Salou is world-famous for its fantastic climate and spectacular beaches. However, the town's attractiveness lies not only in its privileged location on Catalonia's coast, but also with its fine gastronomy, which brings numerous visitors to the area. In this article we explain the best places to go for local cuisine that has a markedly Mediterranean character, bringing together the best that the land and sea can offer to create a unique combination that will delight the senses and draw rave reviews from all who try it. Keep reading to find out the best restaurants serving local cuisine in Salou. What are you waiting for?


    El Castillo de Javier

    Meticulous Catalan cuisine in a distinguished, elegant setting

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    Lunch or dinner at El Castillo de Javier is a real luxury. The quality of its produce is beyond any doubt, with the care and attention paid to the clientele also worthy of mention. The elegant decor, with its fine wood and subtle lighting, creates a warm, intimate atmosphere that is perfect for a romantic dinner or to celebrate a special event. Deserving special mention from its menu are the dorada al refrito de ajos y guindilla (sea bream with toasted garlic and chilli) and the steak tartar al 'Castillo de Javier'. While it is not the cheapest of restaurants, it certainly merits indulging yourself and reserving a table at this fine establishment. Don't you fancy adding a touch of luxury to your holidays?

    Location: Calle de Carles Buïgas 29, 43840 Salou, Tarragona, Spain

    Open: Daily from 1 pm to 3.45 pm and from 8 pm to 10.45 pm

    Phone: +34 977 35 22 22


    El Miró Tapas y Vinos

    Timeless Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine

    El Miró Tapas y Vinos is a tapas restaurant offering dishes prepared from simple, timeless recipes. Without boasting, this establishment has gradually become one of the town's most visited, in particular thanks to its delicious menu and excellent service. If you are looking for a great spot for tapas and a glass of fine wine during your holiday in Salou, Miró is ideal. Situated close to the breakwater that separates the Ponent and Llevant beaches, this is a fantastic place to relax after an arduous day on the sands.

    Location: Calle de l'Església, 18, 43840 Salou, Tarragona, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to midnight

    Phone: +34 977 91 15 97


    Acantilados Sebastián

    Fish and seafood with spectacular sea views

    Acantilados Sebastián is a classic restaurant. Its menu features the freshest fish and seafood, and it also offers seafood rice dishes and a good selection of meats. Best of all is its fantastic open-air terrace, with its spectacular sea views. The waiting staff are greatly experienced, professional and very attentive, contributing to a wonderful lunch or dinner experience. If you want to celebrate an evening in the company of friends, your partner or the whole family, Acantilados Sebastián will not disappoint.

    Location: Calle de Colón, 23, 43840 Salou, Tarragona, Spain

    Open: Thursday–Tuesday from 10 am to 4.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to midnight (closed on Wednesdays)

    Phone: +34 977 38 33 35



    Dishes that taste of the sea on an open-air terrace with great views

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    D'Albert, a fine restaurant overlooking Salou port, serves a delicious selection of Mediterranean dishes that will delight the most demanding of palates. It specialises in fish and seafood, rice dishes and charcoal-grilled meat. One of its biggest attractions is its wonderful location, which allows its clientele to enjoy their meal on a fabulous open-air terrace with great sea views. The menu caters for all tastes, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. If you want to take your partner for a romantic dinner by the sea, this is a perfect spot.

    Location: Edificio Miramar Puerto, Paseo del Puerto, s/n, 43840 Salou, Tarragona, Spain

    Open: Thursday–Tuesday from 1 pm to 3.30 pm and from 7 pm to 10.30 pm (closed on Wednesdays)

    Phone: +34 977 38 27 67


    La Gaviota

    Looking for Salou's finest paellas? Look no further!

    La Gaviota is a veritable institution in Salou – the oldest restaurant in town no less. The restaurant, which opened for business in 1958 by Paquito and Fina, is currently run by their children, who have returned its status as a classic establishment. If you are looking for a lovely restaurant where you can enjoy the best paella in Salou, look no further than La Gaviota, relax and allow yourself to be cosseted. See for yourself how the eating experience at this famous establishment is a real pleasure.

