The best restaurants on Mallorca is an insider’s guide to the gourmet landscape on the Mediterranean island – whether you are looking for a secluded restaurant in a rural setting or a first-line eatery by the sea. There are so many great restaurants on Mallorca and with new ones opening constantly it’s not easy to keep up to date with the gourmet scene. The latest abcMallorca Top 101 Restaurants 2016 will keep you well informed.
Michelin-starred Restaurants in 2016
For food that has impressed gastronomy’s toughest critics – the Michelin inspectors – seek out the stars. Mallorca now has seven Michelin star restaurants and, for the first time, chef Fernando Pérez Arellano’s restaurant Zaranda at the Castell Son Claret Hotel, near Capdellà, has been awarded with two Michelin stars.
The other six restaurants retained their one Michelin star from last year: Andreu Genestra in Capdepera (Andreu also has a second restaurant called Aromata in Palma); in Palma, Marc Fosh is the restaurant of chef Marc Fosh – still the only British chef in Spain to have had his cuisine recognized with a Michelin star.
In Deià, there’s Es Racó d’es Teix – where Josef Sauerschell’s cuisine initially won a star in 1991. Across the island, in the east coast resort of Sa Coma, is Mallorcan chef Tomeu Caldentey’s Bou (formerly Moli d’en Bou); Tomeu’s cuisine was first recognised by Michelin in 2004.
In the southwest, Es Fum at the St. Regis Mardavall Resort Hotel has chef Rafael Sánchez at the helm. And in the north of Mallorca, in Port de Alcúdia, Restaurante Jardín’s chef Macarena de Castro remains the only female chef to have her cuisine starred by the gastro guide.
There are now seven Michelin star restaurants on Mallorca. Here’s an overview of the chefs who have held the prestigious award for years. […] Michelin star restaurants on Mallorca
Palma is a foodie’s paradise. British chef Marc Fosh’s reputation attracts diners to his recently renamed Marc Fosh restaurant. Chef Adrián Quetglas returned from a decade in Moscow to open his excellent eponymous restaurant last year. Also opened last year was Quadrat at the 5-star Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, offering the ‘MediterrAsian’ cuisine of chef Simon Petutschnig. Hotel Cort is home to the stylish Cort Restaurant, where you can dine in a stylish interior or al fresco, with views of Palma’s town hall.
In La Lonja – a popular area for eating and drinking out – visit the well-established Forn de Sant Joan (serving some of Mallorca’s best tapas), or sister establishment KOA. Swedish-owned La Paloma and Chez Camille offer great food and ambience in this area. La Taperia offers tasty tapas in a welcoming setting and, nearby, Opio at Puro Hotel is a cool place where the smart set gather to enjoy good food and music.
For high-quality gastronomy at competitive prices, away from Palma’s touristic centre, there’s Gerhard Berktold’s Basic Restaurant, La Mémé, and Claxon. Interest in the old area of Sa Gerreria – which has been having a facelift – has increased with the opening of the spacious restaurant Bocalto.
In cosmopolitan Santa Catalina, Nuru offers contemporary fusion cuisine in a stylish setting; also in this area, dine on Pan-Pacific dishes at surf-themed Duke, or authentic Asian cuisine at Basmati. For street food packed with exotic flavours, try Naan.
There’s waterside dining at Can Eduardo – renowned for fish and shellfish dishes – and Pesquero, where you look out over fishing boats.
Other restaurants in Palma offering a good eating-out experience: the smart Italian Ottimo, Bruselas (known for its steak), Tirso, OMBU (creative tapas), Mari-lin Café Lounge, and Arume.
Your guide to the best restaurants in Palma de Mallorca for 2016, including new openings, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and a variety of cuisines. […] Best Restaurants in Palma de Mallorca
La Lonja in Palma de Mallorca is famous for its lively nightlife – full of restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs. Here is your complete guide to La Lonja. […] La Lonja Palma de Mallorca
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Great restaurants in all regions
Noteworthy restaurants in the southwest of the island include Portals’ Italian Ritzi, coast by east in Port Adriano, Collins Restaurant (Portals Hills), and Las Terrazas del Bendinat (where the terrace is right by the sea).
One of our favourite restaurants is Oliu between Andratx town and Port de Andratx. Another favourite in Port de Andratx is Trespais – a fusion of food from three countries – Austria, Italian and German. Further along the coast, in the beautiful village of Banyalbufar 1661 Cuina de Banyalbufar is an excellent option.
For a shot of heady glamour, head to Collins Restaurant at Portals Nous. With its ravishing sea view, menu and decór, you’ll be transported straight to Mediterranean luxe. […] Collins Restaurant
This is an outstanding family restaurant in the heart of the beautiful village of Banyalbufar. When you eat here you will remember it for years! […] 1661 Cuina de Banyalbufar
The southeast of the island also offers some tempting eateries for gourmet lovers: Roland in Porto Cristo is probably the best in this region. Also of note in Porto Cristo are the romantic Sa Sal and waterside Quince.
