Calella de Palafrugell is well known for the traditional architecture of its Voltes (archways) and for its traditional sings-songs at which Havaneres (sea shanties) are accompanied by cremat (coffee flamed with rum). A festival which is held in July every years. But Calella de Palafrugell is also for one ice cream parlour, namely the La Jijonenca Calella De Palafrugell. This particular ice cream parlour provides a gastronomic ice cream indulgence to children (and adults) of all ages. Many of the flavours are found nowhere else in the world.
If like me you are a fan of ice-cream you absolutely cannot leave Calella de Palafrugell without trying one of these succulent ices. Amongst the great number of different flavours on offer you might fall for the Fior di Latte, a real torrent offreshness for your palate. The cherry on the ice is that the staff are incredibly kind, a characteristic that makes this particular ice-cream parlour even more attractive and delighted both my kids and my girlfriend as being true ice-cream lovers.
Favorite Dish: They call it the king of the crushed-ice! The so called Granizado, which is a Spanish drink that is made from lemon, water and crushed ice with sugar. It is quite a wonder and particularly popular in South America.
Situated on the main street parallel to the boardwalk it is a restaurant you can’t miss. It wasn’t our first choice for a diner in Calella de Palafrugell, that was Les Voltes. But after being served rather rude we decided to leave that restaurant and ended up at Can Gelpi … and we were not sorry for that!
The main thing that attracted us was the view of the terrace right at the Mediterranean Sea, it was simply breathtaking. When we wanted to order we saw that I was quite pricey, and you don’t get a lot on your plate but boy is the food good. I had grilled chicken breast and I can safely say it was the best chicken I have ever tasted. Paulien was served grilled shrimps and she said that it was really tasty indeed. La Table des Cuisiniers Cavistes offers the opportunity of trying local wines from their caves, complemented by delicious local specialties. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable describing the wines. You only pay an extra 5€ per bottle to drink it at the table. Food is extremely good, local keep returning and it is a real gem of a restaurant. I would love to go back.
Favorite Dish: The food here is excellent and they have a good wine list. The house rosado is always good in this restaurant. It's possible to just order wine by the glass, so enjoying a different wine with each course.
After a stroll over de Cami de Ronda we had a refreshment at the terrace of Restaurant Les Voltes. The terrace had an attraction at us, because sitting on the terrace we had the village in our back and the beach area with the picturesque fishermen boats in front of us. Instead of an inviting welcome trying to keep us for diner we had some grumpy waiter who really had no interest in us and just wanted to order fast and serve out in a minute. Such a shame, because where we were situated, with its amazing view, we wanted to stay for diner, but left after we finished our drinks.
We heard from the table next to us that they thought it was a bit of an average restaurant with tired terrace and grumpy staff serving overcooked and under-flavored fairly standard seaside Catalan food at prices slightly higher than others in Calella. A quick look at the card learned us that they serve kid's menu for 5 Euros and Adult for 9. But anyway, we saw a lot of local youngsters here and finally when we wanted to pay the bill we had to wait considerable time before we were able to pay … it was a bit of a disappointment.
Favorite Dish: The amazing view at the beach and the beautiful little boats.
Do not let the exterior of this restaurant put you off. Also don't expect posh surroundings inside. What you will get is really tasty Catalan food all cooked fresh to order and from their wood fired stove. Choices include spit roasted chicken, paella (actually made on the premises), grilled sardines, pasta and pizza. The salads we saw going out looked stunning. They always do a Menu of the Day for 10 euros which includes starter, main course, bread, dessert and wine. Menu changes every day and does include the paella and sardines. It's the sort of place where you can genuinly enjoy a slow, relaxed meal in true Spanish style with planty of bread and Allioli. definitely worth a visit if you want good food at a fair price with no frills.
Favorite Dish: Our favourite was defintely the paella. In a lot of restaurants the paella is brought in ready cooked. At Melody's they make it fresh for every order and it is stunning. We had the mixed paella - meat and seafood. The flavour was the best I've ever tasted and the rice mixture was lavishly topped with simply loads of mussels and langoustines.
We had a drink at this restaurant , i can't tell u what the food is like here, but i know its a dutch kitchen, i prefer local food when iam somewhere.
Geez so many dutch restaurants, cafe's and lots of dutch speaking locals! Its like a part of Holland is here!
Favorite Dish: dunno
After almost a week of terrible food I almost passed out on Papi Caralgos! I have eaten alot of luxurious food in my 18 years of life and I have never tasted a better steak than there! I eat a 250g filét with duckliver and the best red wine sauce ever tasted! The food wasn't even that expensive, I paid 25€ for my food, and that included wine, starter, maincourse and a coffee! The restaurant opened in december 2004 and the interior is simple but very cozy and trendy. The restaurant itself is very small, only 8 tables, and you can see the grill in the far end of the restaurant. The personel is very nice and speak fairly good english compared to the rest of Calella!
Favorite Dish: Innerfilét, 250g, with duckliver and fried potatoes with winesauce and gratinated peppers. A wine taht was really good with this course was The marques Arienzo (rioja), the house wine was also pretty good, but tasted a little bit less like strong wine.