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Can Carlus

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C/Portal, 20, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Spain
+34 972 34 08 04
12:30 - 23:30
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a terrible experience...shrimps were fishy and didnt taste as shrimps. Wine was terrible too, difficult yo drink. Lots of money in the trash, a spoiled night and some vomiting. Too many pictures and languages in the menu. It's a trap for turists, don't be fooled. Look somewhere else! (feeling relieved to share this and save people's vacation).

Thank arodmtl
Barcelona, España
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The restaurant is set in the beautiful old town of Tossa, a medieval wallet town. You should try the "suquets" and, when it's time (late August or early September), "Cim i Tomba". They are stewfish cooked in a Catalan way. In any case, I recommend asking for daily specials.

Thank Alexia S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Very quiet as lots of restaurants closed in October, I had spag bol, husband had sea bass, and my daughter had the chicken, all cooked to perfection and very tasty. The service was very good.

Thank Pam A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Seemed a bit touristy at first but the service and food were excellent. Highly recommend the black rice paella and Santiago cake for dessert!

Thank EG1
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The turbot fish was to much grilled and dry. The lamb chops greasy and with almost no meat parts. But the wine was very good.

Thank Claes L
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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162 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We have two rules about dining out: avoid the establishments that have someone steering you to come in and avoid places with pictures of the food. This was a mistake I will blame on my desire to have a 4-cheese pizza on my birthday. There are many pizzerias in Tossa de Mar, but this was the only one with a... More 

Thank snorkelingfan46
East Yorkshire
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171 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had a gorgeous meal here in the covered area on the street. The situation is special, near the castle, with just enough lighting. The food was very good. I had a pork steak with roquefort sauce. My wife had calamari. The waiter was extremely helpful when we came to choose a wine, and recommended a good one, far from... More 

Thank Trogblade
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Having visited numerous other restaurants in Tossa, this by far stood out a mile, so much so that we ended up there three times. Having a cheeky one year old in tow made dinner times a little hectic, but the amazing staff and service made us all feel at ease and we were able to enjoy our experience. The food... More 

Thank bryonyrich
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant to sample the Cim i Tomba, a traditional local fisherman's dish. The Can Carlus had a special dinner that included wine. We had a good welcome and the resulting meal was excellent, we can't wait to go back again!

Thank Barry P
Province of Almeria, Spain
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had a proper english breakfast. Like heaven! Its small but very welcoming with tables outside to watch the world go by. English run. Great reception. Whats not to like??

Thank Heather B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/Portal, 20, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Tossa de Mar
  • Phone Number: +34 972 34 08 04

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?