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Bar and Restaurant recommendations:
(booking advised at the restaurants where we have listed a phone number)

S’Algar (walking distance):

Reina Isabella:

Local, Spanish, nice courtyard.Regular musical events and can cater for large parties Run by David and his father Juan the atmosphere is always electric. Waiters are attentive and courteous with good food

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El Pirata:

Local, more pub-like atmosphere; good for quick pizza, chicken and chips, etc.

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Alcalfar (walking distance):

El Picolo Mundo: 971 151073

You can see this restaurant looking across the sea form the S’Algar waterfront; easy walk around the headland to get to it. Great view back over S’Algar from the restaurant – nice spot for lunch

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Hotel Xuroy:

Situated in the picturesque setting of Cala Alcaufar, the Xuroy has been a family owned and run business since it was established in 1950.The hotel has a wonderful beachside terrace ideal for alfresco lunch or evening drinks overlooking the beach and the Cove


Off the road from S’Algar to San Lluis:

Alcalfar Vell

: 971 151874

Just beyond the S’Algar turn onto the main road – lovely rural hotel with fabulous restaurant set in beautiful courtyard… for a special treat!

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Torret (off to the left on the way to San Lluis):

Pan Y Vino: 971 150201

One of our favourite restaurants; slightly difficult to find in the little village of Torret on the way to San Lluis – run by Patrick and Noellia who are
fabulous hosts, just say Paul and Nina sent you!

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San Lluis:

La Rueda:

Great tapas bar right on the high street: typical atmosphere… full of locals, TV on the wall, good buzz. Try the grilled liver (“Higado al la plancha” – best liver in the world!).

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Bar La Taberna :

Another great tapas bar located off to the right of the high street at the bottom end (ie the S’Algar end).

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On the road from San Luis to Es Castell:

Rural Hotel Biniarocca: 971 150059

Another super rural hotel with beautiful restaurant set in courtyard… another place for a special treat!

On the port:

Can Vermut:    971 36 17 26

Possibly my favourite tapas bar on the island at the momentThe croquettes are to die for (well almost)This is situated very close to the next restaurant


 Taverna d’es Port:

Great tapas bar on the port in Mahon, slightly separated from most of the other restaurants on the port close to the curving road down towards the passenger ferry terminal

Pizzeria Roma: 971 353777

On the port in Mahon amongst many other portside restaurants; broad menu, real buzz at night watching the world go by and looking at the beautiful yachts and motor-cruisers.

In the town:

Ses Forquilles: 971 352711 Rovellada de Dalt, Mahon

Contemporary Mediterranean cooking on a side street off to the left after leaving the main Esplanada (with underground car park) walking down towards port

La Murada: Plaza Bastio (Bastion Square)

Our favourite tapas bar in Mahon; situated in a lovely square. Try the Carpaccio of prawns and the Plato Iberico; the house red wine is a fantastic Marquis de Caceres… great value!
This is down a side street off to the left as you walk form the main Esplanada down towards the port.

Es Castell:

Trebols: 971 367097

Set on the seafront in the pretty fishing port of Es Castell
Great seafood in a lovely location

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Bar Espana: 971 36 32 99

Always a favourite, essential to book, full of tourists and locals alike typical Spanish cuisine with the freshest of fish dishes


Club Nautico: 971 357741
Great location on the seafront and with great seafood; the grilled squid is fantastic.

La Bahia: 971 159281
Very good pizzeria (but with other menu items) in a fabulous setting on a terrace overlooking a small fishing harbour.

En Caragol: 629 165089
Great sea food restaurant on the coastal road between Binibeca and Biniancola; perfect setting overlooking the sea.

Restaurante Son Ganxo: 971 159075
Great place for a long lunch: you can bring your swimming gear and swim either in their pool or off the rocks in the sea. Very relaxed atmosphere, super paella.

A bit further away:
In and around Fornells:

Es Cranc: 971 376442
Renowned seafood restaurant in the back streets of Fornells; book well in advance!

Es Pla: 971 376655
Sea front restaurant in the fishing village of Fornells; great location overlooking the beautiful Fornells bay.

Binimel-La: 971 359275
Off the beaten track… along an unpaved road which turns off from the main Fornells road a few kilometres short of Fornells; bring along your swimming and beach gear and, before or after lunch at Binimel-La, walk along to the beautiful Cala Pregonda.

On the port:

S’amarador: 971 383524
Good seafood restaurant, lovely setting with outside terrace on the port in Ciutadella,

In the town:

Smoix: 971 480516; Carrer de Sant Isidre
Contemporary Mediterranean cooking in the back streets in the city, popular with locals.