Village of Deia.
Village of Deia.

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Mons Kallentoft’s favorites on Mallorca

Swedish crime writer Mons Kallentoft has lived in Mallorca for four years.Here are some of his favorite restaurants, bars and places to see in Palma de Mallorca and the rest of the island.


A Casa Mia in Palma

The best Italian restaurant in town. The brothers who own this are brilliant restaurateurs, however, expect to see plenty of Swedes here.

A Casa Mia

Carrer de Sant Magí, 61, 07013 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

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Bungalow in Ciudad Jardin

Best paella by the sea. There are few front-line restaurants in Palma, but this is one of them. Book well in advance.


Playa de Ciudad Jardin, 07007 Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain

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El Olivo in Deia

La Residencia is one of the finest hotels on the island. This is their fine dining restaurant. Wealthy guests gorge on fois gras and drink La Tache. Worth a look and the food is good.

El Olivo

Andreu Genestra in Canyamel

One of the best Michelin starred restaurants on the island. Solid one-star cuisine in a near magical setting.

Andreu Genestra

Carretera de Palma a Manacor, 1, 07590 Capdepera, Illes Balears, Spain

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Lume in Palma

New meat restaurant just outside Palma. If you want to pay a bit more, the beef is good here. A bit more modern than many other restaurants in the area.


Camí dels Reis, 64, 07015 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

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Ginbo in Palma

The best and most generous gin & tonic in Palma. Slightly more mature clientèle than the discos on Paseo Maritimi.


Passeig de Mallorca, 14A, 07012 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

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Faixina in Palma

The most old school bar in Palma. Run with pride and they look after their regular imbibers. However, you’ve got to appreciate what this place is all about. I happen to love it.


Carrer Gremi de Forners, 9, 07009 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

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Run by the brothers that run Casa Mia. The hottest bar to be seen in in Palma today. Good wine list, too. But expect it to be packed with yacht crews when they're off duty.


60, Carrer de Sant Magí, 07013 Palma, Illes Balears

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Perfect family walk

Walk between Soller and Deia - beautiful and suitable for all the family. Start from Soller early and eat lunch in Deia afterwards.


07179 Deià, Balearerna, Spanien

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Less crowded beach

Swim at Playa del Muro - Fine beach with a touch of the tropical. Slightly less crowded than most beaches.

Suckling pig and walks

Visit Orient, a small mountain village. Remote, beautiful and a good restaurant for suckling pig, namely Restaurante Orient. Good starting point for less demanding walks.

Restaurante Orient

Restaurante Orient, Ctra. Orient-Alaró, 1, 07349 Orient, Illes Balears, Spain

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Cycling by the sea

What’s not to like? Bright sun, blue sea and a sea breeze that keeps the heat at bay. You can rent bikes in most locations.

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