Chef/patron Maria Salinas opened this mountain-village gem during 2015, in a little traditional village house complete with terracotta-tiled floors. The décor is mainly white, with hand-painted tables and kitchen-style chairs.
Maria Salinas Restaurant
English & Spanish
Blue table mats and coloured glasses add a pop of colour. It’s homely and welcoming – as is the warm and friendly Maria, who greets arriving clients, heads up the kitchen, and also serves some dishes.
Each day she visits the market in her home town Sa Pobla, basing her daily changing lunch and dinner menus on her purchases.
How would you describe your cuisine (what style)?
My style is traditional. I respect products of high quality and show their sincerity and honesty in the composition of the dishes. It´s a seasonal market cuisine with my personal touch – like in a grandmother’s kitchen.
What do you think makes a restaurant successful?
Being close to the customer to make them feel comfortable and create an ambience like at home and in a village. And the power to satisfy the most demanding palates at a good price.
On a night off, where is your favourite place on Mallorca to eat?
L’antiquari in the centre of Palma. It´s a place where you can enjoy simple fresh food and observe interesting personalities. The ambience and the decoration captivate me.
TripAdvisor: friend or foe, and why?
I ignore it. Why? There was a time when the criticism affected me so I decided to disregard it and just make a daily effort to give my very best.
What do you think the next big culinary trend is likely to be?
Returning to the origins of gastronomy. Improved traditional recipes. Naturalness is getting more and more important. Therefore, vegetarianism and veganism are gaining popularity in all the different restaurants.