We have been to Spain many times in last 20 years but didn’t spend 2 weeks full time in Calafell, Costa Dorada, between Barcelona and Tarragona and close to El Vendrell. Let us share with you where we have eaten. Vacation has just started!
Av. Sant Joan de Déu, 83
Currently No3 recommenation at Trip Advisor, so we needed to check out their Burgers. We weren’t disappointed, we had various and everybody was satisfied. Between 6-9 Euros with fries. Fried vegetables with Hummus was great starter and our 7 yr old enjoyed self made chicken fingers. White vine recommendation was excellent, Penedes Gewürztraminer Muscat Sauvignon Blanc called „Mireira“. Rich flavors of honey melon, mangos and peaches. Smooth but spiciness added because of Muscat and Gewürztraminer. Very interesting! And yes, first row at the main promenade („el passeig“)
Passeig Maritim de Sant Joan de Deu, 97
We sat first row close to the beach directly at the promenade and had various mix of Pizzas, Tapas and salads. Very good service and easy to reach. We were together with 12 people and not a single complain. Tapas were pretty much classic ones, nothing fancy – same for Pizzas. Highlights: Pulpo Gallega BBQ style with special smoke flavors. We needed to order more. There are better places for Pizza in Calafell like Giuseppe but here we enjoyed large varieties of food which is important if you dine with kids which are picky
A Cucina a Gino and Pecorino
Passeig Maritim St Joan de Deu 24
We had several pizzas in 2 days like Margheritas, spicy Salami, Champions Pizza, Calzone with Tuna and Buffalo Mozzarella and Vitello Tonato. Pizza were delicious and made in wooden fire oven, everybody happy but Vitello was average (too dry and no capers).
Passeig Maritim St Joan de Deu
Just a short break where I have enjoyed butifarra negra (Black Pudding) with a Lagunita IPA. My kids could choose between 20 different slush frozen drinks and I could look into their happy face. Next day we came back and had much more tapas like Patatas Bravas, Pimientos de Padron, Calamares, Anchoas, Chipirones etc. Nothing fancy but great quality
Passeig Maritim Sant Joan de Deu, 44
Obviously we wanted to find out if this is best place for Pizzas in Calafell. We ate here with 12 people and zero complains, everybody was satisfied and we appreciated very good service. I had a „Frutti di Mare“ Pizza which was delicious and contáined fresh muscles, prawns and Anchovies. Lots of fancy Pizzas like „Pulled Pork“ or with green onion (Calçot) and salsa Romesco. Do you like thin crust? Don’t miss to eat here. I had craftbeers (Ambar IPA and Tennet’s Stout). Beach View is beautiful.
Carrer de Vilamar, 2-18
We had 2 XXL Burgers with fries which we both enjoyed. Double beef paddies, medium grilled, with avocado 🥑, cheese and bacon 🥓. No standard burger 🍔 buns but fresh Baguette 🥖 sandwich. I had a nice „Green Beer“ craft beer called „Oliba“. Stylish restaurant in 2nd row without beach view but very good choice of fancy tapas, not just classics.
Av. Sant Joan de Déu, 12
Excellent services, fantastic wines (like Jane Ventura) and delicious starters (Seafood Tempura), Pulpo 撚 a la brasa and Rape a la plancha. Handmade ice cream with almond cracker together with Spanish Cava 🥂 finished our perfect night.
We have been to this restaurant in Tarragona more than 20 times. How can it be compared to now? Well, different view, we love to sit next to the beach. Quality of food is exactly the same, excellent like in last 20 years. We started with a choice of Pizza bread with olives, tomatoes and onions. My kids have very large and extra thin Pizza Margheritas, my wife a large mixed fancy salad. I went for fresh pasta with walnut and Gorgonzola sauce combined with self made pasta, filled with Ham (Jamon Ibérico) and cheese (Parmigiano). Still best place to eat pasta
We had 3 lunch menus which included spring rolls, miso soup, avocado and salmon Maki, fresh tuna sashimi,coconut prawns and choice of 9 nigiris. Dessert: Mango mochi. We were impressed about freshness and high quality, we enjoyed every single bite. Beautiful terrace directly with beach view