Es Portal

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Ctra. De Pals a Torroella, 17 – Pals
Tel. 972 63 65 96

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A restaurant on the ground floor of Hotel Gastronòmic Es Portal, a fully-renovated 16th-century farmhouse in the heart of the Empordanet. It serves locally-produced food from the land which it treats with humility and care, to offer traditional Empordà gastronomy updated with a touch of creativity. The food is served with a selection of the best Empordà DO wines, as well as with other good references from other exceptional wine areas. 

Types of cuisine: updated Empordà cuisine using local products
Days closed: Monday from March to September. From October to February open on weekends, holidays and bridges
Holidays: early February
Average menu price: 45,00 €
Menus available: Tasting menu, Seasonal menu, Special rice menu, Menu of the day, Som Gastronomia menu, Menus for groups 

Head chef

Joan Carles Sánchez

Joan Carles Sánchez has been the chef-director of Es Portal Hotel Gastronòmic since December 2013, having come from El Portal de Mar, in Torroella de Montgrí. Having trained in restaurants in Catalonia, the Basque Country and at the Aula de Gastronomia de l’Empordà, he claims himself the heir of tavern cuisine at Can Falet, in L’Estartit.  He is currently the joint organiser and promoter of several gastronomic conferences in Pals, he collaborates with Girona Excel·lent and the Girona-Costa Brava Tourist Board and is vice president of the Union of Catering and Tourism of Costa Brava Centre.



Head waiter

Laura Guerra

Laura started out in the world of catering in a small campsite in Calella de Palafrugell, combining her studies with working as a waitress. She later decided to take it up professionally and worked at various hotels and restaurants in the area and in the rest of Catalonia: Can Moragas, Mas de Torrent, Hotel del Teatre, Hotel Cal Tet, Hotel Clipper, La Pleta by Rafael Hoteles, Restaurant Portal de Mar and Restaurant Can Falet. She combined her work with language courses and learning about wines.