We spent 2 weeks in Costa Brava and dined on some of the most incredible food – EVER!
Costa Brava covers 2,272 square miles and is comprised of many different villages. Each village offers a unique coast and gastronomic experience for tourists. It’s not surprising that many of the dishes come from the sea, but the greater Catalunya area is also famous for vegetables, beef and wine. This gives the chefs plenty of local ingredients as a palette from which to create their culinary masterpieces.
We visited the seven Official Family Holiday Destinations along the coast and ate at a restaurant in every village and sometimes two. Each restaurant has the Family Tourist Destination seal of the Catalan Tourism Agency, so you know that the restaurants you wish to dine at welcome children, have children’s menus and have highchairs for the little ones.
Now, that is not to say these restaurants are like Red Robin in the states, teaming with screaming toddlers. All of these restaurants would be perfect for singles or a couple. They all just welcome children and make accommodations for families.
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I initially intended to do one large post and write about all seven of the restaurants at which we dined. As it turns out, that made for an extremely long article. Click the links below to read a dedicated article on each restaurant. Be prepared, you will be drooling after reading the first one!
El Ventall Restaurant in Blanes
We started our culinary journey from the Southern most village of Costa Brava in Blanes. El Ventall Restaurant is conveniently located between Blanes and Lloret de Mar serving high quality food using seasonal, local ingredients.
Read all about our experience at El Ventall Restaurant in Blanes.
Restaurant Aradi – in Platja d’Aro
Restaurant Aradi is located in the heart of Platja d’Aro. The restaurant has an elegant feel without being stuffy. You can dine inside or people watch on the outdoor patio.
Click to read our Restaurant Aradi review.
Can Segura Hotel Restaurant in Sant Feliu de Guíxols
The restaurant in Can Segura Hotel has an adorable beach vibe. We sat in a cozy corner booth with colorful pillows surrounding the walls.
Click to read more about the delicious food at Can Segura Hotel Restaurant.
Restaurant Feliu in Platja d’Aro
The Feliu, founded in 1969, is one of the oldest restaurants of Platja d’Aro. The restaurant is family owned and a wonderful place for families to enjoy a meal.
Click to read more about the fantastic fish above and all the food we enjoyed at Restaurant Feliu.
Restaurant Guillermo in Sant Antoni de Calonge
Guillermo is located along the promenade overlooking the water in Sant Antoni de Calonge. We were able to gaze out the window at the beautiful sea vista, and watch Lucy play and take photographs when she needed a break from the table.
Read our Restaurant Guillermo review and enjoy lunch with a view.
Camping Les Medes in Estartit
Dinner at a campground? Say it ain’t so. No, it’s not like the US and we weren’t served BBQ chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers. The food was amazing and didn’t include one squirt of ketchup.
Make sure to read all about our dinner at Camping Les Medes.
Restaurant Sódemar in Roses
Restaurant Sódemar is located at the water’s edge in the village of Roses. It’s the perfect location for dining with a view. We were treated to a superb meal and an excellent wine selection as we concluded our culinary journey. In additional to learning all about the foods and wine, were were given a lesson on cooking paella and even watched the chef prepare our meal.
Don’t miss reading all about our experience at Restaurant Sódemar. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss!
Those are just seven of the restaurants we dined at while visiting Costa Brava. I could go on and on with every single restaurant we visited, but these are my families favorites.
Have you had the pleasure of eating in any of these restaurants? Do you have other suggestions on where to eat in Costa Brava, Spain? If you need more ideas on family friendly restaurant, visit the Costa Brava Tourism website or stop by when you get to the area.
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My family was invited as guests to all these locations. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from others.