Some of the best memories of summers on Mallorca are made when eating al fresco by the Mediterranean. The cooling gentle breezes are welcome when the mercury soars – restoring vitality and perking up appetites subdued by the heat. Gorgeous views out to sea or along the coastline soothe the soul and have us reaching for a camera to capture the moment.
There’s something about the whiff of ozone, the play of light and wind on the water, and the sounds by the sea that is captivating …
Mallorca has numerous restaurants around its varied coastline, for lunch or dinner with a view of the beautiful Mediterranean. But for an eating-out experience that will stay in the heart and mind even after the summer has ended, head for one of these amazing waterfront restaurants. And be sure to book your table in advance. Download the abcMallorca APP now!
Seafront dining is something that is not at the forefront of most people’s minds when thinking of dining in Palma as it is more associated with hidden restaurants in the capital’s narrow streets but there are some stunning places to sit and watch the sea and marvel at the yachts that should not be missed in the capital.
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
49 Steps Bar&Grill
For hands-down one of the finest places in Palma to enjoy a sun-downer, head to the rooftop terrace of 49 Steps, with its sweeping views that stretch from the cathedral to the horizon. Its marina-side restaurant also offers an impressive menu of top quality meat and fish to enjoy while you gaze at the super-yachts moored just metres away.
Mar de Nudos
Mar de Nudos has the sophisticated décor and ambience to complement its location at the seafront end of Palma’s so-called ‘golden mile’. Whether you choose the delicious Mediterranean or Japanese cuisine for lunch or dinner, you’ll be looking out at the covetable luxury pleasure cruisers moored beyond the restaurant’s terrace.
Set in the swanky Hotel Gran Meliá Victoria overlooking Palma’s Paseo Marítimo, Ikatza offers some fine views over the nearby marina. Ikatza means ‘coal’ in the Basque language, so its no surprise the menu leans towards grilled meats, all cooked on a purpose-designed open grill. It also offers a good choice of wines – principally from Spanish wineries.
If you love seafood, Ca’n Eduardo is your restaurant – right above the fish market, where the catch is auctioned early each morning. Open from lunchtime until late, its specialities include spiny lobster, bouillabaisse, grilled fish and shellfish, and paellas. Gaze out at the cathedral and harbour views while eating.
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
A renowned landmark on Palma’s waterfront for more than 50 years, Pesquero combines tradition with modernity. Open all day, it specializes in rices dishes, paellas, and tapas. As well as a smart classic-style interior, it has a superb large terrace with plenty of shade and a decked area where you can enjoy a drink before or after a meal. It’s a magnet for locals meeting friends for a drink and enjoying those cooling sea breezes.
Eat or drink with a view of Palma de Mallorca’s fishing boats, in the recently renovated Pesquero – a waterfront city landmark for more than 60 years. […] Lunch at Restaurant Pesquero in Palma
Ola del Mar
Located in the old fishing village Portixol and popular with locals, Ola del Mar has its culinary focus on fresh fish, shellfish, and rice and pasta dishes. Indulge in lobster, rock lobster paella, or the flavourful stew known as ‘caldereta’. Look at wave-themed art indoors and the sea from the terrace.
Colònia de Sant Jordi
This former fishing village boasts some of the most beautiful coastline on the island is the perfect place to sit and have a spot of lunch looking out over the 3km Es Trenc beach of pure white sand or sip a cocktail with views out to the nature reserve of Cabrera.
Our insider’s guide to the Mallorcan holiday resort of Colonia Sant Jordi uncovers the very best gastronomy, amazing natural wonders and the latest facilities for sports-lovers. […] Colònia Sant Jordi
Positioned overlooking the beachfront promenade in Colònia de Sant Jordi, Salicornia restaurant offers a contemporary Mediterranean vibe with a menu of Mallorcan-inspired cuisine. A buzzy terrace provides a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner, while a rooftop bar provides great cocktails and superb views over the water.
Sal de Cocó
Marta Rosselló is the young chef/patron at this Colònia de Sant Jordi restaurant, in premises which were once the ‘cantina’ for local fishermen – right alongside the charming port. The family-run Sal de Cocó offers a high standard of Mediterranean gastronomy, in the form of tapas, seasonal menu dishes, and the chef’s surprise tasting menu.
