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El Jou Vell

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Carretera N-260, Km. 30.200, 17491, Peralada, Spain
+34 972 53 81 21
12:00 - 16:15
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went to this restaurant today and it was fabulous. The choice of tapas is huge, beautifully presented and tastes fabulous. There are hot and cold choices as well as a large selection of deserts. There is something for everyone, even if you are not a seafood lover (of which there is a lot) which I'm not. You can refill your... More 

Thank Curlyl0x
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A neighbour told us about this place last year, so this year we visited after golf at the excellent Peralada course. The buffet is well stocked with a good variety of food, and it is cooked to a reasonable standard. Some of the dishes did not have signs, making it a slight challenge for vegetarians. There is not much to... More 

Thank Ian14_11
Santicomas, Gerente at El Jou Vell, responded to this review
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This was sour second visit. Once againa the buffet offered extensive choices: beautiful little "amuse-bouches" cold buffet of salads, charcuterie, anchovies and stuffed mussels. Hot freshly cooked mussels and clams were also availanble and Gazpacho. There was also some macaroni and two different sauces and paella.That's just for starters, then there were several types of grilled and fried fish, and... More 

Thank JeannieMac
Santicomas, Gerente at El Jou Vell, responded to this review
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Gracias por su visita en nuestro bufet Le agradecemos su opinion y le estaremos esperando en otra ocasion La direccion More 

Perpignan, France
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

We have been here twice with friends and not enjoyed it t all. The food is kept warm and there is not a lot of choice. There are a lot of other restaurants in the area that are better value and much better service

Thank spanishfoodie
Badalona, Spain
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207 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

As many of the reviewers I am not a very fan person of buffets as we normally identify them with bad quality food, fast food and bad service. I knew the place from before it became buffet and must say that the food they serve is good. There are options for everyone from starters to dessert. They maintain a certain... More 

Thank xIshidax
Glencoe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

It's so good that we took a well-known British chef & his wife; they were hugely impressed by the quality, variety, freshness & sheer good value of this place.

Thank Marstefi
Ceret, France
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Large, highly popular restaurant offering a fixed tariff "as much as you can eat" deal. There is a huge range of starters (with an aperatif) served buffet style, then a solid range of main courses, in which fish and sea food play a significant part. Only good trenchermen will make it to the wide variety of puddings, cheese and fruit... More 

Thank Misterfish66
Colne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

This is a buffet restaurant on the main road to LLanca and so is very often busy with many nationalities having a meal at any one time. It is especially liked by French tourists. Although it is busy it doesn't feel overcrowded and the staff are polite and keep the buffet well replenished. It is the best value during the... More 

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Glencoe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We went there with a party of friends, some of whom are vegetarian, some who have huge appetites & some who only nibble, & found it suited all tastes. Every course is buffet-style, so you help yourself to as much (or as little) as you want of whatever you fancy. Everything was fresh, the dishes were frequently replenished & the... More 

Thank Marstefi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I had been there with a friend and found the garden cool and the food good. Tried to go back alone and...felt unwanted. Why use a table just for one person? so I left

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:15
12:00 - 16:15
12:00 - 16:15
12:00 - 16:15
12:00 - 16:15
12:00 - 16:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera N-260, Km. 30.200, 17491, Peralada, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Peralada
  • Phone Number: +34 972 53 81 21

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