Palau Macelli

Address: Carbonar 1, Castelló d’Empuries, 17486, Spain
Telephone: 972 25 05 67

- Budget

4.5

Magical terrace restaurant with gorgeous countryside views and great value food.

I first stumbled across the Palau Macelli by accident one evening as I was wandering around the medieval town of Castelló d’Empuries. The menu was posted outside the grand courtyard of this 17th-century palace (or palau in Catalan), and after walking through a passageway I came out into a fairy tale terrace with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside and the Pyrenees in the distance. The fact that you could sit and eat here (and for a 15 euros menu of the day at that), seemed too good to be true.

Food and drink
4.3
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Ambience
4.7
90%
Location
4.6
90%

Food and drink

Food is a mix of Spanish classics like paella, Catalan staples like the local butifarra white sausage or the excellent duck with Moscatel sauce that I had last time I was here, as well as international/Italian crowd-pleasers like spaghetti bolognese and roast chicken, veal in mushroom sauce or grilled sole.

Ambience

It's elegant in a relaxed sort of way, as you’d imagine in the grounds of an old palace.

Service

The staff are young and friendly.

Location

It's up a winding cobbled street as you come into the old town. See [node:170988] for the separate hotel review.

Price advice

The menu of the day costs 15 euros. A la carte main courses are about 10-20 euros.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • Chilling out
  • Nature / wildlife

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