Els Balconet

Address: Carrer de Sant Antoni 2, Cadaques, 17488, Spain
Telephone: 972 25 88 14

- Mid-range

4.6

Some of the best food in Cadaquès. A real find.

This first floor restaurant is tucked away on a side street just behind the main seafront promenade. There’s no sea view but the food is unquestionably some of the best in town and definitely much better value than many others.

Food and drink
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

Fish is the main deal here but there are also exceptional meat dishes like lamb cooked in port gravy or fideoa (paella but with short noodles), which comes served with a gorgeously garlicky aioli (garlic mayonnaise). You can see how fresh the fish is as they’ll bring it out for you to see before they cook it.

Recommended dishes

Try the tuna carpaccio to start or fish soup (with prawn and mussels). For pudding, the ice-cream with chocolate fondant feels wonderfully decadent.

Ambience

It's small and intimate with bare stone walls decorated with contemporary seascapes. There are candles on the tables at night and gentle Trad jazz playing in the background.

Service

The service is charming and attentive.

Location

As above, it's on a side street, seconds away from the main seafront promenade.

Price advice

Set menus cost 15-24 euros. There’s also a children’s menu for 9.95 euros.

Tables to book

Request either of the two on the bougainvillea-clad balcony overlooking the street.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Chilling out

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