Can you imagine a restaurant in Roses where the area’s finest Mediterranean cuisine is combined with stunning sea views? Located in L’Almadrava Cove in Roses, the Santallúcia Restaurant serves local, seasonal cuisine in a fabulous spot on the Costa Brava.
Whether you’re looking for an informal set menu right next to the beach or you fancy a meal of fresh fish at one of our inside tables, we invite you to visit the restaurant and make the very most of this cove as you savour the authentic Mediterranean cuisine of Santallúcia!
At the Santallúcia Restaurant, it’s all about market cuisine: fresh fish from Roses bought daily from the fish market, meat from the Victoria butcher’s in Girona and vegetables from the Empordà area, all seasoned with olive oil, the essence of the Mediterranean, exported so successfully around the world.
And one of the essential ingredients of this selection of local products, of which we’re so proud, is the bread from Forn Cusi, the town’s long-established bakery.
Our restaurant in Roses
With more than 50 years’ experience at the stove of our restaurant, we have specialised in traditional local cuisine: simple, accessible and based on top-quality ingredients. Although our cuisine is traditional we incorporate modern touches that reinvent long-established recipes, discovering them anew through our personal perspective.
After some classic appetisers, such as mussels in vinaigrette, prawns from Roses or battered calamari, our starters offer a note of freshness that constitutes the perfect precursor to our richer main courses. We heartily recommend our salads, including esqueixada (Catalan salt cold salad) and empedrat (Catalan bean salad).
It comes as no surprise, given our proximity to the sea, that our main courses embody the maritime character of ourrestaurant in Roses. We serve fresh catches of the day, such as hake, turbot or squid, but, if you’ll permit a suggestion, the seafood paella and fideuà (vermicelli paella) are two of our star dishes. The secrets of these specialities are our special Santallúcia sofregit (onion, tomato and garlic sauce with seasoning) and top-quality fresh ingredients from the sea.
For those who prefer meat to fish, our menu also features a wide selection of tasty meat dishes. What’s more, we always offers a selection of seasonal dishes: calçots (Catalan green onions), peas with clams, fish soup, cod and meatballs with cuttlefish... all available when in season.
If you’re still hungry, our restaurant in Roses is faithful to the local dessert tradition. Highlights of our menu of home-made desserts include apple compote with cream-flavoured ice cream (recipe by the mother of the Santallúcia family), tarte Tatin and molten chocolate cake. And if they don’t take your fancy, there are plenty of home-made cakes and ice creams to choose from.
We accompany it all with a wine list featuring Designation of Origin Empordà wines: a memorable selection of cavas and white, rosé and red wines. But although we’re always keen to promote flavours from the local area, we also offer wines from other well-known Catalan winemaking regions.
Entrants (amanides, calçots, escalivada, esqueixada, empedrat, truita a l'espanyola,...)
Located on the seafront of L’Almadrava Cove in Roses, Santallúcia Restaurant boasts spacious premises that are perfect for both large group meals and intimate lunches or dinners for couples.
The restaurant interior has a capacity for up to 70 diners but the terrace, which caters for 150 diners, is without a doubt the jewel in our crown: a place where you can gaze out to sea with your feet on the sand as you enjoy your meal. What’s more, weather permitting, you can enjoy some live jazz and blues as you sip your cocktail and wait for the sunset. From time to time, we organise themed culinary nights where you have the chance to try barbecued food, fish suquet (stew) and other special dishes in a stunning setting.
While the exterior décor has a more informal feel, the restaurant interior has a rustic, maritime style. The choice is yours!
Location of the restaurant in L’Almadrava Cove
The Santallúcia Restaurant, located right next to our apartments in Roses, is set in one of the most peaceful spots of L’Almadrava Cove, the last main beach before entering the Cap de Creus Natural Park.
Less than five km from Roses town centre, this cove is 500 metres long and has become established as one of the most family-friendly spots in the municipality. That’s why our restaurant is a perfect place for enjoying the beach and authentic Mediterranean cuisine right next to Roses.