Wander along the intriguing lane at the side of C&A and you’ll find Canela, a cosy restaurant owned by Mallorcan chef Fabian Fuster and his partner Irene Rigo. Open for lunch and dinner (except Sundays; dinner only in the summer), the restaurant – a former spice shop – has three different areas in which to eat.
As you enter, Canela looks like a Parisian bistro, with both sides of the space lined with small tables that are close to each other. The walls are decorated with interesting works of art.
There is a small dining area at the back, where diners can watch the kitchen team in action.
Many of the dishes on the menu are designed for sharing. Canela is very popular at night, so an advance reservation is recommended.
Fabian bases the cuisine on best-quality produce. The menu features typical Mediterranean dishes and some creative Med/Asian fusion plates too.
Examples of dishes you may find on the menu:
- Blue fin tuna belly tartar
- Canela venison steak tartar
- Soft shell crab tempura with spicy sweet melon salad¡
- Crispy Scallop wrapped in Katafi with Wakame salad and soja air
About the chef
Chef and co-owner Fabian Fuster has international restaurant experience, having worked in Amsterdam and London.
His cuisine – a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian – is always based on the best ingredients he can find. Fabian’s main quest is to put balance and flavour into every dish he creates and, when asked, he uses the word ‘umami’ to describe his food. He believes in consistency as well as creativity in a restaurant and sets out to make diners both happy and surprised by what they discover at Canela.