Restaurant Moli Des Raco in Menorca, Spain: Hearty Meals in a Historic Windmill

Traditional Meals at Restaurant Moli Des Raco in Menorca, Spain || The Travel Tester
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When you come to Menorca, eating out is probably one of the main activities of your day and for this, you happen to be in luck. There are loads of good restaurants on the island and many of them serve typical local food, but you have to know where to look for them!

Today, we’re having a look behind the meal we had at “Moli Des Raco” (Raco’s Mill), where they serve up authentic, big-sized portions of Menorcan food.

MILI DES RACO – MENORCA, SPAIN

 

Traditional Meals at Restaurant Moli Des Raco in Menorca, Spain || The Travel Tester

 

 

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The Moli Des Raco Story

Moli d’es Raco is a family farm located in the charming village of Es Mercadal in central Menorca. From Mahón, it’s about a 20 minute drive by car and there is a big parking lot next to the mill, so easy as! The restaurant in this former windmill was founded in 1982 and they serve locally sourced meat and vegetables.

 

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1. What does it SOUND like?

Our guide told us that while the food in other restaurants on the island might be a bit more refined, here at Moli it’s all about the hearty, typical Menorcan food. That means big portions, so go easy on the bread beforehand!

Traditional Meals at Restaurant Moli Des Raco in Menorca, Spain || The Travel Tester

2. What does it LOOK like?

On the inside, you wouldn’t know you’re in a windmill anymore, but it’s definitely charming. There are three big dining rooms with long tables, seating over 200 people. While it can feel a bit crowded, it definitely brings a nice atmosphere!

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3. What does it TASTE like?

We went for a tapas-style dinner, where small (well, actually still quite big) plates of food were served in rotation. We couldn’t even eat so fast, that the plates ended up being stacked on top of each other, haha.

Traditional Meals at Restaurant Moli Des Raco in Menorca, Spain || The Travel Tester

Traditional Meals at Restaurant Moli Des Raco in Menorca, Spain || The Travel Tester

Traditional Meals at Restaurant Moli Des Raco in Menorca, Spain || The Travel Tester

Traditional Meals at Restaurant Moli Des Raco in Menorca, Spain || The Travel Tester
The people of Menorca know a good desert when they eat one!

 

 

4. What does it FEEL like?

While the restaurant did feel a bit crowded, we were there with a big group of people, so the crowding was mostly our own fault I’d say :) It was definitely a nice atmosphere inside! While there is enough seating space, it can be very busy here, so I recommend to book ahead.

 

5. What does it SMELL like?

As with a lot of the food we tasted on Menorca, the smells were incredible! This is a place you want to arrive at with an empty stomach for sure!

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The cold meats and cheese are a winner!

 

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After our 5-senses test, we’re ready to answer our final (and perhaps most important) question in our Moli Des Raco Restaurant Review:

 

6. Does this restaurant make us happy?

At Moli d’es Raco you can expect an atmospheric, lively dinner made from fresh meat and vegetables from the owner’s own backyard. A perfect pitstop when you’re on a road trip around the island. Make sure you come with an empty stomach, because there is plenty to go around! Ask for the ‘menu del dia‘ (menu of the day) around lunchtime (not printed, so let them inform you, their English is good) to get the best deal of the day.

 

 

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VISIT MOLI DES RACO

 

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The Restaurant

Es Moli D’es Raco

The Address

Carrer Major, 53, 07740 Es Mercadal, Illes Balears, Spain

Opening Hours

Mon-Sun 12–4pm, 7–11pm

Website?

N/A

Get Social!

You can find Moli Des Raco on Facebook

 

Disclaimer: We visited this restaurant as part of the #MustSeeMenorca blogger campaign. All opinions and photos are, as always 100% our own.

 

 

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Restaurant Review

8 Getting There (from Mahón)
6 Interior of Restaurant
7 Quality of Food
8 Uniqueness of Restaurant
8 Overall Atmosphere
7.4
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