Es Porxo

Price guide: Mid-range

C/ Esporlas 107, Establiments , 07011

Price guide: Mid-range

Inviting dining room

By Tara Stevens, your Majorca expert

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#34 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Art, No fuss, Relaxation

Expert review of Es Porxo

Village eatery serving true Majorcan market cooking.

Es Porxo has been through many incarnations - first as a coach house, then grocery store, now restaurant serving fine local cuisine. Decorated with lithographs of Picasso’s preparations for his masterpiece ‘Guernika’, and elegant and nicely lit, it is mainly frequented by food-loving locals, which tells you what you need to know: it offers good, honest fare.

Food and drink: 

Head chef Mateo Bordoy is a larger than life kind of a character, and it shows through in his passionate approach to food. Think plates with big personalities like the rib-sticking arroz de porsella (rice thickly studded with sticky chunks of suckling piglet), hearty monkfish steaks stewed with onions, and hulking great chunks of local pork (porc negre) piled on top of roasted peppers.

Ambience: 

Always packed, lively and cheerful. One of those places that makes you feel that little bit more connected to the community just by being there.

Service: 

Warm, friendly and bursting with character.

Location: 

On the road to Esporlas, about 15 minutes drive from the centre of Palma and easily reached by taxi.

Price advice: 

No menú del día, but it doesn’t have to get super-expensive unless you want it to. Expect to spend about 40 euros a head for three courses and a bottle of wine.

More information on Es Porxo:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Spanish, Traditional
Address:
C/ Esporlas 107, Establiments , 07011
Telephone:
971 768 643
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
September to April: daily 1pm-4pm, Thu, Fri & Sat 8pm-11pm. May to July: Tue-Sun 1pm-4pm, Wed-Sat 8pm-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

Have you been to Es Porxo? Would you recommended it?