This year we interviewed a local resident of Mallorca every week and asked them to recommend their favourite restaurant. We collected all their tips and created the following list of the top 40 places (in no particular order) you should try in 2022.

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A tapas adventure in Santa Catalina. Mixing Latin and Mediterranean flavors. Chef Joel Baeza has created outstanding food served in a cosy atmosphere.

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Hidden gem in central Palma serving local tapas plates with accompanying cavas in an adapted kitchen-style restaurant.


Classy tapas and cocktail bar from restaurant group Forn Projects with great vibes and service.

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We love Sant Elm for it’s charming, laid back vibe. La Casita Del Mar is the star attraction with fresh food made to share.

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Another hip Palma offering of innovative and imaginative cooking based on the Canary Island roots of its head chef and owner Jonay Hernández.


Boho-chic spot in Santa Catalina that serves imaginative small plates from around the world.

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The best Mexican we’ve had in Mallorca. Innovative tacos, casseroles and amazing cocktails served by the friendliest staff.

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Mexican-Californian taqueria bringing a mix of tex-mex and pacific flair to Santa Catalina.

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Head down to El Terenno for a good Neapolitan pizza, fresh pasta and typical Italian desserts.


A modern Italian eatery in the heart of Santa Catalina offering fresh pasta, pizzas and mozzarella made daily.

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Stone baked pizzeria in Palma, with an open kitchen to see the magic unfold.

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A authentic pizzeria tucked away just outside Palma in Genova, you enter an oasis filled with plants and fairy lights.


Laid-back American-style restaurant serving up gourmet burgers in a simple and modern layout.


Marga Mira Nadal and Patrick Battenberg created Bandal, a meeting place where everyone can enjoy good food, good music and friendliness.


Serving up some of the highest quality sushi on the island, chef Tomeu Martí created Arume in 2016 by combining Mediterranean and Asian flavours.

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2017 Alberto Martín Expósito decided to open his first restaurant, Aires de Japón, in the centre of Sóller and it doesn’t disappoint.

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Nama serves up modern Asian fare, located in the beautiful mountain town of Deia and over looking views of the Tramuntana mountains.


Isaan offers a little piece of Thailand to Santa Catalina with some of the best rated Thai dishes on the island.


Fera’s borderless Mediterranean-Asian cuisine is inspired by chef Simon Petutschnig’s love for Japanese flavours along with seasonal ingredients found in Spain.

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El Camino is a classy tapas restaurant in Palma serving small dishes made for sharing with the finest local products. Sitting along the long narrow bar, you get full view of the kitchen and excellent service.


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Amazing food served in the elegant surroundings of a 19th century mansion house with the stunning backdrop of the Soller Valley, fingers crossed they re-open in 2022.


A popular Palma restaurant owned by Mallorcan chef Fabian Fuster and his partner Irene Rigo. The menu features typical Mediterranean & Asian fusion dishes.


A beer and food tasting experience where local, fresh and seasonal products match with different craft beers and special wines in the small town of Llubi.

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Located on the beach in Port Soller, chef Grace Berrow cooks deliciously fresh food with ingredients supplied by neighbouring growers.


Located in Selva and housed in a traditional 19th century village manor owned by the mother of Chef Marga Coll who served up the finest local ingredients.

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An intimate, bistro-style restaurant with a michelin star. The food surprises guests with it’s amazing combination of flavours.

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This rustic chic spot in Caimari village, is owned and run by sisters Maria and Teresa Solivellas. The aim is to achieve the shortest journey possible from the soil to the table, the ‘0 km’ concept.

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Family-owned, Deia favourite also packs a michelin starr and is prepared by the wonderful German chef/patron Josef Sauerschell.

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Located next to the famous Caves of Campanet, with spectacular views of the Sierra de Tramuntana in a rural setting and authentic grilled meat or fish plates.

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Family restaurant located in Port Soller with Mediterranean food in a fantastic atmosphere overlooking the bay.


A cool, laid-back spot in Santa Catalina inspired by Hawaiian surfer Duke Kahanamoku. The owners Juanjo and Ronny are also keen surfers and it’s reflected in the decor and style.


Naan is another Santa Catalina favourite, serving up street food with most dishes in two sizes and ideal for sharing.


Edgy decor makes Vandal another fun spot in Santa Catalina. The food is of a very high standard with Mediterranean and Spanish flavours.

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Hidden gem in Palma with no markings on entrance. Offers a small but outstanding menu of Mallorcan dishes.


Quality Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisines matched by a cozy ambiance and lovely decor.


Located on the roof terrace of the Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel in Port Soller. The Israeli-oriental cuisine is enjoyed "Balagan style".


Orlando Baldeón, chef at the Lima restaurant in Palma, brings out great flavours and colours in the Peruvian-inspired menu.

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La Mujer de Verde is a Palma vegetarian restaurant where 90% of the menu is vegan.


Offers mostly plant-based food made from as much local organic ingredients as possible.

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Laid-back Palma spot with a leafy garden offering vegetarian, Mediterranean & Colombian dishes.