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HARBOUR GRILL IN PORTO ADRIANO: REALLY BAD EXPERIENCE
THIS IS A RESTAURANT WHERE YOU NEED GOOD NERVES,A LOT OF TIME AND WHERE YOU WILL SPEND A LOT OF MANY WHICH ISNT WORTH TO SPEND.
WE ARRIVED THERE AT 8 PM AND WAITED AT THE FRONT DESK TO BE SEATED. I GUY(...WHO WAS THAT ACTUALLY?) CAME WITH A STINKY CIGAR IN HIS HAND,SAID GOOD EVENING,WENT WITH US..,BEHIND US,FOLLOWING TO THE TABLE.WE HAD NO IDEA WHICH TABLE IS FREE SO WE WERE ACTUALLY A BIT LOST, NOT KNOWING WHERE WE CAN SIT.
AFTER WE SAT DOWN WE WAITED FOR 15 MINUTES(...AND IT WAS NOT BUSY)FOR A WAITER. A WAITER CAME WITH AN UNFRIENDLY FACE, SAID HELLO IN SPANISH AND WAS OBVIOUSLY PISSE OF TO SEE US.
THAN WE WAITED AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 15 MINUTES BEFORE OUR DRINKS CAME. THIS TIME CAME A "WAITER"IN SHORTS AND TENNIS SHOES. HE HAD THREE GLASSES IN ONE HAND..,TOUCHED THE GLASSES ON THE TOP AND DROPPED IT ON THE TABLE.
AFTER THAT ANOTHER GUY CAME,SHIRT HALF OUT OF HIS PANTS SAID HI AND WENT AGAIN. WE WAITED ANOTHER 30 MINUTES BEFORE A WAITER CAME TO TAKE OUR ORDER. AFTER 45 MINUTES WE HAD OUR FOOD WHICH WAS NOT COOKED TO OUR WISH AND...IT WAS NOT EVEN HOT.
WE WASTED 2 HOURS THERE,PAID A FORTUNE FOR SOMETHING THAT ISNT EVEN WORTH THE HALF.
SO, WHEN YOU NEED A BAD EXPERIENCE THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO
Favorite Dish: NOTHING.
Thomas's in Porto Cristo: The Best Place for Tapas
This tiny local c'an called Thomas's is located a few streets above Porto Cristo's harbour. It is a real locals place that has only a few tables that are served by a singing waitress whilst you wait for your tapas dishes to be cooked by Thomas, the owner. Ranging from 2 to 5 Euro per dish it is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Spanish tapas.
If tapas is not your thing they also do a lovely selection of salads and pastas.
Please, I urge you to go if you are on the East of Majorca to go - Porto Cristo is a lovely town too.
Favorite Dish: I honestly cannot choose a favourite dish so will name what I had to you instead...
1. Crusty Baguette and Squid Ink Bread
2. Succulent green olives
3. Parma ham wrapped in dates
4. Spinach Croquette
5. Chicken Croquette
6. Squid Ink fish balls
7. Chilli sauce
8. Ceaser sauce
9. Spicy sausage
10. Bacon, egg and crouton salad
11. Mixed salad with shredded carrot and beetroot
12. Salad of chicken, nuts and cheese
- It was all delicious and for a group of 10 of us - only 120 Euro including a few drinks each.
Favorite Dish: Many restaurants in Mallorca offer good value lunchtime menus (menu del dia) consisting of starter, main curse, dessert, drink and coffee for a fixed price, often between 9 and 15 Euros.
At most lunchtimes on our trip we were out walking in the mountains so it wasn't until our final day that we had the chance for a menu del dia. We picked a small restaurant in Soller, just off the main square, called Ca'n Gata,, which had a nice garden out the back and which offered a menu for 9.50 Euro.
A very friendly waitress, fluent in at least three languages (and she needed to be as most guests were tourists and spoke no Spanish) kept the place running. The food was great value, with a salad starter, followed by a choice of meatballs or cod, with dessert, coffee and half a bottle of wine included.
Sa Fonda Restaurant
Sa Fonda Restaurant is the former monk's refactory in Lluc Monastery, and just as the monastery is a memorable place to stay, Sa Fonda is a great place to eat. Though it now caters only to tourists, very little seems to have changed from the times when monk's would have eaten here. The interior has been reconstructed but it still retains an atmospheric place, while the food consists of mostly local specialities.
We stayed in the monastery two nights and ate in Sa Fonda the first night. Sa Fonda is slightly more expensive than the other restaurant in Lluc, but the food is very good and it's worth eating here at least once to savour the atmosphere and the meal. As ever in Mallorca our meal started with bread and olives, followed by roasted goat for me and rabbit for Ruth. We also tried a bottle of Matritx wine, an excellent local wine.
A buffet breakfast costing 6 Euros is also served in Sa Fonda but this is no where near as impressive as the evening meal. For breakfast you're better off trying the cafe in the monastery.
