The food of the Costa Brava is rich and varied and there are plenty of options for fussy toddlers and younger children.

Principally it is the typical Mediterranean diet of fish and seafood with fresh vegetables, olives and olive oil rice and pasta.  There is also a wide variety of Catalan dishes to enjoy, such as Paella 

Escudella I Carn D’olla, vegetable broth with pork, veal and chicken. Pa Amb Tomàquet, 

simply rustic bread, can be toasted, rubbed with tomato pulp and dressed with oil and salt; these are also great for breakfast can also be served with ham, sausage or tortilla. Wines from Tarragona are extremely good, as are patatas bravas, Spain’s delicious spicy potato dish.

With value-for-money dining and just about every sort of cuisine you can imagine available along the coast, choose from Chinese, Indian, Mexican to fish ‘n’ chips and traditional pub food.

If you’re staying in Salou, Olivers Restaurant on Calle Amposta is a great child-friendly spot. A little bit off the beaten track, Olivers offers excellent value for money, a lively atmosphere and an extensive menu.

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