Station 1: Puerto Portals, the exclusive harbour of Portals Nous
If you own a villa or an apartment in Puerto Portals or Portals Nous, you are lucky. Luxury yachts of international owners are moored at more than 600 berths and together with the Promenade, designer boutiques, yacht charter companies, bars, trendy cafes and restaurants, all compete for the business of the demanding clientele of celebrities, businessmen, yacht owners and tourists who want to” see and be seen.” During the balmy nights from Spring to Autumn, you can end the day in one of the many restaurants and let yourself be pampered by a varied gastronomic offer and excellent service.
BAIBEN | Restaurant | Portals Nous | Tel. +34 971 675 547
In 2016, the only two-star chef on the island, Fernando Pérez Arellano (Restaurant Zaranda Son Claret) opened his restaurant Baiben which used to be the former exclusive restaurant Tristan, which features an outdoor area, and the Baiben bar. With coloured glass and bronze elements, an ambience was created that combines minimalistic charm with Art Deco elements. Arellano has thus created an atmosphere that also explains its kitchen concept, namely Mediterranean cuisine with Latin American and Asian elements. In addition to sensational tapas, there are homemade pasta, seafood and meat specialities – all with Arellano’s signature. With a selection of 700 (!) wines.
SPOON | Restaurant | Portals Nous | Tel. +34 971 677 225
SPOON restaurant is a popular meeting place for yacht owners and for an international, but predominantly German audience. The menu is varied and offers delicacies from pasta dishes, Sushi and Asian dishes to Mediterranean and Northern European highlights. From the starters I can recommend salmon tartar with cucumber carpaccio and the rocket salad with king prawns. For the main courses, Spoon can score with the bison filet with roasted potatoes, fresh fish dishes and the always popular Wiener Schnitzel with its famous potato salad. A good selection of wines and a low key, but excellent friendly service, always make an evening at the Spoon restaurant an unforgettable experience.
TAHINI | Sushi Bar & Restaurant | Tel. +34 971 676 025
Slightly hidden behind the in-venue Cappuccino, but no less remarkable, lies Tahini – Sushi Bar & Restaurant, also part of the Cappuccino group. Elegant and discreet inside, somewhat dark, with paintings by contemporary artists on white walls, Tahini’s outdoor space features a very private Japanese garden with intimate glassed-in pavilions, black lava stone floors, bamboo, exotic plants, lots of wood and the design element of water combining to form a small stream. Inside and out, guests can enjoy the restaurant’s top-quality Japanese cuisine undisturbed and quietly. Tahini’s specialities are, of course, sushi and sashimi, but also tempura prawns, chicken yakitori, beef fillet teppan yaki and fish dishes, as well as vegetarian dishes. The cuisine is authentically Japanese, which follows from the fact that the Cappuccino Group regularly sends the Tahini chefs to Japan for training. Sophisticated desserts are particularly praised, as is the very good wine selection. In addition, the Tahini convinces with attentive service, which is also very helpful in explaining Japanese cuisine. You can also hire the Tahini for private events and treat your guests to exquisite cocktails, carefully selected menus and excellent service. Tahini is not cheap. But the ambience and quality are worth the price.
RITZI | Restaurant | Portals Nous | Tel. +34 971 68 41 04
A prime location for outstanding Mediterranean cuisine combined with perfect service, is the restaurant Ritzi. In Summer with its inviting, open terrace located in the first line of the harbour, and also in Winter when it changes into a heated Pavilion. At the Lounge Bar you can shorten a possible waiting time with the best drinks or also end the evening with a drink. The brothers Antonio and Salvatore Langobardi with their professional team, offer high-quality Mediterranean cuisine: seafood, grilled shrimps, lobster specialties (try the fantastic “Risotto al Bogavante”!), Pasta, fresh meat, all served with authentic flavours and great hospitality. In addition, a fine wine list.
FLANIGAN | Restaurant | Portals Nous | Tel. +34 971 679 191
For 30 years now, FLANIGAN in Puerto Portals has been a prime location for sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine, in short: a classic. For the small appetite the Flanigan hamburger or the Steak Tatar are very popular as well as tapas, gambas, chipirones, fish & chips, ham and pasta dishes. Regular guests particularly recommend the fresh fish at market prices in a variety of preparations, e.g. sea bass baked in salt. Flanigan is also well known for its apple strudel with ice cream, which is baked especially for the guest and should be ordered when ordering the main course because of the preparation time of 30 minutes. From the inviting terrace you can enjoy a beautiful view of the harbour.
LILA | Bar & Restaurant | Tel. +34 971 686 894
The location is unique: above the cliffs of Portals Nous Beach and not far from the marina of Puerto Portals, Restaurant Lila offers a unique view of the harbour, the sea and breathtaking sunsets from the fantastic terrace area as well as from the interior. Not only the location and ambience are unique, the Mediterranean, refined cuisine is also excellent. Chef Stefan Zaelke (Ecole Hotelerie de Lausanne and management stations in 5-star hotels), chef Anderson Mendoza and an attentive, professional team provide the guests with dishes – as a menu or a la carte: There is, for example, veal fillet in pistachio-tomato crust with parsnip puree and morel sauce or roasted scallops with tomato ginger soup and crispy ricotta-lemon balls or also turbot in bread crust with tomato ravioli and champagne sauce. In addition, Lila offers a tapas selection, vegetarian dishes, creative desserts and an excellent selection of wines. They work from an open kitchen, so guests can watch the food being prepared. For those who want to delve deeper into the art of cooking, Lila also runs cooking classes in the winter followed by a meal together. You can choose between “Black Box – a culinary journey of discovery”, “Spanish Classics – Tapas & Paella” or “vegetarian”.