Mallorca Restaurant

Mallorca Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mallorcarestaurantpgh.com/
  • Phone: 4124881818x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Max Arenas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Either dining room can be used for private parties on any day but Saturday nights.

    One seats up to 60 and the other to 75.
  • Private Party Contact: Antonio 4124881818x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 23rd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary. Pull into the lot adjacent to the restaurant and the valets will take care of it from there.
A word from Mallorca Restaurant
Welcome to Mallorca Restaurant where we serve the finest of Spanish Continental cuisine. We prepare your food with only the freshest of meats and seafood available. Our generous portions and classic European service will make you want to come back again and again.
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Mallorca Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (40)great for outdoor dining (37)notable wine list (30)good for groups (29)romantic (28)great for lunch (11)hot spot (8)scenic view (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • A little disappointing
    tdtd
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    On Saturday night we were promptly seated outside on a beautiful night. Service team made us feel special and we were off to a great start. We ordered a pitcher of sangria and it was delicious. Apps came fast and were decent. Gazpacho soup was quite good. Then things slowed down very considerably. After apps it was at least 45 minutes until entrees came. They were not worth the wait. I got Paella ( "when in Spain…" ) As soon as it arrived , I could smell the fish was way past its prime. I should have sent it back. My wife's tilapia stuffed with crabmeat was huge but just OK and I think the crabmeat was fake. My son enjoyed his filet. We ended with a very good dessert, I never mentioned my smelly paella but won't be in a hurry to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic waiter, slow kitchen
    Brennan342
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our server was spectacular, however the night we were there the kitchen was extremely backed up and meals took over an hour to prepare (we ordered a steak, arroz con pollo and bronzino). Bronzino was slightly underdone, although that was mostly corrected by the waiter when he filleted the fish tableside. Steak was tasty, arroz con pollo was slightly bland despite addition of chorizo to the mix.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good decision
    412er
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good is great, seevice is always amazing... Keep it up
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PreppyGirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was deeply disappointed in the service on my visit to Mallorca. We frequently dine at Mallorca about once every two months. The rice was cold, the duck was all bones and not edible. The twin lobster tails were overcooked and tasted like rubber. I asked for a bread plate after all of the bread plates were removed from the table along with the dirty salad plates; instead they brought more bread. The waiter that took my order never appeared again. Someone else deliver our coffee, sangria, espresso, dessert, and check. I felt rushed and I was never asked how our dinners were. I was ultimately disappointed in the service and quality of food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went there on the weekend while visiting our daughter at Pitt. The food was excellent and the waiter was excellent. We would recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Way overrated
    Theo79
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Mallorca is a nice place with a beautiful garden,which is far from quiet since it is on E Carson str.After we sat down waiter comes and starts talking about today's specials.Guess what? He kept talking for 10 mins,telling us about 25 different today's special dishes!I don't know if anyone can remember them afterwards.The menu is big but still way overpriced.We ordered some wine (great) ,some baked clams (not the best ,certainly not worth the price),mussels in red sauce(really bad sauce) and their stuffed lobster. After appetizers waiter comes with stuffed tails instead saying there was misunderstanding in kitchen, without even asking us if it was ok!Make a long story short an ok place for special occasions but other than that dissapointing
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ROARR
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Haven't been back to Pittsburgh for a couple years. Couldn't wait to come back to Mallorca. It didn't disapooint. Top notch EVERYTHINg at this place. The "specials" of the most impressive as any high quality restaurant as you'll ever find.......anywhere. I congratualte them on being being one of my Top 5 restaurants in the US. Thank you for another unforgettable meal. This place ROCKS!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mallorca as wonderful as ever
    bewellfed
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went on our anniversary. I hadn't been in a decade, and my wife had never been there. I knew it would be expensive, but I wanted to bring her to someplace memorable. Quintessential continental style service, an excellent menu, and specials. It was mid-week thus they weren't that busy, and dining outside on a lovely late summer day made it even more enjoyable. They also own Ibiza next door enabling ordering from the tapas menu as well on the night we went.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed review
    Norita
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It is trying to be a fine dining experience but doesn't quite make it. Good food. Prices were a little high. We sat outside. The location is near a busy intersection. My husband noted a loud honk that stopped only when a waiter waved to the driver. Wines were overpriced. The service was mixed being attentive but not always effective. Our waiter kept approaching us even though our menus were still open. We were served salads twice, had to ask for a wine chiller, etc. But a server saw us leveling our table and came to the rescue. They served EACH of us complimentary cake for my birthday. At closing I saw chairs stacked on tables that were set for the next day. I felt sorry for whoever got the knife with the chair foot on it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Magnificent
    Rockydog
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I dine here whenever I'm in Pittsburgh . Never , ever disappointed !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok, not good for the price
    NYFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Pros: our waiter was personable and attentive. My wife's stuffed lobster was presented well. Cons: the ambiance is dated and the restaurant had an odor. Lobster and scallops were inedible in mariscada. Expected better Spanish flavor, the food was blah. $5 to self park on a Sunday.
