Santa Cristina d'Aro Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Santa Cristina d'Aro

July 16, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Santa Cristina d'Aro (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsantə kɾisˈtinə ˈðaɾu]) is a small town in the Aro valley (Baix Empordà region) at the junction of the road from Girona/Barcelona to Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Palamós. It is home to a number of workers in the nearby holiday resorts. The Costa Brava golf course is on the outskirts of the town.
Things to do in Santa Cristina d'Aro

1. Els Tinars

Ctra. de St. Feliu, km 7,2, 17240 Llagostera, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$337 - HK$698 +34 972 83 06 26
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 816 reviews

Els Tinars

Reviewed By Paul M

Went to Els Tinars with great anticipation and left disappointing. The food was good but not great. Of everything, the vegetables we had were the best. They tuna tartar was elegantly presented but of average taste. The vegetable and fruit salad was very good. The barbecued beef was tough and grissly. The dessert souffle was good. The restaurant's ambiance is BRIGHT, as in bring your sunglasses. The wait staff are professional but NEVER smile and seem to be trained to not make eye contact with the guests. What was most interesting was my wife was served an incorrect appetizer to which we brought to the attention of our waiter. He disagreed and when we explained my wife was a vegetarian and would not have ordered cod salad, he begrudgingly took the plate and outed the rest of the evening. Even more it seems the head waiter removed him from all table service for the evening. Our waiter just walked around sulking. The restaurant does not deserve a Michelin star

2. La Font Picant

Urbanitzacio Bell-Lloc S/N, 17246 Santa Cristina d'Aro, Spain Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Healthy, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +34 972 83 33 50
Excellent
36%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 196 reviews

La Font Picant

There are places that take us back to our childhood: summer evenings, picnics by the spring, your first bike... La Font Picant is one of those places. An antique restaurant in an old railway station, a meeting point for the people of Sant Feliu, Santa Cristina... A beautiful little corner with plenty of heart. With this simplicity of form we offer a selection of meats, grilled or spit-roasted over a wood fire. We use only 100% natural products, cooked on charcoal from les Gavarres, obtained by natural means. We have chosen to pursue a policy of respect for the environment and local sustainability.

Reviewed By Postcorner - Calella, Spain

Really nice setting, in an old railway station. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was all freshly made and with fresh ingredients and nice flavours. We had the leg of pork and it was cooked perfectly. Kids burger was real meat and delicious (apparently)....whole experience was very pleasant. Would rather pay more for a nicer evening than pay moderately for a poor experience but it was a tad expensive. 100 euro for 2 adults and 2 kids, 2 courses and drinks. 70-80 euro would have been about right.

3. Mas Torrellas

Carretera, 17246 Santa Cristina d'Aro, Spain Reservations Dinner +34 972 83 75 26
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Mas Torrellas

Reviewed By FleurDevine - Derbyshire

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay here,very hospitable staff and the food was very good.It was a quiet time so enjoyed our stay all the more.Swimming pool most enjoyable.We would most definately stayhere again.

4. Rosamar

Urbanitzacio Rosamar | Ctra de Sant Feliu a Tossa de Mar, 17246 Santa Cristina d'Aro, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$965 +34 972 82 21 81
Excellent
39%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 141 reviews

Rosamar

Reviewed By Matt H

This is one of the most picturesque places to have lunch with food to match. If you are in the area make sure you drop in and have a seat on the Terrace.

5. Can Roquet

Placa de l'Esglesia | Romanya de la Selva, 17246 Santa Cristina d'Aro, Spain Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$337 - HK$628 +34 972 83 30 81
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 412 reviews

Can Roquet

Reviewed By Kingfisher1807 - Epsom, United Kingdom

We visited this restaurant two years ago and being back in the area again this year it was a no-brainier to go back.
Again the weather was great and everyone was having lunch outside. The setting is lovely and it enhances the overall experience.
The food is wonderful - perfectly cooked & presented - and creative. Lots of Spanish flare, although the owners are Belgian I believe.
All the staff are so charming, personable and helpful.
But the food tops the lot.
We were presented with three amuse bouche as we looked through the menu.
These were a sweet potato bonbon, a pumpkin and white chocolate soup and a celeriac panna cotta with caviar.
What a start !
Our starters were equally impressive -
Homemade fois gras with nut & fruit brioche, roquefort terrine stuffed with hazelnuts and dried plums, and an amazing veal carpaccio with goose liver and truffle oil.
Mains were no less brilliant with veal kidneys with mustard, wild boar and duck served with duck liver & apple.
Desert also impressed with strawberry soup with bergamot ice-cream topping our choices.
All of this in a beautiful location and great Spanish wines. I don't think any of us could think of how Can Roquet could be improved.

