The buzzing beach resort beloved by German tourists is lined with cafés and bars. Stroll down the promenade and you’ll notice many menus designed to satisfy holiday makers. Fast food chains are also in the mix. Among the lively selection, a number of places offer superior gastronomy.
For Mediterranean or Asian fusion cuisine in a luxury setting, reserve a place on the rooftop terrace or smart salon of one of Arenal’s boutique hotels. For something more relaxed, head to the wood fired oven of a Mallorcan grill house. As for fresh seafood, the supply is plentiful at well-established Spanish restaurants.
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Dining on the rooftop terrace of the 5-star Hotel Llaüt Palace is a luxurious experience. The views of Palma’s bay are stunning. Asian fusion cuisine created with local ingredients is the aim of this up-market restaurant; and they achieve it with style and creativity.
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Superior Mediterranean cuisine made with only the freshest ingredients is the philosophy of this restaurant at the 5-star Iberostar Hotel. They are proud to offer sustainably sourced seafood. Their menu also includes rice dishes, gourmet salads, premium steaks and some great vegetarian options.
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Enjoy a healthy breakfast of vitamin-rich granola and fresh smoothies at this trendy venue along the seafront. The spacious terrace and shabby chic decor exude a relaxed beachside vibe. On the menu you’ll find salads, woks, fajitas and plenty of delicious vegetarian options.
Stray away from the beach to taste succulent grilled meat in the gardens, courtyard or interior of a picturesque Mallorcan house. It began as a barbeque area for horse-riding tourists and steadily grew into the atmospheric venue full of local flavour that it is today.
Casa Do Pulpo
It may not have sea views, but this laid-back Spanish restaurant makes up for it with their tasty Galician cuisine. Their seafood paella is popular, so too is their very affordable three course set lunch menu. Situated down a side road, with some terrace seating, it’s ideal for a relaxed lunch.
Mikel & Pintxo
This seafront restaurant offers a winning combination of tapas, outdoor seating and sea views. It’s a place to relax in the sunshine or watch the sunset with a glass of good Spanish wine. Choose from a selection of hot or cold ‘pintxos’, classic tapas and Mediterranean dishes.
Belonging to the Nautical Club, this Mediterranean restaurant is situated on Arenal’s long sandy beach. They specialise in paellas, fresh fish and grilled meat. In summer, their spacious terrace is a great place to chill out with a cocktail to the sound of their resident DJs.
Arenal is a seasonal destination which comes alive in summer. Many of its restaurants close during the cooler months, so we recommend that you check opening times before you make a special trip.