Es Racò d'es Teix

Price guide: Expensive

Sa Vinya Vella 6, Deià, Majorca

Price guide: Expensive

Es Racò façade

By Tara Stevens, your Deia expert

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#5 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Deia
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Es Racò d'es Teix

This is widely considered to be the best restaurant in Deià.

Perched at the top of a hill in the shadow of the Tramuntana mountain range this stone house with power blue shutters scores highly for looks. But man can’t live on looks alone, and it is where hungry travellers will find some of the most solid cooking in town.

Food and drink: 

The menu is interesting enough to make you salivate, but steers clear of arty plates so abstract that you’re not sure what you’re eating. A house cocktail of lemon and lavender syrup topped up with cava, lobster medallions with figs and sugar snap peas, and tender beef cheeks with marrow were all winners on a recent trip accompanied by magnificent wines. I do agree with one of the comments on TripAdvisor though: ditch the water menu people. I've got to say it is also overpriced.

Ambience: 

Inside it’s rather cottagey belying the price and level of the place. Outside on the veranda it’s got all the elements of a secret garden: hidden from view, lit by huge candelabras with breathtaking views.

Service: 

The staff are courteous and correct but a bit stiff.

Location: 

The restaurant is at the top of a steep lane off the main road through the village. My advice is to park below and walk up.

Price advice: 

If you consider that starters are already at the higher end of the 20s (euros) you get an idea of the kind of place it is. Expect to spend at least 70 euros a head, considerably more if you go mad on the wines. The tasting menu without wine is 90 euros, with wine 150 euros plus 8% tax on top.

Tables to book: 

On balmy summer evenings the terrace is one of the most romantic spots on the island.

More information on Es Racò d'es Teix:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Modern, Seafood
Address:
Sa Vinya Vella 6, Deià, Majorca
Telephone:
971 639 501
Website:
http://www.esracodesteix.es
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Wed-Sat noon-3.30pm,8pm-11pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
Gourmet

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