6. Restaurant TOC DE SOL

Carretera S'Agaro, 25, 17249 Castell-Platja d'Aro, Spain Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$283 - HK$471 +34 972 82 50 64
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Restaurant TOC DE SOL

Reviewed By Gert K - Odense, Denmark

This is an excellent top class restaurant. Environment, service, atmosphere and food quality is in world class. Starters are tasty, fishsoup is a big surpise, beef is tender and well cookedand the dessert delicious ...a wonderful experience, an we will be back next time in Castell de A`ro - very close til Platja DÀro... thank you

7. Restaurant Ca l'Isern

Especiers, 27, 17220 Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner HK$110 - HK$290 +34 972 82 28 21
Excellent
37%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 343 reviews

Restaurant Ca l'Isern

Placed in the old town of Sant Feliu de Guixols, the restaurant Ca l'Isern is an eminently familiar setting. Currently run by the third generation of the family, Enric and Elena, facilities welcome you with an essentially traditional.In their kitchens are made specialties such as grilled meat dishes and one hundred percent home among which the "rostit de l'Avia" and "xai al forn brao of." On weekends, special dishes are prepared with the touch of the chef of the house to enjoy your palate of the most emblematic recipes of Catalonia.Just 200 meters from the beach this restaurant is the ideal place to get away and enjoy the Costa Brava and its charms in the company of your family. Do not miss it.

Reviewed By Phil G - London, United Kingdom

We visit Sant Feliu regularly for short holidays because if its proximity to Gerona airport and regularly eat here. The set menu is full of choice and because most of the meat (and fish) is cooked over an open fire the flavour is always fantastic....MoreThank you very much for your review and recommendation. We are glad that you like our restaurant and you are visiting us often. Thank you very much, see you next!

8. La Locanda di Nonna Flo

plaza Sant Pere, 1 | plaza Sant Pere, 1, 17220 Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 972 82 08 03
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 326 reviews

La Locanda di Nonna Flo

Reviewed By Txell R

The quality of the food is very good: we ate two dishes of pasta (both very nice) and meat, which was delicious. The staff are very nice, friendly and attentive. Worth trying.

9. Feliu

Av. Reina Fabiola, av. S'agaro' | Girona, 17250 Platja d'Aro, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34(0)972 817738
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Feliu

Reviewed By Bill M - Multyfarnham, Ireland

Having spent time at the fun fair with 3 year old grandaughter, Feliu was just across the road and the obvious choice for dinner for four of us. Even at 7.30 on a Monday it was busy and within an hour it was full. Restaurants in this part of Spain serve minimal vegetables with main courses so we ordered grilled vegetables from the Starter section to be served with the mains. This was a great idea.
We have been here in past years and are never disappointed with the food and value. It is very child-friendly the owner keeps a watchful eye on all proceedings.
Another successful visit and we'll be back.

10. El Refugi

C\ Merce Rodoreda S/N | Romanya de la Selva, 17240 Santa Cristina d'Aro, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, European, Spanish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 972 83 30 60
Excellent
48%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 126 reviews

El Refugi

El Refugi Restaurant, one of the most special places on the Costa Brava.Un espacio único en Romanyà de la Selva donde disfrutar de momentos inolvidables rodeados de naturaleza y probar nuestra cocina de autor influenciada por la cocina francesa con el estilo propio que nos caracteriza.

Reviewed By Sian B - London, United Kingdom

Was recommended to come here by friends, but I really didn't like it at all. Flies buzzing around the table, in spite of the mesh at the windows, leftover Christmas decorations around the restaurant and some members of staff looked very scruffy. The ambience just wasn't there. My lobster risotto was pre-prepared and not even warmed through properly and with only one small lobster claw. It was a huge disappointment. The panoramic view is worthwhile and the entrance to the restaurant is lovely, but the whole place needs a complete shake-up so they can deliver something really great in a brilliant location.

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