Santi Taura

Price guide: Mid-range

C/Joan Carles 1, Lloseta, Majorca

Price guide: Mid-range

Private dining room

By Tara Stevens, your Majorca expert

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#3 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Majorca
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.8
4.8
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
5
5.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Design and architecture, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Best for Value for money - Expert review of Santi Taura

A rising star of new Majorcan cuisine (and amazing value to boot).

Santi Taura didn’t train as a chef. He fell into it, and, under the guiding hand of Joan Abrines Ramôn of the famed Celler Ca’n Carrossa restaurant nearby, started experimenting with the ingredients of the island. Seven years later could Taura be tipped for a star? Watch this space.

Food and drink: 

There are many things to love about Santi’s cooking, not least his ‘menu’ concept. In island speak, that is a place where everyone eats the same thing, and the dishes change - in Santi’s case, at least – once a week, on a Wednesday, to reflect the mood of the season and what is in the market.

Recommended dishes: 

With the above in mind, I can’t really predict what you’re going to eat. I’ll bet though that it will be pretty special. Like my turnip soup with botifarra (local pork sausage) and apple oil, Es Pla potatoes stuffed with mussels and topped with a creamy saffron aioli, and Majorcan cheesecake.

Ambience: 

There is soft lighting, charcoal grey floors and immense art works on the walls, it could easily reverberate with a monastic silence in reverence to the food, but no. Large Majorcan families come ambling in; shout hellos across the open kitchen where Santi and his crew flutter around. Me? I’m in the middle, alone and happy, observing it all.

Service: 

Amazingly Santi does a good deal of the service himself. Goodness knows how? He is greatly aided by the charming Nico, an untrained sommelier who nevertheless possesses one of the finest wine palettes I’ve come across. Ask for Majorcan and let him do the choosing.

Location: 

Santi Taura is on a dusty back street away from the main drag (turn right not left when you hit the C/Joan Carles I coming into town).

Price advice: 

A six-course menu for 30 euros is pretty hard to beat, especially when it is cooked to this level.

Tables to book: 

In the summer there’s a small decked terrace out back shielded by bamboo and there’s a sleek private dining room in the cellar. Otherwise I’d make sure you ask for a table with a view – of the kitchen.

More information on Santi Taura:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Catalan, Mediterranean, Modern, Spanish
Address:
C/Joan Carles 1, Lloseta, Majorca
Telephone:
971 514 622
Website:
http://www.restaurantsantitaura.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Wed-Sat 1.30pm-3.30pm, 9pm-11pm, Sun 1.30pm-3.30pm, Mon 9pm-11pm Closed Sunday evenings, Monday lunchtimes and Tuesdays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
New Majorcan Cuisine

Have you been to Santi Taura? Would you recommended it?