Palau Macelli

Price guide: Budget

Carbonar 1, Castelló D’empuries, Girona, 17486

Price guide: Budget

Palau Macelli
#13 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Costa Brava
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
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

Magical terrace restaurant with gorgeous countryside views and great value food.

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 and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

It's elegant in a relaxed sort of way, as you’d imagine in the grounds of an old palace.

Service: 

The staff are young and friendly.

Location: 

It's up a winding cobbled street as you come into the old town. See Palau Macelli for the separate hotel review.

Price advice: 

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:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Catalan, International, Seafood, Spanish
Address:
Carbonar 1, Castelló D’empuries, Girona, 17486
Telephone:
972 25 05 67
Website:
http://www.palaumacelli.com
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 7pm-2am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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