Stepping out onto the terrace of La Gritta restaurant, your eyes are immediately drawn to the spectacular views of glistening turquoise sea. Situated on the cliffs overlooking Cala Fornells, just a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Peguera, the vistas are hard to beat. Picturesque terracotta rooftops of quaint apartments can be seen to your right, Peguera’s bay to the left, and ahead, the striking rocky islet of Es Malgrat.
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The views can be savoured from the spacious terrace or from the tables positioned by the windows in the traditional interior. Best of all is the secluded and much sought-after balcony with glass balustrade, which would make a very romantic spot for a marriage proposal.
Inside, oversized wicker lampshades, terracotta wall lights and rustic whitewashed beams create a vision of quintessential Mediterranean living. The restaurant boasts forty years of history, and now begins a new journey under the experienced and enthusiastic management of Tomeu and Antonia, who also own the successful Palma restaurant La Mémé.
The new à la carte menu has remained true to its Mediterranean roots, with a special focus on authentic Mallorcan flavours. Dishes are made with high-quality and, where possible, locally-sourced products. “Some dishes are so popular, we just can’t remove them,” Antonia told us. These include their Sea Bass in Salt, and steak tartare prepared in front of the client.
A smooth pâté of mussels, cream cheese and crushed pepper with fresh bread rolls, and an aperitif of carrot purée whet our appetite. Cod croquettes followed, deliciously creamy and in a light crisp batter. We sampled the homemade foie gras bordered with toasted corn – another new addition to the menu, and one already proving popular with diners.
The salmon tartare with avocado and mango served with crisp-fried yuca was a refreshing choice for a hot day. Next, we tried the Mallorcan squid on a bed of sobrasada purée; the unusual combination of tastes worked well together, with the traditional island sausage adding a distinctive flavour but not overpowering the squid. We were also impressed with La Gritta’s tasty arroz negro, a typical Valencian rice dish cooked in squid ink.
The Sea Bass in Salt, a dish for two, arrived with colourful Mediterranean vegetables and tender potatoes. It was perfectly cooked, with a firm but moist texture, and complemented by a citrus mayonnaise. An ideal dish for the setting. Indeed, every dish was enhanced by the stunning view of the southwest coast, which is reason enough for visiting.
Why eat here?
Stunning sea views, authentic Mediterranean cuisine and their wonderful private balcony.
More about Peguera
In the resort of Peguera, in the southwest of Mallorca, you’ll find several types of German beer and Wurst and three beautiful sandy beaches. […] Peguera