A guide to the best restaurants in Santa Susanna

Costa Brava holidays will suit a wide range of palates, while Santa Susanna’s restaurant menus dish up everything from traditional Spanish dishes to homemade pizzas and curries. Just as importantly, it doesn’t hold back on ambiance either. In Santa Susanna diners bask in the warm sunlight and even warmer service, swaying to live music playing from a nearby stage or sipping a fancy cocktail beneath a shady cabana.

A mug of tea at the Drunken Duck

You only have to spy the British flags on the outside of this pub to know what kind of food and drink you’ll find here. A popular venue for watching the football and rugby matches, this pub specialises in good old fashioned English grub and beer. You can sit inside amid sports fans and enjoy an atmosphere of friendly competition, or on the large outdoor terrace shaded by an umbrella.

Continental cuisine at Kings Cafe

Whereas many cafes and bars close for the winter, Kings Cafe stays open, making it a great place the watch the rugby and football throughout the year. Here, diners enjoy dishes from around the world for incredibly affordable prices, including favourites like a full English breakfast.

Live music at Indalo Park Terrace Bar

You’ll find quality live music every night at Indalo Park, plus occasional lunchtime music at the weekend. This bar is excellent for grabbing a quick drink and some entertainment – anything from bands to cabaret acts and magicians – and also serves meals and light nibbles to keep you going throughout the night.

Spanish delights at Pepe Pollo

This restaurant is popular among locals, so you know it’s the real deal. The menu boasts authentic Spanish foodeven basic foodies can recognise, with options like chilli con carne and paella. Plus there’s a casual bar with a long wine list and extravagant pitchers of sangria. The portions here are huge, so usually one course will do the trick.

Mexican flavours at La Pergola

La Pergola offers simple Mexican food done well. Dishes that can be enjoyed here range from Mexican pizza to chicken fajitas, all of which go excellently with a dollop of fresh guacamole. The huge outdoor terrace is shaded with ivy, making La Pergola a cool spot to enjoy a beer or a glass of sangria on a warm afternoon.

Happy hour at the Ship Inn

The Ship Inn has daily happy hours, where cocktails are half price, free Wi-Fi and televisions playing big football matches. It’s a great stopover for pre-dinner drinks or a base camp for your evening meal. They serve a blend of Spanish and English favourites, so you can finally resolve the age-long Spanish holiday debate – paella or pasta?

Waterfront seating at the Sand Beach Club

When we say the Sand Beach Club is right on the beach, we mean it. Visitors gaze out over unrivalled ocean views whilst indulging in a cocktail or cup of coffee and a light snack. There’s entertainment each night and lit up in the dark it looks magical.

Sangria dreamin' at La Caleta Casa Manolo

In what can only be described as a cute and cosy space, La Caleta Casa Manolo dishes up authentic Spanish eats mixed with continental favourites like curries and pizza. The restaurant sometimes features live music, so pop by to see who’s on. And don’t forget to try the sangria. You’ll thank us later.

Homemade pizza at Il Veneziano

Diners at this Italian spot are treated to a gorgeous outdoor terrace that’s best enjoyed with a glass of fizz. The menu offers pasta dishes, paella and, perhaps most importantly, homemade pizzas. The pies are big enough to share, but we’re not sure you’ll want to.

Tiki time at The Maui Bar

The Maui Bar is somewhat of a luxury in Santa Susanna, with its beachside location, amazing tiki-like cocktails and meat and seafood meals that are served in portion sizes fit for kings. The atmosphere is superb for a mellow evening. You can even rent a shisha pipe to enjoy along the waterfront.