Restaurant Xado

Price guide: Budget

Calle Corts Catalanes 12, Palafrugell, Girona, 17200

Price guide: Budget

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By Eddi Fiegel, your Calella De Palafrugell expert

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#6 of 9
expert-rated restaurants in Calella De Palafrugell
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, People watching

Expert review of Restaurant Xado

Great value Catalan and Moroccan cuisine at this untouristy favourite in Palafrugell.

I first heard about this place through friends who live in Palafrugell. The chef here, Charly, is a minor celebrity locally thanks to his regular cooking demonstrations on Catalan TV but the food has been a big hit with locals for years anyway.

Food and drink: 

The very good value menu of the day tends to have Spanish/Catalan staples like steamed mussels (moules mariniere) and chicken with samfaina (basically a ratatouille) but the a la carte menu also has lots of fresh fish and their speciality – a big choice of Moroccan tagines and couscous dishes. I particularly like their fish tagine.

Ambience: 

It's a modern but cosy local restaurant with framed photos on the walls. It's usually packed with people who work or live locally catching up over lunch over dinner.

Service: 

The service can be a bit hurried and surly or charming depending on whether you get one of the seemingly not-that-interested younger staff or the personable old school chaps. 

Location: 

It's in the centre of town in Palafrugell, about a 10-minute drive away from the beach at Calella de Palafrugell.

Price advice: 

During Monday to Friday lunchtimes the three course menu of the day is 12 euros (including wine). A la carte main courses are 12-16 euros.

More information on Restaurant Xado:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Catalan, Seafood, Spanish
Address:
Calle Corts Catalanes 12, Palafrugell, Girona, 17200
Telephone:
972 304 428
Website:
http://www.restaurantxado.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Thu-Sat 1-6pm, 8.30-11.30pm. Sun-Wed 1-6pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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