Sa Roqueta

Price guide: Mid-range

C/Sirena 11, Palma, Majorca, 07006

Price guide: Mid-range

Sa Roqueta

By Tara Stevens, your Palma expert

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#4 of 8
expert-rated restaurants in Palma
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.7
4.7
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, No fuss, Relaxation

Expert review of Sa Roqueta

A specialist lobster restaurant tucked away in the old fisherman’s quarter.

Housed in one of the old fisherman’s cottages that form the cluster of buildings that is the Puerto Portixol, this dolls'-house sized eatery is a hot spot for freshly caught fish, seafood and especially local lobster.

Food and drink: 

As you might suspect, catch of the day is king in these parts, but it’s the catch from the live lobster tanks that most people come for. If non-fish eaters are among your party, a couple of token steaks keeps everyone happy.

Recommended dishes: 

I think we’ve established that lobster is a big deal here, especially since it’s the particularly succulent local variety. Have it any which way – grilled, soaked in butter, flambéed in brandy – or, better yet, taken in the form of their superb caldereta, an island classic of soupy rice, intense seafood stock and lobster meat.

Ambience: 

The nautical atmosphere pervades with a general bonhomie that makes you think of sailors partying after long days at sea. It's jolly, bustling and completely unpretentious, just as fisherman's restaurants should be.

Service: 

Basically it's a big, gregarious family at the helm, and that's what you get on the floor. The laid-back, no-nonsense service makes you feel like part of it.

Location: 

Sa Roqueta is right on the harbour's edge in Portixol. Unfortunately, a single lane road does separate you from the sea, but the place is so cute with so much atmosphere of it doesn't matter a jot.

Price advice: 

Fresh lobster doesn’t come cheap (nor should it), expect to splash 60 euros a head or so with wine.

Tables to book: 

Unless it's absolutely pouring with rain and freezing cold I like to be on the terrace (it only has four tables so booking is essential). Bring something wooly to put on your shoulders in the spring and autumn.

More information on Sa Roqueta:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish
Address:
C/Sirena 11, Palma, Majorca, 07006
Telephone:
971 249 410
Website:
http://www.restaurantesaroqueta.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 1pm-3.30pm, 8pm-11pm. Closed Sundays, and from 22nd Dec to 1 Feb.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
Fresh fish, Lobster

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