Destination weddings in Mallorca typically plan a multi-day or long ‘wedding weekend’. Usually, destination weddings are so much more than the big day itself; the initial get-togethers, rehearsal dinners and post-wedding farewell brunches are very much part of the overall wedding agenda. Having a knowledgeable and local wedding planner to organise the ‘extended wedding’ is everything. It is our job and pleasure to ensure a smooth running of events, from beginning to end, with no uncomfortable spaces in between.
Many of our couples bring guests who wish to make the most of their Mallorca invitations, even outside of the wedding event line-up. Guests who like to enjoy a little city atmosphere, and as much of Palma de Mallorca as possible during their stay.
Providing a list of the very best experiences on offer and giving family, friends and other loved one’s quality recommendations of restaurants and places to visit is an ongoing request from most of our clients.
So, we decided to put together a list of all the spectacular fine-dining and gastronomical ‘must-visits’ in Palma to ensure the party doesn’t have to end, even after the extended celebration, allowing your guests to make the most out of their travel.
There are many, many restaurants, cafes, and bars in Palma. In fact, over the past 10 years, Palma de Mallorca has not only become an increasingly popular wedding destination but has also earned itself a valuable spot in city-break tourism. Much of this is due to the influx of an amazing food scene, which has undoubtedly attracted a more cultured, and ‘foodie lovers’ crowd.
So, let us look at our recommended spots, we are sure you and your wedding guests will not be disappointed!
3 Best Restaurants for Food Lovers
No doubt, this is the absolute best Peruvian fusion food, and a restaurant of world class gastronomy. Owner and Head Chef, Irene Gutiérrez is an artist and a culinary queen. We are completely head-over-heels for all her dishes and the different culinary experiences on offer. Her open kitchen offers a very welcoming atmosphere, where Irene often comes out to greet and chat with her clients.
Our friends from Berlin regularly visit as a matter of tradition to see Irene (at least once) during their stay. Another client from Ecuador and her future husband told us “her (the brides) Mother makes the best ceviche in the world” – now he thinks Irene makes it better. Irene’s ceviche is collectively the best we have ever tasted!
A luxurious experience directly on Palma’s (Harbour) waterfront, overlooking the historical central city cathedral. This fabulous open-air restaurant offers nothing short of fine-tuned Mediterranean cuisine and a choice of freshly made Japanese sushi. Both internally and externally boasts of chic décor and a modern, contemporary ambience. Mar de Nudos comes at an expense, but well worthwhile, sitting in front of prestigious yachts where everything from the staff, exquisite food presentation and the explosion of taste from their dishes is a divine experience.
Restaurant ‘De Tokio a Lima’ is situated in the beautiful Boutique Hotel, Can Alomar Luxury Boutique Hotel. This stunning restaurant is the perfect setting for a spot of Sunday lunch or after wandering the city streets of Palma de Mallorca and enjoying some retail therapy. Dining upstairs on the terrace overlooking the green leaf avenue provides nothing less than an atmospheric chic, city-sleek lifestyle set-up. The menu is perfectly light, healthy, and an incredibly delicious fusion of Japanese, Peruvian with Mediterranean influences that keep us returning again and again.
3 Best Restaurants for Style Lovers
A fantastic new concept bar and restaurant offering a modern spin on the old authentic tapas and Spanish pintxos bars. You prop yourself up at the bar, and delight in the atmospheric and fast paced kitchen performing before your very eyes. The menu is led by David Taborda and owners Eddie and Samuel, presenting a spectacular variety of Mediterranean cuisine in the form of tapas, sharing plates and an ‘A la Carte’ menu, all created from local produce on the island.
El Camino also offers one quieter seated dining area, which is perfect for a romantic meal, an intimate rendezvous with a friend and even a small business meeting. But, be prepared, this fine restaurant does not take reservations. However, do not worry, even if you must wait for a private table, there is plenty of lively opportunity to enjoy the action from the bar in the meantime.
