This region has some stand-out restaurants offering a more authentic Mallorcan culinary experience for anyone venturing away from Palma and the coast.
We recommend combining a meal at one of them with an excursion to discover the culture and traditions of Mallorca’s rural towns and villages. A visit to one (or more) of the area’s bodegas will complete your gastronomic experience.
Much of the cuisine in our selected restaurants can be described as ‘new Mallorcan’ – individual modern interpretations of old recipes for dishes that the chefs’ mothers and grandmothers would have prepared in their own kitchens.
The fertile land of the heart of Mallorca yields a rich bounty of produce, used creatively by some younger male and female chefs who have made a name for themselves on the island’s gastronomic scene.
New to Mallorca is Bistro 19 at Livingdreams in Santa Maria which is fast building a loyal following of regular international and local customers.
Pass through the doors of this beautifully renovated Santa Maria townhouse to find this bistro-within-a-decor-store with a lush garden. […] Stylish eating at Bistro 19 by Livingdreams
New & noteworthy
This region has fewer new openings than other parts of Mallorca, but we were delighted to discover Maria Salinas Restaurant in Mancor del Vall, which opened in autumn 2015. This warm and hospitable chef/patron, who puts a lot of love into her food, previously worked in Palma – but is in her element running her own place in this delightful mountain village.
This mountain village restaurant is worth the drive for its fantastic-value set lunch, prepared from the freshest local produce. […] Maria Salinas Restaurant
Dining in the atmospheric setting of a village restaurant will leave you with great memories of a Mallorca that many visitors don’t experience. As well as Mancor del Vall, the villages of Caimari where you will find Ca Na Toneta, traditional eatery DaiCa in Llubí, Lloseta which is home to the famous Santi Taura, and Selva where you should not miss the opportunity to dine at Miceli all are worth a visit for their ambience and our featured restaurants.
This quaint small restaurant is found in the charming village of Caimari, at the foot of the Sierra Tramuntana mountains. […] Rustic chic and organic produce at Ca Na Toneta
Cati’s combinations of ingredients are surprising, but work brilliantly. Make your reservation now and try this excellent restaurant located in Llubí! […] Restaurant & Petit Hotel Daica
Santi Taura’s innovative modern Mallorcan cuisine makes his restaurant one of Mallorca’s must visits. Book your table well in advance! […] Restaurant Santi Taura Mallorca
Mallorcan food with a twist, served in a traditional village house run by local chef Marga Coll. Choose individual courses or a tasting menu for incredibly good value. Enjoy! […] Miceli Restaurant Selva
In Inca, you can eat surrounded by the typical décor of a traditional cellar restaurant of Can Amer that has been in the same family for many years, but now produces more modern Mallorcan food. Local chef Joan Marc is popular with Spanish as well as foreign guests for his innovative creations.
Just outside Santa Maria, enjoy a meal Molí des Torrent in the setting of a restored old windmill.
Mallorca’s traditional cellar restaurants don’t come better than Can Amer in the heart of Inca. Popular with locals as well as tourists. […] Restaurant Celler Can Amer in Inca
Chef/owner Joan Marc Garcias Amer’s restaurant holds the Michelin Bib Gourmand for 2016 for “good-quality, good-value cooking”. […] Restaurant Joan Marc
A beautiful authentic old windmill houses this popular restaurant on the outskirts of Santa Maria, in the centre of the island. […] Molí des Torrent Restaurant
More about the Best Restaurants in Mallorca
The guide to abcMallorca’s recommended restaurants for 2016 in each area of the island. Sea front, city, or countryside… Bon profit! […] Best Restaurants on Mallorca 2016
The 101 Best Restaurants of Mallorca 2016
You can now read the new abcMallorca 101 best restaurants guide for 2016 online.
Whatever your budget, taste, style or location, we have a superb option for you in our thoroughly-researched list of the best restaurants on Mallorca in 2016. Read Now! […] 101 Top Restaurant Guide 2016
See the full listing of the Best Restaurants on Mallorca.
We hope you found this restaurant review of Central Mallorca useful and that you have many memorable meals as a result of our recommendations.
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