10 Best Restaurants in Menorca

Cas Safrá, Smoix and Piqniq are some of the special places you can't miss if you want to try authentic Mediterranean food.

Andressa García

Andressa García

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10 Best Restaurants in Menorca

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In all the places of Menorca you will be able to delight the palate with multiple hallucinating plates that will leave you with desire to return to visit the island as many times as necessary to taste its flavors and to have fun with everything what you can see and to do in Menorca.

Throughout the island you will find options according to your tastes and preferences. If you are one of those people who prefer simple dishes and tapas, you are sure to find good options.

1. Piqniq

Food at Piqniq| ©Solyciuta (
Food at Piqniq| ©Solyciuta (

The proposal of this restaurant is one of the best options that you will have to taste exquisite dishes in Menorca. They have a menu specially dedicated to light food and seasonal products. One of the most outstanding features of this restaurant is the creativity of each dish.

In the kitchen of Piqniq Mediterranean ingredients are mixed with others of Asian origin, to achieve a gastronomic offer of height and that surely you will love to enjoy. This restaurant, located in the old center of the city of Ciutadella, offers you the option of take-away food.

This last one is one of the best bets of the firm to please its diners regardless of the place where they are. If you are visiting Menorca, taking a boat trip around the island, you can order a tasty Piqniq dish to the boat where you are. This is a great bet that works for both visitors and locals on the island.

Useful information

  • Address: Calle Seminari 10. 07760 Ciutadella de Menorca
  • Schedule: Tuesday to Thursday from 9.30 to 15.00. Friday to Sunday included from 9.30 to 15.00 + 19.30 to 23.00. Closed on Mondays.
  • Average price: Complete meals from 7,95 euros. The price may increase depending on the dish and the additional dishes you want to include.
  • What dish not to miss? Among the dishes I recommend you try are the marinated raw tuna poke bowl, or if you prefer you can try it with marinated raw salmon. For vegan options, you can try the vegetarian bagnat bread or the piqniq rice with roasted vegetables.

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2. Port Dips

Hummus and guacamole dips| ©SamToRemember
Hummus and guacamole dips| ©SamToRemember

This is a restaurant whose proposal is interesting because they do not offer complete dishes but it is ideal for tapas. Their specialty is dips, which are usually accompanied by other house specialties such as nachos and the like.

This is an option to try if, for example, you visit the Fortress of La Mola, given the proximity of this place with the historic structure.

This place will not disappoint you, because the gastronomic proposal with varied flavors that it offers leaves no room to doubt the good tastes of its cuisine. Among the most special dips that I recommend you try are the guacamole and hummus.

Let's say that this is not a typical Mediterranean restaurant, but if you have been touring the island for several days and want to eat something different, you will surely love this culinary proposal. Their dips get some inspiration from Latin American food.

Useful information

  • Address: Calle Stuart 4 I Es Castell.
  • Schedule: From Thursday to Tuesday from 13:00 to 15:30 and from 19:30 to 23:00. Wednesdays from 19:30 to 23:00.
  • Average price: You can try the dips for prices ranging from 6.50 euros, depending on the flavor and fillings you choose.
  • What dish not to miss? I recommend you try the traditional hummus and guacamole dips with burritos and tacos.

3. Smoix

At Smoix| ©queljoan
At Smoix| ©queljoan

Smoix is a restaurant that makes you feel comfortable from the moment you arrive, because it is a place that offers much more than flavors and textures. This place represents a complete tasting experience for the palate while you enjoy a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere that will make you feel like part of a fantasy story.

Before going to eat at this restaurant you should take into account the hours they work. On Mondays they are closed, while on Tuesdays they only work at night. From Wednesday to Sunday they do offer lunch and dinner.

It is a restaurant that offers an impeccable gastronomy and above all inspired by the seasonal products of the island.

One of the biggest bets of this restaurant is the changing menu. Working with elements and ingredients of each season, the offer changes constantly. A good idea before going to this restaurant is to find out about the menu offered according to the season in which you plan to travel.

It is undoubtedly an impeccable place, with magical food and where you will always find an excellent reason to return to enjoy its menu and combinations that will make your palate explode.

Undoubtedly certain dishes are impossible to relegate to a single season of the year, so it is always present in the menu of Smoix, one of them is ravioli stuffed with crayfish with boletus sauce.

Useful information

  • Address: Avda. Jaume Conqueridor, 38. Ciutadella de Menorca
  • Schedule: Tuesday from 20:00 to 23:30. Wednesday to Sunday from 13:00 to 15:15 hours and from 20:00 to 23:00. It closes on Mondays.
  • Average price: On average a complete dish can cost between 14 and 20 euros, depending on the menu available at the time of your visit.
  • What dish not to miss? The menu is constantly changing, so I would recommend you to ask the waiter what is the specialty of the day to taste the most succulent and fresh food on the menu.

Traveller Tip

Book in advance before going to this restaurant, because its reputation for good food is so widespread that you may run out of tables.

