As we drove through the winding mountain roads of mallorca, i had an amazing feeling about dining at el olivo. Overlooking the town of Deia, on a beutiful clear night we could see for miles the twinkling lights of the local residences from the beautiful stone deck that makes up the outdoor dining room of the restuarant. It is hard to believe that Guillermo Mendez can achieve any kind of fixation on his food when there is such amazing scenery to behold, but he certainly succeeded considering that we spent the rest of the night having in depth conversations about every aspect and every ingredient of each dish that approached our table. The steak tartare amuse bouche was absolutely one of the most scrumptious and delicate tartares i have ever eaten, and despite my fiance generally avoiding red meat she could not resist the deliciousness of Chef Mendez's every dish. Of her menu choices, the dish that most impressed me was a crab ravioli with a white wine cream sauce, complete with the bright red body of what turned out to be one of the most delicate and tasty types of crab i have eaten to this day. All in all, an exceptional meal capped off with an amazing chef thanking us personally for enjoying his restaurant.