10 Restaurants in Alaró you must try

Authentic island fare and flavours of the Mediterranean

While you won’t find much in the way of cutting-edge gastronomy, what Alaró does have is a fine collection of inviting and unpretentious eateries offering excellent local cuisine alongside a wide range of Mediterranean-inspired favourites. Whether it’s long lunches on sunny terraces or intimate dinners in charming historic buildings, the town’s restaurants draw a pleasant mix of diners from long-term locals to day-tripping tourists.

10. Sa Fonda

Being popular with the locals is always a good sign, and here you’ll often find plenty of native Mallorcan enjoying some typical island fare. Slow-cooked lamb is a speciality, together with lots of other authentic local dishes. There’s also a good selection of pizza and pasta, plus a list of generously-sized tapas plates to choose from. Make sure to try their paella!

9. Restaurante Terra Mar & Foc

If it’s a great steak you’re after, look no further than this excellent grill restaurant. Together with mouth-watering cuts of quality beef, you’ll find all kinds of flame-cooked meats and seafood on their varied menu. Spanish tapas also feature, plus there’s a decent selection of dishes for vegetarians. They have a great value daily menu, so expect it to be packed with the local community at lunchtime!

8. Sa Tafona

Housed in a former oil mill (from where it gets its name) Sa Tafona offers a menu that whips up creative interpretations of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, colourfully presented and bursting with flavour. Inside, the decor elegantly combines touches of industrial chic with traditional stone walls and lofty ceilings. There’s also an intimate outside terrace, perfect for enjoying a romantic meal on a balmy evening.
La Bufala Restaurant Alaró

7. La Bufala

Specialised in delicious cooked in a wood-fired oven pizzas, which are also available by the metre for the whole table to share. Freshly-made pasta features, too, together with a few quintessentially Italian fish and meat dishes. A spacious enclosed courtyard provides the perfect spot to enjoy your meal al fresco and a very popular spot amongst tourists and families.

6. Can Punta

This spot has an enviable position at the top of the main square. This restaurant is enjoyed by locals, families and Ex pats. It’s good local Spanish food and very reasonably priced. The Lamb and Sucking Pig are a firm favourite. Salads are fresh. The service is excellent. Wonderful place to go and watch life go by in this beautiful square.

5. Vila Cinc

Set on Alaro’s main square, Vila Cinc is the place to come to experience some top food in the gently buzzing centre of town. A table on the terrace makes a lovely spot to soak up the ambience, accompanied by an excellent menu that mainly focuses on Italian and Spanish fare. Service is friendly and efficient, and prices are reasonable, specially for the generous portions– come hungry!
El Trastero Restaurant Alaró

4. El Trastero

Set above Alaró in the quaint little square of Los Damunt. This wonderful friendly and slightly quirky restaurant has grown in size to become the neighbourhood’s main social hub. Abuzz with a mix of Mallorcan and ex-pats, their kitchen offers an unpretentious but mouth-watering menu that combines home-style island cooking with a scattering of dishes from Argentina to Asia. A collection of retro curios adorn the interiors, but you’ll find most customers enjoying their food outside as the whole square is now El Trastero!

3. Simon's The Bar

Behind the church off the main square is a fantastic cocktail bar and restaurant with cool vibes. Great atmosphere and loved by expats and locals. It’s run by a fabulous couple. Simone mixes the excellent cocktails and runs a well stocked bar whilst Marion, who was a private chef, produces delicious high class dining. It’s a great experience.

2. Gallardo

Top notch food, from a brilliant chef, in a relaxed atmosphere. Yes, it is a Pizzeria and the pizza’a are fantastic but this restaurant is so much more. Everything is made from scratch in the open kitchen. Firm favourites are the Prawn ceviche, burrata, cherry tomatoes and parma ham and the veal carpaccio with rucola, sun-dried tomato. All the dishes are really tasty and made with a passion from the hands of someone who loves food. Advisable to book in the summer months, when one can dine Al fresco in the charming Plaça des Mercat.

1. Can Fressa Café

Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch, Notting Hill Style. Opened recently by the unstoppable Helga Velasco, (October 2022). Her mission is to provide the highest quality Brunch and Coffee outside Palma. Just off the main square, it’s a charming Oasis in the heart of town. In the warmer months, sitting outside under the cypress trees you would be forgiven for thinking you were in Italy or France. For the brunch connoisseur, they use Mistral Coffee beans, roasted in Palma and Sour dough bread from Thomas Bakery. It’s fresh healthy food. Due to its popularity you can get breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. A dinner menu of Asian Tapas, such as Tuna Tataki all served with top notch wines on Friday and Saturday evenings.

From flame-seared squid to slow-cooked lamb, Alaró restaurants don’t try to reinvent the wheel in the kitchen but rely on tried and tasted favourites. Menus tend towards the hearty and flavourful, with a melting pot of Mediterranean gastronomy that features a healthy pinch of Mallorcan-inspired cuisine.