It’s a pleasant walk or few minutes’ taxi ride from Palma’s heart to this appealing waterfront restaurant, owned by Guillermo Cabot for the past three years, in the old fishing village of Portixol.
Ola del Mar
Spanish, English and German
Eat alfresco (with heating and shelter blinds that preserve the Mediterranean views in winter), or enjoy the smart contemporary interior, with exposed stone walls, wooden floors and beams, and striking pictures of waves, (‘ola’ means wave).
A small private room on the ground floor accommodates 15 diners; the upper-floor room has a long table, bar and adjacent terrace (great views of the harbour), suitable for events for around 56.
Ola del Mar focuses mainly on fresh fish, shellfish, and rice and pasta dishes on its à la carte menu. We shared excellent starters, including tasty prawn carpaccio with nuts and Parmesan, and a trio of crispy plump croquettes (cuttlefish, chicken, and tuna).
From the choice of paellas we had the ‘ciega’ or blind version, named ‘Señorito’ here, flavoured with their home-made stock (delicious). A great treat would be the market-priced lobster or rock lobster paella, or ‘calderata’ (stew).
Lovely service from friendly Rafael Torrens and his team.
We love…enjoying fish and seafood by the sea!
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:30 h & 19:00 - 23:30 h
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:30 h & 19:00 - 23:30 h
Thursday 13:00 - 16:30 h & 19:00 - 23:30 h
Friday 13:00 - 16:30 h & 19:00 - 23:30 h
Sunday 13:00 - 16:30 h & 19:00 - 23:30 h
Note: Open all year.
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