We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“2 meals different days both 10/10” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chameli's Bar & Restaurant

Chameli's Bar & Restaurant
Carretera Vieja de Palma-Andratx n035, Portals Nous, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
971677403
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Portals Nous
Price range: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Café, Pizza & Pasta
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant is new you can see the workman in the google street view picture http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Portals+Nous,+Calvi%C3%A0,+Spain&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.374125,89.736328&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Portals+Nous,+Calvi%C3%A0,+Balearic+Isles,+Balearic+Islands,+Spain&ll=39.535048,2.572839&spn=0.002913,0.005477&z=18&layer=c&cbll=39.534923,2.572798&panoid=shNqON5RWGTBCpa09aLlbQ&cbp=12,87.55,,0,17.82 http://www.facebook.com/RestauranteChamelis
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“2 meals different days both 10/10”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Meal no. 1 was a special - suckling pig - never had it, always wanted to - really delicious! Beautiful veg to accompany too. The good lady had a sea food pasta and was most pleased as was no. 1 son with his bolognese.
Bravo!

Or should I say encore as we went back 3 nights later...

Meal no. 2 again a special - shoulder of lamb, fell apart just the way it should and generous portions, pizza was good too...

Consistently delicious and a fair price for the excellent quality!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chamelis R, Empleado at Chameli's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Hello JonnyBoy H!
Thank you so much for your opinion!
We are happy that you have enjoyed them! And proud because what you mention is in the group of our "specials" out of the menú. Thanks again... and hope to see you soon!
Chameli's Restaurant.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

261 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    148
    79
    24
    7
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Basic Mistake !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

I have been past this place a dozen times' heard various reviews about it and being Valentines decided to give it a go with my partner who had been here before on various girlies night, Im no snob, but having to walk through the smokers area first to get to the non smoking area was disappointing. It does stink, and not the best way to start your night of, So maybe a different entrance required ? Nice table, great chatty and helpful staff, shared a plate of scallops for a starter, then a chicken dish for my girlfriend and I went for the spaghetti mariner, They do supply some wet wipes which is good, Now it's hard to be cool when slurping on the spaghetti, the mussels had been cooked to death, dried out in their shells, But really annoys me are chefs that do not skin tomatoes, it's lazy ! I spent the whole meal spitting out bits of tomato skins, The sauce tasted good, But really did not need those skins to convince me it was a fresh tomato sauce, Yes I will go again, but a few very basic changes are needed there

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chamelis R, Empleado at Chameli's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Dear Dave T:
Thank you so much for your opinion at Tripadvisor. We appreciate all of them.
About the smoking area, we think that now the problem is almost resolved, at least at 90 per cent, and why not say 100 per cent! We have recently incorporated to our local a system of central heating and cooling for summer. This make a smoke extraction at the same time... so the air its a lot "clearer" now!
About the dish you had, the sea food spaghetti, its one of our clients favourites and one of the reasons is the excelent sauce it has! The tomatoes are first quality Cherry tomatoes... the small ones, so this make a little inconvenient skinning them, counting with the quantity of this dishes we serve everyday! Apart of a lot of people know that the most vitamins of the fruits are in the first under layer toghether with the skin. We think could be the reasons nobody complains about the skin of the tomatoes before!
Thanks again and hope to see you soon!
Chameli's Restaurant.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Portals Nous (village)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very good service and good food. The pastas and pizzas are very good quality, the meat is also very good. The wine cart is OK, They have some good Spanish wines for very reasonable price. They have lovely terrace where you can smoke. The service is good and usually they serve the food quite fast. It's not cheap, but there is nothing cheap in this area.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chamelis R, Empleado at Chameli's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Hello Isradiamond!
Thanks so much for your tip in Tripadvisor!
As we see, you´ve been more times with us! We really appreciate...
We still are the cheapest place in town! With huge portions!
Hope to see you soon!
Chameli's Restaurant.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Majorca, Spain
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“This time a disappointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My husband and I have always had a very positive experience at Chamellis. We go about every 2 months when we are in the Portals area. Yesterday, we had lunch there and unfortunately, my husband´s meal was just plain bad. He ordered the meat ravioli with four cheese sauce. What he got was a bowl of very aneimic looking, rubbery, pasta with no flavor of anything. We asked the waiter where the meat was in the ravioli and he said "it was inside".
The disturbing thing about this ravioli was not only that it was worse than anything frozen, but we paid €12.50 for this bowl of bad ravioli!!! We could have had a whole menu del dia with fresh, tasty food for this price alone. My spinach salad and grilled vegetables were very good as usual, and the service is always suberb and very friendly. We are really put off to eating at Chamellis again because of the absurd price of a bowl of terrible pasta.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chamelis R, Empleado at Chameli's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Hello hakobama:
Thanks for posting in Tripadvisor.
We are surprised with your "bad experience" because our pasta is very known for its quality! Fresh pasta of different kind...
As the waiter said, the meat of the raviolis are inside, like in every kind of filled pasta! And the four cheeses sauce its creamy white... Maybe is was not the right choice for your husband... So we hope to see you again both to enjoy another dish from our large menú!
Thanks again!
Chameli's Restaurant.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“One of our favourites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have a house on the island and we eat countless times a year in Chamellis, we have never been let down, superb service, quality food, I recommend you share the garlic and chilli prawns to start along with a Chamellis special bread, which is a garlic pizzette with rocket, parma ham and parmesan. Loads of great mains, my Dad's favorite is a lamb dish they do as a special. A firm family favorite. The staff are always very friendly. Love it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chamelis R, Empleado at Chameli's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hello Valentine-Martin!!
It's a pleasure for us getting an opinion from a Critic Senior like you!
And specially when the opinión is so favourable!
Thank you so much and we would love to see you again soon!
Chameli's Restaurant.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Chameli's Bar & Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Chameli's Bar & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Chameli's Bar & Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.