Many travelers booking a luxury villa in Mallorca are going for the stunning beaches, amazing weather, and the heavenly scenery. However, part of a luxury vacation in Mallorca is also impressive food. In fact, many villas for rent in Mallorca are taken by the “foodies” of the world, who pay a visit to savor the emerging cuisine from this Balearic Island.
If you are preparing for your visit, let us help you enjoy the best dishes and dining spots as part of your several “must try” restaurants in Mallorca. They include:
This is one that can be easy to miss because of its location in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. It is close to the Lluc sanctuary and should be on your list of places to visit if you are headed to this part of the island. Not only is the experience bound to be one of your most scenic as the restaurant is tucked into a series of terraces over a mountain pool, but it serves some of the most authentic Majorcan dishes too. Their signature dish is arros brut, and their wine cellar is quite substantial. They even have a play yard for children so parents may enjoy all of the options, including their delicious coffees.
This Mediterranean restaurant has a Michelin star and uses only local produce and seasonal foods to create unbelievable dishes. Their lunch menu is also popular, and this Palma restaurant is part of a larger group owned by the chef (Mark Fosh). Reservations are a must.
An authentically waterfront location in Port de Soller, the views will make you want to linger, but so too will their unbeatable seafood dishes. Everything offered is locally caught and then prepared as simply as possible to enhance its delicious flavors and textures. Their most famous dishes include crepes with monkfish and prawn filling, all of their salads, and the bream with orange and honey sauce.
Finca Es Serral
If the idea of organically grown vegetables and fruits, locally reared meats, and all of it handled by the husband and wife team that owns the restaurant is appealing, this one is for you. With a wide range of seasonal options, including ample choices for vegetarians, this outside dining establishment is set in Arta at the north end of the island, and is earning a growing reputation for its amazing and authentic island cuisine.
Classic tapas is served in this harborside Palma restaurant. Expect to meet plenty of locals here to enjoy the fresh shellfish and the signature patatas bravas or vegetables in batter. Their Iberico ham is popular as well and is one of the most frequently ordered items, meaning you’ll want to savor it too!
If you are looking for true paella, and one that is made with only the freshest, seasonal ingredients, take the time to head to Pollensa and book a table on Bar Nou’s terrace. you’ll get to enjoy the impressive scenery, do a bit of people watching, and savor paella as it was meant to be enjoyed.
Though you may need to do a bit of driving or hire a car to enjoy some of these spots, they represent the best dining options on the island.