Carbonar 1, Castelló D’empuries, Girona, 17486
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Romance
Expert review of Palau Macelli
I first stumbled across the Palau Macelli by accident one evening as I was wandering around the medieval town of Castelló d’Empuries. The menu was posted outside the grand courtyard of this 17th-century palace (or palau in Catalan), and after walking through a passageway I came out into a fairy tale terrace with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside and the Pyrenees in the distance. The fact that you could sit and eat here (and for a 15 euros menu of the day at that), seemed too good to be true.
Food is a mix of Spanish classics like paella, Catalan staples like the local butifarra white sausage or the excellent duck with Moscatel sauce that I had last time I was here, as well as international/Italian crowd-pleasers like spaghetti bolognese and roast chicken, veal in mushroom sauce or grilled sole.
It's elegant in a relaxed sort of way, as you’d imagine in the grounds of an old palace.
The staff are young and friendly.
It's up a winding cobbled street as you come into the old town. See Palau Macelli for the separate hotel review.
The menu of the day costs 15 euros. A la carte main courses are about 10-20 euros.
More information on Palau Macelli:
- Price guide:
- Catalan, International, Seafood, Spanish
- Carbonar 1, Castelló D’empuries, Girona, 17486
- 972 25 05 67
- Opening times:
- Daily 7pm-2am.
- Accepts Credit Cards: