We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Portalet

Certificate of Excellence
European, Spanish, Contemporary
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Sant Jaume, 32, 25550 Bossost, Spain
+34 973 64 82 00
12:30 - 15:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 20:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First day open after renovations, and whoaw! Super delicious food, excellent service, in a modern, industrial, but warm interior.

Thank Danielle B
Crechets, France
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A fantastic dinner, in very comfortable surroundings, very nice waiting staff. A real pleasure to eat at this restaurant.

Thank hoopBagneresDeLuchon
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had lunch with a friend, as a trial run, before taking family there in the next couple of weeks. We received a warm welcome and our waiter was attentive and charming. Each course was a visual delight and delicious. In between each course, we were brought some really delicious little treats. We will definitely be going back with our... More 

Thank Penny B
Level Contributor
133 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Bossost is a pretty little town in the Val d'Aran just over the Spanish border from SW France. The Garonne runs through the centre of town and right beside the river is the Portalet. This place has the warm ambience of a family-run restaurant plus food which is worth at least two Michelin stars and immaculate service. The menu is... More 

Thank John P
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a popular restaurant. We had lunch here for the first time recently. Four course or three course choice with several tasty "extras" brought in between courses, very good presentation on wacky plates, good value for money. Ask for Menu in Spanish or French, attentive waiter, cool atmosphere, suggest booking if you are not arriving soon after opening at... More 

Thank Peter R
Saint-Lizier, France
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

The wonder of this restaurant is that you do not get much on a plate....but leave feeling very full! Each course is a journey of different flavours...all delightful!

Thank borzoiowner
Pujols, France
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

An excellent menu and very good value. The Rioja wine was superb. Although we (four of us) were the only people in the restaurant that night, it still matched up to our previous visit. Will definitely be back again. Michelin level cuisine about very reasonable prices.

Thank richard1382015
Saint-Beat, France
Level Contributor
372 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Nice place to eat with little touches between courses. Plates are not huge but full of taste. Lovely food prepared well.

Thank ScooterJuly
Vila Seca, Spain
Level Contributor
230 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Have you ever found a treasure? Well, me not. But I thought it when we had lunch in this restaurant. It's not in the right place and, inside it's not very comfortable but, what the hell! Their foods are excellent. I recommend you to divert on your GPS route and enjoy its cuisine. You'll be grateful for my opinion (;-)

Thank Jimber81
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

We had this restaurant recommended by friends who go frequently, especially when they want to celebrate. How right they were! The food is outstanding: delicate, imaginative, unusual flavours and ingredients which somehow work perfectly when combined. Along with the attentive, but not intrusive service, we were very impressed at the level of detail: lots of amuses-bouches and palate cleansers, including... More 

4 Thank Tamboures

Travellers who viewed El Portalet also viewed

Bossost, Val d'Aran
Bossost, Val d'Aran

Been to El Portalet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 38 - USD 56
European, Spanish, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
12:30 - 15:00
12:30 - 15:00
12:30 - 15:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sant Jaume, 32, 25550 Bossost, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Lleida  >  Val d'Aran  >  Bossost
  • Phone Number: +34 973 64 82 00
Nuestro restaurante se situa en una antigua "borda aranesa" restaurada,aunque está dentro de la población goza de una situación inmejorable al lado de la naturaleza,con parquing propio.El ambiente es muy acogedor y amplio. La cocina es de estilo creativo, nuestro chef sigue innovando y trabajando, después de más de quinze años,el estilo inconfundible del Portalet.Nos tienen a su disposición todo el año.Our restaurant is located in an old "Borda Aranesa" restored, although it is within the population enjoys a superb location next to nature, with its own car park. The atmosphere is very friendly and spacious. The cuisine is creative style, our chef continues to innovate and to work, after more than fifteen years, the unmistakable style of Portalet. We have available all year.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Portalet and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from El Portalet staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?