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Cristanal y Gradinata

Cristanal y Gradinata

Qsins

Qsins
Cova d'en Xoroi

Cova d’en Xoroi

Eat/Drink

Delicious food abounds in Menorca – there’s a real drive for locally-produced, seasonal and organic food on the island. A full list of my recommended cafés, restaurants and bars is at the apartment, as well as lots of guidebooks to check out.

Here are my fave places I keep going back to…

Café – CRISTANAL Y GRADINATA, Mahon town centre

A real locals café, just off the main shopping street. Great coffee. Lovely people. Beautiful interior. Mellow jazzy tunes – live jazz on some nights. Famous for their delicious, snacky mini-sandwiches, called ‘manolitos’. (Also just so happens to be located opposite my favourite fashion/interiors shop in town, La Cereria).

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Restaurant – SANTA RITA, Mahon town centre

Cool vibes and ace grub. For me, undoubtedly the best place to eat in Mahon. Inventive (but not weird!) modern tapas, super-fresh sushi and tip-top local specialities. Eat late and soak up the buzzy atmosphere on Plaça Bastion. Gets very busy, so book ahead if it’s summer season… and take a peek at the stylee stormtrooper mural on the inside wall.

In summer months, their sister restaurant/grill, Refectori, is open in Claustre del Carmen square, serving only burgers but the BEST burgers.

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Restaurant/Bar – LATITUD 40, Mahon Port

A Mahon classic. Opens early for hearty breakfasts and shuts late. Fantastic wines. Excellent food – does a real mean steak. It’s a little more expensive than other places but the Port-side location is unbeatable for watching the world go by and eyeing up the big yachts moored by the casino.

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Bar/Tapas – Q-SINS, Mahon town centre

Love this place. Vibey local tapas bar with good music and wifi. Lovely friendly staff and really good selection of food. (They also have a big TV, if you’re getting football withdrawals). Cool hand-drawn happy graphics on the windows. Hip crowd, opens late.

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Bar – COVA D’EN XOROI, Cala en Porter

Totally unique – sip a cocktail while checking out some stalagmites! A series of terraces located in spectacular cliff-side caves with breathtaking sea views. Great for sundowners.

Open in the day for drinks and re-opens as a club later in the evening…for those of a fromage dance persuasion only.

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