Castell Vell

Price guide: Mid-range

Plaza Pintor, Roig Soler 2, Tossa De Mar, 17320

Price guide: Mid-range

By Eddi Fiegel, your Tossa de Mar expert

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#3 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Tossa de Mar
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Honeymooners, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, History, People watching

Expert review of Castell Vell

Classic, old-style Catalan cooking with wonderful sea views in Tossa’s medieval old town.

I first stumbled upon this lovely, old-fashioned restaurant just as they were closing but was so taken with the look of it that I decided to come back another day. The food lived up to the prettiness of the terrace and the old-world character of the interior and I’ve been going back ever since.

Food and drink: 

This is traditional Catalan cooking – hearty and robust but with wonderful combinations of salty and sweet like duck with fruit sauce. They also do lobster to order and I’m a particular fan of their fish soup. This isn’t by any means the cheapest menu of the day you’ll find in Tossa, but you’ll be hard pushed to beat it for location, views and ambience.

Ambience: 

The shady, leafy terrace is a real oasis in the height of summer. Inside, the beamed ceiling rooms have walls covered with paintings and spectacular views through porthole windows down to the beach below.

Service: 

Staff are friendly and attentive - old school without being stuffy.

Location: 

It's about a third of the way up the steep hill on the way to Tossa’s ruined castle in the walled old town.

Price advice: 

Lunchtime menu of the day is 23 euros.

More information on Castell Vell:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Catalan, International, Spanish
Address:
Plaza Pintor, Roig Soler 2, Tossa De Mar, 17320
Telephone:
972 34 10 30
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 1-4pm, 8–midnight. Closed Mondays May-June and October. Closed October 15–May 1.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Castell Vell? Would you recommended it?