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ray 15-04-2009 19:59

can costa pollenca
 
Can costa in the old town is no longer. Now called Latitute bar and restaurant, looks like a big change of direction

JH02JLH 15-04-2009 20:02

RIP Ca'n Costa...:(

sws97sdg 15-04-2009 20:06

You never know Jane it might be better!

JH02JLH 15-04-2009 20:55

Hmmm...perhaps...:rolleyes:

klad1 04-05-2009 09:06

Similar style but better and far more reasonable. Quite a few locals the night we eat there too. Well worth a visit.

sws97sdg 04-05-2009 09:16

We were always put off by the price and the atmosphere, so perhaps we will try it this year, what type of food are they going with, any veggie stuff this time?

Belladonna 04-05-2009 10:57

Debs and I had a look in when we were there. In our opinion, the atmosphere is not going to be the same at all as the old Can Costa restaurant. That of course does not mean that it wont be as good, just attracting a different cliental.
They will be having wi-fi access and the availability of bar only. Menu at the moment is pretty basic, but then they are only just starting out so need to see how they go. We didnt feel it had the wow factor which Can Costa had, and to be honest, we will have to force ourselves to give it a try. The red carpet has gone to be replaced with a sort of velcro/astro turf black one! Early days I know, but it seems that another mid/top end restaurant has yet again gone from the area.:(

sws97sdg 04-05-2009 14:54

Hi bella, you say the menu was basic, is that basic spanish? What type of things, any veggies items? Thanks for any info. :)

Belladonna 04-05-2009 15:23

Really sorry but I really cant remember specifics. Just remember there being about 3 choices for each catagory, eg, meat, fish etc. So if you are a veggie that can eat fish then there are some choices there, but I cant be sure if there were totally vegetable dishes. Im sure others will be able to take a look sooner for you but if not Ill look again in June!;)

sws97sdg 04-05-2009 15:36

OK thanks Bella, I'll check if they advertise on the site, or if they have a web page.

debz1 04-05-2009 21:18

Agree with Bella that Latitude certainly hasn't got the wow factor that Ca'n Costa had. It is Argentinian run but the menu seemed more international , and when we looked we commented that we would be hard pushed to choose something, as nothing really sounded that appetising...in our opinion of course :rolleyes:

And the carpet WAS dreadful :eek:

pollensa 05-05-2009 10:15

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Originally Posted by sws97sdg (Post 29994)
I'll check if they advertise on the site

Am afraid we don't have them yet.. but if anyone visits them do suggest it, thanks;)

sws97sdg 05-03-2014 11:54

Looks like Can Costa is to be resurrected, reopening again, very popular with a lot of members, anyone have anymore infor?

Sparky 05-03-2014 15:05

Yes they open on Friday 7th March at 6pm as a restaurant/cocktail lounge :D.

kate1 05-03-2014 16:36

Really? The same as the old Ca'n Costa? That's great news, I used to love it there for a 'grown-up' evening. I never set foot in Latitude as it just looked so offputting with a poor menu. I particularly like the sound of the 'cocktail lounge' element as this was one of its major attractions - I remember towards the end of the 'old' Ca'n Costa they got rid of the separate cocktail menu, which was a great shame.

sws97sdg 05-03-2014 16:39

Check out their new webpage, its under construction, that's the webpage, the place looks very smart!!

hoopy 05-03-2014 19:54

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Originally Posted by sws97sdg (Post 92427)
Check out their new webpage, its under construction, that's the webpage, the place looks very smart!!

Any links to this SWS?

Where is it?

Cheers

Sparky 05-03-2014 20:42

They have a page on Facebook, the new website is not up and running yet.

ragdollabbi 05-03-2014 21:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by sws97sdg (Post 92427)
Check out their new webpage, its under construction, that's the webpage, the place looks very smart!!

The place looks very smart indeed.....very modern:)

PP76 05-03-2014 21:39

This is great news SWS, we will visit when we are out in March and report back.
PP76:):)

sws97sdg 05-03-2014 22:10

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Originally Posted by hoopy (Post 92436)
Any links to this SWS?

Where is it?

