The Camping Mas Patoxas has all the necessary services available. The friendly reception and its 'I' point provide all the useful information of the camping itself, the region and its places of interest you could wish for. There is also a large bar-restaurant with terraces, an ice-cream parlour and a handy take-away and pizzeria for those times you don’t want to cook.
The restaurant is comprise of a lounge with full service bar, a patio with good views at the swimming pool while you enjoy a selection from their appetizer and beverage menus. We found out that the restaurant offers some tapas, Spanish and European food. To us it was more a bit of a fast food restaurant where the food was cheap, convenient, filling, and some tasted good. Not really a highlight, but what to expect?
There's nothing more synonymous with Spanish cuisine than tapas, the tradition of eating small dishes as an appetizer, snack or in combination to form a main meal of the day. The latter has become a growing trend worldwide in recent decades, and that should come as no surprise to food-lovers: after all what could be better than mixing and matching all the glorious taste sensations of Spain for supper?
After our visit to the Gothic Quarter with its beautiful church Esglesia de Sant Pere and amazing Josep Pla Viewpoint we enden up at the Plaça Major. It was definitely time for a refreshment and maybe even some tapas. We found the typical tapas dishes at the Café Empordanet. We just sat down, enjoyed the weatherand looked up to the beautiful facades of the surrounding buildings and enjoyed the vibrance of this beautiful spot.
Favorite Dish: We (especially the childeren) enjoyed the Calamares. To the uncultured eater, calamares resemble onion rings, but are in fact circles of squid in batter. We ate them and thought they were chewy but delicious, and best to go with a squeeze of lemon.
Making your own food at the campsite is simply a great way to spend time with friends and family, to entertain and to simply enjoy your background. Having a so called “meal at home” is becoming increasingly popular and the eating out is decreasing, probably a budget thing. But anyway, it brings your cooking outside – so you don’t have to miss out on the fun while still preparing a tasty and memorable meal.
I guess that making your own meal has numerous regional variations in many parts of the world. We like to stay outside, have a cold beer or good wine and communicate with each other while one is putting the meat on the gas cooker and enjoy each other’s company. This time being together is quite priceless and therefore we had a few meals of our own during our stay in Pals. The surrounding was beautiful at the patio of our mobile home, the sun going down behind the mountains and the amazing Pyrenees in the background. No restaurant in the vicinity could top that! At the local shops we bought some fine pasta, meat and fish and (of course) the necessary beer and wine.
It was a nice experience. Every thing its clean, the foods are fresh and the cook is superb.
The staff its very friendly and helpful, there is a special and cheap menu for kids. Excellent value for money, the wine list its good and not expensive. Many people say its the best restaurant of area.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish was the Samarina salade with honey sauce and the duck with pears.
For my wife was the salad with two different types of melted goat cheese with Jabugo jam and the fillet with the special sauce of five types of pepper.
Nice clean place, we ate Al fresco and this wasn't to exciting as there was a road just off the pavement.
The staff where friendly and helpful, fetching high chairs and extra seat's to put a carry cot onto.
Favorite Dish: Local Ham and Melon /Home made Gazpacho soup for starters then Steak cooked as requested with Potatoes and Veg, Catalan cream for dessert.
If the amazing Hilltop village of Pals wasn't enough to entice you, there is one location that just cannot be overlooked. The restaurant is situated near the top of the Old Town, where window boxes of all descriptions overhang the meandering cobbled and arched pathway leading you towards the exquisitely quaint 'Bar El Pedro'.
My family and I booked for 7:30pm, just as dusk was falling. The ambience was set by the pleasant nature of your hosts which is self evident as soon as you enter and are pleasantly guided towards your dining experience. One of the things that impressed us the most was no matter how much you were to spend, the same service and attention is dedicated to each customer. Through into the left and right segments is where the locals can be found enjoying the sumptuous cuisine, which is always a good sign if you ask me! The restaurant is rather exclusive so booking is a must, yet although being so does not reflect in the excellent value for money. Family of four - 2 Adults & 2 Children aged 10 & 12 enjoying 2 starters 4 main courses, 4 deserts, 1 bottle of red wine and a couple of cheeky ports Oh! And their cheese selection is really varied. Local produce too. Anyway, that bounty cost us no more than 90 Euros....... I know, superb just try it for yourselves. We hope you make some memories, I know we have. Regards Mark, Claire, Stephanie and Rebecca.
On the beach of Playa de Pals or Playa Begur, there were some nice restaurants.
We sat direct to the beach and we could eat already at six o clock. (Good time for dutch families)
Favorite Dish: Paëlla, nice yellow rice-plate with 'Fruit de mer'