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Restaurante el Portal de La Gallarda

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Carrer Pere Estany 14 | Castelló d'Empúries, 17486 Castello d'Empuries, Spain
+34 972 25 01 52
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Usk, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

WORST EXPERIENCE EVER.... After exploring the Medieval village and admiring the quaintness of this beautiful place we decided to have lunch here. From the outside it is beautiful, step in through the door and it's all downhill!! We went for the Menu del dia at 16€ a head. We ordered deep fried cod, spaghetti, veal ribs and cod and potatoes... More 

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Thank J4KXU
Usk
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Came here by mistake and without checking TripAdvisor, never again. Food abysmal & overpriced, staff disinterested and the owner playing on a computer in the corner says it all. Do not eat here.

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Thank SteveBoyle
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Good honest food - good selection and variety of meats, fish and desserts. Well priced and nicely cooked. Lovely atmosphere with friendly helpful staff. Come early and snag the table with a view or book earlier in the day. Opens at 8pm. Not posh but do not come in your hiking gear in the evening. Make a bit more effort.

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1 Thank Myocummaid
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

We were told about this place by our next door neighbour here in Empuriabrava, so we gave it a try on a Friday lunchtime. The menu for €16.50 was very good and filling. I had the chicken casserole and my wife had the cod on a bed of Patatas al Horno. That is potatoes cooked in a combo of olive... More 

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Thank InspectorLeStrade
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

There are bad restaurants and then there is Portal de la Gallarda in Castillo d'Empuries. I must admit the setting is beautiful - a ruin and an amazing view but that's it. The restaurant is overpriced. The service rude and the food awful. We chose two appetizers each. Tuna carppacio, cod fritters, mussels and cod salad. The bread was burned... More 

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2 Thank Anne Lea L
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Stopped there for an afternoon drink: great place to be. Nice overview of the area just outside of the old city walls.

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Thank Hendrik S
Newport, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

The food and service here were equally bad. I had ordered oven baked cod, the centre was undercooked and the vegetables swimming in oil. My husband ordered a fillet steak well done, 1st time it was practically raw, 2nd time, medium rare, 3rd time cooked, but by now evening ruined. When we spoke to them about the bill, from being... More 

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2 Thank Sheila B
Long Beach, California
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

we found this restaurant by accident after going to mass at the cathedral. lovely restaurant with patio seating and a nice view to the fields below. We had lunch which was good but we think a little pricey. we think the pricing was because of the views. Service was a little slow even by Catalan standards and they do not... More 

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Thank susankarpiel
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

Very poor service. Overpriced and the food is not great. Wish I had read reviews before I ate here. Management need to take a look at all these reviews and revise their way of doing business. Much better value to eat the fixed price menu at Hotel Cannet. Staff much friendlier and more professional here too.

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3 Thank SueMc9
Meise, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Accidently (missing La Gallarda with The Gallery : stupid me !) been to this restaurant last week-end. Very nice location (herewith is all said!), but unbelievable poor is all other aspects. Welcome, service, food ... all below zero; the worst restaurant we ever visited ! I wonder if the Cook and the waitress show any pride in their work. No... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Pere Estany 14 | Castelló d'Empúries, 17486 Castello d'Empuries, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Castello d'Empuries
  • Phone Number: +34 972 25 01 52

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