Dreaming of a delicious paella, some tapas accompanied by bread with tomato and a cold beer with the Mediterranean Sea in the background? It sounds like a TV spot, but you can bring it to life by planning your next gourmet getaway on the Costa Brava. Let yourself be surprised by all what the Catalan coast has to offer you on a culinary level, escaping from the most touristy restaurants.
7 typical dishes not to be missed when at Costa Brava
Costa Brava’s gastronomy is based on the Mediterranean cuisine and is characterised by being very complete and super tasty. Based on fresh, natural, high-quality ingredients, it perfectly combines traditional recipes with avant-garde cuisine.
The unmissable dishes that we recommend if you visit the Costa Brava are:
- Palamós prawns
- Anchovies from l'Escala
- Monkfish suquet
- Pals seafood-based paella
- Esqueixada of cod
- Sea and mountain
- Bread with tomato, oil and salt
Costa Brava’s best restaurants
With high-quality raw material, in a luxury enclave like the Costa Brava there is no shortage of fine restaurants to suit all tastes. In fact, you can even find Michelin-starred restaurants such as El Celler de Can Roca.
The team at Mas de Torrent would like to recommend you the best terraces with views on the Costa Brava for eating out:
- Tragamar in Calella de Palafrugell - Seafood tapas and soupy rice
- Toc al Mar in Begur - Seafood, daily fresh fish and paella
- Far Nomo in Llafranc - High quality sushi at Sant Sebastia’s lighthouse
For dinner and drinks to the rhythm of the music, the trendiest restaurants on the Costa Brava are Mas Sorrer in Gualta and Disco House Funky Pizza in Palafrugell. We also recommend you to visit the popular White Summer festival held every August in Pals, which combines concerts, food trucks and local artisans.
Ramón Freixa’s restaurant on the Costa Brava
Located in the boutique hotel Mas de Torrent, the restaurant run by the prestigious chef Ramón Freixa offers a luxury gastronomic proposal that will exceed your expectations through a creative reinterpretation of traditional Catalan cuisine with local products. Among its star dishes you will find soupy rice, fricandó, daily fresh fish from Palamós and prawns. You can also enjoy a light and fresh menu at lunchtime.
The restaurant's large windows with its terrace and garden will frame your gastronomic experience with the best views of the Empordà. A perfect setting for your next private celebration. Book your experience here at Mas de Torrent restaurant, next to Pals and just an hour and a half from Barcelona.