Carrer de Sant Antoni 2, Cadaques, 17488
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds
Expert review of Els Balconet
This first floor restaurant is tucked away on a side street just behind the main seafront promenade. There’s no sea view but the food is unquestionably some of the best in town and definitely much better value than many others.
Fish is the main deal here but there are also exceptional meat dishes like lamb cooked in port gravy or fideoa (paella but with short noodles), which comes served with a gorgeously garlicky aioli (garlic mayonnaise). You can see how fresh the fish is as they’ll bring it out for you to see before they cook it.
Try the tuna carpaccio to start or fish soup (with prawn and mussels). For pudding, the ice-cream with chocolate fondant feels wonderfully decadent.
It's small and intimate with bare stone walls decorated with contemporary seascapes. There are candles on the tables at night and gentle Trad jazz playing in the background.
The service is charming and attentive.
As above, it's on a side street, seconds away from the main seafront promenade.
Set menus cost 15-24 euros. There’s also a children’s menu for 9.95 euros.
Request either of the two on the bougainvillea-clad balcony overlooking the street.
More information on Els Balconet:
- Price guide:
- Carrer de Sant Antoni 2, Cadaques, 17488
- 972 25 88 14
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily 1-3.30pm, 8-10.30pm. Spring and Autumn: Wed-Mon 1-3.30pm, 8-10.30pm. Closed part of November and January-February.
- Accepts Credit Cards: