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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 18-06-2007, 21:05
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We have just returned from a lovely week in Puerto Pollensa. This year we opted for an apartment on the Pine Walk overlooking the sea - 20 out of 10 for location. What a wonderful view day and night and what fun just sitting and watching the world go by each day. It was also good if you have children as it provided much needed shade during the day!

We travelled with two children aged 6 and 3, but we still managed to eat out every night which is why PP is so great and family friendly.

Little Italy along the Pine Walk gets out vote for location, service and quality of food. The pizzas are excellent and so was the tomato and mozzeralla salad, which had been lovingly prepared and seasoned well. Be warned though, you will need to book ahead if you want a position outside or you will be seated inside on a hot summers night! We tried to book at lunch-time for the same night and couldn't get in.

The only bad experience we had was at Los Pescadores which is a small family restaurant along the Pine Walk just before Little Italy. We ordered Grilled Prawns off the fresh fish menu. There was no price advertised on the menu but we assumed that the price would be in-line with the rest of their menu. When the bill came we were horrified that we had been charged 38.00 euros or the equivalent of 26.50 for 8 grilled prawns and salad! We queried this with the waiter who told us that was the 'market price' as they were fresh. We bought a tray of 30 prawns from the supermarket last year for 10 euros! This is obviously a scam and we felt well and truly ripped off. The total bill was 105 euros and only 3 people ate. My husband camly told them what he thought of their business ethics! The next day we checked every restaurant along the beach front and no-one was charging anything like that amount for the same dish. The lesson we learnt was to never order anything unless you ask the price first!

Apart from that everything was great and we look forward to going back. One other highlight was the Coves D'Arta - breathtaking and really worth a visit!
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Old 18-06-2007, 22:39
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Hi Lucym, glad to hear you had a great time, but sorry to hear about your Gambas problem. It is an unfortunate fact that there are a few places that do "extract the water",if you get me drift, when charging for certain fresh fish. Prawns always seem to be very expensive wherever you go in Spain, but I think you certainly were overcharged by the sound of it. We just have to chalk these things down to experience and move on I guess. Hope it wont put you off going back to PP again.
Also good to hear about the fantastic views from the Pine Walk. After owning an apartment for many years, last year we sold up, but we have booked a sea view with balcony at the Hostal Bahia in September, so look forward to a G&T enjoying the sun sets.
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Old 19-06-2007, 02:13
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We had the same experience at restaurant at The Bahia a few years ago when ordering fresh fish of the day salad that had no price
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Old 20-06-2007, 20:09
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This is usually a very good value restaurant considering its position. A little unfair to criticise if you didnt ask the price in advance.
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Old 20-06-2007, 21:10
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We felt that the price they were asking for a very simple dish of prawns was extortionate and not at all value for money. We also strongly felt that we had been taken advantage of by not asking the price. The waiting staff were not surprised when we raised our grievance. To be fair, the wine and the service was a lot better here than we had experienced in other restaurants. To be honest we were looking forward to coming away and being able to recommend it to friends, but the whole situation left a bad taste for us personally, especially as I said previously when we compared the price being charged for this dish in every other restaurant in the area and it was no where near 38.00 euros!
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