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Bona Taula

Calle Rafael Adrover, 3 | Calonge, 07669 Santanyi, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 16 71 47
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Ranked #10 of 46 restaurants in Santanyi
Price range: $13 - $81
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Bona Taula Mallorcan house next to the Church of Calonge, people in southeast Mallorca, 4 km from Cala D'or is a meeting point for the area.Since 1987, Tomeu Vallbona and Stuart Magee, run this cozy restaurant.Family atmosphere, with an international audience. A table with an older couple, smartly dressed, England, another young German tourists, along with another table in a Spanish family.In the summer months, all tables are located in the interior garden, surrounded by several lemons and plums, grapes Mallorcan courtyard covered terrace.In winter, enjoy dinner in the main dining room by the fireplace, or one of its private dining rooms, distributed in the old Mallorcan house.The kitchen dishes include traditional Mallorcan (Majorcan fried, tumbet, sopes Mallorcan trampo, ...) produced by the market products. Its crispy suckling pig baked, or grilled meats (lamb chops, sirloin, steak, ...) over low heat, are a specialty.Restaurant serving lifestyle "slow life and food".
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cala d'Or, Spain
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We ate at this restaurant after a recommendation from friends, the setting was delightful, a lovely courtyard out back, very romantic under the grape vines, we found the staff very friendly and welcoming. The food was good but nothing out standing with a very predictable menu, we would probably return.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The quality of this restaurant starts the minute you walk in the front door with what is a very warm welcome from all the staff. You instantly feel as if you amongst friends. The food was fresh, beautifully cooked and the atmosphere was just stunning. Truly a hidden gem that I will be visiting at every opportunity.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

In a village with maybe 800 people, we found this amazing restaurant with a cosy terrace full of food lovers. The quality of food was beyond expectations, while the service was just perfect. I loved the fois gras!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I am sorry to write this review. I have been to this restaurant many times in the past 10 years, and whilst it is expensive the food has been 'ok' and I've accepted the slow service. However, I have always believed that the service has always hidden an agenda of 'they are more concerned about the money you pay than... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We were recommended to go to Bona Taula by our hotel in Santanyi and we're glad we went but... The food was good quality, lots of meat choices and large portion. The courtyard garden was really pretty with lovely vines and flowers. The barbeque was enormous and well run. The problem was that the restaurant was just so busy and... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Nothing much has changed hear for 25 years, including the menu and the staff; always a recommendation for a happy establishment. It remains one of the longest established restaurants in the area and well worth visiting, for really good, simple food, in friendly surroundings. If you are a regular you might get your picture taken and put up on the... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We went to this place on a recent holiday on the recommendation of locals to the area, the setting was lovely and romantic but very cramped! There was no space and felt as if I was sat right on top of another table! I understand that they need to get as much custom as possible in the height of season... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Went for a meal with family on Friday 9th August! Wow. What can i say? Suckling pig under the grape wines and excellent service! The staff are so friendly and make the evening so pleasant! Had cheese cake for dessert and i can honestly say it was the best cheese cake i have ever had! We will definately return next... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

i went here on the recommendations of my parents who like this restaurant alot. we were greeted nicely and shown to our table. the outside is nice and has a romantic air about it. The owner came to take our order, but in the middle of me telling him what i would like he saw some people who he wanted... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Nice location away from the main centres, good meat (we were a party of 8 and had the suckling pig, lamb, pork and duck between us). Slightly over priced but it is high season, and the restaurant was 80% full on a Wednesday evening. Would stay away from the cream of courgette soup - not creamy and not tasty.

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