This modern cafe is among the restaurants on the main strip. It's popular with local teenagers, possibly the trendy set, the bright young things who hang around the counter chatting with the waiter looking disinterested! Kind of funky music though...
At the back are some computer terminals to surf the web or check your email. The chrome seating makes this place a little too canteenish to want to spend a long time, but possibly on a weekend evening this place might be a bit busier and have a bit more atmosphere?
Favorite Dish: This is probably somewhere for a bocadillo de tortilla with a coffee rather than a meal. Two coffees cost around 2 euro.
The food in this place is a combination of some Spanish, most more contemporary European. It's another one listed in That Guide Book as medium priced, and again, really this is one of th most expensive on the stretch.
I didn't eat here as I generally didn't like the atmosphere. As it's quite expensive, but the menu looked rather average, we came in for a coffee in the afternoon to check it out and were a bit disappointed. The service was slow and I in fact didn't get my change returned - ok, it was only about 50 cents, but it's up to me if I tip, no?
With the shop upstairs, think Carluccio's - despite the obvious artistic attempts at decor, this place is just a little bit soulless. Overall I'd say this is less somewhere to eat and somewhere to pop in for a more sophisticated evening drink.
Favorite Dish: Most of the dishes are fairly 'European rather than specifically Spanish it seemed to me and a bit on the expensive side for what they are. An afternoon coffee will give you a chance to sample the atmosphere and arty surrounds, plus the lovely shaded garden area or an excuse to come in and pop upstairs to the gift and art shop/gallery upstairs.
This one is listed in RG guidebook as low price, which I'd disagree with. It's a nice restaurant, obviously very popular too serving some very nice Spanish and Mallorcan dishes, but it isn't what I'd call cheap, more mid-range.
The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food took a while to arrive at any of the tables, but to be honest it has such a pleasant atmosphere that we didn't really mind. Worth a try as a safe bet for the local dishes I'd say.
Favorite Dish: Having had a disasterous paella in Andalucia last summer, we thought we'd bite the bullet and go for it again here, where it at least we could see from the other tables that it was well served and cooked completely on the premises. €8.50 each for a massive bowl of Paella Campera, the meat paella with rabbit, chicken and pork, meant that we'd actually eaten one of the cheapest things one the menu.
Very, very tasty, soaked into the rice and vegetables! Good wholesome and as local as you'll get in Mallorca!
This was one of the best restaurants that I went to in Mallorca. Owned, I think, by a German woman (everyone is greeted at the door in German it seemed), this place offers a three course evening menu at €16.80. This makes it a little more expensive than some of the other options in Arta, but it's well worth it as a treat.
The service was excellent, the waitress bore with me and allowed me to speak Spanish even though her English was perfect. The portions themselves aren't large, but they taste so great that they are actually the perfect size.
The menu changes regularly from what I can tell and there is something on it for everyone. Closed Wednesdays. A meal for two, with wine and water comes to around £40.00.
Favorite Dish: The quality of the food here is really good, really excellent cuts of meat, cooked to perfection! I had roast beef on rosti as starter, followed by saddle of pork topped with a baked olive and parmesan crust. And managed to share a chocolate and pear tarta with nutty ice-cream and an apple and cinammon desert with egg liquor mousse.
Caldereta (lobster stew), fish-based rice dishes and above all, local prawns are the stellar dishes in its seafood cuisine. Gourmets will find curious ingredients such as sea fennel and espinagades, delicious pastries filled with vegetables and little eels, which is very skilfully prepared in the municipality of Artà.
The best-known desserts are greixonera, a fresh cheese pie, which can also be prepared as a savoury of paprika and pork cheeks, and the emblematic ensaimada, plain or filled with cream or cabello de ángel, a mixture of winter squash and sugar.