7 Restaurants to experience an authentic calçotada

The best calçot restaurants in the Tarragona area

Discover our top 7 calçotada restaurants around Costa Daurada area below

If you have ever spent the winter and early spring in Catalonia, then you must have heard about the infamous Catalan tradition, the calçotada. Would you like to experience one for yourself and taste delicious calçots, the traditional way? Here we will recommend 7 restaurants in the Tarragona area that will offer you an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

But, what’s a calçot and what’s a calçotada? A cross between a spring onion and a leek, calçots are sweet and delicious. During a calçotada celebration, they are barbecued, their outer layers are peeled and then they are dipped in rich calçot sauce made from peppers, tomatoes, garlic and nuts. The Calçot Festival in Valls is the official start of the calçotada season, a top day out if you want to learn more about the tradition.

However, the calçot is only just the beginning. A calçotada is a time to enjoy a range of grilled meats and traditional sides all accompanied by the best wine and classic desserts. Has this whet your appetite? Are you intrigued to try it for yourself?

Top Calçotada Restaurants in Southern Catalonia

Calçotades in Valls

The world capital of the calçot

Masia Fontscaldes

Experience an authentic calçotada in a Catalan farmhouse

A leading mountain cuisine restaurant on the Costa Daurada, located in a 17th-century Catalan farmhouse. They offer a comprehensive traditional calçotada menu with unlimited calçots. The farmhouse is situated just a few kilometres north of Valls in a cozy and picturesque space, featuring various dining rooms, private lounges, landscaped outdoor areas, a sports area, and parking around the farmhouse.

🔥 Calçotada Menu: After starting with a welcome vermouth the meal commences with escarole salad and toasted bread with tomato & garlic. Next comes the calçots cooked with vine shoots and served with salbitxada sauce. This is followed by a grilled meat platter including lamb, sausage, bacon, black pudding, and chorizo; accompanied by grilled beans and artichokes. Orange with sweet wine and crema catalana for dessert, plus coffee and a sip of Orujo to extend the after-dinner conversation. Additionally, all beverages such as white & red wine or cava, are included. All for 45 euros. Furthermore, this year they introduce vegetarian calçotada options and a menu suitable for celiacs.

La Licorera Vallenca

An elegant proposal that updates the concept of going for a calçotada without leaving Valls

Licorera Vallenca for a signature calçotada.

Located in a beautifully renovated historic building, La Licorera in Valls offers a contemporary gourmet calçotada unique to the calçot capital. It’s a restaurant which specialises in seasonal, sustainable cuisine with modern touches. Moreover, it’s an ideal space for creative tapas, grilled meat and fish, as well as menus throughout the year. Despite its contemporary dishes, La Licorera doesn’t forget its traditions, the local produce here is always the highlight. 

🔥 Calçotada Menu: Appetizer, calçots with sauce, grilled beans and artichokes, sausage, black pudding, and quality-stamped lamb. Catalan cream for dessert and coffee. A menu accompanied by Mas Roig wines and Cava Adernats from Nulles. All for 42.50 euros.

Calçotades in Tarragona & Reus

The Valls Calçot is a protected product which connects the nearby areas of Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Tarragonès and Baix Penedès

Masia Crusells

The classic Catalan Calçotada near Reus & Tarragona

If you are looking for a traditional calçotada in Reus, the first choice is Masia Típica Crusells. The Masia Crusells restaurant is famous for its Catalan cuisine, as well as paellas and grilled meats. It focuses on providing homemade quality dishes influenced by more than 50 years of tradition. The restaurant is located on the outskirts of the city with several dining rooms and ample parking.

🔥 Calçotada Menu: Calçots with sauce, sausage with beans, and artichokes accompanied by lamb chops, pancetta and black sausage. For dessert a traditional crema catalana, menjar blanc or sponge cake.  Wine, water, brut cava and coffee are all included for 45 euros.

