Arinsal has a great selection of restaurants to choose from including Mexican, Thai, Chinese, British, and Argentinian, obviously as well as the local cuisine, which is Catalan, and well worth trying.
The following guide gives you information on the different restaurants found in Arinsal. To leave feedback as well as read other guests' reviews please visit the forum.
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Located just 15 metres from the gondola the Borda del Pradet (The Bull) offers a great selection of snacks & homemade tapas. Open from 8am for English breakfasts, toasties teas and coffees, a good place to start the day and sort the hangover out. The new a-la-carte restaurant and cocktail bar upstairs is the perfect place to relax and eat before going out on the town. Home of the famous Ric burger and just 7 minutes down from the ski slopes in the gondola for an enjoyable lunch on the sun terrace next to the river. Midnight munchies?? We are open till late!
Serving traditional Basque food with two special menus which are typical of Basque cidre houses, both including as much cidre as you like. They also have a regular menu offering dishes such as steak, prawns, pork and fresh fish as well as pastas and salads for a few examples. You can add cidre to your meal for just €8.50!
Cost - menu of the day is €11.50. Special menus from €29.00, tapas from €4.50, and main dishes from €6.50. Tapas are available at the bar from €1.50, and if you're a group of 10+ they have a special menu at €25-30.
Thursday - 'Nations Night' - Every Thursday they serve specialities from various countries eg. Greece, Japan, India, Italy etc. etc.
Location - Located in the Amadeus building at the top of Arinsal (see map).
The reputation of Cisco's speaks for itself, with a smallish but excellent quality menu of Tex-Mex food. Some favourites include fajitas, ribs, burgers and the delicious mango chicken. When ordering, make sure you say how spicy you want it served!
Gluten Free - Cisco's now have a gluten free menu, including gluten free wraps for their fab fajitas!
Location - Opposite the bottom of the gondola, slightly up the small road (see map).
Cost - Starters from €5.00, main dishes from €7.00 to €14.50.
This restaurant offers a full English breakfast in the morning as well as a continental option. They have a full lunch and dinner menu with burgers, risottos, meats, pasta, seafood, salads and deserts, plus child friendly options.
Location - Located approximately 40 metres up the road from the gondola (see map).
Cost - Starters from €6.00 and main courses from €18.00.
A British owned Chinese restaurant offering excellent food and a homely atmosphere - it's a favourite of the Arinsal.co.uk team and well worth the trip.
Location - In Erts, just outside Arinsal - call to book a table and they'll come to pick you up free of charge (see map).
A friendly restaurant and takeaway with a local feel towards the bottom end of the village, serving a great selection of pizzas, pies, pastas, salads and more. They also have tapas, or you can just go in for a coffee or a beer.
Location - At the bottom end of Arinsal near Bordes d'Arinsal (see map).
Cost - Pizzas from €9.50.
Déjà Vu is a pizzeria located in the Hotel Micolau, and the Arinsal.co.uk team think the pizzas are great! They also have a varied menu including steak and duck, with a friendly team to serve you.
Location - In the centre of the village, next to the Derby Irish Pub (see map).
A relaxed restaurant with international homemade made food from pizzas and pastas to thai currys, Chinese stirfrys and popular fish and chips in paper. On Sundays they have a roast dinner for €10.50 from 12:30 until 19:00 (or until it runs out) plus they serve ‘Bunny Chow’ which is a South African lamb stew served in a bread bowl.
Location - Directly opposite the bottom of the gondola (see map).
Cost - Dishes from €4.00 to €20.00
They have a wide range of pizzas as well as a child friendly menu available both to eat in or take away (you can also phone ahead to order your pizza in advance for take away). It's a popular place to sit and have a coffee in the afternoon when heading off the mountain.
Location - At the bottom end of the village, by Hotel Solana (see map)
In our opinion a really good restaurant and takeaway, serving steaks, pastas and pizzas. They have a friendly team and portions are a good size too, serving Argentinian specialities with a menu offering starters, steaks, pasta dishes, pizza, BBQ style plates, salads, desserts and full wine list.
Location - Found at the top of the village (see map).
Cost - Main courses from €8.90 to €17.00.
A wide variety of dishes from full English breakfasts to fresh pasta, pizzas, burgers, nachos and a lots more.
Location - 20 metres up hill from the bottom of the gondola (see map).
Cost - €4.00 to €17.00.
Open for breakfast whether you want something light or a full English. In the evening the Restaurant Xalet is the perfect place to dine if you're looking to celebrate a special occasion, with a delicious varied menu served in a stylish and relaxing environment, with great view of the mountains.
Location - Opposite the gondola, next to Hotel Montane (see map).
Argentinian steak restaurant serving steaks cooked on on open grill, as well as pizzas, pastas and burgers.
Location - Next to the bottom of the gondola (see map).
Cost - Main courses from €6.80 to €19.20.
Thursday - 'Raise the Steaks' - Argentinean mixed grill and drink €18, reservations needed in advance and to book speak to your holiday rep or call the restaurant.