This restaurant is located in the Ciutadella port in Menorca. It was recommended to us by natives as the best the island had to offer and the truth is we loved it.
The waiters very helpful and pleasant and the food ... how would one say: im-pressive. The fish is fresh because we witnessed how the fishermen brought it freshly caught and delivered it. We ordered an arroz caldoso (mix between a paella and soup) with monkfish and Norway lobster. € 30 per person more or less.
This is a restaurant that has a terrace overlooking the sea and the restaurant itself is carved into the rock.
It’s an odd place: it seems that a Menorcan from Ciutadella that goes by the artistic name Kyana bought this small cave in Cala Santandria and excavated the cave to increase its size. He also sculpted curious figures and medallions and decorated it with the shells of Nacras, a bivalve mollusk about 50cm long.
There’s also a museum with his sculptures but it was closed and we couldn't see it. We ate there two days and contemplated the sea from the terrace. They have paella, roast meat, grilled Menorcan red shrimp, delicious fish, and salads.
Truth is that we really enjoyed it. At night, they put on music and light candles and it makes for a very agreeable atmosphere to have a drink. There are also some stairs that go down towards the sea and a small trampoline. The hotel Prinsotel la Caleta is also just behind Cova Sa Nacra.
For me, this is one of the best bar-restaurants in Ciutadella because, aside from having great food in terms of quantity and quality, it’s miles away from the out of control prices in some of the bars in the port (like the Tritón, for example) and has a menu with prices geared towards normal, middle-class people.
It’s located in the center of the city on Ses Voltes street; it’s easily-recognizable by the arches that flank the streets on the right hand side. The lower part of the restaurant is for tapas and sandwiches. They have an extensive tapas menu and some good homemade desserts as well. The top floor is a restaurant with a terrace for those who want to eat outside and the seafood dishes are very well done.
I also have to say that I left with the urge to try out some of the bars on those little streets that go out from the left of the square right before Ses Voltes, the one you access from Mallorca St. It’s the street with all the roast chicken signs!
It’s a good restaurant for lunch, dinner, or some tapas. We went for dinner and had to wait a bit since it was in the high season. They take your name and let you know when you table is ready.
The food was good, but the portions were a bit small and pricier than what I usually look for. The service is good and they served us very quickly.
I ate here on the 5th of June with my significant other. The place is gorgeous and has spectacular views of the Ciutadella fishing port both from the terrace and the top floor.
We ate on the top floor and it’s a very quiet space. For starters, we had some top-quality tapas: mussels, baby squid, tuna carpaccio (wow!), and fried fish. Then we had some main dishes.
The price is reasonable given the quality of the fish and the service. We’ll go again this summer for sure!
This is a perfect restaurant. The food is varied and very good, and the place has some amazing views.
It’s not as touristy as the places in the port like Casa Manolo. Mediterranean cuisine for around 30 euros.