Mallorcan chef/patron Marta Rosselló has been described as a ‘gastronomic alchemist’. Dinner at her restaurant in Colònia de Sant Jordi reveals why. […] Sal de Cocó Restaurant
Rugged coastline only a few kilometres outside of Palma await guests that visit this tranquil cove. While only home to some small bars and one main restaurant, this cove is the perfect place to while away a relaxing afternoon and watch all of the water-sports taking place on the horizon.
Home to the La Fortaleza Restaurant, the 5-star Cap Rocat is a hotel that’s unlike any other on Mallorca, with a spectacular coastal location. It takes advantage of this stunning location with the beautiful The Sea Club restaurant located on the seafront in the Cala de la Reina with fine Mediterranean-based cuisine available from March until October.
Outstanding coastal location offering a most enjoyable full relaxing experience on our island. […] Hotel Cap Rocat
Probably the most popular seafront dining location on the island for residents and tourists alike, Puerto portals has a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants along its exclusive promenade to suit all tastes. Yacht-owners, local residents and tourists all merge to create a buzzing atmosphere that exudes glamour in this celebrity hotspot.
Puerto Portals is the glamour hotspot of Mallorca with numerous luxury yachts, top class restaurants and the best international designer brands on offer. […] Puerto Portals
For a glamorous setting and consistently good Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, head for the Longobardi brothers’ acclaimed port restaurant and cocktail bar. Ritzi Portals is open all year – and gorgeous on a bright winter’s day – it’s a place for well-presented food and wine, and daydreaming about owning one of the nearby motor yachts.
The most prestigious address in Puerto Portals belongs to Baiben, the latest venture of chef Fernando P Arellano – best known for his cuisine at the 2-Michelin-star Zaranda in the Castell Son Claret hotel. Baiben brasserie offers a casual dining experience, with food by executive chef Jerome Rohmer. The adjoining BrassBaiben is the place for cocktails designed by master mixologist Rafa Martín.
Fernando Pérez Arellano’s second restaurant on Mallorca occupies emblematic premises in Puerto Portals. abcMallorca went for dinner shortly after it opened. […] Dinner in waterfront style at Baiben
Popular with yacht owners and Germans, in particular, Spoon has a front-line port location and flair. The carefully prepared crossover cuisine looks and tastes good. Fancy bison fillet or fresh Persian caviar? They’re just two of the dishes on a menu with a good serving of crowd-pleasers. Live music sometimes.
Recognized as one of the better restaurants in the chic harbour of Puerto Portals offering an extenive menu and efficient service. […] Restaurant Spoon, Puerto Portals
This restaurant has been a stalwart of Puerto Portals for over 30 years and has even fed the Royal Family. Serving up traditional Spanish cuisine with a fantastic view out over the marina this restaurant should definitely be on your list when in the area!
Flanigan is a landmark restaurant in swanky Puerto Portals with an excellent and unpretentious menu, marina views, and royal regulars. Read our review here! […] Lunch at Flanigan Restaurant
The exclusive harbour of Port d’Andratx is considered by many to be the most picturesque on the island. Popular with the yachting set, this working fishing port offers a mountain back drop with luxury villas nestled in the hills and a fantastic yacht club with over 450 berths available and plenty of seafront restaurants and bars.
The exclusive town of Port d’Andratx in the southwest of Mallorca is a sought-after location for home ownership or a visit when touring the island.
[…] Port Andratx
Lovers of sushi will want to discover this Port d’Andratx restaurant, where a top sushi chef practises his craft, but there’s more to Sumailla than only excellent Japanese dishes. If you’re not a particular fan of sushi, try the mouthwatering meat plates. The restaurant has a smart interior but the prime spot is a table on the terrace, with its gorgeous Mediterranean and mountain views.
Check out the picturesque scenery from a table at Hotel Villa Italia, where chef Christian Catrina creates dishes influenced by Italian and French gastronomy. Unlike many places in Puerto de Andratx, it’s open all year and you don’t have to be staying at the hotel to eat here. Villa Italia also offers a traditional Sunday roast lunch.
For some of the best eating-out views of Port d’Andratx, it’s hard to beat this restaurant, in a hotel that’s open all year. […] Eating out at Hotel Villa Italia
Neighbouring the exclusive area of Puerto Portals, this residential area with its very own golf course and plenty of luxury villas and apartments offers beachfront dining with views out to sea, back to Palma and on to the district of Calvià.