In Portocolom, the German-owned-and-run Colon is well-known, as is Sa Llotja, with its first-floor terrace overlooking the harbour. The contemporary-styled HPC is open all year and has a pleasant terrace and first-floor cocktail bar.
In the north of the island, we recommend Andreu Genestra close to Capdepera, Can Simoneta and Vintage 1934 in Canyamel, Gaudí in Hotel Sant Salvador in Artà, Ses Rotges in Cala Rajada and Michelin-star Restaurante Jardín is a culinary hotspot for gourmet diners in Port de Alcúdia. In the old walled town of Alcúdia, savour ‘la dolce vita’ at Italian restaurant Osteria El Patio. The quieter area of Alcanada is home to seafront family-owned restaurant La Terraza. Laidback vibes and delicious food are on offer at Sin Embargo – which is also an art gallery – and the cool Ponderosa Beach on Playa de Muro.
Sample the best of Bologna in the charm of Alcúdia old town. Osteria El Patio offers a winning combination of delicious Italian food, in a warm atmosphere. […] Osteria El Patio – buenisimo!
Wondering where to eat in Alcúdia? La Terraza, right next to the sea, has both a restaurant and a bistro, both highly commendable. […] Restaurant La Terraza
A combination of art gallery & restaurant in Mal Pas, close to Alcudia you will find a family who are entusiastic about art, sharing good food and creating a memorable experience for customers. Highly recommended. […] Sin Embargo Art Gallery & Bistro Mal Pas
The north of Mallorca is home to this famous beach eatery and bar, which attracts people from all over the island. Book early for Ponderosa Beach! […] Toes-in-the-sand eating at Ponderosa Beach
When visiting the northwest of Mallorca, there are many waterfront restaurants: Agapanto, Cap Roig, Es Fanals and Sunset Lounge Bar at the stunning Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, Randemar along the promondade, the excellent Sa Barca or perched-on-high fish restaurant Es Faro offering incredible views over the port. In the town of Sóller Can BoQueta is our recommendation of the best restaurant.
In Deià, a visit to the Belmond La Residencia is a must and the hotel’s restaurant El Olivo is excellent. Michelin star restaurant Es Racó d’es Teix, or the restaurant owned and run by German chef Sebastian is always an excellent choice.
In the centre of Mallorca you will find the very popular and the famous Celler Can Amer, and the modern Mallorcan restaurant owned by local chef Joan Marc, both in Inca. Mallorcan chef Caterina Pieras has her restaurant DaiCa in the small village of Llubí.
One of the best restaurants on the island is Santi Taura, if you can manage to get a reservation as there is usually a waiting list of several months! Dins – Santi’s restaurant-within-a-restaurant – offers a unique Balearic culinary experience for a limited number of diners.
In the south of Mallorca, Es Pinaret is tucked away outside the village of Ses Salines, and although this finca restaurant is a bit out of the way, it is well worth the effort – a cosy, friendly German-owned and well-run family restaurant.
Restaurant Cap Roig at the impressive Jumeirah Port Sóller hotel offers a seafront location, shady pine trees and incredible views and the food is good too. Highly recommended! […] Cap Roig Restaurant in Sóller
Restaurant Es Pinaret close to Ses Salines offers a unique fusion of Mediterranean, Asian and German cuisine in a charming, romantic setting. Highly recommended! […] Es Pinaret Restaurant
Mallorca´s valley of gold is home to a growing number of good restaurants. Read about some of our favourites in Soller, Port de Soller, and close by. […] Restaurants in Sóller and Port de Sóller
Romantic seasonal waterside restaurant in Port de Sóller, with live music some nights. […] AGAPANTO flor del amor
El Olivo restaurant with dynamic chef Guillermo Méndez at the helm, offers high-quality Mediterranean cuisine at the Belmond La Residencia Hotel, in Deià. […] El Olivo Restaurant Deià
Mallorca’s coastline is dotted with great restaurants. Dine Med-side at A Popa (Nixe Palace), Arrels by Marga Coll (Gran Melia de Mar Hotel), Pez Playa (ME Mallorca Hotel), and Maricel (Hospes Maricel). One of Mallorca’s best sushi chefs works at Sumailla, which serves palate-exciting Japanese Peruvian cuisine, and is on the waterfront in Port d’Andratx.
The Swedish-owned Hotel Portixol (Palma) and Hotel Espléndido (Port de Sóller) both offer sea views. Also recommended in Port de Sóller are Agapanto (organic veg used), Sa Barca, and Randemar. Along the coast is the idyllically located Bens d’Avall, Benet Vicens’ seasonal restaurant perched above Alconàsser cove.
