean of mediocrity of seaside restaurants and bars. As it is it can be counted as one of the three upscale restaurants in Calafell and also, by far, the least expensive one.We have tried all three and this one had the... More 

Thank martinezcm
New York City, New York
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299 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Vell Papiol is a very nice fish restaurant just behind the seaside promenade in town. The staff made every effort to communicate, but it was tougher here than else where. The restaurant is very sophisticated for this area, and well designed. It is very popular with locals.The highlights were a delicious mussel dish and a fantastic monk fish .

Thank PeterMmetroNY
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Excellent food and service in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere. Quite expensive, but worth it. Offers both lunch and dinner service.

Thank Mike_Vicki
Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

During my 8 day stay in Calafell we´ve been 3 times to Vell Papiol. Every time it was excellent! The food (fresh fish, Paella) was fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is great, elegant and the staff very friendly and always smiling. It is a real restaurant where you can got wirth friends or for a romantic dinner. Warm furniture, nice... More 

Thank ludmilla34
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

i started with the octopus salad, which was well presented and very tasty, the grilled vegetables were a nice touch. My wife and I had been searching for a local restaurant where we could have good grilled fish and for our main course we were not dissappointed! our sea bream was excellent, although one fish would have been enough for... More 

Thank Jonas967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vilamar, 30, 43820 Calafell, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Tarragona  >  Costa Dorada  >  Calafell
  • Phone Number: +34 977 69 13 49

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