It’s been a year since Tagomagos opened its doors in Sa Gerreria. The barrio is famous for its lively bar scene and a few restaurants. Tagomagos adds a new touch, now: cross-ocean fusion with a pronounced Italian heritage. The kitchen clearly focusses on fish but of course there is also pasta and meat on the menu.
On our recent visit the other night we started with two of my favorite dishes: corvina carpaccio with mango sauce and tuna ceviche – delicious! But the mains were just as good. The Cajun salad with mango, prawns and avocado had that perfect Creole flavor its name suggests. And the berenjena with parmigiana, eggplant and tomato with parmesan cheese, came steaming hot from the oven. That wonderful greasy-sticky mouthfeeling always reminds me of the place where I had that dish the very first time: a trattoria on Ustica, a small island not far from Sicily.
Taramagos’ chef Roberto composes the daily menu from various origins while his wife Paola and their sons are responsible for the service and the bar. Roberto and Paola opened their first restaurant in Milan 25 years ago, now the family moved to Palma together. The name Tagomagos refers to a tiny island near Ibiza inhabited by small blue lizards. Yet their logo is a phantasy animal, a chicken with a fish’s tail, a bird’s beak and goats’ horns that stands for their eclectic cuisine.