The popular residential area of Bendinat enjoys a prime coastal position. It is home to an abundance of luxury villas and apartments. The nearby golf club and some beautiful hotels and small calas. […] Bendinat
Las Terrazas del Bendinat
The Hotel Bendinat, in a privileged position at the end of the residential area, is home to Las Terrazas del Bendinat – which a Spanish publication has named one of Spain’s top ten coastal restaurants. It ticks all the boxes for a great eating-out experience: gorgeous setting, plenty of shade from the heat of the day, relaxing ambience, and a varied menu of well-presented Mediterranean cuisine (including scrumptious paellas). Service is warm and efficient, and led by the welcoming maître d’ Arsenio Ramírez. Whether you come for snacks, lunch, or dinner (a smarter affair, requiring men to wear long trousers), you’re sure to fall under the magical spell of this place.
Famous for its unique location, Las Terrazas Restaurant is everything you’d expect from the paradisical Hotel Bendinat.
[…] Restaurant Las Terrazas del Bendinat
Located within easy reach of Palma these three small coves are home to several beach clubs, hotels and restaurants that are very popular with tourists. Spread out over several hillside levels, this area offers beautiful azure sea views from all viewpoints.
A well established, popular holiday restort in the southwest of Mallorca with beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise waters, beach clubs, hotels, restaurants… click here for your complete guide to Illetes. […] Illetes
Arrels by Marga Coll
Longing for innovative but authentic Mallorcan cuisine? Arrels by Marga Coll introduces you to the essence of the island’s gastronomy, as interpreted by the talented Marga (chef/patron of Miceli in Selva). Located in the 5-star Gran Meliá de Mar Hotel in Illetas, this fine-dining restaurant offers a delicious Mallorcan five-stage breakfast and has a terrace for al fresco dining with gorgeous views around the bay. Valet parking is a bonus.
Peguera is a popular seaside resort located in the southwest of the island with beautiful sandy beaches and easy access to the pretty villages and hiking trails of the Tramuntana Mountains. Popular with tourists, there is plenty in the area to keep everyone entertained from tennis to water sports and a selection of bars and restaurants nearby.
In the resort of Peguera, in the southwest of Mallorca, you’ll find several types of German beer and Wurst and three beautiful sandy beaches. […] Peguera
Set on the cliffs overlooking Cala Fornells, and just a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Peguera, the views from La Gritta’s spacious terrace are genuinely breathtaking. A menu of authentic Mediterranean cuisine also combines fabulously with the impressive panorama, which takes in terracotta rooftops, broad swathes of blue, and the rocky islet of Es Malgrat.
Port Adriano, nestled in the surrounding hills of El Toro is buzzing all year round with an abundance of super-yachts all moored in this privately-owned marina. In the winter you will find yacht Captains and crew getting boats ready for their owners and in the summer the place is alive with the yacht-owners and guests on the terraces of the bars and restaurants.
Port Adriano: The Philippe Starck designed harbour of 80 sailing and motor yacht moorings, 40 fashion boutiques, chill-out bars and restaurants. Visit now! […] Port Adriano
coast by east
Eating on the extensive decked terrace of coast by east could inspire dreams of owning one of the sizeable luxurious vessels moored here in the Starck-designed superyacht marina. The best restaurant in Port Adriano is tastefully styled and comfortable, and is the place to see and be seen. Delicious Asian/Mediterranean cuisine is offered in this all-day, family-style establishment – which also boasts a swimming pool with terrace at the front. After dinner here you could head to the smart new ‘uppereast Mallorca’ club to dance the rest of the night away.
The COAST Seafood, Grill & Bar boasts a dream location overlooking the Port Adriano marina in south-western Mallorca. Make your reservation NOW! […] coast by east Restaurant
Sóller and Port de Sóller
With a stunning location nestled in the mountains, a thriving port and beach and a charming old town, Sóller and Port de Sóller has it all. Dramatic sea views can be enjoyed from the clifftop lighthouse or a watch the small fishing boats in the Port de Sóller in one of the promenade restaurants.
