C/ de Deia km 56.1, Sóller, Majorca, 07100
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with younger children, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Great views / scenery, People watching, Romance, Special occasions
Best for Romance - Expert review of Ca's Xorx
Housed in a luxuriously converted 200-year old olive mill Ca’s Xorc has all the trimmings of a refined country restaurant: fresh flowers, white linen and fine crystal glasses. I like that it mixes formal dining with more laid-back al fresco eating areas, and there are plenty of quiet corners of the garden to retreat to. The food is good too, though sometimes a little busy.
Chef Guillermo Moya Igarza does a good interpretation of the current trend for ‘bistronomia’ - mixing laid-back bistro dining with something more gourmet. Lunches consist of fairly simple dishes like paella and grilled fish, while dinner is more experimental. Recent highlights included lobster claws with clams on asparagus spears and orange segments, and oxtail dumplings on sweet potato puree with truffle oil and sprouts.
Moroccan flourishes give it a rather floaty, frothy feel especially when mixed with more colonial Majorcan styles. It is easy to see why it is so popular for weddings, though I feel this particular kind of style encroaches a little bit on the atmosphere for day-to-day guests.
The staff are very professional but, again, I can’t escape that ‘I’m at a wedding feeling’.
Ca's Xorx is just outside of Sóller before you start climbing the road to Deià.
This can be a good value place for special occasion dining. The three-course ‘surprise menu’ including half a bottle of wine and coffee costs 33 euros.
For me Ca’s Xorx is best when enjoyed outside, especially the candlelit terrace in the summer, which is devastatingly romantic.
More information on Ca's Xorx:
- Price guide:
- Mediterranean, Modern, Spanish
- C/ de Deia km 56.1, Sóller, Majorca, 07100
- 971 638 280
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Wed-Mon 1pm-3.30pm, 8pm-10.30pm. Closed Tuesdays, and 1st Nov through 13th April 2011.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential