Review on Claxon
Located in the north of the city of Palma, a short walk from the Plaza of Spain and Sóller train station, Claxon restaurant has rapidly become a crowd puller thanks to its buzzy atmosphere and modern food. Behind the venture are three friends who at one time worked together at the Hotel Son Julia in Llucmajor, Rafa Nadal and Carlos Barandiariaín, who hold sway in the kitchen while Enzo Cominetti adeptly manages front of house.
Set on tree-lined Carrer 31 de Diciembre, the lofty interior has an industrial look with stone walls and exposed metal ducts running along the ceiling. Chrome lights dangle over simple reclaimed furniture and 30's and 40's posters decorate the walls. Lots of interesting vintage treasures the trio have collected on their travels around the world are displayed throughout the restaurant such as siphons, old fruit boxes, jars of marbles and even a classic motorcycle. Listen out for the unique sound of the claxon from the kitchen, signalling that the food is ready to be delivered to the table. The courtyard at the rear of the restaurant, filled with palms and bougainvillea is particularly inviting for al fresco dining on a lovely summer day.
Menus displaying Mediterranean dishes with an international influence focus on the very best seasonal ingredients sourced from local markets. Food is attractively presented on the plate in the shape of chicken Yakitori and tender garlic followed by a main course of slow cooked lamb shoulder with potato, ceps and bacon gratin. When it comes to desserts look for mango tatin, meringue milk foam and honey biscuit or their signature Ferrero cup, milk chocolate mousse with Nutella, caramel coated almonds and wafers.
An additional feature of Claxon is that dogs are allowed to dine with you in the courtyard, and they even have their own menu.
Mediterranean / International
Rafa Nadal and Carlos Barandiariaín
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 1.00 - 4.00pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 8.00 - 11.00pm Thu-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card