Mallorca’s gastronomical scene is positively blooming, with traditional and innovative proposals taking the island by storm. On our quest to find the hottest restaurants in Mallorca, we discovered 10 fabulous eateries that not only serve interesting and inventive food but which also reminded us just how special dining out can be.
Hottest Restaurants in Mallorca
There are few places in the world that can rival Mallorca for its gastronomic offerings, which range from world-renowned Michelin stars to unassuming tapas bars, and everything else in between. With so much delicious food and world renowned chefs on offer, it can be an insurmountable challenge to know where to start. Here’s our selection of the hottest restaurants in Mallorca right now.
Restaurante Mala Madre Palma
Mala Madre offers a daring menu comprised of Spanish, Mexican, Thai and other worldly foods, intended to awaken the senses. Brought together with passion and flare, Head Chef Cati Vidal creates exotic dishes full of authenticity. Its charcoal grill stands centre stage at the establishment, delivering an added level of flavour when finishing slow cooked meats.
Carrer de Llucmajor, 1, 07006 Palma | www.malamadreportixol.com
Located in a stunning nineteenth-century Mallorcan house, Miceli prepares a variety of dishes dependent on the produce which seduces Chef Marga Coll at nearby Inca market. Delight in traditional cuisine with an innovative touch and discover their unique approach to the kitchen.
Carrer dels Angels, 11, 07313 Selva | www.miceli.es
Restaurante Vandal Palma
In an enticing culinary adventure, Restaurante Vandal explores the unknown, where guests can discover different cultures and traditions of the world. With a menu composed of intense flavours, aromas and a universe of textures, owner and chef Bernabé Caravotta proposes unique combinations which are both aromatic, colourful and authentic.
Plaça del Progrés, 15, 07013 Palma | www.vandalpalma.com
Restaurante Daica perfectly balances innovation with tradition, uniting haute cuisine, well-being and the evolution of bespoke techniques. Established from a family project by David Ribas and Caterina Pieras, the restaurant delivers a creative culinary vision that draws on traditional Mallorcan and Catalan recipes.
Carrer de la Farinera, 7, 07430, Llubi | www.daica.es
Restaurante Tomeu Lassio de Lloseta
With vast culinary experience, owner and chef Tomeu Lassio proposes an uncomplicated menu based on Mallorcan cuisine, where dishes are free from unnecessary complexities and instead lead directly to flavour. A large majority of the vegetables are produced in his own garden, where he places importance on slowly prepared bases, powerful sofrito-based sauces, aromas, bay leaves and olive oil.
Carrer Guillem Santandreu, 38, 07360 Lloseta | www.tomeulassio.com
Restaurante Gastrobar Es P’dal
With pizzas as their speciality, Es P’dal satisfies diners with an enticing gastronomical proposal in a nostalgic environment. At night, drinks become the protagonists, where local wine complements hearty burgers and dishes to share.
Carrer Passeig des Born, 8, 07350
Restaurante Sa Fàbrica
Restaurante Sa Fàbrica serves thoughtful dishes prepared from fresh and seasonal products. The concept of their open kitchen allows diners to contemplate Marcel Ress, owner and Head Chef, in an immersive culinary experience.
Gran Via Colom, 28, 07300 Inca | www.safabrica.es
Housed in a charming 250-year-old stable, Restaurant Sebastian specialises in using seasonal ingredients where the flavours of the products speak for themselves. Often, Sebastian Pasch, the skilful chef-owner, adds a touch of Asia to his dishes but there are always old favourites like a ‘Mallorcan Rack of Lamb’ to delight his loyal clients.
Carrer Felipe Bauzà, 2, 07179 Deia | www.restaurantesebastian.com
At Laudat Restaurant in Santanyí, guests can appreciate the essence of Mallorca, where a love of cooking is combined with good wine. Located in the heart of one of the most emblematic villages in the Balearic Islands, selected delicacies and quality dishes complement a truly harmonious environment.
Carrer Sant Andreu, 18 07650 Santanyi | www.restaurantlaudat.com
Set on the slopes of the Tramuntana, this two Michelin stars restaurant prepares extraordinary culinary compositions in the spectacular location of an old mansion. Here, Head Chef Fernando P. Arellano builds a culinary proposal inspired by his experiences, surroundings and roots. Relish in impressive and original dishes to conquer the taste palate.
Castell Son Claret, Carretera Capdella – Galilea, Km. 1,7, 28010 Es Capdellà | www.zaranda.es
Photography by Cristina Ortega
Remember to book ahead as tables at the restaurants are like gold dust!