The 8 Best Restaurants In Mallorca
The Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, with Brits in particular attracted to its glorious beaches and long, sunny summer days. The island also has a great food scene, particularly for fans of tapas and seafood, with numerous restaurants to choose from. In this article, we’ll discover 8 of the best restaurants on Mallorca.
Restaurant Marc Fosh
Named after it’s own head chef, Restaurant Marc Fosh advertises itself as Mallorca’s premier dining destination. With a focus on Mediterranean food, the restaurant sources it’s ingredients from the finest suppliers across the Balearic Islands. The venue serves only tasting menus, three courses for €29.50 or five courses for €39.50. The menu changes regularly, but typical dishes will include Iberian pork, locally caught fish and slow cooked broccoli, all paired with the recommended wine and followed up with a cheese board. This restaurant won’t appeal to everyone but is perfect for lovers of fine dining.
Tast is probably best known for its pintxos – these small snacks are popular across Spain, and Tast serves up the best on the whole island of Mallorca. The restaurant focuses mainly on classic Spanish cuisine, such as tapas, with pintxos served in a variety of flavours including cod, camembert and oxtail. There are two branches of Tast, both located in Palma, and the company has been operating for more than 30 years, so it really knows its stuff. You’ll find one in the centre of the Old Town, whilst the second is on the outskirts of the city, both easily reachable by visitors to the city.
Es Coll d’Os
Located in a stunning setting on a headland jutting out from the east of the island, Es Coll d’Os itself is found in the middle of a charming stone courtyard. The family run restaurant changes it’s menu over every week, so even repeat visitors to Mallorca will never get bored of the range of cuisine on offer. Ingredients are sourced mainly from the restaurant’s own farm, which is located just 800 metres from the restaurant itself. The menu is sparse, featuring just three starters, one meat, one fish and one dessert dish at any time, but this exclusive menu means that every mouthful of your meal is done properly, with the chefs experts at creating their dishes.
Located in the quiet town of Soller, Casa Alvaro is named after its founder and head chef Alvaro, who is originally from Barcelona. Hidden away in the centre of the town, you are likely to stumble across Casa Alvaro if taking a stroll through the area. Best known for its tapas, your best bet is to go as a group and order plenty of dishes to share – chorizo, patatas bravas, garlic prawns and scallops are just some of the numerous mouthwatering options on the menu. You can see the full range of menu items scrawled on a blackboard in the restaurant itself, in a charming throw back to times before printed menus.
Pizzeria Los Dos Hermanos
Found in the Mallorcan capital of Palma, this pizzeria boasts one of the best TripAdvisor ratings of any restaurant on the island. Serving up fresh, authentic Italian pizza, it is sure to be a hit with families, especially those with children who aren’t up to tasting classic Spanish seafood! There are more than 15 different pizza toppings to choose from, including classics such as Margherita and Hawaii, as well as more creations, such as a carbonara pizza and several calzones. All the pizzas are cooked in a proper clay pizza oven, guaranteeing an authentic flavour.
D’alt Des Coll
D’alt Des Coll is located on a mountaintop between the Mallorcan towns of Soller and Bunyola, and is popular with the locals, as well as cyclists, who often take this route between Palma and the mountains. Boasting an outdoor terrace that acts as a glorious sun trap, the views of Palma from above are also reason enough to visit. In terms of food, the restaurant offers tapas and a range of Spanish mains, with a great wine selection chosen from only local vineyards.
A rustic café with grapevines climbing along the architecture, Café Parisien can be found on the east of the island in the small town of Arta. The café is French, as the name suggests, and is a great place to enjoy a coffee and a sandwich or pastry. The café would fit seamlessly into the French capital, except for the almost rural feel to the place, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The café hosts popular jazz evenings, and the interior is nicely decorated, with modern art on display.
Situated on a jetty in Moll Nou on the Port de Pollença, there aren’t many more picturesque places to enjoy a meal than at Stay. With beautiful views over the ocean and down the coast, the setting is truly beautiful, and the restaurant serves up the food to match. There’s a snack and lunch menu offered during the day, while at dinner the more extensive menu heavily features seafood. Popular dishes include lobster salad, fresh tuna and mussels done Basque style (in olive oil, garlic, and parsley sauce). Stay also boasts an excellent wine menu, with many wines sourced from across Mallorca and the Spanish mainland.
The cuisine on Mallorca is heavily Spanish influenced, with tapas, cured meat and seafood making up the majority of menus on the island. But there is plenty else for visitors and locals alike to try, with top quality pizza restaurants, rustic cafes and more.
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