Es Racò d'es Teix

Address: Sa Vinya Vella 6, Deià, Spain
Telephone: 971 639 501

- Expensive

4.5

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
4.5
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Food and drink
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Ambience
4.5
90%
Location
4.5
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Nature / wildlife

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