Authentic Catalan cuisine at El Motel Restaurant (Figueres, Spain)


SMALL BITE: If you judge a restaurant by its staying power, then the famous El Motel Restaurant at the Hotel Emporda is at the top of the food chain, having served  contemporary Catalan cuisine since 1961. It is often described as the “sanctuary of Catalan cuisine,” and features regional foods and seasonal produce.

SIGNATURE DISHES: In addition to a tasting menu and a market menu, the restaurant offers à la carte options and many simple seasonal specialties, such as small squid sautéed with garlic and parsley.

DISH FROM DINERS: “There are always very good surprises when you visit this restaurant. Their menu is not large but changes often and offer great local dishes. The quality is extraordinary and the presentation is great. It’s an an experience that you should not miss!”

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: This restaurant was founded in 1961 by Josep Mercader, one of the legendary figures of Catalan gastronomy.

RESERVATIONS:  +34 972 50 05 62

ABOUT HOTEL EMPORDA: Located in a quiet setting at the northern entrance of the city of Figueres, the birthplace of the artist Salvador Dalí, just minutes from France. It is an ideal place to stay in Costa Brava, and also a meeting point for long trips. The rooms and lounges offer all the amenities, with spectacular views of the Empordà.

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