The gastronomic scene on Mallorca has never been as exciting as it has been for the past couple of years. Not only does the island have nine restaurants with Michelin stars – including one with two stars – but there are also exciting new places that are re-setting benchmarks in terms of cuisine, service, and décor. Others have made positive changes to attract today’s more discerning diners. All of these factors are making Mallorca an increasingly appealing destination for foodies.
In our bid to showcase the most popular places, we visit, eat, and enjoy them every year. If you’re looking for a great restaurant to visit in 2017, we hope you’ll enjoy them too . . .
Whichever of these eateries you try, we recommend accompanying your meal with a bottle of wine produced on Mallorca. With more than 70 wineries here, you should find plenty of their good wines on offer in the better-quality restaurants. For a guide to some to watch out for, see abcMallorca’s guide to the ‘101 Best Wines of Mallorca’. And if you want to find even more restaurants to visit on Mallorca this year, our Restaurant section is essential visiting. Our special editions are available for sale in kiosks, through Amazon, or read the abcMallorca magazine online here.
The Hottest Restaurants in Palma
Mallorca’s cosmopolitan capital city is a gastronomic hot-spot, including the one-Michelin-star restaurant Adrian Quetglas and a variety of cuisines and restaurant styles.
This attractive restaurant is within the 5-star Hotel Sant Francesc in Palma’s Old Town, opposite the Basilica Sant Francesc and its cloisters. Eat indoors in the elegant surroundings of this renovated mansion, or in the peaceful garden with its vertical wall of plants. Open daily for lunch and dinner, they offer an à la carte menu of tempting dishes, and an excellent ‘menú del día’. Quadrat’s setting, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and friendly professional service ensure a memorable meal in this Palma hotspot.
Restaurante Adrián Quetglas
Adrian Quetglas used to be second chef to Marc Fosh at Reads on Mallorca, before moving to Moscow in a consultancy role. Over a decade Adrian became one of Russia’s top chefs, and still has three Spanish restaurants there. He also continues as the brand chef for the Russian company Ginza Projects, but has returned to Mallorca – where his eponymous and Michelin-starred (for 2017) restaurant opened in 2015 in Palma. Adrian Quetglas Restaurant serves haute cuisine at affordable prices and his lunch and dinner menus have impressed more than just the Michelin inspectors.
Palma’s former railway station building in Plaza de España has been transformed into an eatery and bar with a stylish interior that wouldn’t look out of place in cities like Madrid, London or New York. Everything at La Parada is home-made from locally sourced produce.
Attractive design meets great gastronomy and service at this popular eatery in the very heart of Palma – where all the cuisine is created in-house. […] Lunch at La Parada Restaurant
Opened early in 2017, Ram Bar is currently one of the trendiest places to eat in Palma. Located on the Rambla, it is owned by the well-known hospitality business Tast Group, which also has the smart Tast Club in Palma.
Local business people have already discovered the smart Ram Bar on Palma’s La Rambla – one of the renowned Tast Group of restaurants. […] Ram Bar in Palma
If you like cool, laidback places serving great food, head for Santa Catalina and seek out this popular restaurant. With the vibes of a surfer’s shack and evidence of the owners’ passion for the sport, Duke is on many must-visit lists, so book your table in advance.
Duke restaurant in Santa Catalina in Palma is surfers paradise with an informal relaxed vibe where you can enjoy great food and service. Highly recommended. […] Duke Restaurant in Palma
Peruvian/Japanese fusion cuisine continues to excite gourmets around the world and, here on Mallorca, it’s at its best at Sumaq in the district of Santa Catalina. As well as the delicious food here – including causas and excellent ceviches – you can enjoy cocktails such as pisco sour.
Peruvian fusion cuisine is one of the hottest gastronomic trends on the planet – and Sumaq in Santa Catalina is a great place to experience it. […] Sumaq Restaurant in Palma
The Most Popular Restaurants in the Central Region
Away from Palma and the coast, the towns and villages of central Mallorca offer some restaurants you won’t want to miss.
