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Can Salom, Petra

A friendly, local restaurant.

The little town of Petra lies pretty well in the centre of Mallorca on the large flat plain known as Es Pla. Meaning 'rock' in Latin, Petra's claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of the Franciscan monk, Juniper Serra, who went to California to convert the natives to Christianity and founded the city of San Francisco amongst others!

It's a sleepy little place which often resounds to the clip-clopping of cycling shoes as hundreds of lycra clad men and women call in here for a pit stop. One port of call for the two wheelers is the fantastic local bar/restaurant Can Salom, which has traded on the town's main square opposite the statue of Juniper Serra since 1969.

Still in the same family almost 50 years later, boss Joan Riera Salom says that the restaurant was founded on supporting local products, and working with the enthusiasm that every customer deserves. They're proud of both the simple and high end dishes that they serve and want to make Can Salom feel like a home for all its customers.

With a large terrace on the square, a lovely porch, a bar, and the wine cellar restaurant, it's a great place to sit out with a coffee and croissant, snack, gin and tonic or enjoy a full meal prepared with love and local produce. And with a programme of easy on the ears live music – there's a grand piano in the bar – it's just THE perfect place to end the day relaxing after a flavoursome dinner!

If the photos have piqued your appetite, you can reserve a table by phone +34 971 56 10 46, or complete the booking form on Can Salom's website.