Gastronomía típica de Menorca

Typical gastronomy of Menorca

The gastronomy of Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands of Spain, is rich and varied, influenced by its history, geographical location and local products. Here you have a sample of typical dishes and foods of Menorcan gastronomy:

Lobster stew

This is one of the most emblematic dishes of Menorca. It is a tasty lobster soup with tomato, onion, garlic, pepper and spices. It is served with noodles or rice and is a true delicacy.

fish soups

Fish soups are common in Menorcan cuisine. You can find traditional fish soup or variants such as fish soup with noodles, typical of Holy Week.

Mahon Cheese
Mahón is a raw cow's milk cheese with different curing times.

Coca Bamba

A type of empanada filled with meat, fish or vegetables.


A typical dessert from the Balearic Islands, ensaimada is a spiral-shaped sweet dough that is baked and sprinkled with icing sugar. It is often eaten with hot chocolate.


An almond dessert, similar to almond cake, is often served with almond ice cream.


The alcoholic drink par excellence in Menorca, made of gin and lemonade. It is a refreshing drink and is served in almost all bars.


Sweet little cakes.

Menorcan gastronomy tends to be fresh and simple, with high-quality local ingredients. The combination of Mediterranean flavors and fresh products from the sea and land makes it unique and delicious. When you visit Menorca, be sure to try some of these dishes to experience the authentic cuisine of the island.

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