Named after its passionate young Mallorcan chef, Santi Taura is in the small town of Lloseta and serves Santi’s modern interpretation of old Mallorcan recipes. This restaurant has the third-longest waiting list in the whole of Spain – despite not having a Michelin star. Book months ahead.
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
Eating at Maria’s cosy restaurant in the village of Mancor del Vall feels as comforting as a big hug. Warm and welcoming, Maria Salinas offers extremely good-value cuisine that’s innovative and satisfying, in a setting that feels homely.
This mountain village restaurant is worth the drive for its fantastic-value set lunch, prepared from the freshest local produce. […] Maria Salinas Restaurant
The New York Times loved the small restaurant Mandala, serving soulful food – and so do we. It’s worth the drive to the pretty village of Orient to experience this eatery, which has an attractive courtyard for an al fresco lunch or dinner.
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
The Must-visit Restaurants in the Southwest
This gem of a restaurant in Puerto Andratx has been serving happy diners since 2011. The name Trespais means ‘three countries’: the chef Domenico Curcio is half-German/half-Italian and Jenny Terler, front of house, is Austrian. This interesting mix ensures warm hospitality and delicious cuisine.
One of the best restaurants in Port d’Andratx, offering a fusion of Italian and Asian cuisine with Austrian hospitality. Well worth a visit! […] Dinner at Trespais Restaurant
You need to book ahead to eat at this lovely first-line restaurant in Port d’Andratx, where the speciality is sushi. Open all day, there’s a good lunchtime sharing menu and à la carte menu. The small dining room is elegantly decorated but the hot ticket is on the terrace right by the water’s edge. Not a sushi fan? There’s something for you too here…
Looking for a good restaurant between Andratx and Port d’Andratx? This one is on the main road between the two, and has a lovely garden as well as ample car parking space. Expect innovative cuisine from the owner, the talented Mallorcan chef Joan Porcel Balaguer.
This restaurant has a great reputation for innovative cuisine. Well above the average for food, decor and service. Highly recommended.
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Opened in spring 2017, this latest offering from Mallorca’s Puro Group, is in the prime location that was home to the former Virtual Club. As well as a place to spend a day by the Mediterranean, this beach club overlooking the sands of Illetas cove has a popular restaurant with great food, superb views, and some of the renowned Puro cool vibes. A divine spot to dine as the sun sets.
Las Terrazas del Bendinat
An al fresco hotel restaurant in a spectacular seafront setting that delights hotel guests, visitors, and locals. Well known for its paellas, it offers attentive service, led by a charming memorable maître d’. Long-trousers dress code at night.
Famous for its unique location, Las Terrazas Restaurant is everything you’d expect from the paradisical Hotel Bendinat.
[…] Restaurant Las Terrazas del Bendinat
Marga Coll – who owns Miceli restaurant in Selva – is responsible for the culinary concept of Arrels restaurant at the Gran Melia de Mar in Illetas. Her breakfast and tasting menu are shaped by the fresh produce she buys each day and her signature cuisine is based on authentic Mallorcan dishes. The restaurant has a beautiful sea-view terrace and also serves a gastronomic breakfast to remember.
The Hottest Restaurants in the Northwest
The Serra de Tramuntana forms the rugged backbone of Mallorca and is home to coastal and inland restaurants with special character and views. Here are the hottest restaurants in the northwest:
Repsol awarded two of its coveted ‘Sol’s to the hideaway restaurant Bens d’Avall, which has been in the same family for more than 40 years. Come for the divine cuisine, attentive warm service, and spectacular views of northwest Mallorca’s mountainous coastline.
A ‘chiringuito’ or beach bar that punches above its weight, Ponderosa Beach is one of several eateries on the long sandy Playa de Muro, on the Bay of Alcúdia. This is a cool place to kick off your shoes and bury your feet in the sand beneath your white table, while you enjoy a leisurely lunch and drink with gorgeous views. Booking recommended.
