Lila is a firm favourite of an international clientele in Puerto Portals.
Book ahead for dinner here – particularly when it´s not warm enough to eat outside, as the indoor dining space is small. Lila is Spanish for lilac and that´s the dominant colour of the attractive décor at this beach restaurant and bar overlooking the beach and smart marina.
Chef Jens Bräuning serves excellent Mediterranean food, all freshly prepared. There´s a daily lunch menu and at night you can choose from one of two set menus or the evening à la carte.
The wine list features a good choice from Mallorca.
How would you describe your cuisine (what style)?
The foundation of my kitchen is the classic French cuisine with some modern, innovative touches, and sparks of spices and aromas. I don´t have a culinary limitation in my brain, all flavours are welcome in my style of cuisine. I try to combine the products, spices, and aromas with both new and traditional cooking techniques and unite them in the final dish to my liking. In principle, the final dish is a reflection of our soul.
What do you think makes a restaurant successful?
Although everybody talks about the location; in my opinion it´s the human and professional factors which are most important for the good operation of a restaurant.
On a night off, where is your favourite place on Mallorca to eat?
Wow, there are so many I would like to try… but, as the father of three kids, my free nights are quite limited. I like Santi Taura in Lloseta and Urbano in Port Andratx.
What do you think the next big culinary trend is likely to be?
The food markets – the ones composed of trucks – are becoming more and more professional. In the future we will find more and more professional chefs behind the stoves of those mobile eateries.
More about Lila Portals
Set on top of the beach and the smart Puerto Portals marina, this is a sophisticated restaurant offering top-class Mediterranean food. Highly recommended! […] Lila Portals Restaurant
More about Calvià
The historic town of Calvià nestled in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains on the southwest of Mallorca, is within easy reach of many of Mallorca’s major tourist resorts. […] Calvià