Paseo Mar 21, Tamariu, Palafrugell, 17200
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Relaxation
Best for Families - Expert review of Es Dofi
Tamariu is one of the Costa Brava’s loveliest, unspoilt little fishing bays and gives you a sense of what the rest of the coast must have been like before tourism arrived in the 1950s. Mercifully, there are no high-rises in sight but the original fishermen’s cottages have been converted into restaurants lining the bay and this one, at the end, is one of my favourites.
It’s all about fish here as you’d expect and there’s a great choice of turbot, hake, bream, langoustines, calamares (squid) and one of my particular likes – somsos aka tiny, whitebait-like fried fish. A deliciously salty, crispy snack. The squid rings here are some of the fattest I’ve ever seen and they also do paella and gazpacho. Main fish courses come with salad and chips.
It's as chilled out as you’d imagine with the Mediterranean almost lapping at your feet.
The service is prompt. Despite its laid-back vibe, if you’re not ordering much at lunchtime, they’ll want to 'turn tables' reasonably quickly.
It's on the edge of the bay at the far left end as you approach the bay from the town centre.
Tapas are 6 euros each.
More information on Es Dofi:
- Price guide:
- Catalan, International, Spanish, Tapas
- Paseo Mar 21, Tamariu, Palafrugell, 17200
- 972 62 00 43
- Opening times:
- Daily 1–4.30pm. Closed Sundays and public holidays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary