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Rafa Nadal Sport Café & Restaurant, Manacor

Great-value lunch in sporty surroundings

2018, Oct. 8th

If you’re in the Manacor area around lunchtime, the Rafa Nadal Sport Café & Restaurant offers a great-value set menu, with a choice of dishes for each course. It’s in the Rafa Nadal Sports Centre and Museum Xperience building, but you don’t have to be visiting either of these to eat and drink here.

The Sport Café & Restaurant space is contemporary and spacious, with minimalist but stylish décor featuring light wood and dark modern furniture. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views over the Tennis Academy’s courts and, in fine weather, you can eat al fresco at a terrace table.

The café end has a bar and large screen televisions, so you can keep up to date with current sporting fixtures – including any tennis matches that Rafa’s playing in, of course! The restaurant end is without TV screens.

This friendly and informal eatery is best suited, in my opinion, to lunchtime eating. The Mediterranean and Spanish dishes on the à la carte and lunchtime menus are devised with the help of a nutritionist. Coeliacs can even enjoy a freshly baked gluten-free bread roll with their meal, on request. Starters usually include a soup, a salad, and a pasta dish – and portions are generous. Vegetarians are catered for too.

The three-course set lunch menu is 10 euros – without drinks – on weekdays and, at weekends and on public holidays, the cost is 15 euros.

The Rafa Nadal Sport Café & Restaurant wouldn’t be my choice for a romantic dinner for two, but for an efficiently served good-value lunch in the Manacor area – with convenient parking – it’s hard to beat. And you never know who else may be there!


Jan Edwards


Photos: Rafa Nadal Sportscentre