Calle Miquel Roses, Cadaques, Girona, 17488
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Seasoned travellers, Singles, History
Expert review of Casa Anita
If you like conventional restaurants with a menu, fixed prices and bookable tables, then this place probably isn’t for you. I personally love it, however, as it’s about as far away as you can get from a chain-run, bland restaurant experience.
Owner Juan aka Juanito seats you at communal tables alongside whoever he thinks you’ll best get along with. He then tells you what’s best to eat that day (as there’s no menu) and suggests the best wine to go with it. You’ve got no choice but to take his advice and hope for the best, but I’ve never regretted it yet.
My other half Henry sat alongside a couple from Barcelona and a family from Montpellier and we had one of the most sociable, friendly evenings I’ve ever had in a restaurant. And just in case you were wondering, the food and wine are also great. I had the wonderfully fresh, perfectly grilled sardines served directly on their own small grill, superb sea bass (also grilled), a fabulous local wine and I’ve never tasted figs with ice-cream as good as this.
There are long wooden communal tables, white-washed walls covered in paintings and signed photos of famous guests from Yul Brynner, Kirk Douglas to, of course, Salvador Dalí.
Juanito is delightful and makes you feel like you’re at his own private dinner party.
It's up one of the main side streets running off the harbour-front promenade.
It's around 70 euros for three courses for two with wine, although this varies depending on what the fish is on any day.
More information on Casa Anita:
- Price guide:
- Catalan, Spanish
- Calle Miquel Roses, Cadaques, Girona, 17488
- 972 25 84 71
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily 1-3pm, 8.30-10.30pm. Opening hours can be erratic however, so get there no later than 8.30pm for dinner. Closed October to the first week in December and usually late January to late February. Check by phone beforehand.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times