This very popular tapas restaurant, located in a 300-year old mill just inside the Santanyí ring road, is under the same ownership as Sa Plaça in S’Alqueria Blanca, and offers an authentic Mallorcan setting – sought-out by many visitors to the area. It’s also open all day from lunchtime.
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There’s a choice of meat, fish and seafood, and vegetarian tapas, available in two sizes, as well as some salad options, and specials. The small portion is enough for one person; larger portions are best for sharing.
A popular dessert is the pineapple carpaccio and coconut ice cream – a refreshing end to a tapas meal. There’s a surprising wine list: it includes some very fine wines from the peninsula, as well as Mallorcan labels.
Indoors, there’s picture-postcard traditional décor, with rustic artefacts, old black and white local photos on the walls, and ‘cloth of tongues’ upholstery.
Lighting is cosier than in many Mallorcan restaurants. In warmer months, the pretty courtyard – with its wall fountain and lovely trees – is a delightful setting for dining, among a largely international clientele. Best to book a table to eat outside at night.