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Cafe Balear

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Pla de Sant Joan, 15 | Port de Ciutadella, 07760 Ciutadella, Minorca, Spain
+34 971 38 00 05
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used to go to this restaurant as we particularly enjoyed its delicious lobster dishes. This year however, the grilled lobster (a la plancha) turned out to be fried with cheap oil more than grilled. While we complained about this at the end of the dinner, the waiters did not really seem to care and told us it would be... More 

Thank Delphine L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lobster with onion is something unforgettable!! The best way to prepare lobster I've ever try. Highly recommended! Also croquets with crab and fish, tuna tataki, seafood salad and sangria with cava. If you visit Ciutadella don't miss this restaurant.

Thank Соня Л
Espergaerde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very Nice place with excellent food and service and the view and area by the harbour are unforgettable - Will gladly recommend this restaurant

Thank Anneke F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had excellent tapas dinner and we also ordered a "arròs caldós" that was really tasteful, the treatment was great and the service fast and high quality. Highly recommended. But also expensive

Thank Santi T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow...great food and efficient, friendly service despite being so busy. The fresh fish is a must, mostly caught by their own boat which was docked further down the harbour. It was just delightful. We arrived at 20.45 and got a table straight away but by 21.15, the queue was 20-30 people. Even if you have to wait, it's worth it... More 

Thank Mervyn G
Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to book or queue to get a table. It's reasonably priced if you share seafood and expensive if you want a whole fish or the lobster rice. Good service, a nice choice of wines and high quality food. A famous classic in Ciutadella.

Thank bam4d
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch as we wanted a relaxing time and having walked by on previous evenings it looked extremely busy and hectic. It was still busy at lunchtime but a far more relaxing affair with around half occupancy. The meal was fantastic, we shared the Grilled Prawns (8-9 large) starter and then had the Monkfish/Prawn/Rice/Soup dish (and can't remember... More 

Thank TucksBath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Long cue for tables, as they do not take reservations...and on the expensive side. The cue is just in front of the terrace, which for me interfered with the overall quality of the dinner. Excellent food though.

Thank RamonaNK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant serving a wide range of cold drinks with a tapas choice and Medditeranian ment We opted for tiger king prawns in olive oil and garlic fresh crusty bread to accompany the fish. Delicious!! Would highly reccomend mid price range though beautiful food .

Thank Metcalk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food in the beautiful port of Ciutadella. I advise advance booking, always full, but if you want to dine on the terrace you can not book in advance. Very good eat fish, lobster and seafood. Prices are not cheap, but if you want to eat at the port of Ciutadella, there is no other choice but to pay the... More 

Thank ConnorMaCleod

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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