Our mission at abcMallorca is to present you with a wide selection of the best restaurants in Palma de Mallorca. The restaurant landscape is constantly evolving and in 2015 it seemed to have exploded!
We have reviewed more than fifty top-quality restaurants in the city plus a number of new restaurants that have just opened in the last year.
It was a challenge but we managed personally to try each of the top restaurants recommended here. We think this is what makes the abcMallorca restaurant selection unique; the inclusion of our local, up-to-the-minute knowledge of the restaurant scene on Mallorca.
There are two main areas in Palma de Mallorca to find a wide selection of good restaurants – the one closest to the centre is La Lonja and the cooler, trendier area of Santa Catalina.
Restaurants in La Lonja
La Lonja is home to well-known tapas restaurant Forn de Sant Joan, and if you fancy some Mediterranean food La Paloma at the crossing of Apuntadores, is a good option. The Italian Ribello has built an excellent reputation over the years, and Chez Camille (in the same restaurant group as nearby La Paloma) is doing well. Within Puro Hotel is the trendy Opio bar and restaurant, open for dinner only. The very popular tapas bar La Boveda is always packed and Koa, from the same owners as Forn de Sant Joan, is one of the coolest in the area. La Taperia is German-owned and offers high-quality tapas in a homely Spanish setting. Just outside La Lonja, Ombu offers creative tapas, and Bruselas is a find for steak fans.
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
Restaurants in Santa Catalina
The other main area in Palma for restaurants is Santa Catalina which is famous for its food market Mercat de Santa Catalina where you will find lot of interesting stalls selling fresh fruit, vegetables and fish as well as the more recent trend of eating at one of the newly opened restaurants within the market.
Interesting new restaurants in Santa Catalina include the small family Italian restaurant A Casa Mia which opened in 2014, the Indian restaurant Bindi, Peruvian-fusion Sumaq, and the smart Nuru that everyone is talking about at the moment. Laid-back surfer’s paradise place Duke continues to be popular. For delicious street food, head for Naan.
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!
Good restaurants for lunch in Palma
If you are in Palma during the day and fancy a nice lunch we recommend Basic Restaurant, or take a break from shopping at luxury lifestyle store Rialto Living and dine in their attractive restaurant/cafe. Michelin-star chef Andreu Genestra is having a lot of success with his city restaurant Aromata offering a choice of a three-course menu for 15.50€ or five courses for 29.00€ including drinks. La Mémé, on the Avenidas, is a stylish place offering great value and is popular with locals.
The small innovative restaurant Canela is a favourite of ours for lunch, as is the Italian Ottimo – where you can have two courses for a very good price in beautiful surroundings. As well as its menu of tapas and other dishes, Tirso & Tapas offers a 3-course lunch menu (with choices), including water or a glass of wine; find it in the heart of the shopping area. The old district of Sa Gerreria is being regenerated and is the home of a recent addition to Palma’s exciting gastronomic scene: Bocalto is open for lunch and dinner, and its weekly-changing set lunch menu is superb value and includes a drink.
For authentic Mallorcan cuisine Casa Maruka is a great choice for lunch or dinner.
If you would like to try a Michelin-star restaurant then Marc Fosh (previously named Simply Fosh) is the only one in Palma. Another high-quality restaurant, Quadrat, in the 5-star Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, offers an excellent fine-dining menu del dia, and has a garden terrace too.
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
Rialto Café & Restaurant in Palma de Mallorca is a delightful place to have lunch or an early dinner when shopping in the capital. A wonder through the store is a ‘must’. […] Rialto Café & Restaurant in Palma
A relatively new restaurant in Palma, La Mémé is very stylish offering excellent food at amazing value. Highly recommended. […] Restaurant La Mémé Palma
If you want to enjoy tasty authentic Italian cuisine in an elegant restaurant in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, check out Ottimo. […] Ottimo Italian Restaurant in 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
This light-filled contemporary restaurant with a welcoming ambience in the Sa Gerreria offers high-quality interesting Mediterranean cuisine. […] Bocalto Restaurant
Fish restaurants in Palma
If you fancy fresh fish then Can Eduardo is one of the best, or check out Pesquero on the waterfront. A little bit further out of town is A Popa which is part of Nixe Palace Hotel. You can enjoy an amazing location overlooking the white sandy beach and palm trees while eating deliciously prepared fresh fish.
Discover the long-established but recently renovated waterfront Pesquero restaurant and bar in Palma de Mallorca, specialising in Mediterranean cuisine and offering great harbour views. […] Restaurant Café Pesquero
Enjoy the sea right in the city. Can Eduardo is a lovely restaurant with incredible views in Palma. Book now for dinner! […] Can Eduardo Restaurant
Tapas in Palma
When in Spain why not try tapas – the very trendy Tast Club is one of the most popular with well-to-do locals but it is difficult to get a table so reserve in advance. The restaurant of Hotel Cort – opposite the emblematic town hall in the centre of the city – serves excellent tapas in a stylish interior (or al fresco on the front terrace).
This hidden Palma restaurant is part of the well-known Tast Group and offers Spanish cuisine, including tapas and dishes to share with foodie friends.
[…] Discover the ‘hideaway’ Tast Club in Palma
The Hotel Cort is a designer city boutique hotel located in Placa de Cort, the very heart of the old City in Palma de Mallorca. Fresh food available daily at the Mediterranean restaurant and Rawbar. […] Hotel Cort in Plaça de Cort, Palma
Vegetarian restaurants in Palma
For vegetarians we recommend Sa Pastanaga, where they offer a four-course lunch (lunch only, not open for dinner). While it may be a challenging to find it believe us – it is worth the effort! The other, better known, vegetarian restaurant in Palma is Bon Lloc (four course menu del dia). Bon Lloc is now also open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
A special night of art called ‘Nit de l’Art’ is celebrated in Palma de Mallorca. Museums and galleries open late to show art exhibitions.
For Italian go to Sandro, Ottimo, A Casa Mia, L’Ospite, or Ribello. If it is Japanese you are lusting after, favourites are Japonice (conveniently located opposite the C&A store), Arume, or Daruma. The best Chinese restaurant on Mallorca – Made in China – offers excellent Peking duck.
Warm Italian hospitality and probably the best authentic Italian cuisine in Palma await diners at Sandro Putignano’s delightful restaurant. […] Sandro Restaurante
Restaurants by the sea
If you are dreaming of sipping a glass of cava with sea views in Palma these restaurants are very nicely located: Mar de Nudos, Taronja Negre Mar, A Popa, or Port Blanc.
In a prime front-line position on the Bay of Palma, Marea – within the recently renovated 5-star Iberostar Playa de Palma – is a must for those who will appreciate the superb-quality meats that are exclusive on Mallorca to this restaurant.
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
A carnivore’s dream tasting menu is among the gastronomic treats offered by Marea, which uses only top-quality meat, fish and local produce.
[…] Marea Restaurant
Those of you looking for something extra special try highly recommended Emilio Innobar, or the relatively new Mar de Nudos which was a big hit restaurant in 2015.
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 have found this article about the Best Restaurants in Palma useful and that you have many memorable meals as a result of our recommendations. There are always new restaurants opening and unfortunately others closing down so while we do our best to maintain this information up-to-date it can change without notice – if so please advise us at email@example.com.
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