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El Volante

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Above the Harbour, L'Estartit, Spain
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Dover, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This restaurant has no atmosphere despite its lovely setting overlooking the bay and port at L'Estartit. The tables are plastic and the lighting is harsh, cheap cafe style, making nothing of the great views (it's on the first floor, so above street level could be romantic in such a place). The menu is extensive. I had the gazpacho to start,... More 

Thank LuluJ51
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here whilst on holiday could not fault any of it ! The portions were good especially my daughters meal! We love the view and the staff were really good👍

Thank GSMansfield1977
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Now,I'm a normal family man and have been raised in a lovely working class family,And we went to El Volante two weeks ago,I called and tried to book a table in my pathetic Spanish and was able to do so because the man on the other end of the phone was incredibly helpful... My wife and Mother in law had... More 

Thank Glengy
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Had dinner there a week ago, very cheap, good food and helpful friendly staff. Awesome harbour views

Thank Swoan101
Schipluiden, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Unbrlievable! Never saw such a nice place (the view is spectacular!!!) serving such terrible food! I had a menu with gaspacho, asparages, seabass and the profiterroles. The asparagues were cremated and the profiterroles were overaged. The gaspacho came from a supermarket as were the vegetables that came with the fish! My wife had the salad (from yesterday) and a steak... More 

Thank PeetKes
Stafford, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is always busy and I can only put this down to the fact that they have very cheap set menu. However the food is really not great unfortunately.

Thank Sébastien D
Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions with friends and family. The meal has always been very good we have never had cause to complain. It is a very busy restaurant with excellent views and the staff are very helpful and pleasant. It pays to book during the high season because it is very popular. Everyone to their own... More 

Thank glenda n
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

What a location! great views over the harbour. Good value menu decent wine and friendly staff. Been going there for years never had a bad meal.

Thank lee r
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

This was the worst meal I have ever had, we had a green salad that was anything but green, it had sweetcorn, carrot, beetroot, 1 olive; my girlfriend had orange juice. For the first course we had the stuffed peppers served in what could only be described as a cats bowl and stuffed aubergine which the flesh looked black and... More 

Thank jsc991
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Absolutely disgusting! Food served in cat bowls, canelloni inedible (no idea what the meat was, squirrel perhaps) Chocolate sprinkles on the 3 legged duck. Pink straws and whipped cream in the coffee. Tiramisu could well have been sat out in the heat for months. Wine foul. Never so relieved to see my dessert was bought in and sealed in plastic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Above the Harbour, L'Estartit, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  L'Estartit
  • Phone Number: 0034972750712

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?