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“Best Service in Porto Colom”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Can Tomeu

Can Tomeu
Ranked #12 of 49 Restaurants in Porto Colom
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Can Tomeu is one of those last restaurants remaining in Portocolom with the ancien taste of east Majorca cooking. Tomeu the owner born 1943 is extraordinary healthy and active with the old style behavior with customers of those pioners in turism. Always ready to offer for free a local fruit o a local shooter drink just to be sure that the tourist feel the real taste of the island Maria her wife born in 1945 represents the cooking tradition, always working with season produts especially majorcan lovely summer vegetables & fruits. Also meat & fish selectet from the best local farms & fisher boats. Helpfully reinforced with two womens in the chitchen & other two young waitresses. If you want to avoid fusion meals & extortionate first coast line prices. Can Tomeu is a restaurant not to loose.
UK
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5 reviews
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“Best Service in Porto Colom”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

We ate here a couple of times based on recommendations from Trip Advisor.

Not the best location as in the shadow of Hotel El Vistamar so nothing to really look at.

But it has the feel and look of a more authentic Mallorcan restaurant (rather than the fine dining / fusion establishments found mostly every where else - can get all that at home).

The owner is incredibly polite and comes and welcomes you with a big smile and a handshake. He son was very polite and helpful with recommendations from the menu as well.

I believe the owner is called Tommy / Tomeu?!
He serves you the wine and tells you where it is from and is very informative. (This is something that a lot of restaurants in the western world, UK included fail to do) Basic, good knowledge!!

We had the house white most of the time as it was very good indeed. (I used to be a wine merchant so I would like to think I know a good wine, but it does boil down to personal preference at the end of the day) But I recommend the house white, you won't go far wrong!

The food is very good!! Mussels very good.
Garlic prawns very good!

I had "The Fish Grill" one night which came with large prawns - (shell still on and they were large), Razor clams (I had not had before and thought they were delicious!), mussels, Sea Bream, I can't think what else came with it. Anyway it was good!!

Overall this is one of the better restaurants in Porto Colom. Not a great location but service, food and wine out weigh that. Not at all pretentious / pretending to be something it is not. (I am quite happily at home in pretentious establishments but just not what I want from a holiday)

The price was very reasonable as well - a bonus!

At the end of the night they offer a free complimentary shot of Pino Colada!
Nice touch.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank David M
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Cologne, Germany
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Homecooked meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

We went to Can Tomeu as we were in a mood for home cooked Paella - and we the decision was well made. Tomeo introduced himself when we arrived and welcomed us warm and friendly. The meal was well cooked, not fancy, nothing special but alright. IT is a disadvantage that the restaurant is locaed behing one of those big 1970s hotel buildings in a smaller street of Porto Colom. There is no nice view and not a real holiday atmosphere. However you get a good value - we paid 35 Euro for Paella (served the two of us), the datils en bacon, a water and a mojito (which was ok, too).

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Andreas Sven W
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irvine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“best in porto colom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

liked everything ! disliked nothing ! all food homemade by maria & was made feel like there family ! also we were offered use of there pool or to use their loungers ! lovely people !






Visited October 2012
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Thank vicky m
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“C`an Tomeu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

Food was always freshly prepared and very tasty.
Tommy is a fantastic host and nephew Tommy also very good

Visited June 2012
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Thank TheTykesHuddersfield
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Worcester
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“very friendly little bar/cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

very friendly little bar/cafe - good food, friendly owners
very friendly little bar/cafe - good food, friendly owners
very friendly little bar/cafe - good food, friendly owners
very friendly little bar/cafe - good food, friendly owners

Visited October 2011
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Thank pafc20
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