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El Motel Restaurant

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Avda. Salvador Dali i Domenech 170, 17600, Figueres, Spain
+34 972 50 05 62
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12:45 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had no idea what we were walking into--but we had an amazing lunch--incredible back patio and the best cheese and soup and steak! Cannot recommend more highly!

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Thank 751helen
elmotelrestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for your nice review. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team. Thank you very much for your support. Looking forward to welcome you soon, Warm regards, EL MOTEL EMPORDÀ team Albert More 

expat in Belgium
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I had visited this restaurant several times ... 18 years ago. I was afraid of coming back and being disappointed but.... I WASN'T Food is divine as it used to be and service is so courteous and professional as ever. It was very nice to see they have kept their quality and to test the novelties. I was also pleasantly... More 

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Thank misskeika
Marta P, Relación con clientes at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for your nice review. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team. We were really pleased to welcome you back after 18 years. Thank you very much for your support. Looking forward to welcome you soon, Warm regards, EL MOTEL EMPORDÀ team More 

Province of Girona, Spain
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you are interested in clasic restaurants this is the place to go in Figueres. Professional service and chefs. A symphony of good taste. Some would say is a little bit old-fashioned because it has not followed the latest trends but it is an experience to enjoy.

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Thank Carles F
elmotelrestaurant, General Manager at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Carles, Thank you very much for your comments. Looking forward hearing from you soon, Kind regards, Albert Subirós El Motel Restaurant More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

My girlfriend and I took the train from Barcelona to see the Dali Museum and I had heard this was a good restaurant. I was surprised to find it in a rather average-looking motel on the outskirts of town. What a hidden gem! It was not cheap, but the food surpassed all expectations. I had several mediocre meals in Barcelona,... More 

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Thank Anne B
elmotelrestaurant, General Manager at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Anne, Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all the rest of our team. Thank you for your support. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert El Motel Restaurant More 

Monchique, Portugal
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Been to the Ampurdan many times since the 60s, but don't like the new style of the restaurant. Less formal to attract a different clientele is OK, but the service was "uninterested" and the carte rather boring. May be we hit the wrong night. I will try it again next time I drive by, but the night we were there,... More 

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Thank turifoia
elmotelrestaurant, General Manager at El Motel Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate your comments and we will share with all our team. We will take action to rectify it. Thank you for your support. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Warm regards, Albert El Motel Restaurant More 

Seattle, Washington
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189 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Is the best restaurant of Figueras. It’s gastronomic, presents innovative Catalan cuisine. Located in the hotel Emporda, opened its doors for more than 50 years ago. Very delicious and charming place. The ambience inside reminds of old times, but there is some spell and fascination in it. When the weather is good (which is often in this part of the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Let me provide back round, because this restaurant ROCKS. It is worth a day trip from Barcelona just to dine here! Chef JAUME SUBIROUS is deeply revered by the most famed chefs of the region, such as the brothers Rocca and Ferran Adria.These (younger) genius chefs know that Catalan cooking would not be what it is today without the founder... More 

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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We had a wonderful dinner here at this place in mid-October, a party of five persons. We were treated by the legendary Jaume Subiros himself, and we just wish that there could be a person of his wisdom, experience and good judgement at every restaurant. He set the stage with a prestige-free personal approach to the guests, carefully guided us... More 

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Badalona, Spain
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222 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

We’d been told it was the place to eat in Figueres and it really was excellent The dining room is spacious with the tables nicely separated allowing the staff to move easily and allowing you privacy. Service was informative and friendly and the recommendations were good. We had risottos to start and then a strange local dish of an apple... More 

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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

After an excellent day in Figueres we had the good fortune to dine at El Motel. What stood out was the very professional waiters, the cheeseboard and the ambience. He ate on a patio - outside but inside. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$70
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:45 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:45 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:45 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:45 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:45 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:45 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:45 - 15:30
20:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avda. Salvador Dali i Domenech 170, 17600, Figueres, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Figueres
  • Phone Number: +34 972 50 05 62
Description
Familiar restaurant, founded in 1961, for Josep Mercader, and followed for his soon in law, Jaume Subirós, the actual ohef and owner. El Motel Restaurant offer every day differents dishes cooked with a quality and seasonal products.

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