Lunch is the Mallorcans’ favourite meal of the day, because the Spanish tradition of the ‘menú del día’ – a set three-course lunch for an affordable price – lives on. Locals have their main meal of the day at lunchtime, although they usually eat their midday meal a little later than Northern Europeans.
In Palma (and all around Mallorca) this means a superb choice of eateries where you can enjoy an excellent three-course midday meal – in most places for less than 20 euros. Even the Mallorcan capital’s restaurants with Michelin star offer a separate lunch menu that’s surprisingly good value for the high standard of cuisine and service.
You will be surprised by Palma’s great restaurant scene – you just need to know where to go! At abcMallorca, we test more than 130 restaurants a year to make sure you get the best recommendations. So here is our list of favourites for lunch in the capital…
By the sea
The highly recommended waterfront Mar de Nudos offers both Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine. Across the harbour, renowned seafood restaurant Can Eduardo and Pesquero (serving authentic Mallorcan cuisine) overlook the local fishing boats.
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This area offers some excellent choices: Forn de Sant Joan is consistently good and nearby La Paloma has a modern tapas menu, or choose a few gourmet plates at La Tapería (next to Purohotel Palma). Creative tapas are served at OMBU – sister restaurant to Forn de Sant Joan.
On the outskirts of La Lonja, take a break from shopping at luxury lifestyle store Rialto Living to lunch in the Rialto Café. Head for established veggie favourite Bon Lloc, for their 4-course lunch menu at less than 15€. Try De Tokio a Lima, within Can Alomar Luxury Boutique Hotel, for Japanese/Peruvian fusion cuisine, overlooking the smart Borne thoroughfare. Recently opened is Ritzi Palma serving Italian cuisine and a set menu for 18€.
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This bohemian quarter of Palma buzzes with places for a good lunch. Super-stylish Nuru is a favourite, serving contemporary fusion cuisine. Surfing vibe and great food are found at popular Duke. Be seduced by Basmati’s exquisitely spiced Indian food and romantic décor. Italian restaurant Sandro and Made in China (for quality Chinese cuisine) are a short walk away. Le Bistro Bleu serves authentic traditional French cuisine in the cosy restaurant.
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Near Plaça d’Espanya
Opened in 2017, the stylish La Parada is a gem in this area of the city. A short walk from the city’s train and bus station in Plaça d’Espaya takes you to some insider-tipped gems, such as the stylish but well-priced La Mémé, offering a ‘menú del día’ and a 6-course tasting menu.
For quality Mallorcan food, friendly service, and amazing apple tart, seek out Casa Maruka. Claxon has a tranquil rear garden and offers a weekly changing lunch menu and express option. Arume offers a great-value Asian-influenced ‘menú del día’. Near El Corte Inglés is Basic – for one of the best-value lunches in town. Michelin-starred Marc Fosh offers an innovative 3-course set lunch that’s a steal at less than 30€.
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Try the smart hideaway Tast Club for tapas, or head for nearby Canela for its cosy setting and innovative cuisine. Love Asian food? Try Daruma, or try and get a table at the busy Bi-bap. Cort restaurant overlooks Palma’s town hall and landmark olive tree.
Michelin star, Adrián Quetglas offers a superb-value set lunch for 20€. Aromata’s Mallorcan cuisine is interpreted anew by Andreu Genestra (whose other restaurant near Capdepera has a Michelin star), with a choice of three- or five-course set lunch menus (15,50€ and 29€ including a drink). In the atmospheric Old Town, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular has the superb Quadrat restaurant, where you can eat a fantastic-value set lunch in a tranquil garden and almost forget you’re in the city of Palma.
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In Mallorca, as in Spain, it’s traditional to have a short siesta after lunch, but we’re sure you’ll want to continue sightseeing and shopping in the island’s beautiful cosmopolitan capital city, Palma.
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We hope you have found this article about the Good Restaurants for Lunch in Palma useful and that you have many memorable meals as a result of our recommendations.
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