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Catalunya

Family-friendly Restaurants

The Maresme offers a number of restaurants which offer in-house ludotecas or monitors. Check out our members recommendations and let us know if you have any more suggestions.

  • Can Rin, Cabrils

    Recommended by Angela Schweizer

    The great thing about this restaurant is dining in the fantastic garden - perfect for kids at lunch or dinner. Food isn´t cheap but it is delicious! Cabrils is about a 30 minute drive from Barcelona.
    Torrent Roig 2, 08348 Cabrils
    937509001
    www.canrin.net

  • Primer Express, Premia de Dalt

    Recommended by Carrie Frais

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    Cafe which offers a range of tapas and also caters for children`s parties.
    Plaça De La Fábrica,
    08338 Premia De Dalt

    Comments:

    "The great thing about this restaurant is that it right next to a fabulous play park within the Plaza. There is an area for young kids (2-5) and older ones (5 upwards) so you can relax with your coffee or beer in peace!"
    (CF, Oct 2010)

  • El Pati Guanyabens, Mataro

    Recommended by Cliodhna Egan

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    Cute little cafe in the centre of Mataro with turtle pond. Kids love it. Offers fresh sandwiches and salads as well as freshly made juices.
    C/ Barcelona, 33, 08301 Mataró
    Phone  93 790 61 62
    www.elpatiguanyabens.com

  • Xocolat, Teià

    Recommended by Cliodhna Egan

    Cafe on the main high street in this pretty little village in Maresme.

    Comments:

    "There are seats outside so you can pull up for a coffee with a buggy and the playground is across the road. It often occupies that period before bedtime for me! Parking is not an issue in Teia either...you can usually get a space around the cafe and playground" (CE, Jan 2009)

  • El Guirigall, Port de El Masnou

    Recommended by Theresa Mills

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    Located at the port in El Masnou next to the Chinese restaurant, el Guirigall is a super child-friendly place we visit again and again.  The menu is simple with items such as roast chicken, salads, croquettes and roast potatoes and the service is fast and friendly.  They have chairs for small children, plenty of space for push chairs and they often give toys to the little ones when they leave.   It’s also inexpensive – a typical meal for the three of us runs around 25 euros.  If you ask, they will also provide you with a ticket to cover part of your parking cost.   
    Port de El Masnou, 08320 El Masnou 
    Tel. 93 540 83 70 
    www.elguirigall.com   

  • Can Sala, Montornes Del Valles

    Recommended by Belen Simarro

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    Located in Montornes (not far from golf Vallromanes, on the Masnou-Granollers road), Can Sala is a restored XIV century country house. There is also a farm with lots of animals and where children can play and feed the rabbits, ponys, deer, etc.  The restaurant is basically Catalan typical food (grilled meat, pan con tomate, grilled vegetables...) and theres a childrens menu. You can also hire a "monitor" for a couple of hours who can supervise the kids and walk them through the area while parents have lunch (:
    C/Mariana Pineda, 1 · 08170 Montornes Del Valles · Tel 93 568 34 85
    www.cansala-montornes.com

    Comments:
    "Can Sala is fantastic for a day out for the whole family with kids. The staff there is great, they really take good care of the animals, they introduce kids to nature and the farm chores. Children can approach the animals: there are rabbits, pigs, ponys, deer, zebras, and many others. Children can play with rabbits, feed them, they can see deers, take a pony or a donkey ride. I remember there is this huuuuge parrot who can speak and loves being cuddled. Quite impressive because hes got a massive beak and talons but he is totally tamed. And it is quite a nice approach since animals are in the open air and well taken care of. There is a restaurant because the idea is to spend the day there. They dont charge guests for the visit to all the animals, they make their living out of the restaurant, which is quite basic but not expensive either. There is also this childminder or "monitor" service after kids have had lunch in case adults prefer to have a longer meal together" (BS, March 2012)

