One of Palma’s most bohemian, cosmopolitan and charming neighbourhoods is Santa Catalina
It is an emblematic neighbourhood, with a modern and casual appearance, with a varied cultural and gastronomic offer, a condition that makes it very attractive for tourists. Moreover, it is located in an area close to the centre of Palma, so it can be easily reached on foot and by means of the multiple connections offered by public transport.
It is also a place with a long history behind it (it was once a fishermen’s quarter) where you can enjoy local produce from its markets and restaurants
It is also possible to go shopping, as there are sophisticated and modern shops where you can buy decorative objects, clothes, records and even vintage furniture.
But today it is undoubtedly one of the districts of reference for lunch or dinner; whether it is a business lunch, a family meal 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 essential places.
Here are 10 good restaurants in Santa Catalina
Taller de Mar; where culinary excellence is combined with an intimate and peaceful atmosphere
This luxurious restaurant offers a select variety of seafood, combining aspects of Mediterranean, Italian and Japanese cuisine
The ingredients are top quality, and the dishes are exquisite and original. In addition to the menu (not very extensive), there is a choice of two menus, with five and six courses (€59 and €69, respectively). There is also a wide selection of wines. The service is excellent, and the restaurant is intimate and quiet, ideal for a romantic lunch or dinner. There is also a bar service, where you can enjoy exquisite cocktails.
Creperie la Chaumiere; a charming French corner in the heart of Santa Catalina
Charming French restaurant in the heart of Santa Catalina.
As we can deduce from its name, we can enjoy exquisite crêpes, both sweet and savoury, accompanied by a good selection of wines. They also offer some original salads. So, you can go there for dinner or to enjoy a tasty sweet. The atmosphere is informal and welcoming, although given the size of the restaurant, it can get noisy if there are a lot of people. The service is friendly and helpful.
Pizzicheria; where Italy and Korea Unite in Palma
This small, cosy Italian restaurant is run by Davide Di Meo, a native of northern Italy who, after several years in Korea, chose Palma as the home for his new gastronomic proposal
From his time in Asia he brought back some ingredients that he combines brilliantly with traditional Italian recipes. Elaborate dishes with an exquisite presentation, enough variety, good wine list (although this will logically increase the price), and excellent service. Informal atmosphere, ideal for couples, small groups of friends, or even families.
Delicious Italian Mediterranean food at FABRICK food & more
FABRICK food & more is one of the most friendly and genuine restaurants in Santa Catalina. Here you can enjoy homemade Mediterranean food with fresh local products from the market
It is located on Carrer Sant Magí, just a few metres from the Paseo Marítimo, and has a romantic and comfortable atmosphere inside. 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 prices range from 25 to 40 euros per person, depending on how hungry you are. The food is very good.
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 district. It is famous for having a fairly extensive and varied menu, with very elaborate dishes presented with unquestionable style
The place is cosy and perfect for couples or small groups. It also has a nice terrace outside. Customer service is its hallmark. Keep an eye out for the selection of suggestions, which changes every week. An absolutely recommendable restaurant.
La Nueva Burguesa; a good steakhouse
Fancy a good hamburger, cooked to perfection (or very well done) and with all kinds of accompaniments? Well, that’s all there is to it, La nueva burguesa is the restaurant for you. It’s a place that doesn’t deceive you, you go there to eat hamburgers and enjoy a good culinary tribute
It is a place with a remarkable quality-price ratio, where you can eat for 10-20 euros until you are satiated. In addition to burgers, they offer salads, fries in different varieties, nachos and a wide range of sauces. You have to be hungry, of course. Ideal for relaxed group meals. And an important fact: there is a vegetarian option.
Delicious French cuisine in A Ma Maison
A Ma Maison is a cosy restaurant with the essence of the famous French bistrots. They serve French and Tunisian cuisine, i.e. meat of all kinds, potatoes in different styles, some rice dishes, fish, creams… all presented in a very meticulous and attractive way
The French cuisine is very peculiar and advocates quality and elegance. It is an ideal place to celebrate something as a couple. It has, as it could not be otherwise, a suggestive wine list. The atmosphere is calm and intimate; the service is exquisite. Dinner can range from 15 to 30 euros, depending on the choice of wine.
Wasabi Palma; a Japanese could not be missing 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 satisfy your appetite for sushi and its derivatives
Correct service in the Japanese style, good presentation of the dishes and a wide variety to choose from. And yes, in addition to sushi, they also offer other Japanese varieties. The desserts are really good. As with all Japanese food, you have to prepare your wallet. If you want to satisfy your appetite, you will have to pay a minimum of 25 euros. But it’s worth it.
Xoriguer; a top-quality steak house
Xoriguer is a steakhouse especially recommended for meat lovers. The quality of the meat is their strong point, and they also know how to serve it, which is very important for diners
But that’s not all, they offer fresh local fish at a competitive price. Interesting variety of cold meats and an extensive wine list, essential for this type of meal. Simplicity and good customer service. It is a quiet dining room, ideal for eating and then having a good after-dinner conversation. Recommended for official dinners.
Original and tasty Latin cuisine at El Millo
The Millo restaurant is a nice, warm and cool place that offers mixed cuisine with a Latin character. The art of its cuisine lies in combining flavours without complexes, with high quality ingredients and aesthetic sense
You can dine well for around 20 to 30 euros per diner and it is open 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 restaurant is small but cosy. Reservations can be made by phone or online.