The beautiful town of Soller, on the edge of the Serra de Tramuntana, complete with its own narrow-gauge heritage railway and one of the oldest tram systems in the whole of Spain, is a popular tourist destination for those visiting Mallorca. With so much to see and its close proximity to Port de Soller it is no surprise that visitors make a day trip to the area in order to fit everything in. Obviously this will also include lunch or an evening meal so we have tried to provide details of some of the better restaurants available on offer whilst catering for different tastes and pockets.
La Casona Restaurant is located in Soller’s main square at Placa de sa Constitucio 2 next to the town hall and is a popular venue for breakfast, brunch and dinner as well as just a refreshing cold drink or cup of coffee. This family run restaurant serves a classic Mediterranean menu consisting of paellas, pastas, meat and fish dishes and is known for its welcoming and friendly service.
There is an outdoor terrace and the restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Used by locals as well as tourists this is casual dining where children are welcome. Closed on Tuesdays but otherwise open from 8.00am to 11.00pm Monday to Saturday and from 10.00am until 11.00pm on Sundays.
Restaurant Ca’n BoQueta is a mid priced Mediterranean styled gourmet bistro serving creative contemporary and international dishes using local produce. The restaurant is open for lunches and dinners and is closed in the afternoons from 3.00pm until 7.45pm except for Mondays when it is closed all day.
There is a 3 course set lunch menu for €15 which is excellent value and in the evening the restaurant serves a five course tasting menu for €33 or €55 with wine pairing. Again this is excellent value and the food is of an exceptionally high standard. Ideal for romantic or special occasions Ca’n BoQueta is at Gran Via 43 in the centre of Soller and holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Apart from weekends Ca’n Pintxo is only open in the evenings from 7.00pm to 11.30pm. On Saturdays and Sundays it opens from 1.00pm to 3.30pm and 7.00pm to 11.30pm. Located at Carrer de la Rectoria 1, Ca’n Pintxo prides itself on its quality and selection of freshly made pintxos. A pintxo can best be described as ‘finger food’ but unlike tapas which is generally based on being smaller portions of larger dishes, pintxo is smaller again and often served skewered with a cocktail stick.
Frequently these cocktail sticks are coloured differently and at the end of the evening the bill is calculated by counting the number and colour of the used sticks. Pintxo means spike or thorn (hence the cocktail sticks) and is normally eaten in bars and can be served cold, at room temperature or hot depending on the ingredients. It’s a fun and very sociable way to enjoy a light snack. Soller’s Ca’n Pintxo uses fresh local ingredients and prepares all its excellent dishes daily. It is a popular venue and worthwhile reserving a table.
Restaurante Luna 36 is a couple of hundred metres from Soller’s main square just up the road from the Art Museum at Carrer de sa Lluna 36. During the season 2017-2018 the restaurant was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Luna 36 specialises in using fresh local ingredients and serves a mixture of Mediterranean, Spanish and European dishes as well as a separate Tapas menu.
There are vegetarian and vegan options available and traditional Mallorcan dishes are served as well as Fish of the Day. Closed on Sundays and open for dinner on Monday from 6.30pm to 10.00pm. From Tuesday to Saturday they are open for lunch from 12.30pm until 3.00pm and for dinner from 6.30pm until 10.00pm. There is an excellent wine list with many locally produced examples available.
Sometimes on holiday, no matter how good the local fare may be you can feel like a change from your normal menu and hanker after something completely different. Should this happen to you during your visit to Soller you may want to consider Aires de Japon, an authentic Japanese Restaurant in the centre of the town a few hundred metres north of the railway station at Carrer de sa Romaguera 17.
As well as a traditional Japanese restaurant serving Asian Fusion dishes there is an extensive Sushi and Sashimi menu. Additionally there are vegetarian and gluten free options available and the restaurant is held in high regard by both locals and visitors who not only comment on the quality of its food but also the friendly and welcoming staff.
There is outdoor seating and an air conditioned interior. Aires de Japon is closed on Sundays and open on Mondays from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. For the rest of the week it opens for lunch at 1.00pm until 3.00pm and dinner from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. Well worth a visit if you are in the area and fancy a change!
Ca’n Llimona is a tiny restaurant tucked down the narrow side street named Carrer de la Victoria 11 Maig in the heart of Soller, attracting rave reviews for its very limited but exceptionally tasty menu of homemade pasta dishes and beautifully prepared desserts. Small, friendly and welcoming best describes this restaurant which was another recipient of the 2018 TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award.
Ca’n Llimona is shut on Mondays but otherwise open for lunch from midday to 3.00pm and for dinner from 7.30pm until 10.00pm although on Sundays the lunchtime opening is from 1.00pm. Relax in a cosy atmosphere whilst sipping your organic wine and enjoying probably the best pasta you have ever eaten. Be warned, this establishment is cash only!
La Vila Hotel and Restaurant is located in the main square of Soller with outside dining available within the square and in a garden at the rear of the hotel. Internally there are two dining salons decorated in an art nouveau style. Restaurant prices are a little higher than surrounding establishments but generally the food is of a superior standard and well presented.
There is a daily lunchtime menu consisting of salads, pastas, meat and fish dishes or sandwiches and baguettes if you prefer. The fine dining a la carte evening menu which is also served for luncheon during the weekends contains a selection of eight starters, seven pasta and risotto dishes, swordfish, roasted octopus or glazed turbot for fish lovers and veal or lamb for carnivores. This ensures there will be something for all tastes.
The Salvia Restaurant in the heart of Soller at Carrer Palma 18, is set within a 19th century mansion and gardens with a covered dining terrace overlooking the beautiful Serra de Tramuntana. This acclaimed fine dining restaurant serves a la carte lunches and dinners daily from 12.45pm to 2.45 pm and from 6.45 pm to 9.15 pm. The restaurant is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.
The beautifully prepared and presented food can best be described as a combination of Mediterranean, International and Asia Fusion with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options also available. Where else on the island can you find New Zealand venison, fillet of Irish beef or Mallorcan suckling pig all on the same menu?
This adults only restaurant is small and reservations are therefore essential. Ideal for couples or small groups this is yet another Soller restaurant which holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. There is no parking immediately outside the restaurant so expect a walk of a few hundred yards from nearby parking zones. Salvia opens its doors for the beginning of the season from April 1st 2019.
A ten minute walk from the centre of town brings you to the Bar Molino at Carrer de l’Alqueria Comte 71. Soller appears to have more than its fair share of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards and Bar Molino is another recipient.
Patronised by both tourists and locals alike, this restaurant and bar serves unpretentious food at reasonable prices with the addition of vegetarian and vegan options. The tapas are excellent and the atmosphere friendly and relaxed. Closed on Mondays but otherwise open from 8.30am to 11.00pm Bar Molino serves Mediterranean, Spanish and European dishes. Why not pop in for a quick bite or simply to chill out with a cold beer during the heat of the day?
Sa Granja is a popular busy family run restaurant in the town’s main square and is a great place to sit and people watch in this bustling tourist area. Serving Mediterranean, European and Spanish dishes in addition to tapas it is simple food cooked well, albeit there is a large choice of dishes which are all reasonably priced, particularly when you consider its location.
The staff are friendly and efficient and the restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and after hours service, seven days a week from 9.00am until midnight. Sa Granja is wheelchair accessible and provides free Wi-Fi to customers. Children’s highchairs are also provided and there are vegetarian and gluten free dishes available from the menu.