The town of Sóller is one of the most beautiful in Mallorca. It is paradise for hikers and cyclists, gourmet lovers and a desirable option to live. Her is your complete guide to Sóller. […] Sóller
Make the most of your time in Port de Sóller with the abcMallorca guide on the history, culture, best attractions, hotels, restaurants and things to do. […] Port de Sóller
Dine on the terrace of Cap Roig at the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa for a spectacular sunset view you’ll never forget. As well as savouring fine cuisine and five-star service, you may even spot the fabled green flash phenomenon, as the sun sets on another day in paradise.
Named after the ‘flower of love’, Agapanto is set apart at the far end of Port de Sóller’s Platja d’en Repic, with glorious views not only across the horseshoe-shaped harbour, but also the dramatic Tramuntana mountains behind. Open for lunch and dinner, owner Ana Maria Sturm’s long-established favourite has a unique ambience and is particularly romantic at night. Dining on the candlelit garden terrace – looking across at the lights around the port reflected in the sea – stirs all the senses.
The excellent cuisine has Mediterranean and Mallorcan touches and features local produce, as well as interesting vegetarian dishes and luxury tapas. Talented local musicians and singers perform here some nights.
Romantic seasonal waterside restaurant in Port de Sóller, with live music some nights. […] AGAPANTO flor del amor
The contemporary-style Sa Barca is owned by a friendly German couple who brought their talented Korean chef here from their previously owned restaurant on Sylt. On their discreet smart terrace enjoy Mediterranean cuisine (including tapas), harbour views, and the sounds of the sea lapping and delightful wooden trams passing by.
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
The hideaway family-owned Bens d’Avall has a tranquil location off the coastal road between Deià and Sóller, and has welcomed diners for more than 40 years. The large terrace has a spectacular outlook and is a beautiful setting to appreciate chef/patron Benet Vicens’s delicious gastronomy, based on high-quality local produce.
A stunning seafront location and oozing its two trendy owners’ style, Randemar offers lunch and dinner, drinks and tapas, with good choices for vegetarians. The restored old Mallorcan house has several indoor dining spaces, terraces, and a chill-out lounge. If it’s good enough for Barbra Streisand and James Brolin…
Rub shoulders with the rich and famous at this hilltop town with stunning sea views all around. Home to several high-end restaurants as well as charming beachfront bars and restaurants the views from here are unbeatable and a favourite for many regular visitors or residents of the island.
Want to know where artists and media moguls gather in Mallorca? Read more with abcMallorca to find out what makes the mountain village of Deià so special. […] Deià
Ca’s Patró March
No visit to Cala Deià is complete without eating at the long-established Ca’s Patró March, overlooking the pretty cove. Scenes from the hit TV series ‘The Night Manager’ were filmed here, further boosting Ca’s Patró March’s appeal to visitors. For the 2017 season, there will be 60 new parking spaces and improved road access.
The beautiful Cala Deià is the location of this popular fresh-seafood restaurant perched on the cliff overlooking the sea. Booking highly recommended! […] Ca’s Patro March Restaurant in Cala Deià
Popularly known as ‘the paella restaurant’, this rustic cliff-side eatery takes its name from the impressive rock it faces. The paellas are cooked over wood fires and tantalising aromas greet you on arrival. The family-run Sa Foradada is open only during the day and accessible only on foot or by boat. A memorable experience.
Discover what made celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi visit Sa Foradada for his TV series ‘Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Island Feast’. […] Paella and sea views at Sa Foradada
This popular holiday resort on the southeast coast of the island has plenty of beachfront bars and restaurants for tourists to enjoy in the summer months offering international cuisine as well as high-end dining around the exclusive yacht club and marina.
Cala d’Or is great If you enjoy traditional holidays. So check out the abcMallorca guide to the best hotels, shopping, restaurants and attractions. […] Cala d’Or
Mediterranean inspired cuisine prepared with quality local ingredients makes up much of the menu at this charming waterfront restaurant. It was opened in 1988 by French chef and restaurateur, Gerard Deymier, and continues to be one of the favourite eateries in the area – thanks partly to its lovely views over the Cala d’Or harbour.
Freshly prepared, Mediterranean dishes and unbeatable views make Port Petit a very visited restaurant in Cala d’Or. Even King Juan Carlos has been here! […] Port Petit Restaurant Cala d’Or
Muro and Platja de Muro
Popular with families, this 6km of pristine beach is home to a selection of bars and restaurants within easy access to the beach. Lots of water sports enthusiasts can be spotted in the beach clubs and residents and tourists are seen paddling and playing with their children in the shallow waters.
