The ultimate summer holiday lunch in Mallorca at ‘SA FORADADA’


On holiday in Mallorca? Don’t miss out on a paella lunch at Sa Foradada!

Sa foradada is a place on the water, just next to Deia, a cute historic village in the West of Mallorca and a 25 minute drive, south from Puerto de Soller.
This place is far from fancy, feels like time stood still the last 60 years; they will cook you an authentic Paella on an open fire! Exactly, so very charming, but that’s not all. If you arrive by boat, you drop anchor in the bay in front of the restaurant. There is a dinghy dock. The bay itself is stunning to have a swim or snorkel. Unfortunately this pleasant bay can be exposed, when the wind comes from the West and South West. Not to worry though… the restaurant is not for yachties only! You can also go by car. A good thing to know is that it takes a 45 minutes walk down, on a trail with stunning views over the peninsula and the Mediterranean Sea. I included a few pictures, taken on the trail, as proof.
The walk only is worth the effort. Just don’t forget to bring a bottle of water and walking shoes, my mistake….
The service is non-fuss and very friendly.
The menu includes many of the traditional tapas, including fish and chicken croquets, fried peppers, baby squid and calamari.
The paella is authentic and included large prawns and scampi, mussels and other local seafood. The prawns from Soller are very red and sweet.
This place is also famous for it’s lamb cutlets. However they only serve them during July and August and you need to get there early.
We have been there now twice, once by boat and once by car and I would go back again. This place gives me a top holiday feeling, I can’t describe!

It’s 18 Euro p.p. for the seafood paella and 30 Euro for a bottle of their most expensive wine.
Sa Foradada is open from April to October. Closed on Thursday.
July & August, open every day from 12-06 PM.
Reservations necessary. +34 616 087 499
http://www.saforadada.com

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