Food and drink in Menorca

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With a Catalan influenced cuisine, Menorca’s gastronomy with its Arabic influences and other touches from colonising cultures such as the French and British, create some amazing dishes, read our guides below to find the best places for eating and drinking.

Traditional Spanish dishes and meals are common throughout Menorca that includes Paelas, Tapas, omelettes and numerous sausages. Menorca is home to several unique specialities with some gaining recognition throughout the world, that include:

Menorca Gin Xoriguer

Menorca is famous for its Xoriguer Gin, its distinctively aromatic flavours are made of grape wine and flavoured with imported juniper berries from mainland space. The actual Gin Distillery at Mahon’s Port dates back the 18th century when it was constructed in order to keep the British Fleet happy.

Menorca Mahon Cheese (Queso de Menorca)

Mahon cheese is made on the island with cow’s milk and is a soft to hard white cheese. Alaior is the main production area with Coinga, Dalrit and Cardona factories situated there. In 1985 it was given it's own Denomination of Origin.

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Caldereta de Langosta
Traditionally prepared for Menorca fisherman Caldereta de Langosta is a Lobster stew and an island speciality. Ensaimada

Ensaimada is a traditional Menorca pastry. It’s a spiral shaped pastry made with flour, sugar and animal fat. It’s officially named Ensaimadas de Mallorca that is famous worldwide.

Menorquina ice cream
Named after Menorca, Menorquina is the islands ice cream manufacturer; you’ll find bars, restaurants and shop freezer cabinets full of them as well as some extravagant Menorquina desserts on the menu. Although today they are made in Barcelona.

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La Rueda Bar Restaurant

La Rueda Bar Restaurant

One of the best tapa’s restaurants on the island. A traditional Menorca restaurant situated in the centre of Sant Lluis offering a huge range of tapa’s and main meals.

Sant Lluis

Mahon Fish Market

Mahon Fish Market

Take a stroll around the stalls of lobsters, prawns of all sizes and fresh fish. Then treat yourself to tapas in the courtyard with a cool drink.

East Menorca / Mahon

Markets in Menorca

Markets in Menorca

Es Castell, Cales Fonts, Sant Lluis, Punta Prima, Mahon, Alaior, Cala en Porter, Es Mercadal, Fornells, Ferreries, Ciutadella