Only a few small villages in Mallorca have a gourmet restaurant. One of these villages is Son Carrió, in the municipality of Sant Llorenç, which has fewer than 1,200 inhabitants.
Es Torrent de Son Carrió is owned and run by chef Joan Galmés Miquel and his sommelier wife, Clara Ferrer, who runs front of house. Joan is from Manacor but trained and worked in Barcelona at El Túnel de’n Marc Palou, Lasarte, and Osmosis. In 2014 he came back to Mallorca with Barcelona-born Clara and opened Es Torrent de Son Carrió. The restaurant had a complete and attractive renovation in 2019, having been seriously damaged by the devastating terrible floods of October 2018.
Joan and his team use seasonal produce and contemporary culinary techniques to produce a standard of Mediterranean cuisine that surprises and delights.
What’s on the Menu?
The restaurant offers only weekly changing tasting menus – menús degustaciones:
Menu Torrentada – eight plates at 60€ (optional wine pairing for 25€)
Menu Torrent – five plates at 45€ (optional wine pairing for 25€). We had this menu, which also came with an appetiser and petits fours.
If you’re a cheese fan, there’s an optional cheese course for 12€ (we didn’t try it this time).
The selection from the wine cellar will please wine enthusiasts and includes a large choice of Spanish and international wines, as well as Mallorcan labels.
Need to Know
Es Torrent de Son Carrió is in the east of Mallorca, some nine kilometres from the well-known town of Manacor, and conveniently located for holidaymakers in resorts such as S’Illot, Sa Coma, and Cala Millor. I’d recommend travelling here by taxi or with a designated non-drinking driver so you can take advantage of the wines.
The restaurant is open for dinner only from 19:00h, Tuesday to Sunday. It’s busy at weekends, so be sure to book ahead if you want to eat here at the weekends.
Ample roadside free parking is available within sight of the restaurant.
©Jan Edwards 2022