When in Mallorca a must visit restaurant is Meson Ca’n Pedro, located in the little village called Genova, right on the outskirts of Palma. So that being said, we had no choice… It had to be given a go.
It serves up some of the most delicious real Mallorquin cuisine on the island, as real as it gets. It was first started in 1976, by a couple named Pedro and Ana, and they obviously knew exactly what they were doing since it’s still absolutely thriving, even being re-done in 1991 to make it a larger establishment, so it can fit in its popularity:) Its nestled right in between some little mountains, absolutely gorgeous location. It’s huge! You walk through the iron archway, and up the steps, and you are greeted with some nice green grassy manicured lawn areas, and then at the top of the steps, there is a playground, which is great, gives the children some extra excitement to burn off some of their endless energy:)
We walked in and the place was going off!! Super packed, and a line up waiting for tables. Yes, looks like we picked the right spot. We are off to a good start! The interior is total Spanish style, and there are Iberian hams hanging from the ceiling, some ranging in prices up to 600 Euros! I mean it is a typical Spanish thing, but to pay that much, you would really have to love your ham. This place is all about meat, so if you are vegetarian, it may not be so appealing to you. Well as long as you’re not bothered having meat staring you in the face, there are for sure options for you on the menu. Endless food choices. Ok, well perhaps that’s a bit exaggerated, eventually the menu does end…
Once we were seated at our table, and had a gander at our menu, we got right in there ordering some of the must try snacks. There was fresh bread, garlic aioli, local Mallorquin tomatoes, garlic cloves, and olives. What you got to do is cut a piece of garlic in half, then rub it on your bread, after that, you cut the tomato in half, and also rub that on your bread. you can then dip it in some olive oil, or put some aioli on top, holy man, soooo freaken good! And very entertaining. While doing this, we had this great view of the mountains out the windows, and a handsome waiter to boot;) Details always set the ambiance of the experience.
Once we were done basking in the incredibleness of our starters, it was time for course two! We both opted for the roast lamb, even though apparently they are famous for their rabbit dishes… Nailed it though!!! once again… Man we are so good at this. The meat was barely hanging onto the bone, which made it that much easier to get in our mouths. Literally, was so flavorful, tender and delicious. It was accompanied with some roast potatoes and salad. I don’t eat a lot of meat, but having meat and potatoes, is like a piece of home.. Gives me a moment to reminisce about when I was growing up. Haha, nothing like a good ol flashback;) That meal was a total winner! We thought about dessert, but there was no way, no possible way… Can you say ‘Stuffed’. Although there was a great selection of homemade desserts, from cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate mousse cake, to banoffee cake, just to name a few. You will never leave this place hungry. By time we left, the place had emptied out quite a bit, just perfect for me to snap a few pics. From what I am told, and what I observed with my own peepers, this place is always busy. I can say for sure, I am not surprised!
The fun didn’t stop there though!! After we finished up at this gem of a restaurant, we ventured on up the mountain, driving on the little loopy road, right to the top, where there is this little cafe with the most spectacular view! It’s not really a place to go for an amazing meal, but it’s a fantastic spot to go and have a coffee and take in the stunning view of Palma. Once again, being winter, its quiet, so we had the whole place to ourselves! Like our own private venue.
WOW!! is exactly what I thought while I was gazing out the window. I mean look at that would you, that is a vision if you ask me;)
We ordered a couple “Cafe con Leche’s”, and just took it all in. So much so, that we had to invite another friend, this is something to be shared! I am sure you agree:) And we sat there till the sun went down, way down, till it was gone, and the sky was black, and PTown was lit right up! I mean really, how can you not want to embrace every moment of that amazingness, it doesn’t get much better than this! What can I say, another epic day in Mallorca, and absolutely unforgettable, that is nothing less than one I would highly recommend!! Never a dull moment around here;)