Els Balconet

Price guide: Mid-range

Carrer de Sant Antoni 2, Cadaques, 17488

Price guide: Mid-range

Tuna carpaccio

By Eddi Fiegel, your Cadaques expert

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#1 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Cadaques
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.7
4.7
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds

Expert review of Els Balconet

Some of the best food in Cadaquès. A real find.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Recommended dishes: 

Try the tuna carpaccio to start or fish soup (with prawn and mussels). For pudding, the ice-cream with chocolate fondant feels wonderfully decadent.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

The service is charming and attentive.

Location: 

As above, it's on a side street, seconds away from the main seafront promenade.

Price advice: 

Set menus cost 15-24 euros. There’s also a children’s menu for 9.95 euros.

Tables to book: 

Request either of the two on the bougainvillea-clad balcony overlooking the street.

More information on Els Balconet:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Spanish
Address:
Carrer de Sant Antoni 2, Cadaques, 17488
Telephone:
972 25 88 14
Serves:
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:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Els Balconet? Would you recommended it?