In the north of the island, Restaurant Stay in Puerto Pollensa has port and resort views. Hotel Barceló Formentor is a hideaway gem: dine formally in the hotel’s El Colomer or enjoy Italian cuisine at La Veranda on the beach.
On the east coast, Sa Punta at Port Verd has both garden and seafront terrace. Rafa Nadal eats out here . . .
Experience authentic Mallorcan cuisine with innovative contemporary flair at Arrels restaurant in Illetas. Open for dinner, it offers two tasting menus. […] Arrels by Marga Coll
Pez Playa brings you the authentic mediterranean feel of the island. Modern decor, live music, high-quality cuisine…. Call, reserve, choose your spot and relax! […] Pez Playa Restaurant by Me Mallorca
One of Mallorca’s renowned sushi chefs is creating Japanese Peruvian cuisine at this waterfront restaurant, opened summer 2016, in Port d’Andratx. […] Sumailla Restaurant
Sunset dining at Sa Barca seafront restaurant in Port de Sóller is a real pleasure. This seaside favourite serves wonderfully fresh Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of Asian flavour. […] Sa Barca Restaurant
A trendy seafront restaurant in Puerto de Sóller with a large outside dining area as well as multible interior rooms stylishly decorated, offering Mediterranean and seasonal cuisine. […] Randemar Restaurant in Port Sóller
Restaurants for Golfers
There’s nothing like a round of golf to sharpen an appetite, but non-players too can enjoy eating out at some of Mallorca’s golf course restaurants.
Vall d’Or Golf is home to mÁxime – named after chef Maxime Deymier – where the spacious terrace offers sweeping views over Portocolom and the southeast coast; open 365 days a year, their Friday night summer BBQs are worth the drive.
La Reserva Rotana Hotel – home of 9-hole Rotana Greens – is located in a fertile valley near Manacor. The cuisine at Sa Rotana and the terrace Rotana Grill (open mid-April to September) incorporates estate-produced vegetables and herbs, and oil from their own olives.
A superb location on the top floor of a hillside golf clubhouse makes this perfect for fine weather eating out, on the large terrace, enjoying sweeping views down to Portocolom and along to Cala d’Or. […] Restaurant Máxime
Country & Courtyards Restaurants
The majestic Sierra Tramuntana makes a romantic backdrop to countryside dining. Valldemossa Hotel & Restaurant has a terrace where you can dine with views of the village Chopin called “the most beautiful place in the world”. At Gran Hotel Son Net’s Oleum restaurant (home of the Puigpunyent estate’s original olive press), wine is served made from the estate’s own grapes.
Between Deià and Sóller, the restaurant at pretty Ca’s Xorc hotel offers à la carte dining and a six-course tasting menu. Deià is a renowned gourmet’s paradise: try candlelit El Olivo (Belmond La Residencia); Restaurant Sebastian, in a former 250-year-old stable, specializing in chef/patron Sebastian Pasch’s seasonal cuisine, and Sa Vinya, with a lovely garden setting and terrace, and dishes that impressed Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Oliu, serving modern Mallorcan cuisine, is between Andratx and Port d’Andratx and has a beautiful front garden for alfresco dining.
A luxury restautant at the beautiful Gran Hotel Son Net, set in the hills of Puigpunyent, presenting delicious Mediterranean cuisine with Mallorcan touches. […] Restaurant Oleum
Ca’s Xorc, one of Mallorca’s most beautiful small hotels, with commanding views of Sóller offer an authentic Mallorcan ambience with delightful cuisine. […] Restaurant Ca’s Xorc in Sóller
Several talented young chefs have taken traditional Mallorcan recipes and creatively made them their own, working with top-quality local produce. Restaurant Santi Taura in Lloseta offers a fantastic value weekly-changing tasting menu – but you do need to book ahead. Sisters Maria and Teresa run Ca Na Toneta in Caimari, where organic vegetables from the family garden feature on the menu – but not on Mondays to Thursdays, when the restaurant is closed! Maria Salinas (named after the chef/proprietor) opened her charming village restaurant in Mancor de la Vall last year.
Joan Marc Garcias was formerly chef at 3/65 at Hotel Son Brull, but is now firmly at the helm of his own Joan Marc Restaurant in Inca, serving innovative market cuisine. villAlso in Inca is the multi-award-winning Celler Can Amer, opened in 1963 in an atmospheric cellar dating from 1700. Further northeast, in Capdepera is Andreu Genestra, for divine Michelin-starred cuisine – much of it made from produce grown on the surrounding land.
Visit Maria Salinas Restaurant for a heart-warming blend of delicious home cooking and charming atmosphere in the traditional village setting of Mancor de la Vall in Mallorca. […] Maria Salinas Restaurant
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
The 101 Best Restaurants on Mallorca
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