Food and drink
When second-generation Manolo took over in 1976, he proved himself something of a culinary whizz creating great things from the bounty of the sea and land. Don't miss the calamar potera (grilled squid caught just off the neighbouring island of Cabrera and dressed in its own roe and ink), arros de notarí (a rich, rice stew made with 12 different kinds of rock fish) or whole bream baked in salt.
The restaurant is animated with dense nautical décor (the antithesis of modern design) and closely packed tables.
Pride and passion hangs thick in the air and rubs off in a dining room oozing good cheer. Wonderful stuff.
Bodega Barahona Casa Manolo is in the heart of the village of Ses Salines, close to the old church.
Dishes are good value considering the freshness of the fish and the standard of the cooking. Expect to spend around 50 euros for a couple of tapas, a substantial main course and a bottle of house wine.
Tables to book
Have a tapa and a glass of cold, crisp Manzanilla around one of the tables on the pavement before heading inside for a proper, sit-down lunch.
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Sporty types
- People watching
- No fuss