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Bars & Restaurants in Pollensa, Majorca Where to eat and drink. For great reviews and comments on bars, cafes and restaurants. Do give locations if possible.

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Old 09-05-2009, 20:49
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Default Maria's Canteen

Never really been that familiar with " canteens" . We had 'em, of course, at school but they were always referred to as " refectories". So it wasn't until I went out into the great wide world that I encountered them first hand. Great places, full of good humoured folk in factory attire , devouring bacon butties, slopping great mugs of sugared tea and always fish and chips on Fridays. Furniture not built for comfort but you were'nt allowed to loiter, production targets to be met, things to be made.

Fast forward a few years and you drive into a poncy,overpriced Californian restaurant called " Rick's Canteen" where an effeminate Rick begins his spiel
"Bountiful Mother Nature has blessed us tonight with ...... ". Goddamned liar cos he knows and you know it's straight from some Chicago food processing plant.

and finally in some " Corporate Headquarters" where " canteens" are now designated " The Deli" or " The Coffee House " and you just about have time to gulp a vending machine coffee in the thirty seconds that constitutes your lunchbreak.

So point of story, take yourself to La Cantina del Moll Neu. It's at the end of the Marina, past Stay, just before the gates of the boat fuelling station. Wonderful spot, nice director's chairs, it's the perfect place to while away an hour over a coffee, drink and snacks. Clients are predominantly maintenance guys for the boats and the odd yachty. Maybe, occasionally joined by the more inquisitive tourist who's ventured off the main drag.

It must be the best " canteen" in the world. Lucky guys ( why are they such handsome dudes ?? ) . Great job splashing a lick of paint on the boats, chance encounters with yachty totty and a work venue to die for.

It's where I go for a quiet quality hour over a drink and where I recall, every time, why I love this place so much.

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Old 09-05-2009, 21:05
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Hubby discovered it last year Bonyslad, he keeps threatening to take me there but we never seem to have the time, you know how it is, things to do people to see
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Sounds good to me - venturing off the main drag is something that appeals. Maybe see you there first 2 weeks in June.

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Good honest food AND yachty totty? Sounds the perfect combination - they often like a bit of rough!
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Good food AND handsome dudes!!?? Definately worth tottering along to! Great name for a posh canteen BL!! x
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Good food AND handsome dudes!!?? Definately worth tottering along to! Great name for a posh canteen BL!! x

Yes, they sometimes like a bit of rough, too!
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Paul, Bella

I think all this thinking of the opposite sex may have fuddled your brains a wee bit. Maria's is bar rather than a cafe/restaurant. Did notice they had black ink paella on the board Sat though.

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You sure it wasn't motor oil?
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