Tast Club is a great spot if you love a bustling atmosphere and some innovative décor! It is a fantastic place for a casual drink, enjoyment of its lively ambience and some delicious Pintxos bites. There are plenty of corners for dining and an incredibly stylish bar to get in the Mediterranean spirit. The typical Spanish menu is not overly extravagant, but well-worth a try. This place is gold for its stylish interiors and popularity.
Bahia Mediterraneo really is the place to be in Palma. This unique restaurant boasts of a 1930’s approach to its décor and furnishings. We just love their style and even their uniforms are representative of standing still in a former time. This restaurant has an amazing view overlooking Palma Bay, with white formal table settings and an amazing international menu and wine card which very much suits the environment. If you get the opportunity to spend time sitting at their night-lit bar with their gold palm-fringed chandeliers for an evening, ensure you are wearing your favourite cocktail dress and order an ‘Old Fashioned’, you’ll feel like a movie star in Hollywood.
3 Best Restaurants for Tapas Lovers
La Vermuteria Rosa is a retro style restaurant set in the heart of Palma. Serving top quality tapas and homemade dishes, this stylish meeting place is perfect for a relaxed bite to eat whilst out and about in the Old Town of Palma. Nothing fancy, no frills or need to be formal. Just some great tasting Mediterranean food, served simply with an almost delicatessen vibe in a quirky part of town.
Buscando el Norte is one of two restaurants in Palma de Mallorca, one in San Miguel and a new one in Santa Catalina. The creative kitchen presents refined tapas from the culinary skills and imagination of their chef, Gastón Macchión. The authenticity of their attentive team offers an excellent service, friendly customer care and passion behind their hospitality. There are plenty of mouth-watering dishes to choose from, each with fine attention to detail, tending loving care and a contemporary Mediterranean twist.
Quina Creu restaurant and pintxo tapas bar is one of the most favoured restaurants among locals in Palma de Mallorca. The small, cosy, and retro styled outlet will have you roaming with your eyes around the eclectic mix of cool décor throughout much of your stay. Relax casually at the bar with a crisp glass of wine, enjoy an evening of tapas, group together with friends and indulge in an array of sharing plates, or go bold and tuck into one of their delicious main courses from their A la Carte or specials menu No complaints from us whatsoever – The ambience is great and the menu is quite simply superb!
3 Best Restaurants for Seafood Lovers
Baiben is an incredible harbourfront restaurant created and run by Fernando P. Arellano (a Michelin 2 Star Awarded Chef). The restaurant offers a brand new stylish and up-market space which creates a tranquil Mediterranean atmosphere on the stunning waterfront of Portal Nous. Its breath-taking panoramic views to the marina and outside terrace offers the perfect summer ambience, where we often celebrate our personal family events – we honestly love the place. The cuisine presents an exciting and diverse menu with Mediterranean & Latin-American flavours, including everything from paellas, grill, tapas, slow cooked dishes & beautiful homemade desserts.
Parada del Mar is a beachfront, authentic restaurant in which seafood and fresh fish takes on a whole new meaning. The local and authentic styled restaurant situated just opposite of the Kings Palace Marivent maintains a typical Spanish atmosphere, with a minimalist and traditional approach to décor, but truly offers the best fish in town. Guests arrive, enter the restaurant, head directly to the fishmonger counter, and choose what to eat. In the meantime, whilst the kitchen prepares your meal, take a seat, relish the view and sip on a refreshing beverage. Amazing!
Restaurant Illeta is a lovely typical Spanish beach restaurant, located on a little island with direct access via a little wooden bridge walk. Overlooking white sands and crystalline turquoise blue water, this quaint local restaurant and bar offers an amazing paella. Among other seafood specialties and varied menu, guests are guaranteed a true taste of the Mediterranean, with humble hospitality and complete satisfaction. Sa Illeta looks magical from the evening through to the night, providing an unparalleled experience of a moonlit dinner on its very own islet.
