Food in Menorca

In Menorca food is at the centre of each day, the heart of every home, and the secret of success at any celebration.

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In Menorca, as with most Mediterranean cultures it’s always about food; what to eat, when and where to eat, where and how the food is grown, the customs, care and attention with which it is made and with whom you are sharing your meal. Food is never an afterthought, instead the catalyst for every experience to unfold.

The quality of what you eat every day is fundamental and daily life revolves around meal times in Menorca. Food is at the centre of each day, the heart of every home, and the secret of success at any celebration.

Daily rituals like farming, fishing, cooking and baking revolve around food, as do many family traditions and local fiestas. The beauty, love and joy in the creation and sharing of food flows from nature, to kitchen, to plate, to people with such ease here, perhaps because it’s a small island with a strong food culture. The standard is high and people refuse to settle for merely placating hunger. In Menorca, food does exactly what it’s supposed to do. Whether just a simple sandwich or a 7 course Sunday lunch, it satisfies the tastebuds and tummy, and nurtures the body and relationships in more ways than most of us choose to allow it.

An essential part of discovering Menorca is discovering Menorcan Cuisine.

Here is your insider’s guide to the local grub, click on any of the links below.
Food of Menorca ©

Food of Menorca ©


Introduction to Menorcan Cuisine

Local Delicacies of Menorca

Local Dishes of Menorca

Tips for Dining Out in Menorca

Tips for Dining In & Supermarket Shopping



Discovering Menorcan Cuisine

Dieta Mediterranea – Tomates

Start with Sofrito

Aubergines, Courgettes, Potatoes and Peppers

Cooking with Aubergines, Menorcan Style

Dieta Mediterranea – Langosta Menorquina (Lobster)

Dieta Mediterranea – Raó (Pearly Razorfish)

Fishing in Menorca ‘Peix de Roca’

Esclata Sangs – Hunting for Wild Mushrooms

The 12 Foods of Christmas

Es Gust de Nadal- The Flavour of Christmas





Written by Vanessa Jeny

Vanessa Jeny

Vanessa Jeny is the founder of, an online lifestyle and travel guide to the Spanish Mediterranean island of Menorca. She helps connect the top tourist services on the island with discerning travellers looking for authentic local experiences on holiday… peek inside paradise & live the local lifestyle!

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