Where to Eat in Tarragona: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 9, 2017 Myesha Cogley

A city full of surprises with thousands of years of civilization just waiting to be explored. Dine under the vaults of the Roman circus, lose yourself in the charming alleys of the historic quarter. Discover the true World Heritage of Tarragona, a heritage of historic monuments and locations from Roman, medieval and modern eras. But it is also a heritage made of people, of human stories, of small moments. Tarragona reveals the essence of the Mediterranean.
Things to do in Tarragona

1. La Caleta

Passeig Maritim de Rafael de Casanova, 24, 43007 Tarragona, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$369 - HK$463 +34 977 23 40 40
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

La Caleta

Located on the coast of Tarracon and surrounded by nature is the restaurant La Caleta. In a cozy and romantic atmosphere, where a market kitchen with excellent thin matter is the protagonist ...

Reviewed By Toni M - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Closed to.the beach and easy to park this restaurante is typical mediterranean food and cuicine...excellent service and right quality. Ideal for business , weekend trips and small groups events. One of the main plates: spanish lamb, fantastic.Thank you very much for your comment. It is always appreciated any opinion that helps us to improve. And if it is good it makes us want to improve a lot more! Greetings from La Caleta and come back whenever you want to greet us.

2. La Cuineta

Nou del Patriarca, 2 bis -Casc Antic | Tarragona, 43003 Tarragona, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +34 977 22 61 01
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 946 reviews

La Cuineta

El restaurante La Cuineta comienza desde primera hora de la manana, 8:00 am, a ofrecer la posibilidad de degustar a la hora del desayuno su reposteria totalmente casera o los mini bocadillos de 14 variedades diferentes. Entre las 9 y hasta las 12 existe la posibilidad de hacer un buen desayuno de tenedor y cuchillo con una amplia seleccion de platos.Y, a partir de las 13 h., la opcion estrella de este restaurante de Tarragona, La Cocina, es su menu de temporada con una amplia variedad de combinaciones ya que comprende 10 entrantes 10 segundos y una gran selecion de postres mas las sugerencias diarias, que se explican de viva voz. Todo ello, con pan, vino, agua o cava por un precio de 15 euros e IVA incluido. Por la noche el restaurante La Cocina abre con reserva previa para grupos.La cocina de este restaurante de Tarragona corre a cargo del equipo, que elabora con mucho acierto y profesionalidad una cocina de linea catalana tradicional, de temporada, con productos de primera calidad.

Reviewed By Margaret B

Looking for lunch? Then look no further. Really interesting food at a reasonable price. We loved it.

3. Arcs Restaurant

C. Misser Sitges, 13, 43003 Tarragona, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$196 - HK$424 +34 977 21 80 40
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 693 reviews

Arcs Restaurant

Local housed in an antique building of the year 1350, with 8 medieval Gothic arches, which traded with an antique ice well, which is still preserved. Traditional Mediterranean cuisine century update with a careful selection of the farm products of Tarragona. With a menu of more than 150 references to wine.

Reviewed By AlbertSalichs - Manresa, Spain

Arcs is a restaurant located in the center of Tarragona, near the Cathedral. It is located in a stone building totally renovated. In fact, the place is very nice, where I can stay comfortably during hours meanwhile you dinner or lunch. Also, the staff was very friendly with us (we came here with my child and she was sleeping during almost all time, and the staff always helped us) and recommended the best dishes of the restaurant.
We decided to choose the degustationmenu (2 cold starters, 1 hot starter, 1 fish, 1 meat and 2 desserts). In fact, we tasted the following dishes: humus, homemade foie (excellent), tuna tartar (incredible!), black croquettes, a fish of the day and cannelonni of pig's feet (very good!). Also we tasted a gin tonic ice-cream and a brownie with ice-cream as desserts (probably the least good dishes) and we drank an excellent white wine of D.O. Tarragona called "Blanc del Terrer".
Summarizing, an amazing place to enjoy eating, dranking, speaking with your friends (and with the staff) and relaxing.

4. Sadoll Restaurant

Calle Talavera, 25 | Carrer De La Mare De Deu De La Merce N 1, 43003 Tarragona, Spain Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$290 +34 977 24 44 04
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Sadoll Restaurant

Reviewed By Steve B - Sitges, Spain

Its Roman celebration week in Tarragona and some of the restaurants are displaying their talents for Roman cuisine. Here at Sadoll we started with a salad of tomato, lettuces, goats cheese, with grapes, honey and some other herbs I just couldn't place. Then we had plates of foie, hake and stewed pork. Postre was a cheese flan with more honest, nuts and fruit. We finished up with coffee and biscuits.
Two hours and 25€ for a five course meal of this standard is quite amazing. I would happily have paid double for the chef's experienced. This was a great find, with lovely staff and great service.

