The restaurant scene on the east coast of Mallorca is buzzing, with a wide variety of great sea front eateries with a long tradition of consistent, high quality cuisine. The picturesque town of Port Colom is possibly one of the most beautiful seaside towns on the east coast as well as offering some fabulous restaurants.
Here is the abcMallorca guide to the best restaurants in Port Colom.
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If you’re not a golfer, you might not have considered eating out at Vall d’Or, near the south-east fishing village of Porto Colom. Historically, non-golfers weren’t encouraged until the club’s operation changed; in March 2009, Maxime Deymier rented the premises on the first floor of the good-looking clubhouse, putting his name to the new restaurant. Today, “everybody is welcome at mAxime’s,” Maxime tells us. Even children. By the time you read this, they’ll be offering a small selection of dishes for them.
Close to Mallorca’s southeast resort of Cala d’Or and the attractive fishing port of Portocolom, this 18-hole course offers spectacular views of the coastline. It’s not a difficult course, but first-time players here will encounter some surprises. […] Vall d’Or Golf
Maxime is enthusiastic, charming and well-travelled. Born in Palma, his mother’s Canadian and his French father owns Port Petit restaurant in Cala d’Or. He studied at Hotel School in Palma, obtained his degree in International Hotel management in Paris. In training, he worked in Paris with luxury caterer Potel & Chabot (he prepared menus for Roland Garros ‘03), London, San Sebastian, and Luchon in France. He’s spent eighteen months of his career with Orient Express hotels in St Marteen in the French West Indies.
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At Vall d’Or, he has a large, light and airy restaurant, with tables draped in white napery, adding to the pleasant ambiance of this smart but informal place. Outside there are tables on the extensive terraces, with mesmerising views of the surrounding course, pretty Porto Colom and a wide slick of the Med.
Among the changes Maxime introduced last year was the very popular Friday night summer BBQ buffet, with live music. They serve breakfast, coffee, lunch (their weekly-changing three-course set lunch is served until 17.00 hrs) and, in summer, a three-course set dinner. His food concept is “cosmopolitan, with oriental spices – an occidental version of Asian food.” The nearby family finca is the source of fresh produce.
Instead of a three-course lunch, we sampled several à la carte dishes, after a Picadita of bread, olives, strips of crunchy raw vegetables and all i oli. From the salad section: Goat’s Cheese and Cured Ham of Duck Salad with Figs. The generous slice of goat’s cheese was grilled; duck ham deliciously soft and mixed salad leaves well-dressed. A fresh-tasting combination of textures and flavours.
Next, their Club Sandwich, served with a fried Egg and French Fries. A golfer’s favourite, the two large sandwiches contained bacon, chicken, cheese and tomatoes, and the fries were crisp and golden.
The Asian-style marinated Salmon with Vegetable Sushi – a starter – was well-presented and the separate dressing bursting with Asian flavours.
From the fish section, we tried two dishes: Curried Sauté King Prawns with Wok Vegetables and Loin of Red Tuna in a Sesame Crust with Vegetables and Oriental Sauce. The fragrant prawn dish was delicious, with plump soft prawns in a lightly curried sauce.
The tuna was slightly overcooked, affecting the balance of delicate flavours, but the creamy basmati with mango and coconut was very good. The deep fried artichoke leaves were, for us, an ingredient too many.
Cheese doesn’t often feature on the island’s menus, so we were pleased to try the Cheese Platter with Homemade Quince Marmalade and Nuts – served to us, in French fashion, before the dessert. A contrast of textures and tastes: dainty pieces of European cheeses, cubes of good membrillo and walnuts. It’s another golfer’s favourite, and perfect for sharing, if – like us – you’ve already eaten rather a lot!
Our waistbands were given a reprieve: Maxime prepared us a simple cocktail of diced tropical fruits, served with a flavourful raspberry sorbet, made on the premises. By the time you read this, Maxime will have enhanced the interesting wine list, increasing the choice of international wines, particularly French.
Maxime has certainly turned this place around and, although the cuisine isn’t the kind you’ll wax lyrical over with gourmet-loving friends, it’s a place to enjoy tasty, creative and well-presented food, served by friendly, competent staff (led by delightful maître d’ Sharon Biddle) and in a terrific setting.
Make time to explore the picturesque old fishing village of Porto Colom, five kilometres’ away. Parking’s rarely a problem because, even in the height of summer, it never seems too busy. We love the mix of weatherworn and smartly-restored old fisherman’s houses in the oldest part of the village – and the rows of colourful boathouses epitomising this tranquil place. In the more modern part of the village, you’re spoilt for choice.
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A superb location on the top floor of a hillside golf clubhouse makes this perfect for fine weather eating out, on the large terrace, enjoying sweeping views down to Portocolom and along to Cala d’Or. […] Restaurant Máxime
Open since 1998, German-run Florian Restaurant is open all day from 11h, making it a popular stop for a drink or coffee (Illy). Food-wise they offer tapas, a range of other dishes, and a superb-value three-course lunchtime set menu, including wine and water. A well-shaded terrace at the front offers sea views.
Restaurante Colón is darker and rather more grand inside, but also has a front terrace. Prices for dishes on the à la carte menu seem a little higher here, but reasonably-priced snacks include pizzas, club sandwich or grilled sardines.
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HPC Restaurant, café, hostal, music bar – and trendy favourite, with its cool, light interior and pleasant front terrace. They offer a good choice of interesting dishes, including some generous salads. Food is attractively presented and served by friendly staff.
HPC has six simple but attractive guest rooms (one night for two people in double room, with breakfast, costs around 60 € in May and 76 € in June) but, at those prices, you need to book early.
One of the splendid restaurants in Portocolom. Delicious plates of modern Spanish food, a wide range of long drinks and a great ambiance. […] HPC Restaurant
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This is a smart first-floor restaurant (above the yacht clubhouse) specialising in fish dishes, but prices rather reflect the great location and views.
Located in a privileged position overlooking Portocolom’s old fishing village and natural harbour, the attractive design and the fresh fish on offer, make it a popular choice for diners. […] Sa Llotja Restaurant in Portocolom
If you’ve never visited the Santuari de Sant Salvador, between Porto Colom and Felanitx, take the sign posted road and drive the 4km road winding up to the top. It’s the only place around here where you’ll find more extensive views than those from the lovely terrace at mÁxime.
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We hope you find this article useful to find a good selection of restaurants in Porto Colom. While we do take care to update the information on our website please be aware that menu prices and opening hours are subject to change so these should be taken as an indication only.