One of the most bohemian, cosmopolitan and charming neighborhoods in Palma is Santa Catalina. It is an emblematic neighborhood, with a modern and casual appearance, with a varied offer both culturally and gastronomically, a condition that makes it very attractive for tourists. In addition, it is located in an area close to the center of Palma, so it can be easily reached on foot and through the multiple connections offered by public transport.
It is also a place with a long history behind it (it was once a fishing district) where you can enjoy local products from its markets and restaurants. It is also possible to go shopping, since there are sophisticated and modern stores where you can buy decorative objects, clothing, records and even vintage aesthetic furniture.
But, undoubtedly, today it is one of the reference districts for lunch or dinner; be it a company meal, something more familiar or even a romantic evening. The offer is so diverse, wide and suggestive that we will have multiple options to spend a day to remember. Spanish, Latin, European, Mediterranean, Asian or Indian cuisine. The restaurants in Santa Catalina delight the most demanding palates in the city. A good example of this are these ten indispensable places.
Original and tasty Latin cuisine at El Millo
El Millo restaurant is a nice, warm and cool place that offers mixed Latin cuisine. The art of its cuisine is to combine flavors without complexes, with high quality ingredients and an aesthetic sense. You can dine well for about 20 or 30 euros per diner and it has a schedule from Monday to Saturday from 19:30 to 23:00. Get ready to taste dishes of Latin origin (from Peru, Colombia, Mexico or Cuba) combined with some culinary techniques of Spanish cuisine. The restaurant also has an interesting wine list. The place is small but cozy. It can be booked by phone and also online.
Delicious Italian Mediterranean food at FABRICK food & more
FABRICK food & more is one of the friendliest and most genuine restaurants in Santa Catalina in Mallorca. It is located on Calle Sant Magí, a few meters from the Paseo Marítimo, and has a romantic and comfortable atmosphere inside. In it you can taste homemade Mediterranean food with fresh local products from the market. Its star dish is octopus, which is cooked in different ways. Every week there is a special dish of vegetables, fresh pasta, meat or fish. The restaurant has a bohemian touch and a price that ranges between 25 and 40 euros per person, depending on how hungry we are. You eat very well.
Top-notch Indian food in beautiful Krishna – Indian Inspired Food
If you are looking for something different, with an exotic touch and with fusion brushstrokes, you will like Krishná, an elegant restaurant named after the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Hinduism. His specialty is cooking chicken with different recipes, all tasty, with a clear predominance of spice and a mixture of flavors in its ingredients. They are quality dishes, well worked and in abundant portions. Good value for money and remarkable service. Surely you will not be hungry. You can book by phone and through the form on their website.
Bonobono dishes will make you travel to Italy
Bonobono is a restaurant that takes very seriously getting that particular flavor of Italian cuisine. And he succeeds. The menu has that Italian trattoria scent that has become universal. We are talking about a cozy place, with a family essence, very colorful and rustic touches. Its specialties, obviously, have to do with Italian pasta, but you can also eat succulent portions of meat. It also has top quality sausage. It can be booked by email and by phone. A dinner, if we order a good wine, can cost between 20 and 35 euros per person.
Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine with touches of fusion at Infineat
Infineat is a beautiful and sophisticated restaurant also located in the heart of the Santa Catalina neighborhood. It is famous for having a fairly wide and varied menu, with very elaborate dishes presented with unquestionable style. The place is cozy and perfect to go as a couple or in small groups. It also has a nice terrace outside. Customer service is its hallmark. You have to be attentive to the selection of suggestions that varies each week. An absolutely recommendable restaurant.
La Nueva Burguesa, a good steakhouse
Do you fancy a good hamburger to the point (or very cooked) and with all kinds of accompaniments? Well no more talk, La Nueva Burguesa is your restaurant. It is a place that does not deceive, there you will eat hamburgers and give yourself a good culinary tribute. It is a place with a remarkable value for money, and where you can eat for 10-20 euros until you are satisfied. In addition to hamburgers they offer salads, fried potatoes in different varieties, nachos and a wide range of sauces. You have to go hungry, yes. Ideal for light-hearted group meals. And an important fact: there is a vegetarian option.
Mas 39, the best in the area to eat seafood
Mas 39 is a restaurant halfway between Italian style and sea cuisine. We are going to find good salads, octopuses, prawns, mussels, cuttlefish, oysters … lovers of cuisine that tastes of the sea are going to enjoy their beauty. Of course, it is a quite distinguished place located in a good area and with quality. And all that must be paid for. A dinner can range between 30 and 60 euros, depending on the delicatessen we eat. It is a good place to celebrate something special or give us that tribute that we so long for and that it is time to fulfill it.
Delicious French cuisine at A Ma Maison
A Ma Maison is a charming restaurant with the essence of the famous French bistros. They serve French and Tunisian cuisine, that is, meat of all kinds, potatoes in their different styles, some rice, fish, creams … all presented in a very detailed and attractive way. French cuisine is very peculiar and advocates quality and elegance. It is an ideal place to celebrate something as a couple. It has, how could it be otherwise, a suggestive wine list. The atmosphere is calm and intimate; the treatment, exquisite. Dinner can range from 15 euros to 30, depending on the choice of wine.
Wasabi Palma, a Japanese could not miss in Santa Catalina
Japanese cuisine always has its faithful followers and Wasabi Palma, with a style that combines the oriental with the avant-garde, is a splendid place to satiate the appetite for sushi and derivatives. Correct service in the Japanese vibe, good presentation of the dishes and a wide variety to choose from. And yes, in addition to sushi they offer other Japanese varieties. Desserts are really good. Like all Japanese food, you have to prepare the wallet. If we want to satisfy the appetite we will have to pay a minimum of 25 euros. That itself is worth it.
Xoriguer, a high quality grill
Xoriguer is a grill especially recommended for meat lovers. The quality of the meat pieces is its strong point, also knowing how to serve it, something very important for diners. But the thing is not there, they offer fresh fish from the area at a competitive price. Interesting variety of sausages and extensive wine list, essential in this type of food. Simplicity and good customer service. It is a quiet dining room ideal to eat and then keep a good table. Recommended for official dinners.