The best holiday memories are often of fabulous meals – and Mallorca is a gourmet’s paradise, where you can eat amazing food and discover the superb-quality wines produced here.
Nine restaurants have the coveted Michelin star: Zaranda (two stars), Es Fum, Bou, Es Racó d’es Teix, Jardín, Marc Fosh (previously named Simply Fosh), Andreu Genestra and new for 2017 Adrián Quetglas in Palma and Argos in Pollensa.
There are now nine Michelin-star restaurants on Mallorca, with a total of 10 stars. Here’a an overview of the successful chefs. […] Michelin star restaurants on Mallorca
Besides these, there are plenty of others offering delicious cuisine and friendly service at amazing value for money. Here is abcMallorca’s selection of the restaurants not to miss on Mallorca . . .
Recommended Restaurants along the west coast
Oliu close to Port Andratx
A newcomer in 2013 this is a restaurant that quickly built a reputation for its innovative cuisine and creative use of local products. Excellent value for money in a beautifully restored roadside finca.
This restaurant has a great reputation for innovative cuisine. Well above the average for food, decor and service. Highly recommended.
[…] Oliu, Cuina Mediterrania
1661 Cuina de Banyalbufar
Don’t be deceived by the simple location and décor: the Mediterranean food offered is well-above average. As it is for us, this is sure to become one of your favourite dining experiences on Mallorca.
This is an outstanding family restaurant in the heart of the beautiful village of Banyalbufar. When you eat here you will remember it for years! […] 1661 Cuina de Banyalbufar
Bens d’Avall close to Sóller
Superb waterfront location on the dramatic west coast, the third-generation chef Benet Vicens shows his passion for preserving local culinary traditions presented in new and exciting ways.
Located on the spectacular west coast of Mallorca with incredible views, chef Benet Vicens and his wife Cati have been running this popular restaurants for many years. Highly recommended. […] Island-inspired tasting menu at Bens D’Avall
Ca’s Xorc close to Sóller
A romantic setting in the hills above the valley of Sóller, this finca hotel is one of the most beautiful on the island. Local chef Guillermo Igarza offers innovative dishes created from locally grown products.
Ca’s Xorc, one of Mallorca’s most beautiful small hotels, with commanding views of Sóller offer an authentic Mallorcan ambience with delightful cuisine. […] Restaurant Ca’s Xorc in Sóller
Sa Barca Port de Sóller
This German-owned restaurant in Port de Sóller offers excellent Mediterranean-fusion cuisine in a stylish setting. For a dinner with gorgeous sunset views, be sure to book ahead for your table.
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
Sebastián in Deià
The German owner and chef of this hideaway location in the beautiful village of Deià has built a loyal following over the years. Mediterranean cuisine with a hint of Asian influence in an intimate setting makes this a memorable experience.
A family run restaurant in the beautiful village of Deià offering Mediterranean food with a hint of Asian influence. Booking is highly recommended in season. […] Restaurant Sebastian Deià
Argos in Puerto Pollensa
This restaurant opened in 2015 and was a revelation, offering superb innovative cuisine for a rare fine-dining experience in the resort of Puerto Pollensa. Argos’s talented young chef was a finalist in an Iberian culinary competition; it shows as Argos has been awarded a Michelin star for 2017.
Innovative young chef Álvaro Salazar leads the kitchen at this one-Michelin-starred contemporary restaurant in Puerto Pollensa. Make your reservation now! […] Argos Restaurant in Port Pollensa
La Celtika in Puerto Pollensa
Another recommended restaurant in Puerto Pollensa, La Celtika offers French fine-dining in an intimate setting. Enjoy tasting menus of dishes comprising ingredients that the chef/patron sources with great care.
French finesse in Puerto Pollensa, where you can enjoy Yann Prigent’s seven-course seafood tasting menu and optional wine pairing. […] La Celtika Restaurant in Port Pollensa
Recommended Restaurants in the East & Southeast
Es Pinaret close to Ses Salines
A beautiful garden in the rural finca home of a German couple is the setting for a romantic dining experience in the southeast of Mallorca. A good choice of well-priced Mallorcan wines awaits you.
