Discovering Mallorca‘s culinary landscape is an adventure on its own, but everything tastes better when when it’s in the sea air. If you’re on the hunt for the 5 Best Seafront Restaurants in Mallorca, look no further. Here are five seafront eateries you shouldn’t miss.
1. Cas Patro March: Nestled beneath the cliffs of Deià, this eatery offers a dazzling view of the Cala Deià cove. The rustic ambience is complemented by a menu boasting local seafood. The polpo (octopus) and the lobster are both exceptional choices that marry well with the natural surroundings. Make sure to book in advance or turn up early to get a coveted walk-in spot; you can either park at the top near Deià and walk 15 minutes down the steep hill or, more sensibly, try to snag one of the 30 or so parking spots that are at the bottom of the hill and five minutes from the restaurant.
2. Restaurante Illeta: Situated in Camp de Mar, Restaurante Illeta is postcard perfect and is a complete juxtaposition against the plethora of generic hotels that are on the shoreline. Accessible only by a wooden bridge, this venue offers Mediterranean delicacies like oysters and grilled squid, all paired with panoramic sea vistas. The seafood paella for two is always a winner, and it’s worth booking in advance to secure one of the tables at the back of the restaurant to make the most of the sea breeze and the sea views. Walk-ins do open from midday and, as this is pretty much breakfast time in Mallorca, you should easily get a seat.
3. Cassai Beach House: If you like the Bohemian (dare I say slightly Soho House) vibe, then Cassai is for you. I wouldn’t go as far to say it puts Colonia de Sant Jordi on the map, but it does give you a good reason to visit. Their menu has all of the usual suspects (think seafood and rosé) and there is a great buzz about the place. The thatched roof and ocean backdrop make for an Instagram-worthy setting.
4. Mar de Nudos: Right by Palma’s marina, Mar de Nudos serves as a gastronomic crossroads, offering both Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines. The terrace setting is ideal for watching yachts glide by as you savour dishes like tempura or local oysters. Its location is a welcome respite from nearby Palma, which is often absolutely heaving with tourists.
5. Sea Club at Cap Rocat: This restaurant, situated within a former military fortress, offers a unique dining experience – albeit with a price tag to match. With an open kitchen and organic produce sourced from the estate, Sea Club delivers options for every palliate, but the sea bass baked in sea salt is a must-try, really capturing the essence of the ocean.
Discover the 5 Best Seafront Restaurants in Mallorca for an unparalleled dining experience that combines sumptuous food with awe-inspiring views.