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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- No fuss