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“Good but not excellent”
Review of Cal Galan

Cal Galan
Ranked #15 of 190 Restaurants in L'Escala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Tuesday morning, closed
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The food and the service is really good but it could be an excellent experience if they had the option of payment by credit/debit card. It's annoying to go outside to find an ATM nearby.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

And 50 years without technology. Make sure you bring cash but it's one of the few places in Spain that doesn't accept credit card. Food is average, not great. Good enough for a night.

Thank Stephan H
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lovely venue, great service and a really good menu. Visited here with the family, we had an amazing meal. Nice Catalan salad to share then brilliant main courses chicken and chips for the kids, steak with pepper sauce for my wife and pigs cheeks with mushroom sauce for me. This has to be one of the best meals we had in the area, very simple but really packed with flavour. Service was great and the wine list is extremely reasonable with some very good wines on it. Definitely going to visit again. Top notch

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Thank kdw72
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Love the Galan. Wonderful rustic family run restaurant, very popular with locals for speciality Galta de Porc which is delicious melt in your mouth Pigs cheek that has been braised (recipe a secret been asking for 10years now ). This year we visited for my farther in-laws 72nd Birthday and they sand to him and bought out sparklers and gave him a gift! the food was as always perfectly cooked. They now do a menu for 40 Euros for 2 from which I had the most scrummy Cannelloni in mushroom sauce for starters a Catalan stew for main, crema Catalana for desert and wine, was also included, my husband had Anchovy bread, Galta with tomatoes fries and Egg, and a Irish Coffee (with Cointreau) and more wine.
The atmosphere is lovely , dimly lit with beams and exposed stone, and a large number of storm lights hanging from the ceiling. The walls are adorned with photos of L'Escala fishermen of days gone by and really interesting to look at. The staff are very helpful if occasionally under pressure. If you want to eat here go early (it opens at 7) because soon after this people have to queue to get in as it is that popular!

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very good local specialities here especially Pigs cheek. Atomospheric restaurant with lots of beams and old photos when it was fishing village. Some staff not too friendly, more interested in squeezing as many people in as possible and making you shift tables. Good local desert "recuit" kind of junket with almonds and honey

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