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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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.
Open for breakfast whether you want something light or a full English. In the evening the Hotel Montané 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. They also serve a traditional Sunday roast.
Location - Opposite the gondola, next to Hotel Montane (see map).
Full English Breakfast - Tea or coffee included, Between 07:30 - 10:30 €8.50
Monday VIP club - Jack Daniels & mixer €3.90, Bombay Saphire & nordic mist
Thursday Steak House - 200gm Sirloin Steak, Tossed Salad, Homamade Triple Fried Chips with a Drink included €12.50
Friday Fizzers - Bottle of Champagne €18.00, Bottle of Cava €12.00 or Bottle of Prosecco €15.00
Sunday Roast - Beef, Pork or Chicken with all the Trimmings, served all day, Drink included €9.95
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.
Located just 15 metres from the gondola, the Borda del Pradet (The Bull) offers a great selection of food. Open from 10am for English breakfasts, toasties, teas and coffes, a good place to start the day and sort out your hangover or 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.
A relaxed restaurant with international homemade 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
A British owned Chinese restaurant offering excellent food and a homely atmosphere - it's a favourite with many locals 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).
They serve an oriental buffet on a Sunday 13:30-15:30 for €17.50.
If you fancy something a little different this sushi restaurant does apres ski. A three piece tray and a beer or wine is €3.00. With friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere Sushi and Gong is a great place to enjoy authentic Japanese food.
Arinsal's newest bar and restaurant can be found underneath Sant Moritz Apartments, next door to the supermarket. The warm and friendly decor makes you feel at home in the mountains.
You can stop off for breakfast on the way to the slopes, come down to the village for lunch, or pop in for dinner or drinks in the evening.
The menu changes regularly to offer you a variety of dishes such as pork belly, gourmet burgers, fish & chips, pulled pork, steaks and pizzas - just check the blackboard for the current menu.
Cost - Starters €5.00-6.00, mains €10, steaks €16.50-18.50
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).
They have a wide range of pizzas as well as pastas and meat dishes and 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)
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).
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.
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 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.