Spain’s Costa Brava is well known as a popular tourist destination with some beautiful towns dotted along a spectacular coastline, and one of the most interesting aspects of the area is the wonderful food produced there. The wine in the area is very good with some lovely local varieties, while it also enjoys some wonderful seafood and a very high standard of restaurants. Here are some suggestions of where you can enjoy this cuisine, while you learn more on what to expect from this wonderful cuisine.
El Celler De Can Roca, Girona
Most visitors to the Costa Brava will arrive through the airport at Girona, but before making a dash towards the coast, a visit to this restaurant if you can get a table will deliver an amazing dining experience. This restaurant is run by three brothers who have a true passion for food, and cook with local ingredients, with stunning dishes and wonderful desserts. While it isn’t going to be the cheapest meal you’ve ever enjoyed, the food is truly spectacular and you get time to enjoy your food to make a wonderful dining experience, with an excellent list of local and international wines.
One of the interesting aspects of dining at this restaurant is that the best selection of dishes here are to share, meaning that it is great for those looking for a romantic destination for their meals. The dishes are beautifully presented and make the most of the local seafood, with the lobster being very good, while there are also other local dishes such as rabbit ribs on the menu too. The surroundings here are very good too, with the courtyard being a beautiful spot to enjoy your meal.
La Parrilla, Lloret de Mar
While Lloret de Mar may be one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Costa Brava, this is one of the most popular restaurants that serves up simple and tasty local cuisine. Run by a husband and wife team, the restaurant has a homely feel and provides a warm welcome, and the paella is very good with plenty of locally caught seafood. Home grown tomatoes are included in many of the dishes, while the steak is also a popular part of the menu.
El Somni, Calonge
Another of the family run restaurants on this part of the Spanish coast, El Somni is located on the corner of the village square in Calonge, and delivers rustic food at its best. A well priced menu and a great range of Spanish wine make for a wonderfully authentic dining experience, and the welcome for locals and visitors alike is excellent. Among the highlights on the menu is the cod served with tomato, and the excellent oxtail dishes show one of the regional specialties at its best.
Can Roura, L’Escala
This restaurant is a bit of a hidden gem in L’Escala, set away from the main square where there are three other restaurants with colorful signs and tables outside, but it is worth making a beeline for Can Roura. Presentation is one of the highlights of the dishes offered here, while they are also wonderfully cooked, making the most of the locally caught seafood. The desserts here are also excellent, with the red berry pannacotta and the local version of tiramisu well worth trying.