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Mallorca- good points, bad points

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Mallorca- good points, bad points

David De Silva | Jul 23, 2001 10:29 AM

Wife and I ate at Mallorca Saturday night for our anniversary and came away feeling that it has good points, bad points and overall was somewhat above average. We sat in the room which has large double doors that open onto the street, it was a romantic and nice room. Service wasn't really that good with waiters in tux's that try too hard. When they didn't have the Chilean Savignon Blanc I wanted our (very)egotistical waiter brought another wine and opened it before I even decided whether I wanted it or not. The white Rioja turned out to be average at best and I should have sent it back.

While portions are huge, their preparation of seafood is slightly off. My wife's twin lobster tails ($28) in cream sauce were slightly overdone giving them a somewhat chewy texture. My Mariscada ($20)was tasty and a large metal pot brimming with lobster tail, scallops, shrimp, mussels and clams. While the scallops were done well, the mussels and clams were a bit too strong in taste. For dessert the flan was passable but nothing special.

In the end, we felt that Mallorca is too "chainish" (it is part of a chain and it shows) and overall misses the mark. It has the potential (with a better chef and more professional/less pretentious waitstaff) of being a very nice place to dine. Our meal was pretty good and we enjoyed our evening but in the end both agreed that it was "uninspired" cooking.

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