This popular family-run restaurant, which opened in 1945 as Bodega Barahona for the sale of wines and liquor, and was the business of Juan, and his Mallorcan wife Apolonia.
In the 70s, the business passed into the hands of their son Manolo and his wife Margarita, who started serving tapas daily. In 1990 Casa Manolo was created, specializing in fish and seafood, and still serving tapas.
The cosy little two-storey restaurant has much to grab your attention: downstairs, the atmosphere is enhanced by hams hanging from the ceiling in traditional Spanish fashion, and the numerous framed photographs of diners – among them the Prince and Princess of Asturias. Upstairs, it’s slightly more subdued.
There are also tables for alfresco dining. Son Juan works in the kitchen with his mother; Apolonia and Manolo look after diners. Specialities here include squid in its own ink; fish baked in salt, lobster stew (requiring 24 hours’ notice), and their rice dishes.