The Paseo Marítimo of Palma is a large avenue of more than 5 km that runs along the entire coast of the city, from Porto Pí to Playa de Palma
It is named after Gabriel Roca, the engineer who designed and promoted its construction from his position as construction manager for the Port of Palma.
Some sections of its layout already hosted mythical venues before the reform. Tito’s was already a popular nightclub in the 1920s
But the construction of the modern promenade forever transformed the city’s waterfront. Dozens, at some points hundreds, of meters were gained from the sea. Palma Cathedral and its walls, which used to be reflected in the Mediterranean, are now reflected in the Parc de la Mar lake. A large part of the 5.5 km length of the promenade is built on what until then was sea or rocks.
Its inauguration in the 1950s just before the tourist boom was almost prophetic
A multitude of establishments were opened on the new seafront: hotels, apartments, luxury estates … and next to them, a multitude of bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs that in a few years would begin to receive visitors from all over the world.
We present you 10 good restaurants in the Paseo Marítimo
With 40 years of experience, this restaurant is one of the references for quality food and good service on the Paseo Marítimo
Its menu is specialized in Mediterranean food, highlighting its excellent artisan pizzas and delicious pastas.
But their meat and fish are also up to the task. It is in an unbeatable location, practically in the center of the Paseo Marítimo, in front of the marina. The service, friendly and attentive, is at the level of the quality of the product they offer.
In the center of the Paseo Marítimo we find one of the best Hindu restaurants in Mallorca: Madras Mallorca
In its simple but cozy place, decorated in the Hindu style but without fanfare, we can taste delicious dishes with the authentic taste of India. The flavors are very balanced and the portions are generous. The service is very friendly and attentive and contributes to a great experience. To round off, we cannot miss their original desserts.
Rooftop El Llorenç
At one end of the Paseo Marítimo, near the Parque del Mar, in the Dalt Murada area, is the El Llorenç hotel, on whose roof it houses the Rooftop restaurant, recently awarded a Michelin Star
Here we can taste the delicacies prepared by the renowned Mallorcan chef Santi Taura, who in addition to preparing the tasting menus explains them to the diners to help them choose. Its proposal is based on two market cuisine menus made with seasonal products inspired by traditional Mallorcan cuisine. It also has a small but sufficiently varied menu, topped off with delicious desserts, all washed down with the best wines. And all this in an elegant setting with privileged views of the bay of Palma and its Cathedral.
Rosa del Mar
This elegant restaurant is located on the Can Barberà dock, in front of the Palma yacht club. On the terrace on the ground floor we can enjoy the sea breeze, while the living room on the first floor gives us magnificent views of the marina and the bay
Its cuisine is a daring fusion of flavors from around the world that we can try with a tasting menu. But we also have the option of eating à la carte, in which case its exquisite rice dishes stand out. It is also a good place to have an aperitif or a drink. The service is friendly and attentive and knowledgeable about the products they offer, it is worth following their recommendations.
This well-known restaurant located at one end of the Paseo Marítimo, in front of the Porto Pi lighthouse, has been reinvented as a gastrobar where we can taste a good variety of Japanese starters and others of marine inspiration, such as salmon tartare.
As main dishes we have to choose beef, chicken or salmon. The place is quiet and elegantly decorated, and from its terrace we can admire spectacular views over the bay of Palma. In addition to savoring its starters and tapas, we can enjoy its cocktails, both classic and signature, in an unbeatable atmosphere.
Taste of India
The place is in the most central area of the Paseo Marítimo, near the Auditorium. It is decorated in a traditional Hindu style and set with soft ambient music
Another Indian restaurant on the Paseo Marítimo. Just passing by the aroma of his kitchen assails you. Although without being excellent, its dishes are tasty and with generous portions, especially its chicken Masala. The value for money is very good. The service is very friendly although somewhat slow.
In a small square next to the Auditorium we find precisely La Placita. With more than 20 years of experience, it has become one of the references in Italian food on the Paseo Marítimo
Its thin-crust pizzas and the rest of the dishes are made with fresh, high-quality local ingredients. The place is on the ground floor of an old building that, properly restored, has escaped the boom in modern buildings, adding charm to the environment. Being in a square separated from the traffic of the Paseo Marítimo, the experience is more pleasant.
Rice restaurant Sa Cranca
As its name indicates, the specialty of the Sa Cranca rice restaurant is its excellent paellas and other rice dishes, but its fish and seafood are not far behind.
They offer a menu for couples that allows us to savor a little of all their specialties and at a price adjusted to their quality. Its renovated premises are in one of the best locations on the seafront, with beautiful views of the sailboats. The decoration is elegant and cozy, achieving a very pleasant atmosphere.
L’Artista Pizzeria Napoletana
This pizzeria opened in 2014 offers us an extensive menu of pizzas, pastas and other Italian dishes with the highest quality ingredients brought from Italy
It is advisable to book as it fills up, which is a good sign of its quality, and be patient, precisely because it does get crowded. The decor is simple but cozy, and the atmosphere is informal and familiar. It is very well located on the Paseo Marítimo.
This Irish pub has already become a Palma classic. Its main offer is a wide variety of imported beers and live music in a place with magnificent views over the Paseo Marítimo
But we can also enjoy a good meal based on tapas, sandwiches, hamburgers or grilled meats. Ideal for young, or not so young, passionate about live music who want to have lunch or dinner, or have a beer, in an informal atmosphere.