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 ever-evolving gastronomic scene.
The buzzing and cosmopolitan Mallorcan capital, Palma, in particular boasts an incredibly diverse and vibrant dining scene, with its constantly growing collection of top-notch eateries offering cuisines to appeal to all tastes, moods and budgets.
For food that has impressed the world’s toughest critics – the Michelin inspectors – seek out their coveted stars. And Mallorca now has seven restaurants on which the Michelin Guide has bestowed their stamp of excellence.
With two Michelin stars since 2016 is chef Fernando Pérez Arellano’s Zaranda, set in the Castell Son Claret Hotel near Capdellà. The six other restaurants bearing single Michelin stars include two in Palma: Adriàn Quetglas and Marc Fosh – still the only Michelin-starred British chef in Spain. In the small village of Capdepera is Andreu Genestra, and in Deià is Es Racó d’es Teix.
Michelin-starred Es Fum at the St. Regis Mardavall Resort Hotel has chef José Miguel Navarro at the helm. And in Port de Alcúdia, the eponymous Maca de Castro is named after the island’s only female chef awarded the prestigious award.
There are now seven Michelin-star restaurants on Mallorca, with a total of eight stars. Here’a an overview of the successful chefs. […] Michelin star restaurants on Mallorca
The variety and quality of restaurants in the Mallorcan capital has never been better, with exciting new places to eat opening all the time. And the dining scene isn’t restricted to the city centre, with a choice of neighbourhoods in and around Palma boasting a plethora of restaurant options.
Your guide to the best restaurants in Palma including new openings, Michelin-starred restaurants, and a variety of cuisines. […] Best Restaurants in Palma
Palma old town restaurants
The highest concentration of great restaurants in Palma can be found amongst the labyrinth of winding narrow lanes and numerous plazas of its historic old town. Expect some wonderfully atmospheric settings in old converted palazzos, boutique hotels with world-class fine-dining, and alfresco terraces spilling out onto leafy squares.
Palma’s old-town is home to some of the top restaurants on the island and many award-winning chefs. It’s the perfect place to begin a gastronomic tour. […] Palma Restaurants – Old Town
La Lonja restaurants
One of Palma’s most historic and picturesque neighbourhoods, the La Lonja area is as popular for eating out with locals as it is tourists. Centred around the beautiful La Lonja building (the former maritime trade exchange) and its pretty plaza, busy lanes full of dining options connect the quarter, with the main Calle Apuntadores serving as its main artery, lined with traditional restaurants and tapas bars.
La Lonja in Palma is famous for its lively nightlife – full of restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs. Here is your complete guide to La Lonja. […] La Lonja Palma
Santa Catalina restaurants
This west Palma neighbourhood has undergone some dramatic changes in recent years, from sleepy fisherman’s quarter to one of the capital’s most buzzing and sought-after places to live. So it’s no surprise that the dining scene in the area has exploded, offering some of the hottest new restaurants in the capital. Head to the main pedestrianised thoroughfare of Calle Fábrica for wide range of eatery options, or Calle Sant Magi for the area’s lively nightlife.
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!
The former fishing village of Portixol is another Palma neighbourhood that has seen quite a transformation. Starting with the pioneering Hotel Portixol, the area is now abuzz with an (albeit modest sized) collection of excellent dining options, several overlooking the pretty bay. It’s a great spot to stroll or cycle to from central Palma along the beachfront promenade, with plenty of restaurants to also tempt you en route.
The lively harbour boasts plenty of formal and informal settings in which to savour Mediterranean and international cuisine al fresco. […] Portixol Restaurants
Best seafood restaurants in Palma
As an island capital overlooking the sea, it is no surprise that Palma boasts a fine choice of restaurants specialising in seafood. The best source their fresh fish daily from the daily ‘Sant Pere’ market on Palma’s main fishing quay, guaranteeing the finest seafood available reaches your plate. Many of these restaurant also enjoy views over the water, to aptly accompany the marvellous maritime flavours.
From classic paella to innovative fusion cuisine; if you’re looking for a seafood feast in Palma, why not head to one of these top restaurants. […] 8 Best Seafood Restaurants in Palma
Best restaurants with terraces in Palma
With so much wonderful weather over most of the year, it stands to reason that most of the dining in Palma is done al fresco. Whether it’s rooftop restaurants, marina-side eateries, or seafront beach clubs, for the promise of accompanying your meal with a light warm breeze and blissful Mediterranean sunshine, take a look at these restaurants with the best terraces.
