As is the case with the rest of the Spain, the culinary culture in Mallorca is taken very seriously by its residents, and it definitely shows in the great variety of restaurants and other eating venues that the island has to offer. For one, Mallorca offers the highest concentration of cafes, bars and restaurants in the entire archipelago, which ensures that almost anyone visiting it will find something to eat that he or she will like.
That said, while both Spanish and International dishes can be found in Mallorca, the island specializes in seafood dishes, as well as offering the best fruit and vegetables available throughout the region.
Eating times in Mallorca are the same as the rest of the archipelago, with breakfast taking place sometimes even twice during the morning, depending on how early the first breakfast is taken. Lunch starts a bit later than some people are used to, at around 2:00 PM and is usually followed by the famous Spanish siesta (nap). Dinner time in Mallorca starts around 9:00 PM and can extend up to midnight depending on the restaurant and the district where dinner is taken.
Here are some of the most popular eating venues in Mallorca:
Address: Carrer de la Misio, 7A
Phone: +34 971 720 114
Simply Fosh is one of the restaurants in Mallorca that sports the most stylish atmospheres. However, it is also an informal restaurant so no particular etiquette is necessary. The restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and is popular for offering an excellent combination of price and food quality. Simply Fosh also boasts a beautiful sun terrace for people who prefer to dine outdoors.
Address: C/ SA Vall, KM. 3,000, 07500 Manacor
Phone: +971 84 56 85
Sa Rotana is one of the most exquisitely decorated upscale restaurants in Mallorca. It specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, but its true attractive is its international food, which it combines with hints of Mallorcan cuisine in order to achieve unique new flavors, which keep surprising its customers again and again.
Nawaab Indian Restaurant
Address: Joan Miro, 309, Cala Mayor
Phone: +0034 971 401 691
This popular Indian restaurant provides its customers with quite a unique mix: some of the best curry offerings along with an excellent view of the sea. The restaurant is part of a British chain of Indian restaurants and it fully lives up to the fame it has gained on Britain. The restaurant also offers take away service for those who prefer that option.
Gourmet Restaurant Tristan
Address: Puerto Portals
Phone: +971 675 547
Located at the stylish Portal Nous, the Tristan is the most renowned local restaurant. This is because the Tristan strictly adheres to the traditional Mallorcan cuisine. The experience for visitors to the restaurant is also excellent since beside the great food, the locale offers a beautiful terrace that overlooks the amazing marina.
Address: Avenida Cala Llonga, Cala d’Or
Phone: +971 643 039
The Port Petit is another amazing restaurant that offers a breathtaking view of the Marina of Cala d’Or thanks to its open air terrace. The restaurant is famous for its exquisite cuisine, as well as for serving some of the best desserts in Mallorca.