The geographical centre of the island goes back to the days of Spain's Reconquista when it was known as Islas Baleares (Islands of Bale) and is located around the Church of Saint Marti (Iglesia de Sant Martí) and the ancient mill now turned into a restaurant.
Es Mercadal is a lovely whitewashed village, which features charming cobblestone streets. It's possible one of the most beautiful traditional rural settlements, with life in its inhabitants remaining little altered over the years.
The village is dotted with pastry shops, restaurants, and coffee bars; try Cas Sucrer's wonderful homemade cakes.
However, if you're looking for a change of pace, away from the culinary treats in the village, you can also phone and order a pair of made-to-fit abarcas (local sandals) while seeing the Aljub (water well), which was constructed during the British occupation to preserve rainwater.
The highest point on the island, El Toro Mountain, overlooks the village. On a clear day, at its peak, you may discover a lovely 14th century round tower, a Franciscan church, and a sanctuary with some of the island's finest views, living up to its name as the balcony on the skies.
The fishing village of Fornells, the island's major water sports center, can be found in the county of Mercadal. We recommend that you go on a sea excursion to see the northern coast, which has hidden bays, sparkling seas, and beaches.
This fishing hamlet has a modest population of 300 people but grows significantly in the summer with daytrippers, vacationers, and diners arriving at night. The town offers several excellent seafood restaurants, including la caldereta de langosta (lobster stew).
Restaurants at Es Mercadal
The Tapas GASTRO BAR
Friendly Restuarant serving : Pizza / Mediterranean / Vegetarian
Placa de la Constitucio n 8 Plaza de Constitución n8, 07740 Mercadal, Menorca Spain
+34 971 15 40 94
Moli d'es Raco
Food served : Mediterranean / European / Spanish
Calle Major 53, 07740 Mercadal, Menorca Spain
+34 971 37 52 75
Serving : Mediterranean / European / Spanish
Placa Pare Camps, 21, 07740 Mercadal, Menorca Spain
+34 971 37 55 87
Friendly Serving : Pizza / European / Vegetarian
Avinguda del Mestre Gari 4, 07740 Mercadal, Menorca Spain
+34 971 37 54 45
Cafeteria Ca'n Bep
Serving : Bar / Mediterranean / European
Placa de la Constitucio 2, 07740 Mercadal, Menorca Spain
+34 971 37 50 49
Hotel Jeni & Restaurant
Carrer de la Mirada del Toro, 81, 07740 Es Mercadal,
Illes Balears, Spain
Carrer Sant Nicolau, 13, 07740 Es Mercadal
Delivery / takeaway
Cas Sucrer - Carrer Nou
Carrer Nou, 46, 07740 Es Mercadal
Dine in / Takeaway
Restaurant Ca N'Olga
C/pont de, na macarrana, 07740 Es Mercadal
Traditional menu with Avante Garde
RESTAURANTE SALA DE FIESTAS Y
CONCIERTOS ETS ARCS
Carrer de s'Hort des Jurats, 24, 07740 Es Mercadal
Dine-In / Takeaway
C/ Mercadal, Av. del Mestre Garí, 4, 07740 Es Mercadal
Dine In / Takeaway /Delivery
Restaurant Meson Can Jaume
Av. Vía Ronda de Ses Costes, 44, 07740 Es Mercadal
Av. del Mestre Garí, 58, 07740 Es Mercadal
Dine-In / Drive Through
Pizzeria San Marco
Carrer Nou, 22-A, 07740 Es Mercadal