HomeX

Best Restaurants in the Balearics

By Rebecca Bradbury   Last Updated: 8 April 2021

From traditional Spanish fare and local seafood dishes to Michelin-starred fine dining and exquisite international offerings, the Balearics’ vibrant foodie scene is not to be missed. Luckily, many of the best restaurants can be found in the main ports and along the coast of the four islands that make up the Balearics, meaning it’s easy to sample their gastronomic delights on a luxury yacht charter in the Mediterranean. Our experts pick out their favourites.

1. Sa Foradada, near Deia, Mallorca

Paella dish at Sa Foradada
Sa Foradada rocky promontory in Mallorca
Sa Foradada restaurant in Mallorca

Located on a rocky promontory in the north east of Mallorca, Sa Foradada is as famous for its stunning views as it is its paella. The restaurant can only be accessed by a steep 45-minute hike or, conveniently for luxury yacht-goers, by boat. Just anchor close to the huge rock with a hole in – at 10 meters in diameter you can’t miss it – and make your way up the steps to find this rustic hideaway. Signature dishes of mixed seafood and vegetable paella are cooked over a wood fire, and served up in an open-air terrace overlooking the bay. The menu also features a selection of meat, fish and salads.

2. Café Balear, Cituadella, Menorca

Cafe Balear, Cituadella in Mallorca

Living by the philosophy ‘from the sea to the table’, Café Balear offers high-quality seafood fresh from the Mediterranean. As the restaurant’s own boat, Rosa Santa Primera, is responsible for the daily catches of fish and shellfish, maximum freshness and quality of produce is guaranteed to reach your plate. And its waterside location in the port of Cituadella means you can go also go straight from the sea to the table! Popular dishes on the menu include the monkfish and lobster casseroles as well as its classic seafood tapas.

3. Karma Sushi, San Antonio, Ibiza

3. Karma Sushi, San Antonio, Ibiza

sushi at Karma Sushi, San Antonio in Ibiza
dining area at Karma Sushi, San Antonio in Ibiza

Standing out from the crowd in the heart of San Antonio’s sunset strip is Karma Sushi. Serving the wonderful combination of sushi and cocktails, the bar stays open to 1am and tends to cater for those with a penchant for partying. Small portions that are ideal for sharing help create a sociable dining experience, not to dissimilar to Spain’s tapas bars. Satisfy your appetite with Japanese classics like sashimi, sushi and yakitori chicken skewers whilst indulging in the venue’s signature beverage, the lychee mojito. Seek out Karma Sushi when you anchor your motor yacht in the port of San Antonio.

4. Marc Fosh Restaurant, Palma, Mallorca

Food at Simply Fosh, Palma in Mallorca
indoor dining tables at Simply Fosh, Palma
jelly and mousse Desert at Simply Fosh, Palma, Mallorca

One of Mallorca’s most talked-about restaurants, this eatery lies in an unassuming street in the old town of Palma, housed in the ambience of the 17th-century Hotel Convent de la Missio. At the helm is British export Marc Fosh, celebrated for his clean tastes and big flavors. His ethos of using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients is reflected in the menu, which serves inspired contemporary Mediterranean dishes. A short taxi ride from the city’s port, this restaurant is a must for those on a superyacht charter seeking out a Michellin-starred fine dining experience.

5. Es Boldado, Cala D’Hort, Ibiza 

outdoor dining area at Es Boldado, Cala D’Hort in Ibiza

Set on the coast of Ibiza’s Carla D’Hort with unrivaled views of the magnificent Es Verdrá rock, the secluded Es Boldado offers an enigmatic yet peaceful dining experience. Its position by the sea means seafood features heavily on the menu and one of the highlights is the bullet de plex, a traditional Ibizan fish stew. The arroz a banda, rice cooked in strong and flavorsome stock, is also highly recommended. Those on luxury yacht charters can anchor at the Brut port nearby.

6. Ponderosa Beach, Mallorca

outdoor dining table at Ponderosa Beach in Mallorca, the Balearics
Deep-fried calamari at Ponderosa Beach restaurant, Mallorca

Literally feel the sand between your toes at the Ponderosa Beach restaurant, located on the northeast coast of Mallorca, just south of Alcudia. The delicious cocktails and bohemian vibes are sure to send you into holiday mode, and an eco-friendly ethos ensures the food is locally sourced and often organic. During peak season, DJ sets create a party atmosphere at the weekend. Renowned for its first-class customer service, Ponderosa Beach makes the perfect stop for those motor yacht passengers after vibrant yet low-key eating and drinking experience.

7. Ca na Ribes, Santa Eulalia, Ibiza

bar at Ca Na Ribes, Santa Eulalia in Ibiza
enjoying seafood at Ca Na Ribes, Santa Eulalia on an Ibiza luxury yacht charter
Bread at Ca Na Ribes, Santa Eulalia - best Ibiza restaurant to visit

Situated in Ibiza’s Santa Eulalia, Ca Na Ribes has been run by the same family since its founding in 1926. Serving typically old-school Spanish cuisine, the menu specialises in fresh fish and seafood, with the sole and prawns in champagne sauce and almond skate its most celebrated dishes. The charming venue features a distinctly Meditteranean red-tiled floor courtyard, where diners sit alongside a running fountain, or there’s an option to watch the world go by on seats out front. Pay this quaint venue a visit when you dock at the port of Santa Eulalia.

Find out what luxury yachts are available for charter in the Balearics and speak to your preferred charter broker to start planning your next adventure.

Start Planning - Speak with a Charter Expert

Our yacht charter experts will:

  • Discuss your vacation plans
  • Check availability & shortlist suitable yachts
  • Negotiate booking & prepare your itinerary
  • Advise how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19

Enquire now for
yacht availability & free
consultation.

Contact Now
Shortlist

Yachts in your shortlist