One of the great reasons to visit the capital city of Mallorca is its vibrant and constantly evolving culinary scene. Here, there are a wealth of eateries that appeal to every tastebud, mood and budget. Whether you fancy a bite of tasty tapas or want to savour the finest international cuisine, we present to you some of the best restaurants in Palma.
Best Restaurants in Palma
The islands capital, Palma de Mallorca is made up of districts which all have their own unique and inviting array of restaurants. The trendy area of Santa Catalina has a plethora of cosy eateries, perfect to dine at before a night on the town. Alternatively, the harbour district to the west of the city has been gaining a reputation as a real foodie quarter. The streets of Palma Old Town and La Lonja are filled with restaurant after restaurant all offering a great selection of tasty menus!
Breakfast is loved in Palma, where there are a plethora of wonderful options to choose from, and some excellent roasted beans to be tried! Lunch is the main meal of the day for the Spanish, with many restaurants offering a ‘Menu del día’ – a set menu which usually consists of three courses and a drink for a set price. Also known for their later dinners, in Palma you can eat at many restaurants until late into the night!
Dining with Views
Palma’s bays and marinas are home to a number of top restaurants, boasting some of the most incredible views on the island. No matter if you want to watch the sun go down, soak up the views of the Mediterranean Sea or seep your eyes in architecture, you will not be disappointed in what some of the best restaurants in Palma have to offer!
Es Baluard Restaurant and Lounge Bar enjoys a privileged position at the Museum of Contemporary Art. As well as great food and wines, its selling point is its views across the harbour and Palma’s lush landscapes. Head to Club de Mar Palma where there is a small selection of lovely restaurants boasting stunning views over the bay of Palma and wonderful tasting menus.
Alternatively, located on the seafront, close to the fishing port, with unbeatable views of the Cathedral and the bay of Palma, is Ca’n Eduardo. Here you will be able to sample the tastiest fresh fish and Mediterranean dishes.
Located right on Palma‘s lively beach promenade, Anima Beach Club offers excellent food, comfortable sunbeds, friendly professional staff and a unique urban but relaxed atmosphere. Alternatively, in Portixol, Assaona Gastrobeach Club is a true oasis in Mallorca’s capital with a fresh hip concept and design. The restaurant offers a unique gastronomic experience. Taste yellowfin tuna sashimi, scallop ceviche with hummus or pasta with asian truffle right by the sea.
The excellent S’Olivera Restaurant is located at the famous Plaza de Cort in Palma de Mallorca, known for a 600 year-old olive tree which is a popular tourist attraction. The restaurant is a great place to go at any time of the day, both for its high-quality creative dishes and its excellent service.
Fusion restaurants are causing quite a stir in Palma, where diners will be able to try something new! Here you will be lucky enough to try the finest international cuisine with new restaurants popping up all of the time.
Fera Restaurant & Bar has become one of the most notable gourmet destinations in the city, just moments away from the exclusive shopping area of Jaime III. Led by head chef Simon Petutschnig, diners can expect to taste exquisite cuisine of Mediterranean and Asian fusions.
Set within the luxury Can Alomar Boutique Hotel in Palma, De Tokio a Lima offers a first class fine dining experience with a fusion of Japanese, Peruvian and Mediterranean cuisine. Alternatively, Toque Restaurant is one of the most famous restaurants in Palma thanks to its immaculate service and top-notch Belgian-French food.
Mallorca is also home to numerous restaurants serving extraordinary oriental dishes. Kurobota Restaurant is an edgy Japanese and East Asian eatery in Santa Catalina. The food is freshly prepared and their innovative cocktail creations are a must try! Izakaya is also highly recommended in Santa Catalina, serving exceptional Japanese food that is designed to be shared amongst loved ones.
Made in China, located in Palma’s city centre, is a must for those that want to try delicious Chinese cuisine. Full of flavour and using authentic ingredients, they also offer some excellent Mallorcan wines.
It is definitely worth paying a visit to Bi Bap in the heart of the city, a unique restaurant in Palma that offers the best Korean and Asian delights. Be sure to try their special ‘Secuencia de Ceviches’, which is three delicious and different dishes on the same plate.
Naan Street Food is the place to be if you want to try a variety of dishes from every corner of the world. Located in Santa Catalina, the restaurant also serves delicious international cocktails and Spanish wines.
Situated in the vibrant area of Santa Catalina, Sumaq is an extraordinary eatery where diners can discover Peruvian fusion cuisine. You can also find NURU Restaurant close by, where amazing flavours and the freshest ingredients come together to form unbeatable Mediterranean fusion cuisine.
Also a great pick is restaurant Emilio Innobar. Named after its acclaimed chef, the eatery subtly blends Mexican, Asian and mediterranean flavours from fresh market produce.
