5 best restaurants in Mahon
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With its first-floor dining room offering panoramic views of Mao harbour, Es Marivent is one of many restaurants and bars on the marina strip, but is unique in its individuality. An escape from the tourist trap, the exquisite cuisine is defined by a menu of fresh seafood with specialities including paella with black rice and lobster stew. The views are inimitable, the service ultra-friendly, and all in all you’re guaranteed an evening of exceptional dining.
Moll de Llevant 314, Mao, Minorca
Tel: 00 34 971 369 801 www.mariventmao.com
Restaurante Ses Forquilles
With the sole purpose of pleasing its clientele, Ses Forquilles is undoubtedly one of the most original venues in Mahon. Small and cosy, it hosts a downstairs bar area serving tasty tapas, with more creative dishes on offer upstairs. Go for suckling pig or sirloin steak, or fish such as red tuna or roasted mackerel. The wide selection of wines complement any meal, and the restaurant is wonderfully located, tucked away on a side street off the beaten track.
Rovellada de Dalt 20, 07703 Mao, Minorca
Tel: 00 34 971 352 711 www.sesforquilles.com
Tel: 609 30 04 59 www.nauticlounge.com
A sailing sensation
This is dining with a twist. Captain your own boat around the port of Mahon, exploring your surroundings for two hours while cooking up a delicious barbecue. If you’re not a confident sailor, have the owners take you into the bay and collect you after you’ve enjoyed delights such as marinated chicken, veal hamburgers and spicy sausages accompanied by vegetables, bread and delicious desserts from €45 per person. There are also sushi and seafood menus, and a range of wines and beers.
Moll de Levant 300, 07700, Mahon
Can Bernat d'es Grau
First for fish
This charming restaurant has it all. From its setting in a traditional Minorcan farmhouse to its seductive terrace with beach views over the fishing village of Es Grau, you’ll be hooked before you’ve even seen the menu. And when you do, you’ll struggle to choose between tapas, succulent meats and the speciality – an array of fresh fish. Go for grilled monkfish, lobster or barracuda, with a side of potatoes and vegetables, enjoying your platter outdoors with a chilled glass of wine.
Carrer Arribada 18, Es Grau, Mahon
Tel: 00 34 650 974 685 www.canbernatdesgrau.com
Tel: 00 34 971 361 754 www.lamarminorca.com
Port of call
Set in Puerto de Mahon, with an enticing outdoor terrace as well as indoor seating, La Mar is a stylish Italian restaurant. Serving fresh pasta such as taglioni, as well as fresh seafood and shellfish, it never fails to rustle up beautifully presented dishes delivered with friendly service. The views of the marina and the line-up of wines ensure a laid-back yet swanky experience that gives a slice of Italy in the Minorcan sun.
Carrer Moll de Llevant 275 Port de Mao, Mahon