Travel publications The Michelin Guide and the Guía Repsol have awarded their respective badges of honour to several restaurants on Mallorca. The coveted Michelin stars and Repsol Suns guarantee a higher profile for the establishment and for the chef who runs the kitchen. Awards are not everything though: Mallorca has plenty of talented chefs who have not yet attracted the attention of the venerable travel guides but, we believe, deserve recognition for their cuisine.
We’ve given these under-the-radar chefs their moment in the spotlight and asked them to tell us about themselves and their food.
Tucked down a narrow lane off Avenida Jaime III in Palma, Canela is a cosy bistro. Chef Fabian Fuster creates highly innovative, special fusion food.
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Chef Guillermo Igarza at Ca’s Xorc reinvents Mediterranean and Mallorcan dishes in the best way possible, using fresh, seasonal and local produce. Nestled in the Sóller valley, this is one to discover.
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Central Palma eaterie Casa Maruka is handy for the main train and bus station. Chef Alberto Serrano focuses on giving diners quality traditional cuisine at superb value.
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Chef Alberto Serrano from Casa Maruka restaurant in Palma answers our quick-fire questions on his food philosophy – and where he likes to eat. […] Alberto Serrano from Casa Maruka
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Situated within former palace Hotel San Salvador is Gaudí restaurant and cocktail bar. Lunch or dinner conjured by chef Victor Comin Mayordomo and team at this Artà find is a real pleasure.
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Located in the ‘palacio’ Hotel Sant Salvador in Artà, this restaurant offers traditional Spanish cuisine with French refinement. […] Gourmet dinner at Gaudí restaurant
La Fortaleza, at the blissfully romantic Cap Rocat, is the ultimate in luxury. Chef Víctor García has earned fame for his brand of Mediterranean cuisine, but his restaurant remains the haunt of an exclusive few.
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Speaking from the kitchen at La Fortaleza restaurant at hotel Cap Rocat, famous chef Víctor García lets us in on his secrets. […] Victor Garcia from La Fortaleza
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La Fortaleza Restaurant at the small luxury seafront hotel Cap Rocat is a formal, elegant dining option, with delicious Mediterranean cuisine by the sea. […] La Fortaleza Restaurant – Cap Rocat
Restaurant Mandala is both widely unpublicised and geographically quite remote (located in the mountain village of Orient). Yet this hasn’t stopped chef José Bellido and his team from earning many loyal, in-the-know diners.
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Meet the chef/patron José Bellido at utterly charming Restaurant Mandala in Orient, discussing why he prefers to bypass culinary hype. […] José Bellido from Mandala
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Tucked away in the mountain village of Orient, close to Bunyola, is this small simple restaurant in the heart of the pretty village offering exceptionally good food. Book in advance! […] Restaurant Mandala
Chef Jesús Pérez de la Fuente is a culinary leader in Santa Catalina. At trendy Nuru restaurant, he and his team create menus on which every dish is the star dish.
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Those looking for an excellent restaurant on the seafront in Sóller should try Sa Barca. Chef Tom Bell whips up winning local specialities, seafood and tapas.
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Take a table at Sa Barca in Port de Sóller, and you’ll sample the culinary delights of Korean-born chef Thom Bell. Read about his winning approach… […] Thom Bell from Sa Barca
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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