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Es Cranc

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Calle de las Escuelas, 31, 07748 Fornells, Minorca, Spain
+34 971376442
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 257
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 43
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Memorable dinner

We were introduced to Es Cranc by our guide, glad he did as we had a great time. The restaurant is hidden away from the more touristy restaurants on the front in Fornells. The food was very fresh and the service was friendly and efficient. We went for their speciality a lobster stew, the most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tony4463
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were introduced to Es Cranc by our guide, glad he did as we had a great time. The restaurant is hidden away from the more touristy restaurants on the front in Fornells. The food was very fresh and the service was friendly and efficient. We went for their speciality a lobster stew, the most expensive lobster i have ever... More 

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Thank Tony4463
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Another fantastic night of excellent food superb family food and genuine love .. I proposed to my girlfriend here last year and on retuning this year was welcomed by the family who remembered us and were wonderfully friendly to us both and our two young boys . The food yet again was off the scale and both my boys cleaned... More 

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1 Thank housebuilder1471
Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We were introduced to Es Cranc by some Menorcan friends this year. We always seek out the restaurants frequented by locals and were not disappointed. Wonderful atmosphere, pristine environment and fresh food. Try calamares 'a la plancha' for main course and save the usual calamares 'Romana' for starters.

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Thank enigma2015
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a superb menu del dia lunch for five at es cranc highly recommended The fish soup was great and the fish main course even my grandson liked his meal

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Thank 553Gordon
St. Petersburg, Florida
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

It's 15 years since we were last in Minorca where we used to go on a regular basis. The village has grown but Es Cranc is just as we remembered on the numerous occasions that we went. The welcome, the service and the food just wonderful, it has to be one of the best seafood restaurants around a must for... More 

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1 Thank cr159
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Have just spent €185 on one over-boiled, rubbery lobster (with no claws) and a bottle of cooking wine. The service was pretty much non-existent, until the waiter splashed the remains of the bisque over my wife's top without even so much as an acknowledgment or apology. I'm not kidding when I say that the restaurant is floodlit - it's like... More 

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Thank Nicholas W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Worse paella of my life. Poor and way too expensive. I order also prawn but they were not fresh and not from the area.

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1 Thank Giacomo M
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Whenever we visit Menorca, a meal at Es Cranc is a must. It has a great natural atmosphere, family run, highly polished service and inviting local dishes cooked with skill. It has never failed on any level.

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Thank StefanL387
Madrid, Spain
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife an me went to this known place in Menorca island to have our Friday lunch. It was recommended by a good friend. He remembered that was expensive, but never so, so expensive. The food is good enough for two people. But... not, never again.

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5 Thank Pedro S
Leuven, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wonderful family restaurant, with a 'Grand Restaurant/Louis de Funès' feel, at least the restaurant manager. Typical local food and local feel in a real spanish restaurant, with the unavoidable bad lichting choice. Nevertheless a cosy feel and nice tablesetting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle de las Escuelas, 31, 07748 Fornells, Minorca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Minorca  >  Fornells
  • Phone Number: +34 971376442

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?