Lua

Address: C/Santa Catalina 1, Port de Sóller, 07108, Spain
Telephone: 971 634 745

- Mid-range

4.4

An atmospheric, portside fish restaurant with a contemporary twist.

Lua is probably my favourite place to eat in the Port de Sóller. I love sitting out on the pavement terrace listening to the clinking of boat masts. I love the fantastically fresh fish, and I like the sense of the past that I get from the fisherman’s house it now occupies.

Food and drink
4.4
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Service
4.5
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Food and drink
4.4
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Value for money
4.5
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Ambience
4.5
90%
Location
4.7
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Food and drink

The last time I ate here I had a lively, orange salad made with local fruit, followed by simply grilled sardines. Their simply grilled, spanking fresh Sóller prawns are about as luxurious a dish as you could ever hope for. But, if you fancy something a bit more elaborate, Lua does a superb chunk of John Dory with salsa verde and an ostrich filet with honey and rosemary jus. It's also good if you just want a light, but imaginative salad for lunch.

Ambience

Although the interior has clearly been revamped, the wrought iron staircase, tiles and wood beams retain its fishing port character. Warm and atmospheric, it is a great all rounder that works for every occasion, lunch or dinner.

 

Service

Run by the venerable Maria Jose, don’t expect any standing on ceremony here. What you will get is food that is precisely cooked, comes hot from the kitchen and is served with friendly efficiency.

Location

Lua is right at the end of the scallop-shaped beach that fronts most of Port de Sóller, in the heart of the old fisherman’s quarter.

Price advice

The restaurant offers astonishing value for fish and seafood of this quality. Expect to spend at least 30 euros if you’re eating fish with a bottle of house wine (perfectly decent). Less if you just go for a light lunch.

Tables to book

Definitely sit on the terrace, though the inside can be cosy for winter eats.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • No fuss

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