  • La Rectoria, Canyamars

    Recommended by Rosa Alegre

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    Restaurant offering Catalan cuisine which has a free babysitting service and play area. There are also workshops for children on weekend afternoons!
    La Rectoria, Pl. de LEsglésia, 1, Canyamars 
    Telf. 937955912 - 653222994

  • Can Farell, Sta. Eulália de Ronçana

    Recommended by Rosa Alegre

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    Family-run restaurant offering traditional Catalan cuisine dating back to the 15th century.
    08187 Sta. Eulália de Ronçana, Valles Oriental 
    info@canfarell.com Telefono: 93 844 8707 / Fax: 93 844 6536
    www.canfarell.com

    Comments:
    "The restaurant has a childrens park wtih swings and slides as well as an indoor play area with loads of toys and dressing up clohtes. The monitors are free (as long as you eat!). They can stay until 6pm. I love it!" (RA, July 2008)

  • L'Era Restaurant, Arenys de Munt

    Recommended by Rosa Alegre

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    Situated in Arenys de Munt, in the heart of Maresme offering traditional Catalan cuisine and a free ludoteca Sat & Sun from 2 til 5pm.
    Torrent den Puig, 11, 08358 Arenys de Munt
    Tel. 93.795.01.14. info@lerarestaurant.com
    www.lerarestaurant.com

    Comments:
    "This restaurant is always packed full of families and the monitors are free" (RA, July 2008)

  • Banys Lluis, Sant Pol de Mar

    Recommended by Carrie Frais

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    Restaurant with terrace right on the beach at San Pol de Mar. Open all year round. Typical Spanish cuisine with specialities including Paella, Fideua.
    Platja Morer, San Pol de Mar
    93 7600697
    www.facebook.com/BanysLluis

    Comments
    "We had a fabulous birthday lunch here with five children and I could not fault the location. We had a table overlooking the beach so the kids could run around and play in the sand whilst we enjoyed the chilled Rosé. Service was friendly and food excellent. Reasonable prices (even though I didn`t pay!)" (CF Oct 2010)

  • Can Palau, Vilanova del Vallès

    Recommended by Anna-Karin Steinholtz

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    Ctra. Masnou - Granollers km 10 08410 · Vilanova del Vallès
    www.restaurantcanpalau.com/es

    Comments:
    "Lovely and familiar restaurant where both adults and children will enjoy the food! Lovely inner garden for summer lunches or dinners, with toys and things for children when they want to leave the table, just like at a barbecue in your own garden! Mum and dad can enjoy dessert and coffee etc., while their children can play and have fun just beside them!" (A-K S, June 2015)

  • Restaurant Sant Miquel, Vallromanes

    Recommended by Anna-Karin Steinholtz

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    Restaurant Sant Miquel is a very classic and traditional restaurant, with guests coming from Barcelona and lots of other places for its famous cuisine.
    Plaça de L'esglesia, 12, 08188 Vallromanes
    www.santmiquelrestaurant.com

    Comments:
    "Views over Vallromanes Plaza Mayor and the church and modern crystal roof gives feeling of openness and light! Maybe not the best place to take very small kids, but younger kids and adolescents will surely appreciate the experience!" (A-KS, June 2015)

  • Hotel & Spa Can Galvany, Vallromanes

    Recommended by Anna-Karin Steinholtz

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    Hotel and Spa Can Galvany opened in 2012. This newly-constructed hotel offers two different architectural spaces: the old Can Galvany Country House, rustic in style and the new building with a truly modern look. In the old Country House you can find the Spa & Wellness Centre, as well as the more stately suites, and in the majestic and bright new building, the communal services and bedrooms. With a themed restaurant, designed by the prestigious interior designer Oliver Franz of El Equipo Creativo (The Creative Team), you will be enveloped in the vineyard landscapes of Alella wines.
    Avinguda de Can Galvany, 11, 08188 Vallromanes
    www.cangalvany.com/en/

    Comments:
    "Excellent choice when you want to locate family or friends who are coming to visit you in Vallromanes or nearby! Lovely spa and good restaurant with option to reserve a very special dining room for special and intimate family occasions!" (A-KS, June 2015)