We are spoiled for choice for good restaurants on this island so this column is to offer you a personal recommendation. Most of you have your favorite dishes, but if you are looking for some great new options, below you will find a great choice of quality food in a lovely setting.
LA PESCADERIA DE ANDI, SAN AGUSTIN
Offering a large panoramic rooftop terrace, La Pescaderia de Andi is an exciting new fish restaurant concept featuring the freshest fish and seafood delivered daily, locally sourced wherever possible and cooked to perfection on their open grill. In the meantime, no less than 12 delicious and innovative dishes are coming out of the kitchen, including their selection of homemade breads. All included in the price of your main course. Try their new ‘Express’ lunch menu which offers a quick, fresh and healthy lunch or snack with many dishes for less than 10 euros. Discover their special events online: summer cocktails, live music, wine tasting and more at www.andi.es. Online reservations or WhatsApp at 687 329 671.
MONKEY STEAKHOUSE AND PIZZA, CALANOVA
It’s a particular favorite of locals looking for a good, consistent meal. It has a lovely terrace offering an inventive menu of freestyle fusion cuisine, gourmet pizzas and sumptuous sizzling grills, as well as friendly and helpful service. Vegetarian and gluten free options. Their exceptional minced liver pâté available to order! Check out their Facebook site for the full menu. Their motto is: food is the universal language; and they speak it fluently to the highest standards! In front of the port of Calanova above the Mojo bar. From 1 p.m. Phone. : 971 405 115/606 449 939.
BISTROT 49, EL TORO
At the end of the roundabout. Try their inventive and tasty lunch menu at 16.80 euros on weekdays from 1 p.m. which changes weekly. Evening menu, from 21.90 euros for two courses. Larger à la carte. Their excellent Complete Roasts on Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm: 21.90 euros for 2 courses; 24.90 euros for 3 courses. Mention any allergies before ordering so they can tailor the menu. Phone. : 971 234 168/666 999 018.
THE SECRET GARDEN, WE PORTALS
Has large screens showing special sporting events. Open daily from noon, serving lunch and dinner in their lovely sunny secret garden to the rear. Their very popular and sizzling barbecue is now open in the garden on weekends from 1pm. Always a perfect place to relax and enjoy hearty food and friendly service at reasonable prices. Mainly family. Room for walk-ins but suggest you book. 711 013 480.
BLACK BEARD, MAGALLUF BEACH
Have 4 giant screens showing sport in the most idyllic beach setting. Open 7 days a week. Serving homemade dishes and excellent Premium cocktails with their evening menu. The all day menu includes their specialty Captain Morgan BBQ Ribs. Offer a 10% discount to residents when you register at www.Blackbeardsbeachbar.com/crew also to receive birthday treats and specials. Reservations will certainly be needed for tomorrow night! 697 615 876.
THE FRENCH COFFEE, PORTALS
Great for buying delicious snacks to fill picnic baskets for days on the boat or at the beach or just chilling out at home. This popular cafe also serves quality breakfasts and snacks on its large terrace (near the Marineland car park in Portals) and known throughout the island for its exceptional bakery. Fresh bread, delicious cakes and pastries as well as savory quiches, tortillas and the perfect melt-in-your-mouth sausage rolls. Their spit roast chicken is definitely the best I have ever tasted. Open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Sunday Tel: 678 371 419.
EL FARO, PORT ADRIANO
A longtime favorite, offering fresh fish of consistent quality. Elegant and comfortable tablecloth to eat in the old part of Port Adriano, its large terrace offering a picturesque view of the port. A complete menu all superbly cooked. I highly recommend their Saint-Pierre plus their exceptional value Menu del dia all day, 15 euros on weekdays and 18 euros on weekends 971 232 676
MESON SON CALIU
Very popular for its high value Spanish cuisine. Open every day from noon. Covered and sunny terrace. Has an excellent chef and an extraordinarily good quality menu at 12.50 euros. The special Saturday menu at 18.50 euros is extremely popular. I had a delicious a la carte goat cheese salad, large enough for two, and a well-done quality steak. Word of mouth saw it packaged independently every noon. With reduced seats, best reservation Tel: 971680086.
WITH US, PALMA
This deliciously authentic French restaurant offers delicious, freshly prepared gourmet dishes in the heart of Palma to eat at home or take out to the office. A La Carte or Menu of the day online including traditional French specialties. From 1 p.m. Check out the website. You can order and pick up half an hour later at Calle Pere d’Alcantara Penya 17 (Calle Aragon crossroads) call 640 328 676.