Menorca: A Guide to the Best Restaurants

Menorca might be smaller than Mallorca and Ibiza but it has plenty to offer. From beautiful beaches to fine cuisine, Menorca has long been a popular holiday destination for millions of tourists all over the world. Menorcan gastronomy comes from the contributions of various peoples and cultures that have developed throughout the centuries. Interestingly Menorca invented mayonnaise, and has skillfully adapted many elements from other countries, making them its own. Islamic, Catalan and French influences have been responsible for the recipes that have made Menorca famous all over the world.


Aurora Restaurant is a nice restaurant located in Ciutadella and serves great cuisine and tapas. Grab a stool at the bar and survey the array of montaditos – slabs of bread with tasty toppings. Kick off with the squidgy sobrassada sausage, a real Balearic speciality, and then see what takes your fancy. Order a cold beer or a glass of Balearic wine and enjoy the good food and sunshine.

Café Balear

It had its beginnings as a tavern on the port frequented by seamen in the early hours of each day before setting out to sea. During more than 30 years this family business enjoyed the confidence of its customers, becoming a meeting point for the enjoyment of all kinds of tapas, fish & shellfish straight off the boat.

Today the Café Balear is a well-known reference point and a stop not to be missed on the Port of Ciutadella for the freshness of its dishes and its pleasant and welcoming atmosphere.

Cap Roig

On a cliff top just north of Mahón, there are fabulous views of the rocky coast and the bay from the terrace of this popular restaurant. Try the local clams, or maybe some prawns or crab, and one of the rice dishes which are just delightful and fresh. In 1983, Christopher Olives founded the restaurant Cap Roig Located in the beautiful Cala Sa Mesquida Menorca and its popularity has grown ever since.

Menorca is a really fantastic holiday destination, and whilst not being too expensive to get to, it is made cheaper by visiting, where you can find some great deals on flights to the island.

Es Cranc Pelut de Menorca

Es Cranc Pelut de Menorca is located by the harbour in Fornells. Traditional Menorcan dishes and seafood are the popular dishes. After many years of faithful dedication towards the traditional cuisine of Menorca, the team of Es Cranc Pelut has harvested the deserved recognition. In the great terrace in front of the sea you will have the opportunity to taste the best plates of Menorca

Sa Pedrera d’es Pujol

The Sa Pedrera d’es Pujol Restaurant is an old building open since 1969, and it serves great food for the holidaymakers. If you’re looking for tradition and culture on your holiday, then this is the restaurant to come to, and ladies even get given a red rose when they sit down. For the gents, it’s a small tipple of local whisky.

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