In summer 2015, renowned Mallorcan chef Tomeu Caldentey (who also owns the Michelin-starred Bou) opened Taronja Negre Mar at the Club de Mar in Palma de Mallorca. The décor – like the food – is fun, with quirky touches such as the white pots and pans hanging from the ceiling. Outside, the terrace offers sensational waterfront views across to the cathedral.
The culinary concept was inspired by Caldentey’s Taronja Negre in Sant Llorenç (near Manacor): flavourful, reasonably priced but high-quality dishes designed to be shared.
The menu is on a notepad on which you mark off the dishes you want to order; this piece of paper becomes your bill at the end of your lunch or dinner. Look out for the ‘orbegozo’: a trolley made to look like an old stove, which a chef periodically wheels through the restaurant, to tempt you.
Another smile-raising custom-made trolley carries a good selection of cheeses. And be sure to try Taronja Negre Mar’s signature fluffy orange-and-black-olive-flavoured mayonnaise. Drinks are reasonably priced, with wines available by the glass or bottle.
This is a relaxed and fun place to eat with a group of friends or family.
We love… the fantastic location, with easy parking.