3 Best Restaurants for breath-taking view Lovers
Almaq is part of the luxury El Princep Hotel. This truly desirable rooftop restaurant offers outstanding views across the blue Balearic Sea, Palma Bay and Palma Old Town. The rooftop terrace offers a contemporary, clean layout with a mosaic cocktail bar, relaxing dining spaces, chill-out zones, day loungers and a central swimming pool. Although the menu is relatively small, the dishes are honestly remarkable, so feel free to indulge in some elegant Mallorca cuisine. If you are going to treat yourself to a few cocktails, their rooftop bar and restaurant is the perfect setting – we are particularly in love with the Mango Daiquiri!
This Mediterranean paradise literally perches like a balcony over the sea. Sympathetically restored, this exquisite early 20th century landmark building has become home to one of Mallorca’s most beautiful restaurants. Offering a relaxing atmosphere, stylish interior, and a grand terrace with breath-taking views over the Bay of Palma, Il Paradiso will give you a meal to remember. Delicious Italian and Mediterranean dishes are carefully created from the finest of authentic ingredients and served with a smile by their professional and attentive team.
The Sea Club is part of the exceptionally beautiful, Cap Rocat Hotel, where many couples choose to host their weddings with us. This is an amazing spot that is perfect for a romantic dinner or a little reunion lunch with friends. Just simply relax, sit back, and absorb the magical atmosphere of a typical summer’s day with the sea breeze on your face here in Mallorca. The menu is delightful and ranges from beautifully prepared grilled meats, fish plates and typical rice dishes.
3 Best Restaurants for Party Lovers
Patron Lunares is situated in Palma Old Town, Santa Catalina. This restaurant opened by Javier Bonet boasts of spectacular décor and interior design which perfectly blends art, antiques, and spectacular portraits of their family. This is the place where all those ‘party-goers’ begin their night out, especially over the course of the weekend where regular DJ’s play well into the late hours of the night. The food is astounding, and always has been since the very opening many years ago. A fantastic Spanish fusion with seasonal changes to their innovative menu that is incredibly reasonable in price for the level of quality on offer and the ingredients used.
49 Steps Bar and Grill Restaurant is in the heart of the Port of Moll Vell with some amazing views over the Mediterranean Sea and the centre of Palma. A lively atmosphere with good music and exclusive cocktails that can be accompanied by any of their surprising and varied gastronomic dishes. Everything from grilled meats, rice, fish and seafood, or bar snacks outside on the terrace as you watch the sunset is possible and makes this spot highly desirable.
Vandal is one of the most cosmopolitan lifestyle bars and restaurants in Palma. The cocktails are top of their game which invite you to really embrace the enjoyment of a stylish evening out. The environment is loud, fast paced and incredibly trendy. Their gastronomy is dynamic, creative, and perfectly accompanies its fine lists of wines and specialist cocktails. An unforgettable night out and experience to remember.
3 Best Restaurants for Food Market Lovers
Food markets are a tradition and a modern commodity here in Mallorca. Santa Catalina Market is a great place to go buy some food and eat outdoors in a street food styled environment. The unique feature of this market is, if you wish to buy some fresh fish from one of the fishmonger stations and bring it to one of their bars, they will gladly cook it for you!
All around the market are super nice cafés to have breakfast or grab a little tapas or lunch. During the winter months, when tourism has died down, locals regularly meet up in the early afternoon to grab a light bite before heading to the day-clubs, and yes, in Mallorca you can go clubbing in the afternoon.
The other markets further down from Santa Catalina Market have plenty of different food stands, but are not for grocery shopping, which are filled with great spots to enjoy an authentic, local eatery experience whilst here in Mallorca including Palma Gastronomic Market located in Paseo Maritimo otherwise known as Mercat 1930, and Mercado Gastronomico in San Juan, Palma de Mallorca.
There are plenty of fantastic opportunities to ensure you and all your guests experience a wonderful and memorable stay in Mallorca. Mallorca Boutique Weddings are here to help you plan your dream wedding and all those surrounding special events to ensure everyone feels welcome and taken care of.
Are you embarking on the destination wedding planning journey? Contact us at Mallorca Boutique Weddings and together we will create the unique and unforgettable experience that you have always dreamed of.