Royal Beach Gastrosenses
Andreu Genestra – who owns the one-Michelin-star restaurant bearing his name, and the Palma eatery Aromata – has created the culinary concept for this stylish beachfront restaurant on Playa de Muro, owned by his friend Tolo Carbonell. As well as creative cuisine, the bar is popular for cocktails and other drinks with friends; live music is a regular feature.
The new-look Royal Beach Gastrosenses teamed up with Michelin-starred restaurant chef/patron Andreu Genestra to create their culinary offering this summer. […] Royal Beach Gastrosenses restaurant
Port de Sóller is the location of this restaurant, which offers excellent views across the horseshoe-shaped port. Sa Barca is owned by a husband-and-wife team who previously had a restaurant on Germany’s Sylt island for a decade. The attractive front terrace is the place to eat – but you’ll need to book in advance as this is a popular sunset spot for dining out.
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
Pleasing diners for more than 20 years, the atmospheric Restaurante Sebastian in the heart of Deià is open for dinner only. Dine in the cosy interior or enjoy the village views from its covered front terrace. A memorable place to celebrate a special occasion.
There’s more than a hint of hygge in this welcoming restaurant, open for lunch and dinner in Sóller’s main shopping street – which has Danish and Italian owners. Delicious cuisine awaits you!
Modern Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of Asia, based on local products, is on the menu at this welcoming restaurant in the centre of Sóller. […] Smiles and great food at Luna 36 Restaurant
The restaurant of the delightful boutique Hotel Salvia in a peaceful corner of Sóller is open to the public – but you need to book a table in advance by email: places are limited for the excellent cuisine. A table in the garden is the perfect place for lunch or dinner.
This hideaway restaurant in a 19th-century Sóller mansion offers German chef Martin Winkler’s delicious, healthy and visually appealing cuisine. […] A highly rated gourmet treat at Sóller’s Salvia
The Hottest Restaurants in the Northeast
The northeast of Mallorca has a number of popular resorts along the coast.
Located within the beachfront Melbeach Hotel & Spa, Melassa is where you’ll find delicious Mediterranean food in this stunning beachfront setting. Open for lunch and dinner – but for adults only.
If you want to eat fine cuisine right by the sea in northeast Mallorca, Melassa at the adults-only Melbeach Hotel & Spa awaits you. […] Melassa Restaurant at Melbeach Hotel & Spa
The Hottest Restaurants in the Southeast
This part of Mallorca is very popular with German and Swiss visitors and second-home owners, and includes well-known resorts and market towns.
Despite Es Pinaret‘s rather secluded rural location near Ses Salines, it has a loyal clientele who come for the excellent food, tranquillity of the finca location, and beautiful garden setting.
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
An enchanting terraced garden and a stylish interior makes this restaurant a great visit in either Summer or Winter. Open only for dinner chef/owner Mario Hekke prepares creative and appealingly presented Mediterranean dishes (with international influences). Offering a set menu of five courses, accompanied by a hand-picked selection of some of the best local wines this restaurants certainly stands out from the crowd.
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
There’s no sea view at Roland restaurant, in a back street of Porto Cristo, but that doesn’t matter once you’ve tasted the excellent food in this German-owned restaurant. Chef/patron Roland Schulte has been creating his much-appreciated cuisine here since 2011. Fresh fish from the nearby port and excellent steak are among the crowd-pleasing dishes.
One of the best restaurants on the east coast and while not offering sea views, the excellent food more than compensates! […] Roland Restaurant Porto Cristo
Porto Cristo’s best waterfront restaurant has elevated views over the port. Quince‘s friendly but efficient staff really care that you have a good eating-out experience here – and they welcome families.
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
Sal de Cocó
This restaurant at one side of the port of Colonia de Sant Jordi was once the ‘cantina‘ for local fishermen; today it’s a fine-dining restaurant owned by young chef Marta Rosselló, who offers Mediterranean market cuisine. For one culinary surprise after another, try her artistically presented 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
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