we have booked with villa plus to stay in Binibeca early may for 2 weeks any advice on nearest shops/supermarkets please ,
many thanks in advance .
thanks for the info ,we will print the maps off and take them with us .
I think we are in between binibeca vell and cala torret .
The pictures of the villa look amazing ,we are self catering so a few nice places to eat out are a must .
cheers mads (gail)
The beter places to eat ( particularly in early May ) will probably be by taking a bus to Sant Lluis - down the main road in the old town will be La Rueda - probably best Tapas on the island and there are 3-4 good restaurants there. On the way to Sant lluis you will see little restaurants signposted - if you can get off the bus and get Taxi back eg Villa Madrid at S'UlsteraEdited: 10 years ago
Definitely agree with La Rueda. If it is open in May, try Na Rosa in Cala Torret, it specialises in pates, meats and cheeses and is very popular with the locals. There are a few other restaurants in Cala Torret. Pedro's and D&P should certainly be open in May. They both cater for most palates. A short drive or a 20 minute walk east from Cala Torret will lead you to En Caragol, overlooking the sea. If it's open it is good for fish dishes.
Eroski is the best price supermarket,but on the way, south of Sant Lluis is Sa Botiga at S'uestra just along the road from Villa Madrid. It looks small from the outside but is an Alalddin's cave type of supermarket, with a deli and meat counter to die for. Yes it is more pricey but the quality of the fresh food is top notch. You also get to mix with the locals who will stand and pass the time of day for ever. It uses a separate ticket system to serve at the meat, cheese and bread counters, but it never ceases to amuse me how cunning the old locals can be when the queue is long and they don't fancy queuing. They've also added a nice lttle tapas bar to the side of the supermarket in recent years and it makes the experience all the more worthwhile. When in Sant Lluis don't forget the newsagents (Same side as La Rueda but at the southern end of the street). It has sold three huge winning euro lottery tickets!
Many thanks to all who have given a reply, i will be taking my notebook with a must see/do list :-) and i surely will have a dabble on the lotto .
I have noticed a few have said " if its open " have we picked the wrong time to go ?
Menorca IS very much a summer season destination so as the season only starts at the beginning of May the whole island will be substantially less busy for the first couple of weeks than from say June onwards ( things start to be busier from the half term school holiday dates onwards). Places like restaurants and resort shops sometimes do not open fully until they are sure of enough custom which may mean only opening for reduced hours or with fewer staff or in the case of some restaurants only opening on certain days/evenings only or whatever. Before you start panicing however please remember is that there are lots of locals and expats who want to eat out so even if the island is not buzzing there WILL still be nice places to go to.
It may be worthwhile trying to get the phone numbers etc. of some places recommended and calling them when you arrive to see when they are open.
Many thanks for your reply , thats a good idea on phoning beforehand .
I am looking forward to our break and i am sure we will be fine ,hubby is hiring a car so we can enjoy the view whilst looking for places to eat .
Just to add to what MenoraReg correctly says
( it applies to holiday beach resorts - where people live in the towns they will be open though often they close either on a monday or a tuesday, so you will ned to check,also some of the better ones just open thurs-sun day eves )
As you have a car I'd go outside of Binibeca for better food /prices during the day and if you dont want to drive/want walk keep Cala Torret/Binibecea Vell for evenings. In that area you have some truely excellent restaurants like Pan y VinoEdited: 10 years ago
What´s the name of the villa you are staying in mads?
sorry took a while to answer been a bit poorly :-(
villa la palmera , can't wait now sooo looking forward to our break