Palma restaurants – where to start? How about somewhere with a beautiful terrace for wining and dining in the warm Balearic air? Here’s our pick of the best. […] 12 restaurants with amazing terraces in Palma
Best restaurants with rooftop views in Palma
What’s better than enjoying wonderful vistas over Palma? Accompanying it with a fabulous meal from the rooftop of one of the capital’s restaurants or bars. Whether it’s glimpses of the iconic cathedral, cityscape panoramas over the terracotta rooftops, or out towards the glistening sea, you’ll fall in love with the city all over again from these lofty vantage points.
Nothing gives a sense of freedom like being by the Med, paired with cocktails in the clouds. Discover now the coolest rooftop bars and restaurants in Palma! […] Rooftop bars & restaurants with views in Palma
Best restaurants for lunch in Palma
Many restaurants throughout the island offer the “menú del día”, a set menu of two or three courses that more often than not includes a glass of wine – and Palma is certainly no exception. Not only do these tend to be excellent value for money, they give you the perfect excuse to enjoy a long lingering lunch, typical Spanish style.
Spending a day in Mallorca’s capital, Palma? You’ll need to find somewhere for lunch: check out the places we recommend for a ‘menú del día’. […] Good restaurants for lunch in Palma
Dining by region
Best restaurants in the Northwest
Encompassing the some of the island’s premium destinations such as Deià and Sóller, Pollensa and Alcúdia, it’s no surprise the northwest region of the island is second only to Palma for its impressive range of dining. As well as offering a broad offering of world-class cuisine, you’ll find it often accompanied by some of the most spectacular coastal or mountain views.
This region offers hotel restaurants open to the public, lovely eateries at the beach and others in the beautiful mountains. Have a look at our guide! […] Best Restaurants in the Northwest of Mallorca
Feast on exquisite Mallorcan, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine – as well as stunning views – in the idyllic Tramuntana town of Deià. […] Deià Restaurants
Discover top restaurants loved by the locals and the place where the first female Mallorcan chef earned a Michelin star. Tapas, lunch menus and much more. […] Alcúdia Restaurants
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
The historic town of Pollensa is a worthwhile stop on your gastronomic tour of the island. Check out these top restaurants. […] Restaurants in Pollensa
A terrace on the seafront or a traditional vaulted cellar. Choose from numerous enticing restaurants serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine. […] Restaurants in Puerto Pollensa
Best restaurants in the Northeast
While you won’t always find the island’s finest dining amongst the plethora of tourist-friendly restaurants in the popular coastal resorts of the northeast, there’s still plenty of decent restaurants to choose from. For resort town dining, Cala Millor stands out as one of the best destinations, while you’ll also find some great dining in and around the pretty hilltop towns of Artà and Capdepera.
The north & east coast of the island is less known but offers an understated charm, with off-the-beaten-track restaurants, sure to create lasting memories […] Best Restaurants in the Northeast Mallorca
This purpose-built holiday resort town offers a variety of family-friendly cuisine close to or at the beach. […] Cala Millor Restaurants
Best restaurants in the Southeast
The southeast is a mixture of landscapes, from rocky coast to scenic coves, and a broad swathe of farmland-filled countryside in between. This makes for an equally varied mix of restaurants, from the popular resorts of Cala d’Or and Colonia de Sant Jordi to the market towns of Campos and Santanyí. The region is also particularly popular with German and Swiss – both residents and holidaymakers – accounting for its above-average number of German-owned eateries.
The southeast of Mallorca is strongly influenced by its large German population, including many of the best restaurants. Es Pinaret, Sa Sal and Roland take their place amongst the best eateries on the island. […] Best Restaurants in Southeast Mallorca
Port Colom is one of the most interesting gourmet towns on Mallorca. Within a very close proximity you will find five excellent restaurants. Bon profit! […] Restaurants in Portocolom
Find out why you should take the time to eat out in ‘the Migjorn’ – our experts present the very best food in Santanyí and Ses Salines in the southeast of Mallorca. […] Best Restaurants in Santanyí
For a romantic soiree in a Mallorcan manor or a gathering of friends alfresco; choose between these top restaurants for your ideal meal. […] Porto Cristo Restaurants
The yacht-filled marina is full of great restaurants offering international cuisine and relaxing views. Find out more. […] Cala d’Or Restaurants
Best restaurants in the Southwest
The southwest of Mallorca is home to some of the island’s best-known holiday hotspots, with a broad range of resorts along the coast offering no shortage of restaurants. While most inevitably cater to the tourist crowds, explore a little away from the main drags and you can find some surprisingly decent dining – yes, even in Magaluf.
