Rincón de Pepe

Price guide: Budget

Av. Es Fortí, 11, Cala D'or, Majorca

Price guide: Budget

Hearty fare, humble surrounds

By Tara Stevens, your Cala d'Or expert

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#6 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Cala d'Or
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Seasoned travellers, No fuss

Expert review of Rincón de Pepe

Old school island cooking served in a rustic setting.

Poor old Pepe could do with a bit of TLC. It’s a bit battered around the gills, but it has its charms and the food, for the most part, is authentic and good.

Food and drink: 

This is a great place for a feed. Portions are huge, tasty and freshly cooked. Pepe does a mean paella full of all the right fishy and meaty bits clinging to saffron scented rice, but his pièce de résistance is cochinillo (a memorably melt-in-the-mouth suckling pig).

Ambience: 

This is a no-frills no-fuss local eatery that has let the tourist boom pass it by. The truth is it’s much more than a weathered old shack with a few rudimentary tables and chairs and Pepe’s artwork on the walls.

Service: 

The service is a little bit Fawlty Towers, but endearing all the same. Pepe seems like he's opened a restaurant by accident, and service likewise is a bit random. Speed is not of the essence, but the punters keep coming back from more.

Location: 

The restaurant is an effort to find, but worth it for some more authentic Majorcan tucker and the experience. Head for Caló de ses Egües, which is across the bay from Cala d’Or proper.

Price advice: 

Rincón de Pepe is cheap and cheerful. Expect to spend 15-20 euros on a bit of tapas, paella and a bottle of plonk.

More information on Rincón de Pepe:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish
Address:
Av. Es Fortí, 11, Cala D'or, Majorca
Telephone:
971 643 491
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
It's a bit erratic, so it's worth calling ahead if you can. It should be Tue-Sat 1.30pm-3.30pm, 8.30pm-10.30pm, Sun 1.30pm-3.30pm. Closed Sunday evening and all day Monday.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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