In a tranquil rural location near Ses Salines, the highly recommended Es Pinaret restaurant offers a unique fusion of Med, Asian, and German cuisine. […] Es Pinaret Restaurant
Sal de Cocó in Colonia de Sant Jordi
Located right by the fish market in Colonia de Sant Jordi, southeast Mallorca, and offering market Mediterranean cuisine from the kitchen of clever young female chef/patron Marta Rosselló.
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
Sa Sal in Porto Cristo
Porto Cristo is home to this dinner-only restaurant, tucked away in a side street back from the seafront. Chef/patron Mario Hekke’s excellent food and the restaurant décor more than compensate for the lack of a sea view.
A choice of traditional Mallorcan house or a romantic patio for alfresco dining, Sa Sal is a memorable experience offering creative Mediterranean dishes. […] Sa Sal Restaurant in Porto Cristo
Recommended Restaurants in Palma
Nuru in Palma
Excellent contemporary fusion cuisine and warm service in Palma’s Santa Catalina area – where this is a stand-out restaurant for lunch or dinner, with an appealing contemporary décor.
Nuru restaurant is considered to be one of the best new eateries in Palma. Amazing flavours, freshest ingredients and warm, friendly service. […] Nuru Restaurant in Palma
Quadrat in Palma
Escape the bustle of Palma in this 5-star-hotel restaurant in the Old Town, where you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine and a great-value set lunch. Eat al fresco in a lovely courtyard garden setting or in the stylishly renovated former stables of this handsome restored mansion.
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
Tomeu Restaurant Amb Arrels
Tomeu Restaurant amb Arrels, opened by chef Tomeu Caldentey, is located in the Hotel San Jaume. Tomeu Restaurant is about looking at the heritage of the Balearic Islands through food- its culinary traditions, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, and recipes handed down over generations but giving them a new spin, a contemporary reinvention suitable to the experience-hungry diner.
Michelin starred chef Tomeu Caldentey brings his creative Mallorcan cooking to Palma with Tomeu Restaurant amb Arrels in the boutique hotel Sant Jaume. […] Local heritage cuisine at Tomeu’s
Clandestiní Taller Gastronòmic
Clandestí means ‘secret’ and there’s an exclusive and hideaway feel to this restaurant owned and run by two talented and enthusiastic young chefs. A maximum of 12 people share an intimate experience, watching the chefs in action and then eating lunch or dinner all together at the same time, in a stylish contemporary setting.
No printed menu awaits diners at this unique restaurant in Palma, where two talented young chefs have made a name for themselves. […] Eating at Clandestí Taller Gastronòmic
La Despensa del Barón
La Despensa del Barón is located within the chic boutique hotel, Posada Terra Santa, a former baronial mansion and listed Gothic building that features Gothic stone arches and exposed stone walls that harmonize with light-wood floors and contemporary furnishings. Argentinian chef Matías Provvidenti has worked in Japan, the Philippines, and Barcelona; it shows in the Mediterranean cuisine with South American and Asian influences.
Dinner in a smart tucked-away restaurant in Palma’s Old Town? La Despensa del Baron offers chef Matías Provvidenti’s great-value creative cuisine. […] Dinner at Palma’s La Despensa del Baron
Forn de Sant Joan in Palma
Owned and managed by two brothers, this long-established stylish restaurant in the busy La Lonja area of Palma ticks all the boxes. Besides the wonderful service they serve ‘probably the best tapas in town’. Their weekly set lunch menu is extremely good value.
Dining is on three distinct floors: the Celler, Cristal room (complete with chandeliers), and romantic top floor Red Room. Great for tapas too! […] Restaurant Forn de Sant Joan Palma
Recommended in the Central Region
Santi Taura in Lloseta
If you are lucky enough to get a table here, as there is a four-six months’ waiting list, you will be dining at one of the best restaurants on Mallorca. The artisan chef has turned traditional Mallorcan cuisine into something exciting, modern, and sophisticated at an incredibly affordable price for the set lunch and dinner menus.
Santi Taura’s innovative modern Mallorcan cuisine makes his restaurant one of Mallorca’s must visits. Book your table well in advance! […] Restaurant Santi Taura Mallorca
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We hope you have found this article about Highly recommended restaurants on Mallorca useful and that you have many memorable meals as a result of our recommendations.
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