Ibiza + Mallorca restaurants
Overall, the Balearics are still fairly grassroots when it comes to food. The fish and seafood, however, especially at basic shacks on the beach, as well as country cooking in casual bistros, can be superlative. Mallorca, though, stands apart from the other islands in terms of new wave gastronomy. The island has several quality eateries, as well as some interesting newcomers in Palma, especially around the Santa Catalina neighborhood. For those renting houses or villas, again, Mallorca wins in terms of its fresh-produce and food markets: In Palma, there's the fish market Llotja del Peix (Es Moll de Pescadors; Mon–Sat from 6 a.m.); the Mercat Olivar (Plaça Olivar; Mon–Sat 7–2); and the Mercat Santa Catalina (Plaça Navegacio; Mon–Sat 7–2); and in towns across the island, there are various weekday markets, notably Sineu on Wednesday mornings, Inca on Thursday mornings, and Binissalem—the heart of wine country—on Friday mornings. For those who don't want to lift a finger, concierge services, such as Deliciously Sorted (34-971-197-867; www.deliciouslysortedibiza.com) in Ibiza, can do everything from catering a private party to scoring impossible reservations.