Plaza Pintor, Roig Soler 2, Tossa De Mar, 17320
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Staff are friendly and attentive - old school without being stuffy.
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.
Lunchtime menu of the day is 23 euros.
More information on Castell Vell:
- Price guide:
- Catalan, International, Spanish
- Plaza Pintor, Roig Soler 2, Tossa De Mar, 17320
- 972 34 10 30
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily 1-4pm, 8–midnight. Closed Mondays May-June and October. Closed October 15–May 1.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times