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El Balco de Calella Restaurant

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Hotel Sant Roc, Pl. Atlantic, 2, 17210 Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell, Spain
+34 972 61 42 50
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North Carolina
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had the cerviche and two fish dishes. The cerviche was a different type than expected and very good. It had a little kick that I really enjoyed with some unique flavor. The white fish (rake I think) was cooked perfect and so flaky. Being Americans we did get a lemon to suit our tastes and it... More 

1 Thank WindyTraveler
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at hotel Sant Roc and loved our time, however, the restaurant didn't live up to our expectations. It was overpriced, and while we are happy to pay more for quality delicious food, what we got was just "okay". I'd recommend this place for the beautiful view and nice atmosphere but nothing more.

Thank GypsyDnD
Barcelona, Spain
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were here for some late summer holidays in september 2016. This was a recommendation from some good friends that live in the area. This is a really good quality restaurant! The location is amazing! Great views over the Mediterranean Sea. By night these are top as well! The food was amazing! The staff very friendly! the good thing about... More 

Thank pacbaronet
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were on a running trip through Costa Brava and spent a night at the Sant Roc Hotel. So beautiful. We had dinner at the restaurant - it was delicious!

Thank Kelly O
Toronto, Canada
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped hear for lunch during a biking trip and it was a beautiful cliffside restaurant with fantastic views. They had mad a beautiful lunch buffet for our group and there was something for everyone and accommodated my gluten allergy no problem

Thank Tracy K
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This place came recommended, but let us down on each turn. From the lazy and begrudging service to the poor quality of the overpriced drinks. €8 for a bitter, ice filled daiquiri is not OK. The decor has great potential but just hasn't been finished or polished. Very little effort would be needed to correct this but it is evident... More 

Thank George B
York, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We have just stayed at The Sant Roc for 4 nights.Lovely hotel with spectacular views.We ate in the restaurant on the last night.We both ordered The gourmond menu which was a lovely taster menu with wine to complement each course.It was beautifully presented and all the courses were delicious.The views from the restaurant and the terrace are fantastic and the... More 

1 Thank 1834jules_philip
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Located in the south of Calella de Palafrugell, it offers a nice balcony over the bay from where you can enjoy nice views of this fishermans village. Service was good and attentive. Food is good, tough I found the menu a little bit too much pretentious.

Thank Eloi A
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Again we felt the restaurants in the centre were too busy, and expected a high quality experience as well as wonderful views of the bay here at the Sant Roc hotel. The evening did not start well, when having pre-meal drinks, the waiter who brought the drinks did not clear and clean the table, and my wife's drink came in... More 

Thank David W
Derby, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

In house restaurant of the Sant Roc hotel which has panoramic views across the bay of Calella. Well appointed Dining room with choice of inside or outside dining. Extensive menu and good quality, well presented food. On the expensive side but good experience

Thank BlackMirror

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Sant Roc, Pl. Atlantic, 2, 17210 Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  Palafrugell  >  Calella de Palafrugell
  • Phone Number: +34 972 61 42 50

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