Top 5 restaurants in the South of Mallorca

Discover the culinary delights of southern Mallorca through this guide of our top five picks. Each establishment offers a unique experience that embodies the essence of the region’s diverse flavors and traditions. Whether you are seeking innovative gastronomy, rustic charm, or beachside dining, this list will guide you to some of the best spots that combine outstanding cuisine with beautiful settings. Join us as we explore these culinary gems.

Restaurant Sal de Cocó

With scenic views onto the fishing port of Colònia de Sant Jordi, Sal de Cocó is celebrated for its unique blend of tradition, artistry and gastronomic innovation. At only 20 years of age, chef Marta Rosselló, who had made her mark on the cooking show ‘Top Chef’, brought this culinary treasure to life. With a special tasting menu that changes on a monthly basis, Marta consistently puts together unique creations infused with her Mediterranean soul.

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The authentic personal touch, steeped in her heritage, brings each guest along to her own culinary journey in an intimate setting. The stunning seaside views and a commitment to local freshness and creative expression, allow Sal de Cocó to offer a truly unique dining experience.

Restaurant Amazonique

For a special blend of Latin and Mediterranean flavours, you should not miss out on the chance of experiencing the unique allure of Restaurant Amazonique. As hinted in the name, the gastronomic concept combines locally sourced Majorcan ingredients with classic Brazilian grilling techniques.

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Located right in the heart of Santanyí, this restaurant led by its renowned Brazilian chef Marcos Lee offers an inviting space that exudes its very own rustic charm. It’s the perfect destination for anyone looking to diversify their palate in an incredibly inviting atmosphere.

5 illes Beach & Sunset

As we are approaching the hottest months of the year with the beginning of summer time, it would be only fitting to offer you a proper beachside recommendation. Right at the feet of the turquoise waters of Playa Estanys, you will find the perfect retreat in 5Illes Beach & Sunset.

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The ample outside seating area, with its lively atmosphere and personal entrance gate right from the beach can only be accentuated by the amazing gastronomy. Fitting to its visual concept, the restaurant prioritises the use of organic and km0 ingredients to fully embody its natural surroundings. Our personal recommendation would be to order the black rice Paella with squid, red prawns and lemon aioli.

Restaurant Laudat

Opened in spring 2016, Restaurante Laudat is a highlight in the south of the island, known for its understated elegance and elevated cuisine. Chef and sommelier Michael Laudat, exceeded in quickly turning this establishment into a destination for true food enthusiasts. Located just steps from the town’s marketplace in Santanyí, the restaurant offers a cozy dining experience, especially in its enchanted patio, surrounded by a majestic lemon tree.

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Michael’s commitment to quality is evident in every dish, using fresh, top-notch ingredients and offering a wine list that complements the flavours perfectly. It was even recommended by the Michelin Guide for its simple yet refined approach to dining.

Bodega Barahona – Casa Manolo

For a taste of authentic Majorcan hospitality and traditional cuisine, Casa Manolo in Ses Salines is a cherished local favourite. Founded by the charismatic Manolo himself, this bodega captures the essence of the real Mallorca, offering hearty meals that resonate with the island’s culinary heritage. Their menu boasts an array of fantastic seafood dishes, ready for you to indulge your way through.

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The walls, adorned with vintage photographs and local artifacts, tell stories of the past, while the food brings those stories to life. Casa Manolo is more than just a dining venue, it’s a vibrant part of the community, offering a warm welcome and a genuine slice of Majorcan life.

Final Thoughts

Exploring some of the top restaurants in the southern region is a journey into the heart of the island’s culinary scene. Each restaurant selected for this guide not only serves delicious meals but also provides a unique atmosphere that reflects the spirit of its location. From innovative tasting menus to traditional dishes made with love, these places are sure to leave a lasting impression. Make sure to visit each restaurant and let us know which one you have enjoyed the most!