AmocaCarrer Llibertat, 32, 25240
Comarca Plana d’Urgell
Style :  Classic traditional
Cuisine :  Catalan
Price :  € € € €
Owners :  Família Amorós Cercós
The year 1961 saw the inauguration of Restaurant Amoca, a name that comes from the combination of the first syllables of the founding couple’s surnames: Amorós and Camarasa. These days, the restaurant is run by the second and third generation, Josep and Dolors, as well as their son, Pep. Josep learned how to cook from his parents, Ramon and Antoinette. However, it is his son Pep who brings a contemporary touch of haute cuisine to the menu, inspired by his gastronomic studies and the time he’s spent working in prestigious restaurants around the region. Pep’s menu is extensive and varied, although the Linyola casserole is the undisputed highlight, which has been the restaurant’s signature dish since the beginning. Unlike a traditional casserole, it contains spinach and a few secret ingredients known only to the kitchen team.