    Location: Calle de Madrid, 9, 43840 Salou, Tarragona, Spain

    Open: Daily from 1 pm to 4 pm and from 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm.

    Phone: +34 977 38 00 59


    La Morera de Pablo y Ester

    A genuine pleasure, far from Salou's madding crowds

    La Morera de Pablo y Ester's fame is well justified. Its open-air terrace, situated in a beautiful garden under the shade of a mulberry tree – the morera that gives the restaurant its name – is an oasis of peace amid the town's tourist hubbub. The exquisitely decorated dining room has a welcoming, family-friendly feel. Service is excellent, while the menu comprises original, groundbreaking dishes that combine creativity and quality. The huevos rotos con bogavante ('broken' fried eggs with lobster) are a real delicacy, although you will not be disappointed by any of the menu options.

    Location: Calle de Berenguer de Palou, 10, 43840 Salou, Tarragona, Spain

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm and from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm, Sunday from 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +34 977 38 57 63


    La Taverna

    Mediterranean cuisine at affordable prices near Torre Vella de Salou

    La Taverna specialises in fish and seafood dishes as well as offering generous portions of quality meat. The menu, which has a traditional feel with a certain modern twist, is the delight of those who eat here. The decor, with a clear seafaring theme, creates a pleasant, easy-going atmosphere. However, the best thing of all, according to those who have had the pleasure of eating here, is the wonderful welcome and service of its staff and the value that it offers. The fantastic desert menu is also worthy of special mention. Don't leave La Taverna without trying its delicious homemade cakes. You won't regret it!

    Location: Via Aurèlia, 1, 43840 Salou, Tarragona, Spain

    Open: Thursday–Tuesday from 1 pm to 4 pm and from 8 pm to 11 pm (closed on Wednesdays)

    Phone: +34 977 38 18 85


    Marisquería O Mar

    Seafood of the highest quality in a very special setting

    Marisquería O Mar offers great local cuisine in Salou. In addition to its excellent menu, its fish and seafood of the very highest quality and its impeccable customer care, its decor deserves special mention – the dining room is decked out as an undersea grotto! If you want to try something different during your stay in Salou, don't hesitate to reserve a table at O Mar. Don't worry about the cost either – despite the excellent quality of the fare, the prices are very reasonable. We recommend you don't miss out on this experience. Nobody who comes here for lunch or dinner regrets their decision.

    Location: Calle de Carles Buïgas, 29, 43840 Salou, Tarragona, Spain

    Open: Wednesday–Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm and from 8 pm to 11.30 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm (closed Monday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +34 977 38 39 98


    Petit Racó

    Excellent seasonal cuisine in Salou town centre

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    Petit Racó is well-known for offering a wide selection of traditional Mediterranean dishes with a contemporary twist. Its warm ambiance fits perfectly with the friendly welcome from the couple who run the restaurant. Among it specialities we should mention the brandada de bacalao (creamed salt cod), the charcoal-grilled Norway lobsters flambéed with brandy and the medallones de rodaballo en suquet de romesco y bogavante (medallions of turbot in a lobster and rosemary suquet). This small restaurant is the ideal place for a cosy romantic dinner. If you want to add a romantic touch to your holiday in Salou, reserve a table at Petit Racó and enjoy the most pleasant of evenings.

    Location: Calle de la Ciutat de Reus, 6, 43840 Salou, Tarragona, Spain

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm and from 8.30 pm to 11 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +34 977 35 25 52


    O Xantar Mediterráneo

    A delicious menu in a cosy, elegant setting

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    O Xantar Mediterráneo is a great place to reserve a table if you want to escape the restaurants aimed at the masses in Salou. The menu has been designed with great care, with attention paid to every possible detail in order to offer you the best of the land and sea. Its specialities are fish and seafood, rice dishes and Galician beef, which has the Galicia Calidade seal of quality. Treat yourself during your holiday and visit O Xantar Mediterráneo to enjoy a unique gourmet experience. This is also the ideal restaurant for a romantic dinner. What more could you ask for?

    Location: Calle de Bilbao, 3, Bajos B, 43840 Salou, Tarragona, Spain

    Open: Saturday–Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm (closed Monday–Friday)

    Phone: +34 977 07 31 52


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