A guide to eateries all over Mallorca!
Always ask the locals if you are looking for a great place to eat in Mallorca’s villages!
When we are out on an assignment we go all over the island, and we rely on the locals to give us hot tips about the best watering holes are.
And It works!
The fun thing is, with the locals as our guides, we get to experience a large variety of food, décor, price and ambience. You won’t find that the recommendations below are the same. As they were hand picked by so many lovely people who are totally different from each other, the eateries range from the quaint to the very rustic, and the elegant too! Occasionally we come upon a shut door when we are hungry, and have pick something ourselves.
Join the fun! Take the car, bring out the bike or hop on a bus or train, and go on excursions to Mallorca’s amazing village. At some point lunch is going to sound like a great idea. If you find a place you enjoy – why don’t you let us know about it? Write to us at
SANT LLORENC DES CARDASSAR – CAN PEDRO GRILL – CALLE FEMENIES 59, Telephone +34 – 971838448
A nice new friend dropped us off at this newly decorated restaurant in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar at lunchtime, and we were thrilled to see locals of all ages at every single table in December! Many of them were enjoying typical Mallorquin dishes, but there were a lot more dishes to choose from on the menu. One of us is used to being a very challenging customer. Vegans do not always get a lot to eat on a village tour, but at this delightful restaurant the waiter suggested the Tropical salad n a timbale format. Delicious too! The more normal eater among us, opted for a chicken and goat’s cheese salad, which was also very attractive. Murmurs of ”Excellent” were heard among the munching, and the hungry Estate Mallorca crew could carry on our day contentedly. The owner, a very kind gentleman, will give you his best suggestions and help you in every way he can. Recommended!
SANTA MARÍA DEL CAMI – SA SINI – PLAZA HOSTALS 20 PLZ, Telephone +34 – 971620252
If we go to the Santa María area, we don’t tend to go on Mondays. That’s when the lovely restaurant Sa Sini is closed. We very much enjoy the traditional atmosphere there with the large barrels, the old world ambiance and the way everyone is always casting longing glances at the cake table… Yum!
Arrive just before they open at 13.00 , if you get there much later than that there will probably not be a table left in the house. The outside terrace is lovely, but if you wish to enter the time machine and be propelled a good few decades back in time, the inside is where to go. The friendly staff, the good Mallorquin fare, the pleasant pizzas and the huge and delicious salads keep us coming back for more – and occasionally one of us will enjoy a large slice of cake too. Love it!
SÓLLER – CAN PINTXO – CALLE DE LA RECTORÍA 1, Telephone +34 971 631643
Àlvaro and his excellent team at Can Pintxo are first class creative tapas and pintxo experts. Not only do the small yet so appetizing dishes look amazing, they taste even better! We like the restaurant in the centre of Sóller where you sit among wine barrels, and we are equally thrilled with the tasting room a few streets away where you can bring small groups to get creative among the pots and pans. The flavours are far from just being Mediterranean, there are oriental touches and fancy details such as foam and smoke. Everything can be tailored to fit your specific tastes as well. An all vegan tapas meal turned out to be the most excellent tapas feast for flexitarians too. Add fabulous wines into the mix and you will be tempted to stay for a long dinner. Very addictive!
CALA BONA – SA PUNTA GASTROBAR – URBANISACIÓN PORT VERD 14. Telephone +34 – 971585378
There is nothing better than having a great meal by the sea! We sought this place out because we love the tropical ambiance with palm trees, cacti and the nicely starched tablecloths on the tables. The menu is extensive too, so lots of amazing things to choose from, and while you are waiting for the food to arrive you can go for a stroll around the small peninsula that belongs to the restaurant. Lovely and different! Our host Paul gave us great olives, alioli and bread to start, and we viewed the menu hungrily. A yummy vegetable stir fry, or grilled vegetables with romescu sauce? Or perhaps a pear and Gorgonzola pasta? Paella, with seafood… And meat lovers might go for the fillet of beef with foie and sauce with port! Our team has visited twice already, and we have promised to come back again!
