Where to eat
Not even the proprietors themselves know the exact origins of this establishment, but we do know that it’s from the 17th century and they served food here and gave people passing through a place to stay. Today it’s a restaurant that is big and full of antique photos, and most important, a home-made family-style cuisine.
Full set menus: €16 and €19. No other menu. Open for lunch daily. Closed Friday.
Plaça de la Vila, 10, Cornudella de Montsant. 97 782 10 32 / www.fondaelreco.com.
Home-made food with a set menu with three courses, dessert and drinks. The rabbit stew and the stuffed aubergine are among the star dishes.
Full set menu, weekdays: €11. Full set menu, weekends: €22. Open for lunch daily, and later with reservation only.
C / Nou Priorat, 12 bis, La Vilella Baixa. 97 783 94 54.
This modern restaurant is set in one of the most emblematic streets in the old part of Tarragona, among ancient stones, and hosts cultural events throughout the year. Haute cuisine and an excellent cellar stocked with Catalan wines. Try the pork solomillo with mushroom sauce and moussaka.
Full set lunch menus from €16. Open Tue-Sat.
C / Caballeros, 12, Tarragona. 97 724 37 56 / www.entrecopes.com.
The dishes have an elegant presentation and an exquisite flavour in this restaurant with haute Mediterranean cuisine. The recipes are diverse, but definitely try a dish that features foie.
Full set lunch menu daily: €18. Other set menus from €38. Menu: €40. Closed Sunday night and all day Monday.
Ponç d’Icart, 19, Tarragona. 97 724 84 85 / www.elterratrestaurant.com.
This small and elegant restaurang works mainly with barbecued meats, but there are also other excellent plates such as the piquillo peppers stuffed with prawn brandade and the grilled venison. Pair it up with wines from Priorat and Montsant.
Full set lunch menu: €11. Menu: €35. Closed Sunday night and all day Monday.
Fructuós Canonge, s/n (Montbrió del Camp). 97 783 30 00 / www.raconet.es.
Where to stay
This is one of the best-known hotels in Baix Camp, thanks to its size and the spa services it offers. It’s quiet with big rooms, gardens, plenty of spots to eat, and more.
From €100 for two people, breakfast included.
C / Nueva, 38, Montbrió del Camp. 97 781 40 00 / www.rocblanchotels.com.
This hotel is right next to the Tarragona bus station. The rooms are available in a range of prices and the restaurant offers Meditarranean cuisine. There’s a rooftop pool with city views.
Double room from €72, breakfast included.
Plaza de la Imperial Tarraco, 5, Tarragona. 97 725 09 99 / www.hotelciutatdetarragona.com.
Central and near all the main points of interest in Tarragona. Comfortable spaces and renovated rooms, with WiFi available in the whole building. Their relatively new Cóvla restaurant serves up traditional and Mediterranean cuisine.
Double room from €60.
Plaza Corsini, 10. 97 724 01 16 / www.hotelurbiscentre.com.
There’s truth in the name, as there’s an excellent view of the region of Priorat from the ‘Balcony’ hotel, which is also near the Montsant mountains. This three-star hotel has 10 rooms and a good restaurant that specialises in barbecued vegetables and meats.
Double room from €68, breakfast included.
Carretera de Scala, 2, La Morera de Montsant. 97 782 72 11 / www.balcodelpriorat.com.
This rural guesthouse has seven double rooms and one single, a big common living room, views of Siurana and Montsant, and a barbecue, among other services. You can rent the whole house or just a room.
From €25 per person per night.
C / La Vileta, 16 A, Cornudella de Montsant. 97 782 10 06 / www.lavileta.net.