The popular region of the southwest stretches from Palma to the west coast, encompassing glamorous hotspots & family holiday resorts offering great cuisine! […] Best Restaurants in the Southwest of Mallorca
Head to one of Camp de Mar’s excellent restaurants for Canarian tapas, authentic Italian or a freshly cooked paella surrounded by the sea. […] Camp de Mar Restaurants
Whether premium steak or fresh fish of the day, local cuisine or Italian classics; there’s something for the whole family at Santa Ponsa. […] Santa Ponsa Restaurants
Open your mind to the culinary possibilities at the beach resort of Magaluf where sea views and fusion cuisine can make for a memorable meal. […] Magaluf Restaurants
Discover funky fusion cuisine and relaxed beach bars at this family-friendly beach resort in southwest Mallorca. […] Palma Nova Restaurants
From an outstanding breakfast fit for a king; to an avant garde tasting menus by an award-winning chef. Discover the taste of Illetes. […] Illetas Restaurants
Best restaurants in the Centre
Off the beaten track for many, the centre of the island still has plenty of restaurants just waiting to be discovered. You can expect more of a flavour of the ‘real’ Mallorca amongst the swathes of fertile farmland that characterises the island’s heart and produces some of its best produce. A younger generation of chefs are also reinterpreting traditional cooking, with much of their ‘new Mallorcan’ cuisine being modern takes on recipes the chefs’ mothers and grandmothers might have prepared in their kitchens.
The centre of the island offers an authentic local food experience in small traditional restaurants in picturesque towns like Santa Marià, Lloseta and Selva. You’ll find some of the most talented chefs here. […] Best Restaurants in Central Mallorca
Best seafront restaurants
The gentle sound of the waves, the warm sea breeze, the subtle scent of salt in the air – there’s nothing like being by the sea to aid appetite and create the perfect setting for a meal. As well as great for enjoying sea views over lunch, these restaurants also offer a superb spot for watching the sun sink over the horizon to get you in the mood for an evening meal.
If cooling breezes, the fresh scent of ozone in the air, and views of the glittering sea are your desired accompaniments for lunch/dinner, head for the Med. […] The best seaview restaurants in Mallorca
Feast your eyes on Palma’s yacht-filled habours and beautiful bays from the table of one of these top seafront restaurants. […] 8 seafront restaurants in Palma
Hotels with great restaurants
Many of the best restaurants around the world are found in some of its top hotels, and Mallorca is no different. While some people are put off by the idea of a ‘hotel restaurant’ a meal in any of these outstanding eateries would soon change their mind.
Looking for the best places to eat and sleep in Mallorca? Then check out our tried-and-tested guide to hotels blessed with excellent restaurants. […] 19 luxury hotels with great restaurants on Mallorca
Best Asian restaurants
It’s not just sushi that has exploded in popularity in recent years, but cuisines from all over Asia have become firm favourites across the globe, and the island. From Thai to Korean, Indian to Chinese, Mallorca has an ever-growing number of eateries offering food from this diverse continent.
The exotic flavours of the East can be found in restaurants across Mallorca. Here’s our guide to places serving tasty Oriental food – including sushi. […] Sushi and other oriental cuisine on Mallorca
Mallorca’s most romantic restaurants
You can’t beat a candlelit dinner to set the mood for some serious romancing with your other half. Combine a wonderful view or a seaside setting (or both) with unobtrusive service and a menu to stir the senses, and you have the perfect recipe for love.
Romantic restaurants on Mallorca are plentiful – you just need to know where to go! Here is the abcMallorca insider’s guide to celebrating your love! […] Mallorca’s most romantic restaurants
Best off-the-beaten-track restaurants
We all love finding that hidden gem of a restaurant away from the crowds, a little secluded spot that might be harder to get to but is worth every extra step. We certainly have some of our out-of-the-way favourites that we are willing to share, just be sure to keep them to yourself…
When you want to escape the crowds and find a hidden-gem eatery, head for one of these recommended places located around the island. […] Best ‘hideaway’ restaurants on Mallorca
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