A guide to the best restaurants in Salou

Costa Dorada holidays are all about the food, and this eastern Spanish resort town is brimming with all types of Spanish and international cuisine, made with fresh ingredients and seafood caught straight from the Mediterranean. With more than 250 different restaurants in the area, you’ll find everything from authentic Spanish to British favourites. With so many choices of restaurant it may be difficult to decide where to eat, so here’s a list to help you make your decision.

A taste of home at The Guinness Tavern

This well-established Irish-British restaurant caters for all tastes and preferences. On the menu you’ll find both vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as their famous steaks. Try one of the lovingly homemade meals and marvel at the portion sizes as you sit out on the pine tree shaded terrace. Make sure to make a reservation as they fill up fast – and don’t forget to order yourself a Guinness as you wait for your meal to arrive! This family-friendly restaurant is only open between May and October.

A French twist at La Morera

This may be a small restaurant but it’s big on flavour. La Morera serves up tasty Spanish recipes with a unique French twist. This gourmet restaurant has impeccable service and their dishes are beautifully presented with the chefs paying close attention to every detail on the plate, making it a must-visit even if you’re staying in an All Inclusive Costa Dorada hotel.

Put it on the grill at The Palm Tree

This popular grill offers British cuisine including barbecued meats, fresh battered fish, pizzas, tandoori chicken wraps, pasta and their famous sizzling plates. The Palm Tree is only a few minutes’ walk from the beach, so you can take a Sunday morning stroll along the water and stop in for the delicious Sunday roasts.

Meat heaven at Oliver's Restaurant

This newly refurbished restaurant offers both outdoor and indoor dining with an impressively varied international menu. In fact, the menu has so many options that it’s sure to meet everyone’s tastes and preferences. Oliver’s Restaurant is known for its flame grilled meats, tapas and beer battered fish and chips.

American-style meat at The Little Hampton Steakhouse and Grill

This American-style roadhouse and international restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are known for their scrumptious chargrilled steaks including T-bone, fillet, sirloin, and Memphis flat iron. Other favourites on the menu are the pulled pork, BBQ ribs, meatloaf, BBQ chicken, pulled beef and Philly cheese steak. If you’re a meat lover this is the place for you.

Authentic Spanish at Xantar

Ideally located right next to the Mediterranean Sea, this authentic Spanish restaurant serves up delicious local cuisine in the perfect setting. Take a seat outside on the sunny patio, or relax indoors and try some of the specialty seafood dishes such as the array of fish paellas that are sure to get your mouth watering.

Burger and chips at Uncle Sam's

This American-style restaurant is big on portions and will make sure that you never feel hungry during cheap holidays to Salou. With friendly and efficient staff, you’ll have first-class service while ordering some of Uncle Sam’s favourites including pizzas, BBQ ribs, and burgers and chips. This family-friendly restaurant is a great place to bring the kids as its large menu is suitable for even the pickiest of eaters.

Fish is the dish at O Mar Restaurant

This restaurant is popular with both locals and tourists alike and offers up some delectable fresh seafood. Try the lobster, prawns and mussels cooked with potatoes in a tomato sauce, or the famous seafood paella, infused with fish broth and saffron.

Delicious pulled pork at Jack Daniel's Place

This friendly international restaurant offers up specials such as pulled pork, towering burgers and large homemade pizzas. And it goes without saying that there is Jack Daniels on the drinks menu. With great prices and plentiful food, you should make sure you book a table first as this place is always busy.