Cheers

Can't post the link, but just search for it in Google and it should come up!

debz1 06-03-2014 02:06

Oh my goodnes! If this could be like the original Ca'n Costa this is amazing news. IMO no other restaurant has ticked all the boxes for food, service and location. Fingers crossed :)

Toni will look forward to discussing with you soon ;)

sws97sdg 06-03-2014 08:01

I thought you liked it Debs, do you think Toni will leave Casa Vila and go back to there!

sws97sdg 06-03-2014 08:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by hoopy (Post 92436)
Any links to this SWS?

Where is it?

Cheers

Sorry missed that bit, it's up from the main town square, head up the right of the church all the way up to the street with the font del Gall, the square of the chicken fountain, turn right and it's along on the left. If you know the wonderful hardware shop with the white cat in the window, it's opposite there.
Hope that helps!

Sparky 06-03-2014 09:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by debz1 (Post 92457)
Oh my goodnes! If this could be like the original Ca'n Costa this is amazing news. IMO no other restaurant has ticked all the boxes for food, service and location. Fingers crossed :)

Toni will look forward to discussing with you soon ;)

Not sure if it's the original people Debz but there is another FB page for the same restaurant which is called "Cesar Ca'n Costa" and he is apparently the "Gerente" (boss) :confused:.

debz1 06-03-2014 10:05

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Originally Posted by sws97sdg (Post 92459)
I thought you liked it Debs, do you think Toni will leave Casa Vila and go back to there!

Who knows Sws :) As far as I know he is happy at Casa Vila but things can change. I will see him next week and try and get a bit more info.

CC is such an amazing building. To those that don't know the place it was originally a cinema with a grand entrance with wide steps leading up to the main part. It really should be utilised to its best potential and from the photos on FB the new decor looks great. Let's hope the food will be as well :)

debz1 06-03-2014 10:08

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Originally Posted by sparky (Post 92469)
Not sure if it's the original people Debz but there is another FB page for the same restaurant which is called "Cesar Ca'n Costa" and he is apparently the "Gerente" (boss) :confused:.

The previous owners were English so don't think the new people are connected at all. It's not who I told you I had heard was going to take it over though!

Rumours eh!!! ;)

sws97sdg 07-03-2014 14:51

There is a picture on their FB page of him and his team with this

"For many months and then give it much thought, we begin to shape a new and excited project. After finding the place just needed to get to work. Our philosophy was clear, work with fresh products at competitive prices and above all create a warm and sophisticated professional service where you can enjoy and relax. There will cocktails and many other surprises which I will awake. Today at 18:00 Cesar Soto and his whole team are pleased to invite you to the opening of the restaurant Can COSTA. I hope our house from now is also yours. Do not miss!"

The restaurant Can Costa cant have an open FB page with friends, you can only 'Like' them, where as Cesar Can Costa as a person can have 'friends' , hope that makes sense to you!! :confused::confused:

Hopefully they may want to advertise here with us!!

kate1 07-03-2014 17:49

It looks lovely - hope they haven't got rid of the old projector as that made the place very atmospheric (or I guess Latitude may have removed it...)

Nick 07-03-2014 20:53

Remember going in there many years ago and it was an incredible building. Old cinemas and banks do really have that certain charm.

Must have a little nosey......

Belladonna 08-03-2014 00:03

Glad to see they have kept the fireplace! Looks very modern and swish. Still miss the old CC though and the great times we had back then. :rolleyes:

Major Tom 08-03-2014 09:57

A very special restaurant when Pierre & Natalie ran it, I wish I could go
back to those days. I always say to my wife when we go to PP you never
know the last time you enjoy a meal in your favourite restaurant. :confused:

kate1 08-03-2014 16:15

There's some great photos on their Facebook page of the opening night. The bar is a triumph IMO - there isn't really anywhere else in Pollensa like it - and the canapés look scrummy - hope the rest of the food is as good!

scotslizzy 07-04-2014 06:48

Any more news of this place ?
 
Are there any reports on how this new place id doing ?


Scotslizzy

PP76 07-04-2014 08:42

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Originally Posted by scotslizzy (Post 93371)
Are there any reports on how this new place id doing ?


