A guide to the best restaurants in Calella
You’ll be treated to a wide array of food and drink options during holidays in Costa Brava. Because Calella’s restaurants range in size and feel, you’ll find an eatery for every occasion, with quality menus to suit – from special fine dining to a boisterous night out or an intimate cafe. In this town, Spanish tapas is understandably very common, but you’ll also notice a healthy heap of global eats, including authentic Italian dishes and some familiar-faced English pubs.
Light bites at a good price at Bodega Azor
This cosy restaurant is known for its friendly service, affordable prices and excellent selection of traditional Spanish tapas. It also has a vast array of drinks like the local sparkling wine, cava, and gin-infused cocktails. Its coques are highly-regarded, featuring mushrooms, cheeses and ham on toasted bread.
Sweet scoops of heaven at Capriccio Freddo
This ice creamery boasts top sweet treats, brilliant for cooling off after a day at the beach. Free taste testers mean you’ll have a chance to sample any of the shop’s incredible variety of unique flavours. Who hasn’t dreamt of a cone topped with celery and citrus ice cream?
Like you've been going for years at Papas Bar
For a lively night out, look no further. At Papas Bar, visitors are treated to English eats, entertainment like midnight bingo, dancing and wildly-friendly staff that go the extra mile to make visitors feel like old friends.
Diverse, pocket-friendly tapas at Restaurante Molina Campos
With the chef’s fresh takes on traditional Spanish fare, visitors at this intimate restaurant are treated to a whole new outlook on what tapas are supposed to be. The menu is ever-changing, so no two visits to Restaurante Molina Campos are the same, and deals like 10 tapas for €18 means you won’t have to waste your time wondering what fits your budget, because here, just about everything does.
A brit pub abroad at Gringo Joes
At Gringo Joes, visitors find a little taste of England both in food and atmosphere, with dark wood walls like a good ol’ British pub and sports on television broadcasting live matches. On the menu are British food and drinks such as full English breakfast and pints of back-home beer.
Lounge and dine at Blue Bar Beach Club
This bar and eatery is located directly on the beach, so you’ve got unrivalled views of the sea as you munch on your burger or tapas. They also have a wide menu of creative cocktails. Blue Bar even manages the nearby sunloungers, serving customers directly from their sunny spots so ordering won’t cut into your relaxation time.
Argentinian delights at Macanudo – Sabor Argentino
Just off Calella’s main shopping strip, this trendy restaurant’s steaks really are something worth writing home about. With an Argentinian menu, Macanudo dishes up steak fillets flavoured with the country’s unique spices, as well as empanadas – Argentinian pasties filled with delectable meats.
Cool, calm and flavoursome at La Musa Bistrot
Tucked behind a church, La Musa Bistrot is a peaceful oasis in bustling central Calella. Here, diners delight in fresh seafood and tapas amid cool, modern decor. Smaller plates allow for more choice, and smaller prices means seemingly endless sampling.
A Mediterranean mix at Tropical Filo
Italy and Spain unite at Tropical Filo, whose cuisine features favourites from both countries, including traditional pasta dishes, paella and tapas, plus, last but not least, homemade panna cotta whipped up by the owners themselves.