For something a little bit different check out Tiberi, a relaxed and friendly restaurant serving an eclectic mix of tapas, burgers, meat and fish dishes, stir-fries and crepes all hinting at a fusion mentality and dotted with Asian flavours.
Decorated with twisted metal sculptural art and with a retro waterskiing theme to it’s menus, you’ll be intrigued as soon as you spot this funky little bistro. The waiters are wonderfully friendly drawing you in with talk of their specials and the implication that they’ve been saving a table especially for you. A likable bunch, they will take your drinks order, offer you olives and bread (€1.80 per person for a large portion) and then leave you plenty of time to peruse the interesting menu, which is reasonably priced with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and home cooked fare.
If you can resist the three specials on offer each day then there’s a great selection of tapas available, each dish offering something a little quirky or different to set it apart from the rest of the tapas around town.
Most come with an option of full or half size portion if you fancy mixing and matching or sampling one as a starter or side. Although it’s worth noting that the half portions are a good size and coupled with the bread and olives could make a meal by themselves for smaller stomachs. For something more substantial check out their burgers served with homemade fries or their substantial meat and fish dishes perfect for carnivores, all served with an option of fries, salad or rice. They offer a choice of savoury pancakes, veggie, meat and fish but their most intriguing option has to be the stir-fries.
All served with a bowl of fries or rice, you start with your choice of veggie, chicken, pork or seafood base and then personalise it with a choice of classic or Asian style sauces, such as coconut, yellow curry, sweet chilli, pepper sauce, tomato and herbs or Roquefort. You’ll be forgiven for returning time and again to sample the ones you missed last time, and if you cant decide then the bilingual waiters are happy to chat with you and will discuss the menu’s intricacies at length offering you advice and suggestions if you’re struggling to choose.
All the usual suspects are available on the drinks menu including sangria and wines served in wonderfully large balloon wine glasses, and you can finish off your meal with coffee and a choice from their delectable dessert menu featuring amongst others beautifully presented tiramisu, lemon tart, cheesecake and sweet crepes. Save a tiny bit of room though because as an extra special touch they will bring you a glass of frozen schnapps with your bill as an extremely refreshing palate cleanser.
Tiberi is open only for dinner, from 6pm to 11.30pm every night with seating available inside and out. They are pros at swiftly turning around tables but if you care what time you eat then bookings are advised in peak season. It’s set on busy Carrer Mitjorn in central Puerto Pollensa and is a great spot to sit of an evening and watch the world go by as you listen to the wonderful selection of music which, with hints of jazz and acoustic covers adds to the atmosphere without overpowering it.
All in all an excellent and affordable stop on your culinary route and a winner for anyone suffering from pasta and pizza fatigue or looking for something a bit different. Relax, sit back and soak up the friendly and eclectic Tiberi atmosphere.
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Cuisine: Spanish, Asian, Fusion
Open: Mon-Sun 6pm-11.30pm
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