Scotslizzy

We went to Can Costa on the 18th March, the restaurant is lovely and the staff are extremely friendly and attentive. We started with Tagliatelle Parmesan and Rissotto then Beef tenderloin and Pork Iberico, sorry can't remember what we had for desert, all the food was very good and we will definitely return again in May.:)
PP76

debz1 07-04-2014 10:22

We went to have a look at the newly refurbished CC after the Sunday market a few weeks ago. We thought it was a lovely idea ( great marketing) that there was a cocktail waiter offering complimentary Aperol and Cava spritzers and a selection of canapés outside the restaurant. We went inside and were delighted to see Louisa (ex Trencadora) who showed us the menus. The interior of the restaurant looks fantastic..very modern but not stark. It still has the same charm and we were glad to see the projector still there at the top of the stairs! For those that don't know the building was originally a cinema.

They are doing a tasting menu 5 courses for 26€ and 7 courses for 33€. It looked very good. I mentioned the PP forum to Louisa and told her the original CC was very popular and had some great reviews. She was going to take a look, so if you read this Louisa we will see you in May! Can't wait to sample the food:)

scotslizzy 07-04-2014 18:00

Thanks
 
Another one to add to the list !

Come June I will have to be very careful not to do my usual trick of visiting the same rests twice !


Cheers

Scotslizzy

kate1 14-04-2014 08:42

We were very excited to revisit Can Costa at the weekend as it used to be one of our favourites. It certainly looks the part - the bar in particular is really impressive and it was lovely to be curled up on a big sofa next to the fireplace again (though slightly less lovely when I looked down to see what I think was an offcut from that vile, black Latitude carpet underneath the coffee table - was hoping I'd seen the last of that). I think it's fair to say that the refurb hasn't been quite as extensive as you might assume from the Facebook photos - the loos, for example, whilst very pleasant, haven't had much more than a lick of paint, and I did wonder if some of the furniture round the bar area also dated from Latitude days - it had a slightly makeshift, 'Changing Rooms' feel. But on the whole it's great - a huge improvement.

We were tempted by the five-course tasting menu, particularly as I don't think another restaurant in the Old Town offers this. It came accompanied by a 'chef's offering' of melon and mint soup - quite refreshing, but served at room temperature - it might have been better chilled. The first 'proper' course was a poached egg on a bed of mash, with a choice of garnishes - butifarron, jamon Serrano etc. This was very tasty, but to be honest in terms of execution didn't look any more elegant than a similar dish I'd had earlier in the week as part of a MDD costing 10 euros. The butifarron, for example, consisted of a couple of chunks with no attempt at finesse - as part of a chef's tasting menu I'd expect something a bit more - well - cheffy. The next course was by far the most successful - tagliatelle prepared inside a giant Parmesan at your table and finished with truffle oil. I'd happily have eaten nothing but this. Next came a scallop with citrus salad - very nice, but again lacking the finesse I'm used to seeing on tasting menus. The 'main course' was crispy iberico pork loin with sobrasada - delicious, but a tiny portion. At this point we wished we'd gone for the seven-course option as OH was still starving! Finally we finished off with chocolate brownie and my thoughts on this echo my thoughts on the other courses - obviously prepared by a competent chef, but lacking the creativity and flair you usually see with this sort of food.

Would I go back? Yes -if only to have the tagliatelle - I'm also aware that these are very early days and that they are still finding their way. If I was running this restaurant I would either drop the pretension of the tasting menu or make it a more rustic 'banquet', a celebration of the best of Mallorcan cuisine - I suspect this may be more suited to the chef's style. I'd also present more dishes cooked at the table - really high-quality fillet steak, for example - this would be a USP for Can Costa and worked really well for the Parmesan pasta dish. There are other very good restaurants in Pollensa - at Spiro last week I had the most amazing meal - so I think Can Costa may have to raise its game just a bit.

Belladonna 14-04-2014 08:57

Brilliant post Kate, although not what I was hoping to hear from you! :o Have demoted it a bit on my "restaurants to visit this visit", although if we do have time, I will take your advice and probably just go for normal menu!;)

Sparky 14-04-2014 09:09

Brilliant review Kate, thanks for sharing it with us :).


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