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“The best dining experience on the island.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Bistro Sol 32

Cafe Bistro Sol 32
Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Mercadal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $34
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: It is a rustic house, situated in Es Mercadal, where it is pleasant and welcoming equipped with air conditioning and an outdoor terrace in summer, inside the house itself is a lounge with capacity for 20 22 nice people a ready-made daily on the kitchen menu Mediterranean and local products such as fish, lamb or veal market the main hall has a capacity of approximately 60 people, with tables bisro type noble wood and marble.
London
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best dining experience on the island.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We have eaten here several times, both for lunch and dinner and the food has always been superb. The decor is elegant and refined and the menu imaginative & varied. The lunch menu offers fantastic value but the a la carte menu rack of lamb with ravioli, tempura leeks and homemade ravioli wa the best dish i have ever eaten on the island. The owner VIctor and his two chefs Antonio and David are a delight.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank jasperandpebbles
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place for either a lunch or dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We first had lunch at a set price, the three course meal with a bottle of wine and water was tremendous and delicious forjustb15 euros. On the strength of the lunch we booked a evening meal and I have got to say the experience was memorable, we really enjoyed every bite. Apart from the food, there is a wide choice it suit every palate the decor and ambiance is excellence.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Bryan N
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Mahon, Spain
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of the best!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

A very special evening!! with fantastic food and great atmosfere!! a very well thoght menu with lots of options meat, fish, rice or exotic food from all over the world, very diferent and new settled in the heart of Mercadal a great choice!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Dave77702
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Okehampton
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Classiest meal on Menorca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

On recommendation of my brother in law and his wife who ate here a week ago we tried out the bistro last night. We booked ahead as it was Friday and that was a good move as it was pretty well full and when 18 Menorquians arrived for a group meal it was packed. The meal was of the highest order, probably the best I have had in the 25 years of visiting the island, there are other good places here but this was different from the usual fare.
We both had starters, Tuna carpaccio, Cerviche of seafood with plantain "chips", then baked cod with a pesto crust, and monkfish with a green sauce. We also managed a dessert each as the portions were not too big, we had a bottle of the house rose which the waiter recommended and some bottled water, all of this came to 92E, but we did have some of the more expensive items on the menu.
You will have to be patient as the food comes out at a leisurely pace, but this more to do with the food being prepared for you, we were warned by the chef/owner when we booked about this, he advised us to arrive a little later than we wanted as there were 2 tables of 5 booked in at 8pm, therefore 8.30 would be better as he would be attending to them.
The staff were really cheery and helpful in explaining the menu, and totally un fazed when the large party arrive at 9.45 especially as the place is quite small. The restaurant is well laid out in a beautifully restored old house.
Parking can be problem so leave your car and walk in...nothing is far away here.
There menu is small with options for fish, meat and vegetarians.
The lunch menu 15E is also recommended .

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Will W
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Hertfordshire
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Lovely food in a very nicely refurbished typical Menorcan house. Service excellent. Very good meals every time we visit.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank KatyHertfordshire
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