Tapas in Soller
Tapas are not as big a custom in Mallorca as in mainland Spain but there are still plenty of restaurants offering them. Such as Cafe Central in Soller, one of the best of the many cafes on the town's main square.
The dishes we chose were simple but delicious: Spanish ham, local cheese, bread and olives. Washed down with a bottle of the house red wine. Soller's main square is a beautiful spot and it's difficult to beat eating a meal outdoors as the sun goes down.
Ca s'Amitger Restaurant
Ca s'Amitger is one of two restaurants in Lluc monastery, and like Sa Fonda it offers local and Spanish dishes at moderate prices. Ca s'Amitger is slightly cheaper than Sa Fonda, but the food is equally good. The decor is not quite so impressive, but as a plus point it's open every night, while Sa Fonda closes on Monday and Tuesday night's.
The restaurant is easy to find, located just outside the gates of the monastery complex, beside the car park. We ate in Ca s'Amitger after a long day's hiking in the mountains so we were very hungry by dinner time, but olives, bread, a huge steak and a nice bottle of red wine were more than enough for us.
Sol del Oro: Mallorcan as well as international cuisine
Nice little place, the chef makes specialty dishes every day and can prepare tapas on demand. Staff speak English and German, and are very friendly.
Favorite Dish: Gulash (meat dish in a tomato sauce), very tender meat. The fish they make there was also very delicious and soft. The only minor drawback was that this cafe is not fully open-air, so it was hard to avoid being the passive smoker..
Bar Dias: Our Favourite Restaurant in Palma
Our Favourite Restaurant in Palma was without doubt Bar Dias.
This delightful little Bar / Comida was the chosen haunt of locals and ex-pats alike, The food is excellent, prices very reasonable and the service friendly
Located just down the street from the Hostal Apuntadores and recommended to us by the owner of the Hostal Apuntadores.
Certainly our favorite eatery in Palma
I will later make some recommendations.
Paella is of course one of the most famous of Spanish dishes and therefore it comes in a variety of ways depending upon the region. It can be with fish and seafood , meat or both. Sometimes macaroni is used instead of rice. One is even made using the ink of squid making it black another speciality the rice is coated with egg white and then baked. Paella is usually always served for a minimum of two person. So whichever you chose I'm sure you will enjoy!!
There are now even Paella fast food outlets!
But sadly the quality has gone downhill over the years. A good time to order is when you see someone else eating it and it looks good!
Favorite Dish: My favourite is always the Paella. It is not traditionally Majorcan but of course it is dished up in many restaurants.
TOM BROWNS: EXELENT BRITISH GRUB
WELL WHAT A PLACE FRIENDELY STAFF BRITISH OWNED EXELENT FOOD BRILIANT VALUE FOR MONEY FIRST CLASS SERVICE CLEAN BRIGHT AIRY HEATED DURING COLD EVENINGS WITH GASS HEATERS OVERALL A BRILIANT PLACE TO EAT
Favorite Dish: WELL IT WOULD BE SAD TO PICK ON ONE MEAL ALLONE AS ALL OF THE FOOD WAS EXELENT REGARDLES OF WHAT IT WAS
La Terraza: The best of everything
The food is the best we have eaten in Majorca. Fresh varied food, good friendly service and a varied menu. Plenty of choice and the nice touch of the chef picking the fresh herbs from the garden around you.
Favorite Dish: Chicken liver salad starter, Fillet steak (Ohhhh), local fruit and drinks. But the fish was wonderful.
Chinese in centre of Puerto Polensa: Everything is divine
The best chinese food I've ever tasted. Excellent service. Large portions. Spotlessly clean. Beautiful views across the bay - best time after dark.
I can't remember the name of the restaurant but it's the only chinese on the little roundabout in the centre of Puerto Polensa and it's upstairs
Favorite Dish: There were 4 of us we all had different dishes and they were all fantastic. So good infact we went back twice.
Ramon's bar: Place to eat in Port Alcuda
Perfect little restaurant in Port Alcudia. Located 100 m from port on a side street.
Excellent sea food and service. Prices are very affordable. Dinner for two comes
to 25-30 EUR.
Opens at 7:30 PM. Closed on Wednesday.
Tip: try to get there by open time otherwise there is a good chance waiting for a table
Favorite Dish: Everything is top notch.
Pope: Excellent steaks
This was recommended to me by virtual tourist member
Colin Cox, we stumbled across it up a side street over the road opposite the Cathedral.
Favorite Dish: The food was great (if a little short on choice), the fillet steak was superb.
Cafe Plaza: Tapas in Palma
A few tables in the square, a few tables inside, all occupied - because here you get the best tapas in all Palma. You'll find the beautiful little square by wandering around the narrow streets of Palma, and you choose the restaurant where more Spaniards than tourists are.
Couldn't be a better lunchbreak!
Favorite Dish: Selection of Tapas, all were great!!
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