This abcMallorca guide explores Muro, the traditional north east Mallorcan town with a history of luxury, excellent food, wine, designer villas and more. […] Muro
Playa de Muro is a large stretch of white sand beach in the northeast that has something for everyone; Clean, blue water, activities, restaurants & hotels. […] Playa de Muro
People come from all over Mallorca for the Ponderosa Beach experience. On Platja de Muro, this cool venue is a summer must-book-ahead for long lazy lunches, memorable beach dinners, cocktails and the best DJ and live music. Bury your toes in the sand beneath you, gaze out at the turquoise waters, and enjoy a high standard of food. Love paellas? They’re made here by an award-winning master of the craft.
Beach views, crystal clear waters and a stunning nature reserve and estuary make this small, low-key tourist resort a perfect spot to relax and have some lunch or a drink in one of the seafront restaurants or bars.
Find out what makes the resort of Canyamel especially sweet and sporty with our abc-mallorca guide to the very best of this coastal town in east Mallorca. […] Canyamel
Melassa by Melbeach
This gastronomic restaurant situated directly on the beachfront within the smart adults-only Melbeach Hotel & Spa in Canyamel uses local produce influenced by the sea and the land to serve the freshest and most delicious food.
A privileged end-of-beach location, relaxed adults-only setting, and chef with Michelin experience await you in Canyamel. […] Seafront eating at Melassa at Melbeach Hotel
Its cliff-top location in a 5-star adults-only hotel makes this a more tranquil place to eat by the sea. In Can Simoneta, the views are sumptuous and Pablo Tamarit’s high-quality cuisine complements the setting. At lunchtime they offer a bistro menu; at night there’s à la carte dining. The terrace offers divine views.
The waterfront location in the garden of the finca hotel Can Simoneta, the exceptional service and delicious cuisine makes this restaurant highly recommended. […] Can Simoneta Restaurant
The group that owns the nearby 5-star Park Hyatt Mallorca also have this charming beachside hotel, where the restaurant has a good local following. Vintage 1934 offers tasting and à la carte menus, the restaurant is probably best known for its astonishing lobster ‘tank’ and signature lobster, fried eggs and potatoes dish.
Canyamel is becoming a cool corner of Mallorca. abcMallorca dined at Cap Vermell Beach Hotel’s stylish “Vintage 1934” restaurant to find out why. […] Restaurant Vintage 1934
The pretty beach of Porto Cristo is very small at only 350m making it a very tranquil place to spend and afternoon with small boats moored in the quaint harbour and tourists strolling along the promenade browsing the restaurant menus.
Quince has the best terrace of any eatery in Porto Cristo, with views of the fishing boats below. Apart from reliably good food, customers enjoy friendly and professional service from a team that loves what they do. There’s a warm welcome for families and children can choose from their own menu.
Views over Porto Cristo’s harbour are offered from this former old house, where tasty regional and international dishes are accompanied by friendly service. […] Quince: A waterside eatery in Porto Cristo
The charming town of Portocolom is regarded as one of the most beautiful on the east coast of the island. Formerly a small fishing village, this small Spanish harbour has retained its character with plenty of Mallorcan and international cuisine on offer in the bustling port.
Portocolom is the gem of the east coast of Mallorca, find out about the best on offer for holidays, living, eating and attractions with abcMallorca. […] Portocolom
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
With an expansive view of Portocolom‘s picturesque harbour, HPC has been a landmark for 12 years. The terrace is spacious and offers the best views and, during the cooler months, patio heaters keep you cosy. Open for lunch and dinner, with a good choice of dishes on offer, HPC is also open all year – unlike a number of waterfront restaurants on Mallorca.
One of the splendid restaurants in Portocolom. Delicious plates of modern Spanish food, a wide range of long drinks and a great ambiance. […] HPC Restaurant
A rather grand-looking restaurant interior, with a fireplace and life-size bull sculpture, is complemented by a relaxing terrace, offering a view of the picturesque Mallorca harbour across the road. One of Portocolom’s best restaurants, Colón does come with a corresponding price tag, but the Austrian chef/patron’s cuisine makes it worthwhile.
Modern art, a splendid bull sculpture, stone walls, dark ceiling, candlelight, and large stone fireplace are combined with great cuisine and views here. […] Restaurant Colón