The ‘Financial Times’ described Ca Na Toneta as ‘rustic chic’, in an article about Mallorcan gastronomy. Occupying an old house in Caimari village – famous for its annual November olive fair – it’s owned and run by sisters Maria and Teresa Solivellas. They source fresh organic produce as close to home as possible – the ‘0 km’ concept – using trusted local suppliers and produce from their own garden in delicious seasonal dishes, based on traditional Mallorcan recipes.
Nowadays the goal is to achieve the shortest journey possible from the soil to the table. An effective co-operation between local producers of vegetables, meats and fish is an integral part of the success story of the Solivellas sisters.
The interior is cosily attractive and, for alfresco dining, there’s a lovely rear patio, where whitewashed walls are wittily decorated by Mallorcan artist Albert Pinya. There are some steps within the restaurant so, if those could be a problem, reserve a table indoors near the entrance.
Ca Na Toneta offers only a six-course tasting menu, which always includes a ‘coca’ (for which Maria is renowned). Other dishes we tried included aubergines stuffed with octopus, sundried tomato, and parsley, and a tasty black pork dish with a grape sauce, green beans and a cauliflower purée. Lunch served at weekends and on public holidays only; dinner every night in summer and Friday-Sunday in winter.
The sisters converted the adjoining house into a small boutique selling local products, and cocktail bar (with cute balcony terrace).
In September 2016 Condé Nast Traveler magazine (US) named Ca Na Toneta as one of “the 207 greatest restaurants around the globe – according to those who eat, cook, and travel for a living.” Ca Na Toneta was the only restaurant on Mallorca to feature in the publication’s ‘Where in the World to Eat’ feature.
Michelin awarded Ca Na Toneta a Bib Gourmand – their award for ‘best quality-price relationship’ – for 2017.
We love… The ceramics sold in the shop.