Can Torrades

Address: Carrer Concepció Pi i Tató, Begur, 317255, Spain
Telephone: 972 622 881

- Mid-range

4.6

Fabulous traditional Catalan cooking in a 19th-century palacio.

This is one of my favourite restaurants on the Costa Brava – a magical combination of top-quality, traditional Catalan food and gorgeous, original early 19th-century interiors.

Food and drink
4.5
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Service
4.5
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Food and drink
4.5
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Value for money
4.8
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4.3
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Food and drink

The specialities here are grilled meats like duck or rabbit, tenderly cooked on the open coal grill with garlic and herbs. Having said that, everything here is very good. They also do excellent fish including superbly fresh, grilled sea bass.

Recommended dishes

To start, try the sweet cockles, which taste, as they should, of the sea. Also the habas - mini-broad beans with ham and red onion in olive oil - and the particularly good homemade chicken croquetas.

Ambience

It is made up of a series of interconnecting rooms with high, vaulted ceilings and walls in soft golds and yellows hand-painted with 19th century murals. In summer, there’s a pretty garden terrace.

Service

This may be an old palacio but service is happily unstuffy with young, friendly and attentive staff. I also like the nice touches like the complimentary olives and sausage when you order.

Location

It's on a narrow cobbled street in the centre of Begur’s old town.

Price advice

Main courses cost 15-20 euros.

 

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Art
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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