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“Best Tapas Restaurant in Mallorca” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Es Moli de Santanyi

Restaurant Es Moli de Santanyi
Consolacion, 19, 07650 Santanyi, Majorca, Spain
+34 971653629
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Ranked #4 of 45 restaurants in Santanyi
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Bologna
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Tapas Restaurant in Mallorca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The patio area is so pretty and there is a great atmosphere at night. The restaurant is set in the courtyard of an old windmill.
Tapas dishes are seafood, meat, generally good sized portions, well cooked and with nice attention to details, we use to order a few smaller dishes to share.
The staff is friendly and attentive, just a little slow.
To sit outside in the nice courtyard go early or book in advance.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cologne, Germany
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Cosy patio and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

The place is nice and cosy, especially the patio has a nice atmosphere in the evenings. Food is good, however not best in class. Like other mallorquin restaurants a bit pricy though.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Horrible service!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

If you want to ruin your evening, you are welcome to visit this place. We have waited 10 min. for the table, while there were plenty of free ones. Then it took the waiter 15 to take an order. We we so displeased with the attitude that left without food, but aperol spritz was disgusting.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Meal of the Holiday, a 2nd year running!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Ate at Es Moli with a group of friends. A few of us visited last year and really enjoyed our meal so made sure to book a table for our trip this September.

The friends who hadn't been before were very impressed and we were sat just to the left of the fountain. The patio area is so pretty and there is a great atmosphere at night. We ordered lots of tapas, the favorites being the Gambas con oil (prawns in garlic oil) and the stripes of beef fillet in pepper sauce. All were amazing and perfectly cooked with nice attention to detail.
The puddings were also just as good and we came away feeling very full and satisfied.

Staff are great and our waitress on that night was really attentive and helpful.
Will definitely be visiting next year!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Overrated!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

One of the disadvantages of Trip Advisor is that restaurant gems get discovered and their popularity soars - but in some cases restaurant owners get complacent and the food and service suffer. Whether that's the case with Es Moli isn't clear, but based on these mostly gushing reviews and inviting photographs of the food we thought it would be worth a try. Sadly this seems to be one of many thinly disguised tourist traps in the lovely village of Santanyi. The garden we were seated in was charming but we were really there to enjoy quality tapas ... sadly it wasn't to be. Rubbery prawns swimming in oil, lifeless boquerones .... and that's before the chipped plates and stale, supermarket bread. Honestly, if you're going to charge 11 euros for a small dish of gambas, make them plump, sweet and juicy. The last dish of goats cheese soufflé was small, expensive and uninspiring which fairly much summed up our experience. Maybe this is regarded as high quality dining by the tourists and locals alike but we have enjoyed far better quality tapas in London for the same money. We were left feeling Es Moli are pushing their luck in terms of quality and value when it comes to the food - at least the night we visitied.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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