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Es Portal Restaurant

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Carretera de Pals a Torroella de Montgri 17, 17256 Pals, Spain
+34 972 63 65 96
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13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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327 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a real find, thanks to Trip Advisor information. We agreed with others that the food and the staff were of a very high standard. Catalonians are making their mark in their own way. Es Portal is a gate to success.

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Thank Ronnie S
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ronnie S, we appreciate very much your comments about Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We're glad you enjoyed a good moment with us. Thank you for your kind words and for your visit! More 

Barcelona, Spain
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We have had the 'Gastronomic Menu' and I can say that it is worth its price. Catalan cuisine with its roots in tradition but with an outstanding modern approach. The wine list is good and with its prices balanced. The service is remarkably keen and efficient.

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Thank Mbrau
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mbrau, thank you so much for sharing your experience at Es Portal. We're glad you enjoyed our cuisine and wines. Thank you so much for your visit! More 

Mauna Lani Hawaii
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A wonderful town to wander. Old world charm A delightful lunch outdoors, with decent menu. Slow service when busy

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Thank Stephanie C
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie C, we apreciate your time writing a review about Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We are glad you enjoyed the lunch outdoors. We apologize if service was a bit slow, we want our costumers enjoy the moment and the food. Thank you so much for your visit! More 

Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

we were 21 happy people of all ages who took over the conservatory. we went for the lunch time set menu, which we found to be great value. they are aiming for a one star Michelin and for this, the value was amazing. the menu fairly balanced. the vegetarian choice was the only one that needs work on, but a... More 

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Thank PaddyAntaki
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear PaddyAntaki, we appreciate very much your time writing a review about Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic. We are thankful to you for pointing out the need of some work on our vegetarian choice and we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Es Portal. We work to improve and give our costumers our best. Thank you for your visit! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We went today for lunch with my family, table of 7, 3 adults 4 children. We waited for 45 minutes to place our lunch order and the restaurant was only at 20% capacity. We asked 3 times to place the order, the last time we asked the waitress literally said " relax relax and if you are not happy leave"... More 

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Thank Juncal M
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mr, We apologize if you had to wait for a while, but we're in the peak season, and there is a waiting time untill someone can take your order. By the way, you forget to mention the fact that your waiter had served to you soft drinks and a red wine. Just for the record: the restaurant was 80%... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We went for a birthday meal & were disappointed having been previously a few years ago. When we came before we sat in the old courtyard which was more atmospheric than the new glass covered restaurant. Three of us had the 'Mountain & Sea' which was chicken & langoustine but regrettably the seafood element was missing or miniscule. Nice wine.

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Thank peterS743
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Propietario at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear PeterS743, we are sorry you were disappointed on your meal. Thank you for your visit. More 

Barcelona, Spain
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

went there with friends and was absolutely delicious - It's a typical catalan MASIA, with a delicate service and superb food

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Thank Liliana_LuceroG
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Liliana_LuceroG, we apreciate very much your words about Es Portal, we are happy you enjoyed. Tank you so much for your visit! More 

Nairn, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We were recommended to visit this restaurant by friends whose views we greatly respect, and whilst some aspects (the premises, the staff attention and the location) were superb, some items demand more attention. Es Portal has the makings of a superb restaurant and demonstrates imagination and ambition in many areas ...but doesn't quite make it to the table. In fairness,... More 

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Thank Big_Bike_Buddy
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Big_Bike_Buddy, we apreciate very much your comments. We are surprised about your reservation problem, because we are among the restaurants that are open all year round except for november, when our staff are in vacation. We are glad to know you enjoyed the scallops with foie gras and the lobster cream soup. Regarding to the duck breast and your... More 

Sydney
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

We just stumbled upon this place looking for somewhere for lunch, drawn in by the lovely surroundings. Obviously very fresh, gourmet food, we ordered a number of tapas dished to share between the 5 of us. The food was good but quite rich with unusual flavours. The service was very good and the small treats of chocolate truffles and coconut... More 

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Thank JemmaSydney
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JemmaSydney, we appreciate very much your review about Es Portal, we are glad you loved our cuisine. Thank you so much for your visit and for your recommendation. More 

Ascot
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

The hotel side of Es Portal is very nice - considering the proximity to the road the rooms are very well insulated and nicely appointed. Work in progress with the gardens though, could do with more landscaping. The staff are very pleasant and work hard. We had two dinners in the restaurant Let's say 'style over substance' sums up the... More 

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Thank CheshireladAscot
JoanCarlesEsPortal, Owner at Es Portal Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear CheshireladAscot, we do appreciate very much your comment about Es Portal because it helps us to improve. We take very seriously customers reviews. Thank you for your time and for your visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$61
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Thursday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Friday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Saturday
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera de Pals a Torroella de Montgri 17, 17256 Pals, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Pals
  • Phone Number: +34 972 63 65 96
Description
Gourmet restaurant run by chef Joan Carles Sanchez, who made an empordà updated cuisine with exquisite care by the product and the right point of innovation and creativity. Our specialty is rice of different varieties grown in Pals, wild fish from the Costa Brava and products of the territory of high quality, such as those covered by protected designations of origin, quality or geographical designations. Especially the wines of the DO Empordà and other OD country and wine producing areas of high quality. Portal Restaurant is part of the collective La Cuina de l'Empordanet, which promotes the gastronomic quality of the territory and seeks to identify l'Empordà as a first order gourmet area.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?