Summer isn’t over yet, and there’s still time to bring your children over to Spain’s incredible island of Menorca before they have to head back to school. Menorca tends to be a little quieter than the surrounding islands, and the miles of beaches and many child-friendly attractions and activities make it just right for the perfect family vacation. When heading out from your vacation villa you’ll find that children are welcome and valued across the entire island, and many of the restaurants go the extra mile to ensure that the younger set enjoy their dining experience. These are just a few of the many child-friendly restaurants that you’ll discover during your Menorca vacation.
1. Marlet Grill Barbacoa
This Fornells favorite is famous for its Argentine barbecue and wide variety of fresh grilled meats and seafood caught right out of the Mediterranean Sea. The chef is a veritable genius when it comes to sauces, seasonings and garnishes from all around the world, and your taste buds are in for a real treat. Each dish is offered in both regular and child-size portions, and there is a special menu for the youngsters as well. Huge plates of assorted and perfectly seasoned grilled veggies are a great vegetarian option, and the caramelized fruit rounds out a wonderful meal. There’s seating both inside and on a lovely outdoor patio, and it’s not unusual for the older children to run and play on the sandy beach right off the patio while the adults enjoy a leisurely meal.
2. Marlet Playa
Here’s another beachside restaurant in Fornells that makes it easy for the children to play on the beach while the adults relax with a creative cocktail. This is a great place to go if your family enjoys ice cream because it’s famous for homemade ice cream treats that you’re all going to love. Mediterranean cuisine makes up most of the menu, and the sizzling garlic prawns and calamari are among the best starters. Popular menu items include the Angus burger, hummus with fresh pita bread, grilled seafood, honey-fried eggplant, creative salads, made-to-order pizzas and daily chef’s specials. A separate menu is available for the children that’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
3. Blue Arenal
Situated in pretty Arenal d’en Castell, this restaurant is laid back, comfortable and more than welcoming to families traveling with excited children. It stays busy, so you can expect your children to be in good company with other visiting families with children of their own. You’ll enjoy a stunning view of Castell Bay while you dine, and this restaurant is known for its incredible Mediterranean and internationals flavors with such popular menu items as local lamb, suckling pig, Iberian ham, stuffed squid, tapas, stuffed calamari, paella, epic desserts and a nice selection of wine and cocktails. The children’s menu is quite extensive and offers both gourmet options and food items that are recognized by children from all around the world.
4. Pizzeria Roma
Nothing gets children excited like pizza night, and you’ll find amazing food for every member of the family at this Ciutadella pizzeria. You’ll smell the handmade crust being baked in the wood oven before you find this restaurant tucked away on a quiet street in the oldest part of the city, and your pizza is made to order with whatever toppings that you want. The children may enjoy their pizza while the adults dig into fresh salads, spaghetti, lamb chops and a variety of fresh fish and seafood dishes. Have a seat inside or outside at the street-side tables where you can people watch.
5. Restaurante El Pato
This Cala’n Bosch eatery boasts specialized menus for children and caters to families in general, and it’s also one of Menorca’s few restaurants that offers an alternative gluten-free menu that includes special versions of all of its most popular dishes and a vegetarian menu as well. Dining options are numerous, and you may choose Mediterranean cuisine, traditional Menorcan dishes, Indian foods and many international menu items. Feel free to take your meal in the air-conditioned dining room, and enjoy such popular foods as fully loaded artisan pizzas, paellas, pastas and plenty of fish and seafood dishes.
Start Planning Your Menorca Stay Today
Here at Exceptional Stays, we’re excited to have your family come stay in one of our luxury vacation villa rentals in Menorca, and you may choose one that comfortably accommodates four people for a small family or one that has room for as many as 19 individuals if you’re looking for space for a large gathering. Each comes with its own special amenities and services, and you can lock in your preferred dates by making your reservations with us today. Our dedicated concierge team is available to help you plan your vacation from beginning to end, so please don’t hesitate to let us know how we may be of assistance.