L'Escala Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in L'Escala

August 6, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

L'Escala (Spanish: La Escala) is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Empordà in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the Costa Brava, located between the southern end of the Gulf of Roses and Cala (bay) Montgó. It is an important fishing port and tourist centre, and has a festival dedicated to its famous anchovies. The GE-513 road runs inland from the town.
Things to do in L'Escala

1. Restaurant El Gotim

Doctor Puig Sureda, 18, 17130 L'Escala, Spain Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$337 +34 972 77 30 54
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Restaurant El Gotim

Reviewed By Nico L - Weesp, The Netherlands

Escala is quite touristic, this restaurant is somewhat hidden in the streets of the ancient port. The atmosphere is wonderful, you're sitting in some kind of a cave. Service is very good, excellent white whine (malvasia). We had some excellent first courses and second courses, the desert was also very good. We found this a superb way to finish our holiday in Spain.

2. Can Roura

Carrer Major 10 | Sant Marti d'Empuries, 17130 L'Escala, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$337 +34 972 77 33 80
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 480 reviews

Can Roura

Del 12 de Septiembre a Mayo estamos cerrados, solo abrimos con reserva previa desde 2 personas, menu cerrado y mesa del chef. Hace falta avisar un dia antes. Gracias!

Reviewed By David528764 - Calne, United Kingdom

This year we revisited Can Roura twice (based on previous year's excellent experiences) and yet again both meals were absolutely super. We booked a table in the small, intimate inner courtyard which is relatively cool and quiet. The food was fantastic and I can recommend the fish and chips (not chips...but crisps in the batter) which you can have as a starter or main course. My wife loves the shoulder of lamb. The desserts are to die for. Customer service was first-class. Not cheap but in my opinion is the best restaurant in L'Escala and St. Marti. We will definitely return.

3. La Gruta

Calle de la Casa Gran, 1 | Port d'en Perris, 17130 L'Escala, Spain Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa French, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$173 - HK$432 +34 972 77 62 11
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 716 reviews

La Gruta

Reviewed By lauripc - Barcelona, Spain

We went there for dinner and it was surprisingly good! The quality is perfect and they elaborate amazing dishes. They have gluten free options and know about the contamination and which products contain gluten. It was a nice evening with good food. The prices are reasonable and the service is excellent.

4. Mas Concas

Cami de Cinc Claus s/n, 17130 L'Escala, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Private Dining French, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 972 77 51 58
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 342 reviews

Mas Concas

Cuina: La cuina del Restaurant Victor Català , esta basada en els sabors mediterranis , utilitzant productes del mercat .Celler: Vins de l’Empordà ,Somontano, Rioja , Ribera del Duero ,Côte du rossillonFesta Setmanal : Dimarts Vacances: Del 15 de gener al 15 de febrer Obert tot l’any.Horari: 13.00h. – 15.30h. / 20.00h. – 22.30h . Preu : 25.00€ a 30.00€Targetes de crédit: Les habituals menys American Express.Especialitats: Menús i carta ; Terrina de Foie gras amb poma de San Pere , Broxeta de rap i gambes , Papillot de mero amb llimona dolça i Pastis Tatin .

Reviewed By TarnMark81 - Albi, France

We really enjoyed our dinner here, the food was delicious, nicely presented and offered good value for money.
Sadly, it is let down by the ambiance... The lighting is far too bright, just would create warmth and let you appreciate the building tht the restaurant sits in. The tables are way too close together, we sat almost with another couple, literally 3 inches apart, who did not want to engage in conversation, so it was slightly awkward.
Finally the service was poor as they seemed understaffed with just two surly staff running around between the two rooms of the restaurant. We sat for just over 15 minutes before even water was offered, we were on the verge of leaving when the order was finally taken.
We enjoyed the food, but would not return.

5. Korpilombolo

Carrer del Mar 28, 17130 L'Escala, Spain Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner HK$337 - HK$432 +34 972 77 32 95
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Korpilombolo

Reviewed By Jakkles2 - London, United Kingdom

The reviews for this restaurant made my husband and I want to visit it. We could not get a table ad hoc on Wed 8th but booked for Thurs 9th July. What a revelation the food was, small portions as warned but the flavours were fantastic, the Patatas Bravas, reindeer and veal cheek deserve special mention. We ordered 6 dishes between us and had room for pudding, which was also full of flavour surprises. Even the bread (sourdough) was great. There are only 7 tables so please try to book, you won't be disappointed!

6. Cafe de la Riba

Carrer Del Port, 5, 17130 L'Escala, Spain Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night HK$31 - HK$181 +34 972 77 30 87
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 227 reviews

Cafe de la Riba

Reviewed By kdw72 - Caterham, United Kingdom

Menu has changed since last year and seems a little more upmarket. Enjoyed views from the first floor over the bay which is nice. Food was different, Argentinian pork bites, duck brochettes all nice tasting. It would appear that quite a few places are making an effort to appear more upmarket. Service was good and we had a good meal.

7. La Cala

Passeig Doctor Jesus Maria Isern n.2, 17130 L'Escala, Spain Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Seafood, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$141 - HK$385 +34 972 77 26 79
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 278 reviews

La Cala

Reviewed By OlaSkynor - Klofta, Norway

Tapas for two is the perfect meal if you are into sea food and tapas.
Reasonable priced, helpful staff and nice views to the sea,
If youare looking for high class, this is not the place, but given the location and building we found it a nice place to dine.

8. Pizzes Sibaris

Travesser 1 | Montgo, 17130 L'Escala, Spain Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$196 +34 686 38 31 75
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

Pizzes Sibaris

Reviewed By PhilSpyder - Saint-Tropez, France

We just fancied a Pizza and this place was recommended to us by a fellow motorhomer. Ordered the pizza to take away we had lots if choice and popped into the super market next door for a bottle of red Roja by the time I returned the pizza was coming out of the stone oven.great service great Pizza.

9. Cal Galan

Corriol de l'Usach, 17130 L'Escala, Spain Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Television Mediterranean, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner +34 972 77 01 40
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 348 reviews

Cal Galan

Tuesday morning, closed

Reviewed By Stephen C

I love the atmosphere, the food, the hospitable and the always helpful waiting staff, all at a reasonable price. The steaks are consistently good quality and cooked to perfection. If I were to complain about anything, then the accompanying chips are slightly undercooked and stodgy

10. Bar 1869

Carrer del Port 11, 17130 L'Escala, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +34 972 77 68 88
Excellent
42%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 217 reviews

Bar 1869

Reviewed By kdw72 - Caterham, United Kingdom

Ordered a light lunch for the kids, large frankfurter Sandwich which is pretty big! Drinks for the adults and a sharing plate of patatas bravas. Food is really good and was thoroughly enjoyed by the kids. Service not 100% on this occasion but okay. Nice place to eat and look out at the sea.

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