The top spots to dine in Es Castell are, for the most part, located along the town's harbour, especially in the Cala Fons area. With most restaurants offering outdoor terraces that sit right on the edge of the water, you won't ever have to stray far from the sea for a bite to eat when you enjoy a Menorca holiday here.
Along the harbour, tucked up against the bordering rocks, Restaurante Nikki's is a carnivore's paradise. It's a small restaurant, but this makes the service feel intimate. Highlights here include wild boar steaks, lamb and fillet steaks, plus a full glass of wine to bring out the flavours.
The food at Le Bistro is Spanish with a French twist. It's a favourite for grabbing a coffee or cocktail and people-watching along the harbour, but its burgers and salads also make it a top spot for lunch. Le Bistro also offers sandwiches, crepes, evening Happy Hours and free Wi-Fi, so settling in here for an afternoon is an easy feat.
Sa Barqueta is the ultimate lunch spot, with a tapas menu and an outdoor terrace overlooking the harbour. Here, you can look forward to dishes made with local ingredients like Mahon cheese, plus fresh seafood and crisp beers in ice-cold glasses.
For anyone that doesn't think pizzas and desserts can be gourmet, Rojo Pomodoro is here to prove them wrong. At this unassuming restaurant, you'll be treated to authentic, Italian pizza plus pasta and calzones. The desserts are fantastic quality too, with tiramisu drenched in chocolate and well-portioned ice-cream sundaes.
This quirky, family-run ice-cream shop is a godsend on a hot Spanish day. You can order scoops with all the shades of the rainbow, and unique flavours like lavender and hazelnut. In a cup or a cone, they're best enjoyed when wandering through Es Castell's streets. El Cucurucho also has a great range of soy-based ice creams for people with dietary restrictions.
El Chivito is casual food in a casual setting, with cafe bites like sandwiches, salads, burgers and some seriously delicious desserts including cheesecake and creme brulee. You can stop in and eat on the terrace facing out to the waterfront or get your food to-go and dine as you stroll along the harbour.
The Restaurante Bar Espana has been a staple in Es Castell's dining scene for more than 40 years, with tapas dishes, seafood-heavy paella and mixed fish platters to ensure you sample all the local delights. Desserts here aren't to be missed – the restaurant's signature dish is a souffle.
Also located along the beautiful harbour, Es Llengall has a menu that's small but mighty. The majority of the tapas dishes here revolve around seafood – think fresh salmon, spiced mussels, tuna sashimi and cod croquettes – with some meat-centric highlights like pork mains.
Bar Camacho is a family-run Spanish tapas restaurant featuring an extensive menu certain to please all tastes. The food here is home-cooked and ranges from cured meats and prawns to burgers, steaks and beef stew, all to be washed down with a glass of wine.
This dining hotspot is rumoured to have the best seafood in Es Castell. Located on the waterfront and with an outdoor terrace to enjoy your meal from, Trebol presents fresh catches whipped up into dishes like paella, or mains of swordfish, monkfish and garlic prawns. Just be sure to leave room for desserts like Mahon cheese mousse with a whisky tart.