CnP Restaurants - what's good in 2014

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Re: CnP Restaurants - what's good in 2014

Post by John Connelly » May 12th, 2014, 6:02 pm

Thanks for that. It was Me Gusta last year, I see the sign still has that name on it as well as Can Dialy. Good reviews on Trip Advisor under the new ownership. Looks worth a visit :smile:
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Post by sandimas » June 1st, 2014, 2:49 pm

Just got back, so here are a few thoughts on the ones we tried. We're really into fish and seafood, and not big meals, hence picking these places to eat.

Casia Tia - great Tapas and atmosphere as usual, went in most days. Can see why it's no.1 on Trip Advisor, Derek & Nikki know how to run a great place.
El Pulpo - ate there a couple of times as in previous years, really enjoyed it as usual.
La Palette - been meaning to try this place for years but never got round to it. Had a really nice seafood meal, felt a bit more "special" than some of the other places, but not too expensive.
007 Bar - what a lovely place, good Tapas, nice bar - must admit that the name has put us off in recent years as expected "Little England", but when we visited it had the more locals than any other bar.

Others we didn't make it into:
Can Dialy - really wanted to eat there, based on the reviews, but it was shut every evening we tried, maybe 'cos it's early in the season?
Samoa - very busy and looked good, just not our cup of tea.
Sa Paissa - dead, walked past 2 nights and there was no one in there. Such a shame, it was only 2 or 3 years ago that this place was alive with live music in late May and restaurant and outside bars were packed. They didn't even open the outside bar the whole week despite good weather.

Outside CnP.
El Pescadore, Fornells - about the 5th time we've eaten here, and frankly was disappointed. Cost a fortune, meal was so-so, and the waiters have got increasingly stuffy over the years. Won't be going back.
Siroco, Es Castel - possibly the best meal of the holiday, just picked it by chance and went for the Menu Del Dia - some of the best mussels I've tasted and lovely sea bass.

Sadly ran out of time so didn't make it to El Faros this year :sad:

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Re: CnP Restaurants - what's good in 2014

Post by hodghegs » June 1st, 2014, 3:44 pm

Regarding your trip to El Pescador sandimas, we last ate there about 5 years ago - so-so mixed paella, certainly nothing special, but the waiter was one of the rudest men I've ever encountered in Menorca. I always make a bit of an effort to speak Spanish in restaurants - this particular man pretended he couldn't understand my simple order of cerveza and a vaso de vino tinto and then spoke very patronizingly to me in English.

We are the main course, paid and left. No tip, and with a vow never to return.

So many nicer, friendlier restaurants over the Island.

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Post by watta » June 1st, 2014, 3:45 pm

Great up to date report. :finga:

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Re: CnP Restaurants - what's good in 2014

Post by aspo » June 1st, 2014, 10:22 pm

Great update Siroco sounds good will try it out in August.
Can dialy may have been closed at night because Uli had been unwell .
Have never been to Casa tia in the new location used to have a drink in the old one will give it a try in august.
El pulpo is a good restaurant in a great location roll on August 17 th.

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Post by sanmiguel » June 5th, 2014, 2:17 pm

Looks like Sanz is about to reopen under a new name - they've just built a cover to the front terrace. Also pop de nit has reopened as a posh looking Kebab joint. Dos Pablo's is a real asset to CnP with a very reasonable fixed price menu for the standard of the food

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Post by ciaran » June 6th, 2014, 8:47 pm

never heard of those places, where abouts are they ? :smile:
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Re: CnP Restaurants - what's good in 2014

Post by golda1964 » June 7th, 2014, 12:16 am

Hi Ciaran

Restaurante Sanz is the last restaurant on the right at the top of the beach road

This is now Reopening shortly under a new name El Alvera from today


Pop de nit was the original name of Bar Flava hosted by Jose who is now in Ayasha five minutes down the road

Opposite the restaurant Salamandra,,, This establishment firstly called Pop de Nit then Flava has now been relaunched

As Calan Porter Kebab House hosted by Gustavo from Restaurant El Pulpo.



Also we are at the old Seagrams restaurant now called Brasserie & Bar Dos Pablo's

Lots of changes in Calan Porter hopefully for the better !!

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Re: CnP Restaurants - what's good in 2014

Post by caroliner » June 7th, 2014, 12:32 am

Bar Sanz has been closed for several years, it is the last building in the resort on the beach road just down from the bank. Used be run by a lovely family from the mainland. Front of house was Feliz but he had to retire due to ill health,
Pop di Nit is going back a bit, it was Flava for a while and was closed last season when Jose moved to Ayashe.
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Re: CnP Restaurants - what's good in 2014

Post by balaclava » June 7th, 2014, 6:07 pm

sorry to correct you golda the old sanz has opened as Élevé, run by mark moya, son of josé who is owner of los barriles on the beach at calan porter, looking a bit like a restaurant come chill out.

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