This welcoming restaurant in Selva is housed in a traditional 19th century village manor owned by the mother of Chef Marga Coll. The menu is rather unique since Marga bases her delicious dishes on what she buys early each morning at the market nearby.
Employing only fresh, local ingredients Marga conjures a mouth-watering array of dishes, which can be eaten as part of the tantalising 5 or 7 course tasting menu. For those with a lighter appetite, it’s possible to select individual dishes from these menus at a very reasonable price.
The daily changing menu is what really appeals to visitors of this inviting family restaurant. Dishes vary widely, though the essence of Mallorca lies at the heart of each plate. You may be served green pea soup with goat cheese foam, stuffed aubergines, fresh hake, mussels in three exquisite sauces, suckling pig soaked in apricot jus or peaches poached in wine.
You’ll find out what’s on offer when you arrive, though of course the menu will be explained in advance. Vegetarians and those with special dietary requirements are very well catered for here too.
To reach the restaurant, you pass through a neat lobby and pretty courtyard. The gleaming open kitchen is at one end of the modern main dining room, which seats around 10 and has polished wooden floors, ceiling beams and, shelves crammed with recipe books. The charming partly covered terrace is decorated with potted plants and offers extensive views.
To avoid disappointment it’s best to check their website for opening times, which vary, and to book ahead. In July and August the restaurant opens for evenings only during the week. Don’t be put off making the effort; a gastronomic tour of Mallorca isn’t complete without a meal at the hands of Marga Coll.
In addition to Miceli, you will also be able to enjoy this Mallorcan chef’s culinary creations at Restaurant Arrels in Hotel Gran Meliá de Mar in Illetes. The general consensus of those who’ve sampled her food is that she is very much deserving of a Michelin star.