SES SALINES – CASSAI – CALLE SITJAR 5 – Telephone + 34 – 971 649721
This restaurant I lodged in a glorious little courtyard with a cosy inside in a 300 year-old house. It is nicely decorated with comfortable seats and lots of reserved tables, and it is one of our favourites in Ses Salines area in the south east. Whether you wish to enjoy a cocktail or a hearty lunch, the innovative cuisine and bar service will delight you! Tapas, salads, fish – all sorts of lovely foods await you in a charming ambiance. It is really wise to book a table before you go, however. Add a walk in the charming village, a visit to the stunning Es Trenc beach and a great lunch at this little gem, and you will be a few steps closer to heaven!
DEIÀ – XELINI – ARXIDUC LLUIS SALVADOR 19 Telephone +34 971-639-139
In the quaint main street of the charming village of Deià you will find a 130-year-old building with a pretty garden terrace. A combination of angelic artwork and a huge wooden door outside lead the way to a decorative inside seating area. Walk up to the bar area and enjoy the numerous tapas on display. The menu has a focus on Spanish fare – offering an impressive choice of more than 60 tapas – combined with plenty of Mallorcan-inspired touches. We always go for the salads and the small green peppers de Padrón, and some of our friends have liked the croquettes, the dates in bacon and the Spanish omelette. This family-run restaurant also has regular live music in the evenings. Nice one!
FORNALUTX – CAN ANTUNA – CARRER ARBONA-COLOM, 14 Telephone +34-971 63 30 68
Arriving in Fornalutx you need to park your car as driving isn’t possible in the narrow charming streets of this gorgeous village. As you start walking from the car park to the village, you will stumble upon this picturesque restaurant with local food. In Mallorca this is synonymous with lots of meat dishes and large portions. The cuisine at this restaurant is well known for creating good versions of the local specialities. You can have a meal outside on a nice terrace with an amazing landscape. While munching our Trampó salads we saw others eating “porcella” ,which is a typical meal of the island. The views of the valley are well worth a visit. If you are veggie based there are just a few tapas you can enjoy. Gorgeous views!
When in Port de Pollenca, we love walking out on one of the piers to find ”Stay” restaurant. Sitting surrounded by the sea while lapping up the amazing views is half the fun. Once you have gazed your fill, there is a very extensive menu to explore. Great salads, tapas, starters, a variety of amazing fish dishes and lots of meat plates too. On top of that they have invested in an entire vegan menu for lovers of fresh plant based fare. Once you have enjoyed the mains you are offered eleven elaborate desserts, and five sugar free ones too! This place is generally full of guests. It is highly recommended to make a reservation before you go. We enjoy it!
PUIGPUNYENT – ES PONT – CARRER SA TRAVESIA 2 – Telephone + 34 971 614485
Once a typical village bar with teenagers, beer drinking elderly men and housewives having a coffee too, this place has gone through a huge transformation in 2020. The walls between the bar and a neighbouring restaurant have been pulled down, and the entire area has been refurbished with elegant design and cosy furniture. My companion very much enjoyed his chicken stir fry and the vegetable salad and fries were excellent too. We liked the staff and the fire place area, as well as the huge terrace outside. This is a real asset to the village of Puigpunyent!
SINEU – MOLI D’EN PAU – CARRER DE SANTA MARGARIDA 25, Telephone +34 971 855116
Well situated restaurant on the edge of the town of Sineu. Just look for the windmill – it is that easy to find. There is a nice outside terrace with cosy outdoor seating and a charming inside area too. If you fancy Mallorca goodies, such as croquettes, pork loin or special bacalao fish followed by almond tart, this is the place for you. For those of you looking for more modern or exotic fare, Moli d’en Pau is not a frontrunner. But Mallorquin dishes, tapas and salads are a treat, and the staff is attentive. Great for lovers of traditional Mallorquin food!
Text: Charlotte von Proschwitz.
Photo: Thomas Engstrom.