Rixixiu in Alforja

Mountain restaurant offering excellent value for money

Rixixiu Restaurant, calçotada restaurant in Alforja.

Located at a strategic point near the road between Alforja and Les Borges de Camp, we find the historic Rixixiu Restaurant. Throughout the year, they offer seasonal menus featuring traditional cuisine with modern touches and the finest local produce. Their specialty is grilled meats and traditional dishes such as grilled spicy snails. All in a natural setting surrounded by the mountains of Baix Camp, adding value to the dining experience.

🔥 Calçotada Menu: Escarole with romesco, slices of toasted bread, calçots with sauce; grilled lamb, sausage, chicken, and Catalan black pudding with escalivada (roasted vegetables), garlic and olive oil mortar. Orange salad with sweet wine or crema catalana for dessert. White & red wine from Bot, water, coffee and tea all included. All for 37 euros.

Mas Folch

Signature calçotada in a privileged setting

During the calçot season, Mas Folch offers gourmet calçotades, while taking advantage of its symbolic location. Found between Reus and Tarragona, this restaurant is located in a modernist farmhouse surrounded by a stately garden and the typical landscape of Camp de Tarragona. Weather permitting, the calçots are eaten in the traditional way, standing up outside around a long table. Later, the rest of the dishes are served in the elegant indoor dining room.

🔥 Calçotada Menu: Appetizers to share, calçots cooked at a nearby farm, local Alforja sausage with grilled beans and signature desserts. All for 48 euros per person including drinks.

Calçotades in the Terres de l'Ebre

Calçots next to the Ebre river

Temps de Terra

Calçot feast and activities in a natural setting

Temps de Terra in Amposta, a perfect calçotada restaurant in the Terres de l'Ebre.

Located in a privileged setting on the outskirts of Amposta, we find the Temps de Terra restaurant, offering the most popular and generous calçotada in the Terres de l’Ebre. An agricultural and livestock space near the river that combines gastronomy with activities such as workshops for children, hiking routes, or horseback rides. All designed to enjoy a gastronomic day in a natural environment.

🔥 Calçotada Menu: For starters, tender garlic omelet, vegetable chowder, and chicken stew with escalivada; calçot boards with sauce and grilled bread with aioli; grilled meat platter with sausage, chorizo, lamb, and black pudding. All for 35 euros, including a crema catalana, water, wine, and coffee. As a distinctive feature, it’s worth noting that you can have seconds of everything served.

Lo Racó de Mig Camí

Calçot feast with views of the capital of the Ebro

This emblematic restaurant in Tortosa is located in a stately farmhouse surrounded by nature overlooking ‘Els Ports’. Lo Racó de Mig Camí is the ideal place to experience a traditional calçotada in the capital of Baix Ebre. From February to April, calçotadas are held at the weekend for groups and families. It is essential to reserve 24 hours in advance, as the calçots are picked from the garden every day, according to demand. The calçots are eaten in the traditional way, standing up outside. Later the second course is served in the dining room. There is also a play area and a large car park.

🔥 Calçotada Menu: Calçots with sauce, toasted bread with tomato, goat’s cheese salad, grilled artichokes, sautéed beans, grilled meat followed by crema catalana for dessert. All for 40 euros, wine and water included.

Home Calçot Feasts

Enjoy the calçot festival at home!

Calçots Online

Create you own Calçot party wherever you want

To finish, we recommend the Calçots Online platform that offers homemade and made-to-order calçots and calçotades. There are two ways to enjoy the authentic calçotada wherever you are. Firstly, home deliveries of uncooked calçots plus related calçotada products are available online with shipments all over the peninsula and Europe. Secondly, precooked calçots can be reserved and collected directly from Mas del Feix. View all products and place your order at calsotsonline.com.

🔥 Pack Calçots: One of the best-selling sets is the pack for 4 people, which includes 60 self-produced raw calçots, 2 jars of romesco sauce, and 4 bibs for 22 euros.

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