A vacation along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is a dream come true for many people from around the globe, and a trip to beautiful Costa Brava offers much more than you might expect. In addition to the stunning beaches, Costa Brava also boasts the Pyrenees Mountains and many incredible activities, attractions and events. While couples flock to the area for a romantic getaway, Costa Brava is also known to be extremely friendly to families who are traveling with children of all ages. Even when it comes to something as simple as meal time, you’ll discover several incredible restaurants that offer something special for any children in your group. These are just a few of Costa Brava’s most popular child-friendly restaurants.
A welcoming restaurant in the village of Palau Sator in the Baix Emporda Region, Mas Pou has been immensely popular with both the locals and visitors from around the world for more than 30 years. You’ll adore the relaxing atmosphere in this lovely stone farmhouse that has been standing since the 16th century, and the multiple small dining rooms give your family the feeling of enjoying a cozy meal at home.
Menu items are divine with an emphasis on fresh and homemade, and the most popular dishes include lamb chops, grilled fish, roast vegetables, duck with pears, chicken with cuttlefish and prawns and baked apples with custard. There are also large dining areas available for groups of 10 to 35, and these are normally used for special celebrations. This option offers an excellent set menu that includes a delicious cake and a fine wine, and you may request a DVD player if you’re interested in enjoying a movie while you dine.
After your meal, you’re welcome to spend as long as you like in the outdoor play area with your children. It’s a beautiful setting surrounded by trees and flowers, and it gives the children time to run and play on the slides and swings.
Restaurant La Placeta
One of Tossa de Mar’s most popular family friendly restaurants, Restaurant La Placeta offers an incredible menu that includes freshly caught and prepared seafood, a variety of creative Mediterranean, Spanish and European dishes and plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Grilled fish and veal steaks are among the most popular dishes, and the desserts are homemade and fabulous with such treats as tiramisu and creme brulee. Children are treated as special guests at this restaurant, and each is offered a special menu with every child’s favorite foods available.
Masala Indian Restaurant
This restaurant in L’Estartit may not look like much from the outside, but you’ll discover one of the best Indian restaurants in all of Costa Brava when you go inside. The owners make every menu item with fresh ingredients and by hand, and the entire staff goes out of their way to make families with children extra comfortable. There’s a large garden with playground equipment, and the children are encouraged to run and play together before and after their meal. Popular menu items include bhuna fish, chicken korma, classic tikka chicken, beef vindaloo, excellent curry, onion bhaji, vegetable dumplings and wonderful homemade pistachio ice cream for dessert. There’s also a special menu for the children with dishes that introduce them to Indian cuisine and child-friendly favorites from around the globe.
Restaurante Pizzeria Da Giovanni
It’s nearly impossible to find a child who doesn’t love pizza, and the parents will also adore the elevated pizzas and fresh seafood offerings. Located in Tossa de Mar, this popular eatery offers a fabulous view of the ocean and is open all seven days of the week from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. You may choose from a nice selection of pizzas and calzones and both Spanish and Italian seafood dishes. Even those with special dietary requirements will find tasty vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options to choose from. Popular menu items include garlic prawns, tapas, seafood pasta and made-to-order specialty pizzas that are all made fresh with homemade crusts. Several beers and wines are available to enjoy with your meal as well. Families are welcome to come in right from the beach to enjoy a snack or a full meal.
Enjoy a Fabulous Family Vacation in Costa Brava
There’s no time like the present to treat your entire family to an amazing vacation to the wonderful Costa Brava, and you can start by locking in your reservations with us here at Exceptional Stays. We offer a choice of eight luxurious vacation homes with all of the very best services and amenities, and these may include a private chef, an onsite housekeeper, a driver, and a personalized concierge team to help you plan your vacation activities before you arrive so that your only job is to enjoy your time with your family.