5. AQ restaurant

C/ Les Coques, 7, 43003 Tarragona, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$385 +34 977 21 59 54
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 415 reviews

AQ restaurant

Reviewed By martinezcm - Kansas City, Missouri

A restaurant to be in the upper echelons should appeal to all the senses. Here and that is very important, the best is taste. The food is original, Spanish with just the right accent of Asiatica, especially Vietnamese. The portions are large tapas just right for sharing and the prices good for this quality. The service at a peak hour Saturday was a little slow but efficient aside the quirky idea of the orders marked in penciled note rapid food style. Hearing is not good with a full restaurant , even without children, was of higher decibels that should be expected on a quality restaurant, the bare tables, absence of tablecloths and plastic chairs contribute to amplify the cacophony of the full house. Eyesight and touch, if by the later we understand comfort of Seating, deserves low rating. The place looks like it has been taken over by a mix of efficiency experts and modern minimalist decorators and end up with the charm of a modern fast food (Ikea) restaurant. About half the seats are bar-style facing the open kitchen, modern, but unappealing to those looking for a comfort epicurean dinner. After two hours lunch there is little incentive to linger along as the buttocks feel the hard plastic chairs or wooden benches of the facility.
Overall, a good opportunity for excellent food, carefully prepared and presented marred by the funky environment unappealing to those of a certain age and international restaurant experience. It definitively is not a place for a romantic meal. And, by the way, why the do not change silverware throughout the meal?
The wine offerings were selective and at good prices.

6. El Llagut

C.Natzaret, 10, 43003 Tarragona, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +34 977 22 89 38
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 659 reviews

El Llagut

Reviewed By Gina K - Portland, Oregon

The menu del dia is a good value. There are several options. We both got the mussels to start, the squat lobster rice for a main, and the crema catalana for dessert. We each got a glass of white wine which was excellent. The server was very helpful in explaining what everything was. The rice dish he said was like a risotto. This style of dish served in a deep pot is apparently the Catalan way to serve rice. It was delicious and the little lobsters were tasty. There was a type of mild mushroom in it that was very delicate. The server described the crema catalana as similar to creme brulee, and was able to assure us that it was gluten free, and knew all the ingredients. It had a delicate herb flavor. We ended up having a very generous and authentic Catalan meal for a very reasonable price - less expensive than some places where we just got a few tapas. The menu even came with a bottle of water! This felt fairly luxurious to us. European restaurants usually charge an arm and a leg for water. This was the best meal we had this trip so far, and it was a memorable one. El Llagut is highly recommended!

7. Restaurante Raco de l'abat

Carrer de l'abat, 2 | Part Alta, 43003 Tarragona, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 625 71 59 01
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 588 reviews

Restaurante Raco de l'abat

Local medieval, acogedor y con buena cocina de mercado. Tenemos menú al mediodia en verano de Martes a Sábado. En invierno de Martes a Domingo.Por la noche abrimos de miércoles a Sábado.

Reviewed By Matthijs W - Hoorn

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. The positive reviews are right: this is a place to try. No menu available, but the offered dishes are great, the service is great and the bill shows great value for money. This one is worth trying for those who appreciate the authentic Catalan cuisine.

8. Da Mario

Mendez Nunez 7, 43004 Tarragona, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 977 08 21 32
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

Da Mario

Reviewed By oenothene64 - Leiwen

Our second time here and as great as the first. We had 2 pizzas and a bottle of wine along with lemoncello. Both pizzas were the real thing which seems hard to find in Spain. Crust reminds me of a flatbed and while they are simply done, the ingredients are great. Great service and wine list as well. We will be back.

9. VaDeGust

C/Sevilla, 5, 43001 Tarragona, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner +34 977 10 19 30
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

VaDeGust

Reviewed By CARLES M

We went to this restaurant with collegues to take a menu in order to celebrate the end of the accademic course 2016-17. The menu was compound by many appetizaser such as muscles, squid, octopuse, salad with anchovies...completed with black rice paella. High quality products...kind and warm service. Reasonable price. Regional wines from Tarragona.

10. Lluna Nova

Carrer Sant Llorenc | 14 Bajos Derecha, 43003 Tarragona, Spain Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner HK$141 - HK$290 +34 657 12 80 89
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 193 reviews

Lluna Nova

Reviewed By Princesscaroliner - Cambridge, United Kingdom

We opted for the grand tasting menu and what a delicious journey of food. Innovative cooking with dishes such as terriyaki tuna with nacho crumbs are a delight to taste. The service is impeccable and this young duo, running this restaurant, deserve a very successful future. If we visit Tarragona again we will be back!

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