Ca's Xorx

Address: C/ de Deia km 56.1, Sóller, 07100, Spain
Telephone: 971 638 280

- Expensive

4.3

An elegant country restaurant serving modern Mediterraneans (and a fair few celebrities).

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.

Food and drink
4.3
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Service
4.3
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Food and drink
4.3
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Value for money
4.3
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4.5
90%

Food and drink

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.

Ambience

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.

Service

The staff are very professional but, again, I can’t escape that ‘I’m at a wedding feeling’.

Location

Ca's Xorx is just outside of Sóller before you start climbing the road to Deià.

Price advice

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.

Tables to book

For me Ca’s Xorx is best when enjoyed outside, especially the candlelit terrace in the summer, which is devastatingly romantic.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

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