Casa Anita

Address: Calle Miquel Roses, Cadaques, 17488, Spain
Telephone: 972 25 84 71

- Mid-range

4.6

One of Dalí’s favourite restaurants and one of the best and most eccentric in Cadaqués.

If you like conventional restaurants with a menu, fixed prices and bookable tables, then this place probably isn’t for you. I personally love it, however, as it’s about as far away as you can get from a chain-run, bland restaurant experience.

Food and drink
4.6
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Food and drink
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Ambience
4.8
90%
Location
4.1
90%

Food and drink

Owner Juan aka Juanito seats you at communal tables alongside whoever he thinks you’ll best get along with. He then tells you what’s best to eat that day (as there’s no menu) and suggests the best wine to go with it. You’ve got no choice but to take his advice and hope for the best, but I’ve never regretted it yet.

My other half Henry sat alongside a couple from Barcelona and a family from Montpellier and we had one of the most sociable, friendly evenings I’ve ever had in a restaurant. And just in case you were wondering, the food and wine are also great. I had the wonderfully fresh, perfectly grilled sardines served directly on their own small grill, superb sea bass (also grilled), a fabulous local wine and I’ve never tasted figs with ice-cream as good as this.

Ambience

There are long wooden communal tables, white-washed walls covered in paintings and signed photos of famous guests from Yul Brynner, Kirk Douglas to, of course, Salvador Dalí.

Service

Juanito is delightful and makes you feel like you’re at his own private dinner party.

Location

It's up one of the main side streets running off the harbour-front promenade.

Price advice

It's around 70 euros for three courses for two with wine, although this varies depending on what the fish is on any day.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • History

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