Mallorca’s burgeoning gastronomic scene has its heart in the cosmopolitan capital, Palma, which saw an explosion in new eateries and exciting culinary concepts during 2015. The city named the best place to live in the world by ‘The Sunday Times’ has become a gourmet paradise.
Three distinct areas of Palma are hotspots for dining out: the bohemian Santa Catalina (with a vibrant indoor market at its centre), the narrow lanes of La Lonja, and old fishing village of Portixol. But other parts of the city also have plenty to offer.
Full of character, delightful shops and amazing eats, the Santa Catalina area of Palma deserves a special look. Here, we tell you all you need to know! […] Discover Santa Catalina!
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
The former fishing village Portixol is a very popular suburb of Palma de Mallorca. Trendy bars & restaurants make this an amazing area to live or visit. […] Portixol in Palma de Mallorca
Traditional – but with a twist
Aromata’s cuisine has its roots in traditional Mallorcan cuisine – such as tumbet, frito, and sobrassada – but given modern innovative touches by chef/patron Andreu Genestra. The traditional Casa Maruka offers Mallorcan cuisine with an added dash of finesse.
Michelin-star chef Andreu Genestra’s second restaurant is in Palma, offering affordable cuisine that delivers the essence of Mallorca.
[…] Aromata Restaurant in Palma
The team at this insider-tip Mallorcan restaurant pride themselves on their excellent food, friendly service, and keen prices. […] Casa Maruka Restaurant Palma
A memorable experience
For gorgeous waterfront views, there’s smart Mar de Nudos (choice of Japanese or Mediterranean cuisine) or Taronja Negre Mar. Nuru in Santa Catalina has a cool ambience and delicious photo-worthy food.
In Santa Catalina feel at home in the cosy family restaurant A Casa Mia, enjoying warm Italian hospitality and mama’s made-with-love cuisine; or dive into Duke for surfing vibes and international food. On the outskirts of Palma, A Popa at the Hotel Nixe offers dreamy Mediterranean views… and great fish.
This new addition to the Palma dining scene is in the new waterfront boulevard of bars and restaurants that’s become known as the extension to the golden mile, at the end of Borne.
[…] Mar de Nudos Restaurant in Palma de Mallorca
Sample the magic of Mallorcan chef Tomeu Caldentey, whose Taronja Negre Mar restaurant in Palma offers a fun dining experience to please all of the senses. […] Taronja Negre Mar – the Black Orange Restaurant
Nuru restaurant, considered to be one of the best new eateries in Palma. Amazing flavours, freshest ingredient, and warm, friendly service…. means this is an excellent choice. […] Nuru Restaurant in Palma
A Casa Mia Restaurant in Santa Catalina in Palma is a family affair offering authentic Italian cuisine fused with a Mallorcan influence. It’s an entertaining place! […] A Casa Mia Restaurant Palma
Duke restaurant in Santa Catalina in Palma is surfers paradise with an informal relaxed vibe where you can enjoy great food and service. Highly recommended. […] Duke Restaurant in Palma
When you want to eat close enough to the sea to hear the water lapping on the sands, head for this seasonal restaurant at Palma’s Nixe Palace Hotel. […] Dinner with the soundtrack of the sea at A Popa
New & noteworthy
The Mercado Gastronómico San Juan, which opened this summer at S’Escorxador, brought a popular European eating-out market food concept to Mallorca – and it’s booming. When the 5-star Sant Francesc Hotel Singular opened in spring 2015, it revealed the excellent Quadrat restaurant – with well-priced creative cuisine.
Innovative chef Adrian Quetglas opened his eponymous restaurant on returning to the island after a decade in Russia; after making his mark on Moscow’s culinary scene, he’s doing the same here, with his one-Michelin-star Palma restaurant.
Nuru – in Santa Catalina – offers exciting contemporary fusion cuisine that consistently delights. Highly respected Mallorcan chef Tomeu Caldentey – whose Bou restaurant in the Llevant won its first Michelin star in 2004 – opened Taronja Negre Mar in the Club de Mar, with a new food-sharing concept (and spectacular nautical views).
Open every day, all year, the new San Juan Gastronomic Market at S’Escorxador in Palma de Mallorca is a must-visit for a variety of foodie experiences. […] San Juan Gastronomic Market Palma
Opened in the Summer of 2015 this restaurant within the award-winning 5-star Sant Francesc Hotel Singular has a tranquil garden in Palma’s Old Town. […] Quadrat Restaurant at Hotel Sant Francesc
Great-value tasting menus and innovative cuisine for lunch and dinner at the one-Michelin-starred restaurant Adrián Quetglas in Palma. […] Adrian Quetglas Restaurant in Palma
In 2004 chef/patron Tomeu Caldentey became the island’s first Mallorcan chef to gain a Michelin star. Here we review his restaurant’s Bou Concept menu. […] Restaurant Bou, Sa Coma
Lunch for less than 20€
Outside the main areas of visitor interest are two great-value places – both a magnet for local business people. Basic Restaurant may be tucked away in a side street but the suited-and-booted brigade throng there for the great three-course lunch (less than 14€).
On Palma’s inner ring road La Mémé has a surprisingly stylish décor, smartly uniformed waiting staff, and a lunch menu at a similar price to Basic’s.
In the city centre, high-profile local chef Andreu Genestra’s restaurant Aromata offers a ‘menú del día’ (including a drink) for around 16€, and Tirso & Tapas has one for around 14€. Japanese/Med fusion is on the menu at Arume.
Basic Restaurant in the heart of Palma offers high quality gastronomy, created from fresh produce by a top chef, at amazing prices. Very popular with locals. […] Basic Restaurant
A relatively new restaurant in Palma, La Mémé is very stylish offering excellent food at amazing value. Highly recommended. […] Restaurant La Mémé Palma
Chef Carlos Landeras who worked previously in a number of Michelin star restaurants now brings his innovation to Tirso Tapas Restaurant in the centre of Palma. Book now! […] Tirso Tapas Restaurant Palma
Arume Sushi Bar in Palma Mallorca is a Japanese-Mediterranean restaurant. […] Arume Sushi Bar and Restaurant
This Marc Fosh Mediterranean basement brasserie in the Hotel Misión de San Miguel has a great atmosphere and is the home of some fine rustic cooking. […] Misa Braseria Restaurant in Palma
The best ‘menús del día’ in Palma
- La Mémé
- La Taperia
- Made in China
- Mari-lin Cafe
- Rialto Living
- Tirso & Tapas
More about the Best Restaurants in Palma de Mallorca
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
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
More about Palma de Mallorca
The capital of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands, Palma is the pearl of the Mediterranean. Discover why it’s been named the world’s best city to live in. […] Palma de Mallorca
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 Urban eateries in Palma useful and that you have many memorable meals as a result of our recommendations.
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