4. Cuk Cuk Experience

Cuk Cuk seafood paella| ©Silvia P
Cuk Cuk seafood paella| ©Silvia P

If you are visiting all that Ciutadella in Menorca has to offer, you cannot overlook a restaurant that has an interesting and pleasant offer for you: Cuk Cuk.

It is a traditional place in terms of its interior and exterior appearance. Once you are inside and start to understand the concept, it becomes more than a place to eat, it becomes an experience to remember for the rest of your life.

Cuk Cuk Experience bases its attention to the customer on giving them the opportunity to participate in the preparation of their own food.

At the same time, this restaurant offers tastings and samplings of food and products made on the premises. The most interesting thing about this place is that you can learn from the chefs how to prepare your own food. This means that rather than leaving with your hunger satiated, you will leave with a great culinary education.

Useful information

  • Address: c/ Sant Pere d'Alcantara, 13. 07760 Ciutadella de Menorca
  • Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday from 12:30 to 15:30 and from 19:00 to 23:00. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Average price: For tastings of the island's cheeses and cured meats, you will need on average between 9 and 11 euros. For wine tastings, you will have to count on an average between 7 and 12 euros.
  • Which dish is not to be missed? Among the dishes you definitely cannot miss is the seafood paella. It is also a must that you try the fish and seafood stew.

5. Cas Safrà

Outside Cas Safrà| ©Elvira Rios
Outside Cas Safrà| ©Elvira Rios

The main motto of this restaurant is that they make cooking a real pleasure. One of the advantages of this place is that they even have a children's menu, so they not only think about what adults can like, but also the youngest of the house and that is ideal if you are visiting Menorca with children.

A varied menu that goes through multiple Mediterranean flavors and borrowed from other latitudes, this restaurant offers you more than food, an explosion of flavors in your mouth. It is located in Cala Blanca, very close to Ciutadella de Menorca, and it is definitely one of the best culinary bets you can have when visiting the Balearic island.

This place is open from the morning, offering breakfasts as well as snacks, lunches, desserts and dinners. Cas Safrá offers a charming variety of dishes including: salads, tapas, vegetarian dishes and a select sample of local fish and meats from the island.

Useful information

  • Address: Passatge Baladre, 3, 07769 Ciutadella de Menorca.
  • Schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday from 19.30h to 22.30h. Thursday to Sunday from 13:00h to 15:30h and 19:30h to 22:30h. Mondays closed.
  • Average price: Prices vary according to the type of dish you order, either starter or main course. Normally you would need between 10 and 20 euros for starters. Main courses can be ordered for prices ranging from 14 euros.
  • Which dish is not to be missed? If you want a typical dish of the island, I recommend you to order the risotto with seafood, or the salmon supreme. If you want something with meat instead of fish, I recommend you not to miss the Iberian feather with spicy fig jam.

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6. Molí des Comte Grill

Food from Molí des Comte Asador| ©Judith_travel87
Food from Molí des Comte Asador| ©Judith_travel87

The cuisine of this restaurant specializes in the exquisite preparation of multiple dishes in which the grilled meat always stands out. If you want to escape a little from sea food, fish and seafood, but without losing that particular Mediterranean flavor, this is the option that will please you the most.

Another of the house specialties is undoubtedly the roast. This restaurant stands out for the potency of each dish offered to its diners.

If you are visiting Menorca and you do not want to miss the best meats of the city, it is essential that you visit this place of exquisite culinary pleasures.

On the other hand, its cozy and homely atmosphere invites you to stay longer if you had planned a short visit. Of course, it will leave you wanting to come back to taste the delicacies that you can undoubtedly taste in this place.

In general, this place stands out for its cozy atmosphere and its complete menu, in addition to the area dedicated to the gastrobar and a space to offer breakfasts.

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Useful information

  • Address: Av de la Constitución, 22. Ciutadella de Menorca
  • Schedule: Monday to Saturday: 7.00 a.m. to 0.00 h. Sunday: Closed
  • Average price: Starters can be found from 9 euros to 20 euros. As for main courses, you can expect prices between 14 and 30 euros.
  • What dish you can't miss? As it is a grilled meat restaurant, you can't miss their specialty, which is the grilled beef steak grilled for 45 days of maturation.

7. Pinzell Restaurant

Dessert of Pinzell Restaurant| ©David.dr
Dessert of Pinzell Restaurant| ©David.dr

This is a really versatile restaurant located in the heart of Ciutadella de Menorca that offers multiple special services to flatter the visitor.

Among the services available on site are public parking, bar service, terrace and solarium space, as well as free wifi and, of course, air conditioning.

The most interesting thing about the menu is the careful and delicate presentation of each of the dishes offered. If you want to try Menorcan delicacies, this is the right place to do it. It is undoubtedly a cozy place where you will feel at ease at all times. The decoration with an industrial style highlights the warmth of the place.

The different areas that the place offers are designed to make you feel comfortable according to the type of visit you make to the restaurant, no matter if you go with friends, with your partner or alone.

