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“Overpriced and under performed”
Review of EL PIRATA

EL PIRATA
Ranked #28 of 167 Restaurants in Soller
Price range: $26 - $51
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
london
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Overpriced and under performed”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Like many of the restaurants in the port, service is a commodity that is not valued by the staff, this restaurant is no exception. It takes forever to get served and when you do it is rushed and you feel like you are a hindrance rather than a customer. The food is average and doesn’t live up to the description on the menu; unfortunately the terrible service just compounds this. The British don’t like to complain, lucky for the owners of this restaurant as I saw customers waiting more than half an hour before any waiter could be bothered to talk to them. I am constantly amazed by the complacent and rude attitude that Spanish restaurants have towards tourists, this restaurant just reinforces the argument.

Visited August 2012
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Broadway, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Special Treat”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

We know El Pirata from previous visits so we chose to go on my wife's birthday. It was just as we remembered - excellent food, first class service and friendly staff. It was very busy and many people were turned away during the evening so I would book to be sure. We were remembered by the staff from our previous visits which was a nice touch. Having visited Randemar the night before we were able to compare and to be honest there was very little to choose between them. Both serve excellent food, both provide an excellent service and both are around the same price. If pushed I would prefer Randemar just because I think the setting is slightly better, but there is very little to choose between them.

Visited August 2012
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Leics
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely position, nice food”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

We had 2 meals at El Pirata and both were v nice. First time we had Paella and second time we tried the '5 surprises' option. The menu is Mediterranean with an oriental twist. The 5 surprises option was v good- we had smoked salmon with guacamole, chicken satay, prawns with wasabi mayonnaise, grilled vegetables with goats cheese and 1 other that I can't remember. The desserts were very special. The cost for a meal for 4 was €105 and that included 3 portions of the 5 surprises, pork fillet wrapped in ham, 3 very nice desserts, a jug of sangria and a coke. Probably worth booking a table if there's more than 2 of you and you want to eat after 8

  • Visited July 2012
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Copenhagen
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Some good, some just lacking taste.”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

A mixed impression really, we were there twice but both times some of the dishes served simply lacked real taste and left no impression at all. Both the calamari and the lemon risotto is nice enough though, so I would recommend that.

A lady at another table complained that after 5 years of going there, the service had dropped and they started to cut corners (a glass of Sauvignon Blanc ordered but not given I think for example) and she might have a point by looking at the other reviews the place gets on TA.

Visited July 2012
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Soller, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Terrible dining experience”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

I have been eating at El Pirata a couple of nights ago and I certainly will never repeat.
A part of the nice location and view that you have in mosto of the restaurant in Port de Soller, the rest is a complete failure.
The tables are so close to each other that you could easily get claustrophobia, after 5 minutes that we ordered we already got our starter (prepared in advance) served half cold, the main courses without any tasty. I could not define so well the style of the kitchen, not Mediterranean, not Asiatic, not Mallorcan...
The prices are about 8 Euros for Starters, about 16 for a Main and about 8 for desserts, plus wine, water and bread...
Another restaurant not caring about the quality but only quick money...

  • Visited July 2012
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