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“Awesome food & atmosphere”
Review of Els Garrofers

Els Garrofers
Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Alella
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$46
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We were exploring Alella (hotel in Barcelona) and got a tip from a local that this was a great restaurant, so why not. We have been traveling throughout Spain for the last 10 days and the food was awesome... the best we have had so far. We loved it so much, we returned two days later. We had appetizers, entrees, dessert and coffee both visits and everything we ordered was fabulous, plus the service and the atmosphere was outstanding. It was so good, we asked to take a picture of the chef and his wife and thanked them both. Ken and Ann from Mansfield, Texas, USA

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Reviewed 20 March 2015

We were strolling in Alella, when we found this restaurant. Since we already had eaten, we decided to book a table for the next day, and come back.
Since we don't eat any meat, nor poultry. (I.e. we're “pescetarians”), we did our “due diligence” by checking with the personnal that there still would be things we could eat. The girl assured us that they do very careful cooking, and strive to use only ecological food products etc.

The day after, we went back for our lunch. But when we asked in more detail about the dishes, it turned out that they use pork stock even in most fish dishes! In the list of main dishes, there was nothing for us to have!

It's a pity, since the setting and ambience are really nice.

Thank TobiF
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I have been staying 2 weeks in Barcelona as a visiting Professor at EADA business school. On Saturday 22 March 2014, I went to visit friends at Alella, a small town about half hour drive from Barcelona (direction Girona). We had lunch here. Amazing! Simply amazing food, with friendly service, and great ambivalence. We had children with us who played in the garden outside (a beautiful garden). Gonzalo, the cook, explained all the dishes to us, and his wife Adriana managed the restaurant. I had chick-peas with sausages stewed, a specialty of the place, and grilled cod with an amazing sauce.
We are back at end May in Barcelona -- a nd we shall surely make it to this place again!

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1  Thank lokhi2
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

The best place in town, the food is made with love by a great chef (who was also very nice and welcoming). All the dishes tasted like heaven, and To cut a long story short- we will come again, for sure!

Thank Assiazar
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Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Els Garrofers is a little out village centre, but definitely worth the detour. The use day-fresh ingredients from local sources and the 2 times we went so far, we were really impressed.
Probably a bit more expensive than the average restaurant in the neighborhood but in return you get a very nice service and setting on top of the delicious food!

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Thank Sven_Barca
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