Eating fish in Menorca: the best dishes of traditional cuisine
The island of Minorca is the ideal destination not only for lovers of the sea and nature, but also for those who love good food.
It may seem strange for an island, but Menorca’s culinary tradition is based mainly on meat, vegetables and rice dishes. The main reason for this is that the waters around Menorca are not conducive to fishing.
However, you can still enjoy excellent fish dishes cooked in the traditional way. The most famous is undoubtedly the caldereta de langosta (lobster stew), a lobster soup accompanied by rice or bread. Also famous are the Menorcan-style stuffed squid, the red prawns from Mahón and other dishes of very fresh and km0 fish.
It is precisely for fish lovers that we have selected the 9 best restaurants where you can eat fish in Menorca. Read on and we’ll reveal them to you!
The 9 best restaurants where to eat fish in Menorca
If you are looking for where to eat in Menorca and you are a fish lover, you absolutely can’t miss these restaurants:
It appears in all the guides and blogs that talk about the best restaurants in Menorca and we could not fail to mention it. Café Balear is a historic restaurant, located in the port of Ciutadella, which offers fish and seafood caught by them.
One of its specialties is lobster, which you can enjoy either cooked in the classic caldereta (stew) or with onions, fried, grilled, etc… There is plenty to choose from!
Always in Ciutadella we find S’Amarador, with a beautiful terrace overlooking the harbor.
In this restaurant you can try dishes made with fish and seafood caught in the waters of Menorca following traditional techniques.
The lobster, on the other hand, comes every day from the restaurant’s own fish farms.
In Cala Mesquida and with magnificent views overlooking the sea, we find Cap Roig, another classic restaurant where you can taste the best fish in Menorca.
All its dishes are made with the freshest fish of excellent quality.
Also, if you don’t want to eat fish, it offers incredible rice dishes and paella, made with Menorcan seafood.
Es Cranc, located in Fornells, is probably the most famous restaurant in which to eat the caldereta de langosta and, although it is its speciality, we can assure you that the other dishes made with fresh fish are also worth the effort.
You will also find other types of fish soups, rice dishes, paella and some meat dishes.
Still in Fornells but this time we go to Sa Nansa, a beautiful restaurant with sea views and an excellent quality-price ratio.
We recommend you try the stuffed squid or the very fresh sole. Save room for dessert, you won’t regret it!
If you are looking for a restaurant with a difference, where you can enjoy creative and exclusive fish dishes, you have to try El Romero.
Located in the center of Mahón, near the fish market, El Romero offers dishes made with km 0 products, 100% gluten-free and with a unique originality and quality.
Among the various awards it has received are the Menorca Biosphere Reserve label, 4 stars from Plastic Free Balearics and a sun from the Repsol Guide.
The Arjau restaurant is located in the port of Mahón and offers traditional dishes made with fresh fish.
You can also find rice dishes, paella and lobster in all its versions.
Restaurante Xuroy – Alcaufar
In these great restaurants you will be able to taste the best fish dishes in Menorca. Try them, you won’t regret it!