Spanish late-night dining can take some getting used to, with locals often tucking into dinner when many of us are tucking ourselves into bed. Mallorca is no exception, with many eateries only getting started well into the evening – and more importantly, staying open late. Here’s Culture Trip’s guide to the best places to satisfy those midnight munchies.
Known for its amazing outdoor wood-fired kitchen, the food at Sa Farinera is smokey, hearty, and wholesome. Meat lovers especially will be salivating over the huge slabs of steak on the grill. Originally, the restaurant was a flour mill known as Cas Xeriquet, and diners can enjoy the rustic, historical setting and décor, with tables nestled in amongst the old windmills and grindstones.
Quina Creu is a great fusion of ‘proper’ restaurant and pintxo bar, popular with locals as much as tourists and a great place to drop in for a late-night nibble. Low-lighting creates a moody vibe, while an eclectic vintage and industrial styling combine with beautiful floor tiles, old movie posters, and books to the ceiling. The mini fillet steak and chips is a firm favourite and won’t put much of a dent in your wallet either.
Restaurant, Mexican, Fast Food, Street Food, Vegetarian, Vegan
If it is Mexican cuisine you are craving after an evening of boozing, then this atmospheric hole-in-the-wall restaurant is the place to go. Bottled beer and tequila shots are dirt cheap, whilst dishes are lovingly prepared in sight and quite beautifully presented. Freshly made guacamole and sizzling hot nachos straight from the pan, cheesy chicken quesadillas, crispy duck tacos and gooey beef burritos are all served up at the spit-and-sawdust bar. Vegetarians need not shy away from here either as every dish can be easily substituted with tofu or spicy beans.
If sizzling steaks and sausages sound like the perfect midnight feast, then head over to Ca’n Torrat. The vibe is rustic, unpretentious, and traditionally Mallorcan, with chunky wooden furniture and old-fashioned farming equipment dotted around the walls. Dating back to 1972, its one of the more established eateries specialising in various meats flame grilled on a huge log-fired barbeque that glows long into the night.
El Chiringuito Beach House is the perfect beachfront spot to have a late dinner after a long day on the sand. The paellas here are delicious, large, and great for sharing, and there is plenty of fresh fish and seafood on offer too. The atmosphere is certainly lively with DJs playing to a young crowd, plus there’s a long list of cocktails to work your way through. If it’s not quite time for bed, hop next door and visit the wonderful Bonito restaurant/bar, which is open until 3 am for even more revelry.
Restaurant La Bodega Mallorca
| Courtesy of Restaurant La Bodega Mallorca
La Bodega Restaurant is a popular Spanish tapas restaurant that has a delicious and varied menu offered late into the night. Situated in the heart of Cala d’Or and with regular live music in the evenings, diners can easily spend a good few hours socialising on the outdoor terrace overlooking the main square. The elaborately decorated cork walls reflect a passion for wine here, which is apparent too in a great drinks menu; it would be foolish to guzzle on anything else with your food.