When Tomeu Torrens opened S’Angel in Palma in February 2015, there was little doubt that it would succeed. The well-known Mallorcan is also chef/patron of the renowned cellar restaurant Can Amer in Inca – where his original S’Angel eatery is located.
The proof of S’Angel’s success in Palma is in the eating. When we arrived for lunch, tables were filling fast with locals. The décor is smart, with contemporary lighting, tiled floor, wooden tables, and choice of seating.
A few tall tables and chairs in front of the attractively lit bar are ideal when having a few tapas with a drink, or sit at a conventional table – indoors or on the small rear alfresco terrace, alongside contemporary art museum Es Baluard.
The menu is in a choice of languages and offers tapas, salads, pasta, meats, and fish dishes. Prices look good even before you see the portion sizes.
We shared a dish of Vietnamese rolls (from the salads section) made from marinated salmon, mango, and avocado, which comprised four rolls and could easily have satisfied four people. Our fish main courses were cod in a vegetable and alioi crust and salmon with goat’s cheese, spinach, and tamarind sauce. Both were generous portions and well prepared.
The cuisine isn’t high-end fancy, but it’s wholesome, and looks and tastes good (unfortunately there was no space even to share one of the seven desserts). We’ll be back, for sure, to try the grilled pineapple with mango sauce and ice cream, or the white chocolate panna cotta with red fruits.
Wines are mainly from the Peninsula and, though we should like to see more Mallorcan labels listed, we cannot fault the prices. Even champagnes – Taittinger Brut Reserve, Veuve Clicquot Brut, Louis Roederer, Moët, and Bollinger – are all under 50€ a bottle.
With accessible prices and generous portions, S’Angel’s popularity is understandable. It’s a restaurant in Palma you could happily recommend to friends.