Useful information

  • Address: Plaça dels pins 4. Ciutadella de Menorca - 07711 - Menorca
  • Schedule: From Wednesday to Monday from 12:00h to 16:00h and nights from 19:30h to 23:45h. Tuesday Closed.
  • Average price: Starters can cost from 5 euros to 15 euros. The main courses vary in price depending on their origin, whether from the land, the garden, the sea or rice. In these cases the prices can vary between 10 and 22 euros. Sweets and ice creams vary in price from 4 to 7 euros.
  • What dish not to miss? As a starter a good dish is salmon sandwiches with guacamole, pickles, tomato jam, mustard sauce and Greek yogurt. I definitely recommend you to try the Menorcan stuffed squid with prawns, hazelnut sauce and sweet potato puree. And to close with a flourish a good dessert to recommend would be sweet potato greixera with honey ice cream.

8. S'Amarador Restaurant

Risotto at Restaurant S'Amarador| ©Alaizalf
Risotto at Restaurant S'Amarador| ©Alaizalf

One of the best things about this restaurant located right on the port of Ciutadella, is the tradition they have.

You will surely be delighted to know that most of the products used in the kitchen, at least in terms of seafood, are taken from Menorcan waters following the traditional and ancestral fishing practices of the island. The respect for tradition is also implicit in the care of nature and the health of the diner.

On the other hand, the organization of this place, its terraces and above all the different places that it offers inside the establishment to spend a pleasant time, make this place one of the best places to eat in the port of Ciutadella and of the whole island.

As for dining options, you will be happy to know that if you follow a vegan diet or live with some kind of allergy, you can eat here safely.

Useful information

  • Address: Carrer de Pere Capllonch, 42, 07760 Ciutadella de Menorca.
  • Schedule: From Tuesday to Sunday from 13:00 to 16:00 and from 19:00 to 00:00. Mondays from 13:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 00:00.
  • Average price: The price range is really wide, going from 9 euros to 72 euros.
  • What dish you can't miss? Definitely you can't miss the great variety of rice dishes offered on the menu. I also recommend the Menorcan baked fish and the grills.

9. Es Tast de na Silvia

Lunch of the day at Es Tast de na Silvia| ©Santiago Ibáñez
Lunch of the day at Es Tast de na Silvia| ©Santiago Ibáñez

Eating at Es Tast de na Silvia is the same as having a very homely meal to enjoy, made with products completely from Menorca.

Not in vain this restaurant has the certifications of Slow Food and Km 0. These two certifications are only awarded to restaurants whose meals are made entirely from local products of the place where the establishment is located.

In the place you will find homey cuisine and a place to rest after having been walking all over Ciutadella. One of the most interesting things about this restaurant is that there is no pre-designed menu, but it is elaborated every day according to the products available in the market and seasonal products.

This naturalness that pervades the place will allow you to just arrive and ask the chefs about the house specialty and the dishes that will be served that day. It is a real feeling of being surprised and enjoying good food.

Useful information

  • Address: Santa Clara, 14. Historic center. 07760, Ciutadella (Menorca).
  • Schedule: In summer from Monday to Sunday from 13h to 15:00h and from 20h to 23:00h. Closed on Tuesdays. In winter, Friday and Saturday from 13h to 15:30h and from 20h to 22:30h. Sunday from 13h to 15:30h. Open on holiday eves and holidays.
  • Average price: As this is a restaurant with a changing menu and according to the season, you should ask once you arrive, what are the dishes of the day and their prices.
  • What dish not to miss? I recommend you to ask the chef when you arrive at the restaurant, what is the specialty of the day, because it is a restaurant where they cook according to the season and the food available during that day.

10. Cafè Balear

Outside Cafè Balearic| ©Pedro V
Outside Cafè Balearic| ©Pedro V

Located right in the port of Ciutadella, what makes this place so special is the freshness of the products with which each dish is prepared. The place has its own boat that goes out day after day in search of the best products of the sea to offer diners the highest quality of local Menorcan products. So if what you want is freshness in your food, this is the right place.

Café Balear offers you delicious dishes that, of course, most of the time have seafood as protagonists. Their menu is divided into several menus, depending on the type of dish they offer. As for fish, you must first consult before ordering, since they only offer the fish caught for that day.

For snacks and as an appetizer before the main course, the house offers a great variety of delicacies, including steamed mussels, clams with garlic, prawns and Ciutadella crayfish, among others. A special meal that you can not miss is definitely the pizza of this restaurant, you will fall in love and want to return.

Useful information

  • Address: Pla de Sant Joan, 15 - Port de Ciutadella.
  • Schedule: July, August and September the closing days are Sundays. From October to June the closing days are Mondays. The rest of the days it works from 13:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 23:00.
  • Average price: Entrance dishes usually have an average cost of between 14 and 18 euros. Fish and meat dishes as main courses, can be priced between 20 euros and 60 euros, depending on whether the dish or the fish is ordered by weight. In the case of desserts, these can be obtained for a price between 6.50 and 15 euros.
  • Which dish is not to be missed? As this is a restaurant that works daily according to the catch brought in by the fisherman, you should ask the waiter which is the best option for the dish of the day.