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Barcelona & Costa Brava Seaside Lunch

gsjiv | Apr 6, 201507:38 PM

Greetings - first time in Barcelona and Costa Brava. Spending 3 nights in city center (Le meriden) then 2 nights at Mas de Torrent (eating there and Cellar Con Roca for dinners) and then back for 2 final nights at the W in Barcelona (including a FC Barca game!).

My 2 questions are:

1) We will have a driver taking us up the coast from Barcelona before ending up at Mas Torrent spending the day taking in the sights of what I hope will be during great May weather. We have had a hard time finding that *perfect* seaside lunch or at least a great place with fantastic views and memorable setting. Casual is quite fine but want it to be centerpiece of our day. Tentatively planning on visiting a few of these towns Tossa del Mar, Begur, Empuries, Torroella de Montgri, Peratallada, Palafrugell and Pals. Any standout places for outdoor long lunch?

2) I know there are many recommendations here but if you could pick only 3 or so definitive lunch and dinner places (no need for Michelin starred or uber formal) what places represent must dos for first time visitors? Celebrating my wife's 40th birthday all week.

Thanks in advance!

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