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Restaurante Cafe Balear

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Pla de Sant Joan, 15 | Port de Ciutadella, 07760 Ciutadella, Minorca, Spain
+34 971 38 00 05
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: It was opened in the 70s, as a tavern in the harbour that welcomed...
It was opened in the 70s, as a tavern in the harbour that welcomed seafarers in the early hours of the morning before they went to work. Over 40 years, the family business gains the confidence of its customers and became the meeting place for many, where they could enjoy all kinds of tapas and freshly caught seafood. At the present time Cafè Balear is a highly-regarded Menorcan restaurant and a must visit in the Port of Ciutadella. Here you will find a lively welcoming atmosphere, where you can enjoy dishes based on fish and seafood, freshly caught by our own boat, the Rosa Santa Primera.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most famous restaurant in Ciutadella and a good place to savour some fish and local specialities.

This restaurant went thru a total renovation last winter and today is competing with the other harbour restaurants around it for is decor. Outside dining is very popular and food is always good and consistent thru the summer season, but if you haven't booked in advance you'll have to wait outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Why some restaurants are able to take you heaven and others not?? Cafe Balear is amaizing because its quality is always at top level and never let you down.... I've been so many times and never felt "down".... I respect they mostly have local waiters (expensier than others), high class chefs and amaizing owners that work harder than any employee.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Best caldereta (lobster stew) in Minorca in a nice setting by the port. The locals flock there on Sundays, so it's better to go during the week. The downside is the price: you pay the predicatbly high price of a lobster-based specialty.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This restaurant went thru a total renovation last winter and today is competing with the other harbour restaurants around it for is decor. Outside dining is very popular and food is always good and consistent thru the summer season, but if you haven't booked in advance you'll have to wait outside in line. Reservation only for indoor section which is... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had dinner with our daughter and her boyfriend and it was an amazing experience. The fish was excellent and the terrace on the port is just perfect.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great restaurant for seafood when in Ciutadella. The good stuff. We really liked our food, and the outside seating. We shared sepia a la plancha as starter and later had arroz caldoso de pescado and a whole fish (can't remember the name) for mains. The food was really good and the portion sizes were big. One starter, two mains and... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We got this restaurant recommended by almost everyone we have spoken to and I am sorry to say I would never recommend this restaurant. The food is nice but not outstanding at all. The service is bad. The waiter hasn´t looked us in the eye once throughout taking the order, because he was CHECKING HIS FACEBOOK meanwhile. Apart from that... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Exellent location in Ciutadella. Good seafood, Paella and Tapas dishes. During our 14 days summerholiday it is the best restaurant we had dinner on.

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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

One of the most trendy location of Ciutadella. Good food, fresh fish, dinner directly on the Port. Be patient, always a lot of people is waiting for living this experience, especially in high season.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I would love to give this 5 stars, but we have definately eaten better meals in Ciutadella. The location is really lovely, located by the port it's a perfect place to sit on a lovely warm summers evening. The staff are very friendly but they seemed a little disorganised the evening we were there. We are more than happy to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Restaurant is very busy, but staff are friendly and welcoming. I had the very best sea food grill ever. I learned that the restaurant owners actually own the fishing boats, therefore, fish served couldn't be any fresher!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pla de Sant Joan, 15 | Port de Ciutadella, 07760 Ciutadella, Minorca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Minorca  >  Ciutadella
  • Phone Number: +34 971 38 00 05

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

It was opened in the 70s, as a tavern in the harbour that welcomed seafarers in the early hours of the morning before they went to work. Over 40 years, the family business gains the confidence of its customers and became the meeting place for many, where they could enjoy all kinds of tapas and freshly caught seafood. At the present time Cafè Balear is a highly-regarded Menorcan restaurant and a must visit in the Port of Ciutadella. Here you will find a lively welcoming atmosphere, where you can enjoy dishes based on fish and seafood, freshly caught by our own boat, the Rosa Santa Primera.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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