Restaurant Tritón (Torroella to Palafrugell road, Baix Empordà)

Poor Covetotop! It’s such a hard job to decide what restaurants to write about on this humble blog! It’s so difficult to recommend this one or that other one when you cover this little corner of the world (the Costa Brava area, Catalonia, Spain)!

Are those restaurants bad? –you may wonder.

No, my friend. In fact, the problem is just the opposite: some of the best restaurants in the world are located here. And ”best” doesn’t mean “expensive” necessarily. Take into account that Covetotop needs to eat every day in order to trek, swim, take pictures and write this blog (among other things), and that he cannot afford having lunch very often at El Bulli, arguably the best restaurant in modern history, (by the way, temporally closed; it will reopen as a foundation in 2014) or at Can Roca, currently the second best restaurant in the world, according to the British “Restaurant Magazine”: www.theworlds50best.com/awards/1-50-winners/

Ok. El Bulli is closed and Can Roca is expensive. Let’s make things easier. I am about to recommend one of the Covetotop’s favorite restaurants. Not for tourists (it’s not on the very beach) not for romantics (the Empordà is a paradise, but this restaurant has no romantic views). This restaurant is intended just for food lovers. Its name: Restaurant Tritón.

Restaurant Tritón is located between the village of Torroella del Montgrí (here below you’ll find a picture of this charming medieval village) and the village of Pals (here below you won’t find a picture of this charming medieval village, but of its charming beach instead)

medieval square

Ampurdán

To be precise, Restaurant Tritón is located … here below (Tel: 972 757 038):

Gualta

That is the Torroella to Palafrugell road (the restaurant is very close to Torroella).

It has a big, nice and comfortable dining room, normally crowded by wise local people (like myself). Service is first rate (the restaurant’s waitresses come from another planet, where people is more friendly and diligent). Food is superb (Catalan cuisine only, based on the very best veggies and meats from the neighboring farms, and on the very best sea products from the neighboring Mediterranean Sea)

But, what makes this restaurant so special for Covetotop (apart from the very kind people who work there)? What’s the reason to include Tritón in this fabulous, exclusive and sophisticated blog? What? The quality/price relation. Unbeatable.

The daily menu costs 15 Euro and it includes: first course, second course, wine (local Empordanese wine, of course), dessert and coffee. Apart from the daily menu, you also can enjoy a superb lunch or dinner “a la carte” at this restaurant. It is one of the best specialized fish restaurants of this coast, what deserves another post, but not today …

Daily menu: forget a “first course” like macaroni with tomato sauce or regular Caesar salad. Forget a “second course” like grilled pork or ordinary cod. You’d better imagine the kind of food served in a world-class, fancy, fashionable, trendy and ultra-expensive restaurant … owned by such crazy people that they just ask for 15 Euro for their high-level menu. That is Restaurant Tritón and, consequently, Covetotop himself is a Tritón’s regular customer.

No more words. Let the pictures speak for themselves. Here below is a carrousel of Covetotop’s unforgettable culinary moments at Tritón’s …

First courses:squids

grilled squids

caneloni

crujiente de butifarra

cod salad

Second courses:

peus de porc amb cargols

fisherman's paella

grilled rock fish

pergal

meat

Desserts:

cake

crema catalana

fruits

local cheese with honey

Coffee:

un cortado

Wine (local):

vino tinto del Ampurdán

Total price: 15 Euros.

Final word: if you ever visit Restaurant Tritón and you see there a lonely and strange man, burned by the Mediterranean sun, eating as a happy lion, drinking red wine, writing from time to time on an old blog and taking pictures of whatever he eats, the odds are he is Covetotop …

Also see Covetotop’s post Restaurant Tritón revisited (Costa Brava)

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18 Responses to Restaurant Tritón (Torroella to Palafrugell road, Baix Empordà)

  1. Most enjoyable and – incredible value, in this day and age… 🙂

  2. augusta says:

    You know that I am going to have to come visit your neck of the woods, someday, somehow. Your blog posts are one of the most beautiful things in my life. (Not that my life is lacking in beauty.)

    • Covetotop says:

      Wow, what a nice compliment! Thank you, but the merit is on the side of those modern digital cameras that do everything for themselves …

      • augusta says:

        I imagine that your camera is superior to mine, but it also takes a talented button pusher! … My husband and I are bicycling the US right now, but we have talked about where to go next, and I have not yet seen Europe. I most want to see the old churches and the countryside.

      • Covetotop says:

        In order to see old churches and the countryside bicycling in Europe, I see no better option than the Way of St. James. It has existed for over a thousand years and, today, thousands of travellers set out each year from popular starting points across Europe, to make their way to Santiago de Compostela (Northwestern Spain). Most travel by foot, some by bicycle, and a few travel on horseback. Cars or motorcycles aren’t allowed. A great “medieval” adventure.
        Thank you very much for your comments.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog! You’re making us all hungry! What photos! Stop saying you’re practicing your English! Give us a break!!

  4. augusta says:

    Shirley MacLaine made the Way of St. James famous with her book some years ago. If it is not too crowded now, I would want to walk that one. Have you done it or been there?

  5. Honey says:

    Jolin! Que hambre tengo ahora, jiji

  6. I just have to say after all of this eating and drinking do you have time for some soul food?

    • Covetotop says:

      Yes I do. This restaurant doesn’t serve fast food, for sure, but in barely an hour you can enjoy its “menu of the day”, for a very reasonable price. Pics in this post are the result of more than a year of having lunch there, in different occasions. Not so much eating and drinking as you guessed. Thanks for visiting.

  7. Lu says:

    Wow, what an amazing “tour” and restaurant review! Loved it!

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