There are many places to enjoy delicious Italian cuisine, with a restaurant almost on every corner in the capital city. Located in Santa Catalina, A Casa Mia Restaurant has a cosy and intimate environment offering authentic Italian cuisine with a Mallorcan twist. Here it’s less about pizza and more about authentic home cooked Italian food.
Check out ProSecco Santa Catalina, which has a lovely inviting atmosphere, with their starters and pizzas being particularly divine! Sandro Restaurante offers an elegant setting to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and lots of fresh, homemade pasta. Walk a little further from the cathedral along the ancient walls in Palma and you will discover Café Murada, serving some of the finest Italian dishes on the island.
There are a host of fantastic restaurants serving the most delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Expect a lot of flavour with fresh ingredients sourced from the beautiful island of Mallorca itself. Celler Sa Premsa Restaurant is a lovely Mallorcan treasure in Palma that allows you to dine in a rustic cellar. The menu consists of traditional local cuisine. Alternatively, TAST Avenidas Restaurant has become one of the most popular spots for tapas, using good quality ingredients.
Sadrassana Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is housed in a nineteenth-century Majorcan manor house located in the picturesque Sa Drassana square in Palma’s old town. Offering a menu of traditional dishes and new creations inspired by the Balearic Islands, diners can immerse themselves in the authentic cuisine of the island.
Another favourite for the locals is Quina Creu, a quirky tapas restaurant hidden in Palma’s old town. Here, dishes vary from tapas to seafood. Right in the heart of Palma’s city centre, Ombu brings a modern twist to traditional tapas along with great wines and wonderful cocktails. A great find is also 13% Restaurant, a tapas and wine bar nestled in the back streets of Palma’s old town. The eatery serves delicious plates with over 120 wines to choose from!
If you are looking for an exclusive setting, head to the rooftop Rooftop Terrace at Hotel Sant Francesc where you can enjoy refined Mediterranean cuisine with the best views in the city. Alternatively, La Paloma in La Lonja is situated in a building seeped in history, retaining its beautiful architectural authenticity.
Recently transformed with a stunning new interior design, La Paloma serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a beautiful environment to match. Housed in a beautiful building seeped with history, diners can savour a menu designed to awaken the senses.
Vegetarian & Vegan
Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for a healthy dining options, Palma is definitely the place for you! Even carnivores can enjoy the vegan options available. From breakfast to late-night snacking, you will find the best veggie dining experiences here.
Bon Lloc Restaurant is one of the most renowned vegetarian and vegan eateries on the island, located within Palma’s city centre. Their fresh, nutritious and delicious dishes are enough to tempt any tastebud! Vegan & Raw in Plaza Patine is also a superb pick, with a wealth of juices and plant based loving food.
Located in the centre of Palma, the concept of vegetarian food is transformed at Temple Natura thanks to their use of natural and fresh ingredients with a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available. Also in Santa Catalina you will find Ziva to Go, a great lunch stop, offering vegan and raw cuisine.
Sabores de Sandra Vegan restaurant is another great find, serving an array of options in a warm and cosy environment. The Michelin-starred Marc Fosh, in Palma, has a vegetarian menu and will create a superb vegan menu with notice.
Cafes & Bakeries
Whether you’re looking for a traditional Mallorcan tostada in a street-front cafe, or a cooked breakfast on a sea-view rooftop, Palma has it all! There are cafés and bakeries in almost every corner and are the places to visit for fresh bread, pastries and other delicious treats.
Far East Palma offers many typical Swedish cakes and pastries. As well as other great food including quiche and sandwiches. Their coffee is made especially for the café from a mix of beans from Colombia, Brazil and Kenya, roasted here in Mallorca.
Check out Mama Carmen in Palma, where breakfast consists of mostly organic products with some lovely pastries. Lluís Pérez Pastisser is a confectionery that offers many delicious baked goods, such as almond flavoured croissants. You should definitely head to La Molienda if you are looking for a great cup of coffee made from roasted Spanish beans. In the restaurant La Bella Juanita, they also offer very good cup of the finest blends and original Llonguets with a variety of tasty assortments.
At La Madeleine de Proust you can taste delicious pain au chocolat or at Arabay Coffee you can taste Arabic and green coffees and participate in tastings and courses. Or, if you want to indulge in sweet delicacies on a beautiful terrace go to the Rose Velvet Bakery.
Rialto Cafe is located inside Rialto Living, and the perfect place to take a much needed break break with beautiful homemade food, coffee and cakes. For traditional Mallorcan pastries and other delights, Can Joan de S’Aigo Cafe in the heart of Palma’s old town is worth a visit, serving some of the best ensaïmadas on the island. El Palau is also a superb find, serving delicious coffee and fresh juices, perfect to pick you up during the day.
For a sophisticated fix, Cappuccino Cafe is your place, offering top quality coffee, food and drinks throughout the day. Giovanni L. Ice Cream Parlour is also famous for their delicious gelato with their ice cream parlours being located across island, with one in Palma.