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  • Home-style Elegance
    TeamDTR
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I always enjoy the food and excellent service at Mallorca's. My husband and I try to dine here once a month and everytime it is a treat. This weekend we took my grandmother for the first time. She had surgery at the beginning of the summer and has not had a decent petite in months BUT she ate most of her food here and even ordered cake. It was a delightful 75th birthday for her the only thing we forgot to tell the staff it was her birthday.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Was disappointed with Mallorca on this occasion. I thought the service which is typically top notch was lacking. Also, my wife has a Gluten Allergy and nobody seemed to be able to confirm what was and what wasn't gluten free which makes for a very uneasy meal. With the amount of people that currently have gluten allergies so high, there should be a gluten free menu or at least somebody who is knowledable on the subject. The chef should have come out and spoken to my wife instead of the waiter running back and forth and still not being sure. There were also numerous flies constantly flying around which should not be the case in an upscale restaurant.
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  • Good Food but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Overall enjoyed my dining experience. Nice outside seating area with great ambiance, but the traffic noise was distracting at times.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening!
    Suze
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our family loves Mallorca for the food, San Gria, great service and energy you feel when you dine there. We love to celebrate special occasions at Mallorca. The menu has interesting choices and we have never had a bad meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Schmo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food and service were excellent. It had been quite a few years since I had been to mallorca, but I am glad we went there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • StorminNorman
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our favorite restaurant in the Burgh. Never a bad meal, servers are always charming and nightly dinner specials are always great and the waiters recite them like they are giving a speech...I just get a kick out of it....not to mention the complimentary shot of almond liquor is always a nice touch at the end of the meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful again
    bestiniburgh01
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    MALLORCA is my favorite dining spot in all of Pittsburgh. The quality is amazing, portions beyond compare, most service oriented staff. Overall everything works, making this place the best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy restaurant
    BurghMan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Mallorca still hires trained servers who are attentive to your every need. The place remains reliably old-school, with quality food, an amazing array of specials and friendly staff. We celebrated our anniversary, and the host found us a special table, delivered free desserts and sent over post-dinner drinks. Very classy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    SterlingFoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I ordered the 3# lobster and was not disappointed. We are from the Cleveland area and love our Mallorca. This is the third time I have been to the Pittsburgh location and I have never been disappointed. I love the vibrancy of the south side and the service was, as always, great! I recommend a night out at Mallorca for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greatevening
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was fantastic! I have passed this restaurant for years and never ate here. I am sorry it took so long, We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Mallorca has excellent food and service. Come hungry as the portions tend to be bigger than most other restaurants. This place has been in business quite a few years (I think the waiter said it opened in 1990), which counts in the restaurant business. The seafood and paella are what we go for usually. They have a pretty extensive, reasonably priced wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner and ambiance
    ShadysideDiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went here during restaurant week and it was wonderful. Our waiter was great and very accommodating. He broke our cork and gave us a drink on the house. The Mallorca coffee was amazing! We had the stuffed calamari and mussels both were wonderful. The paella was good but the seafood was overcooked. The stuffed salmon on the other hand was perfectly cooked. I would go here again because of the ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this place
    yogi
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food good service. If you have never tried Spanish foods go and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overcooked steak and pork chops
    andrew
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Stay away. The two steak dishes were cooked medium instead of rare as ordered. The pork chops were dry, and the salad had too much dressing. It looks like they were too busy with restaurant week to pay attention to regular menu orders!
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  • Nice visit...refreshing & different
    RegularJoeReviews
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Mallorica...It was our 20th wedding anniversary. Overall we had a very nice experience and would return. Excellent and diverse menu...both, diners who like "regular" food and "Foodies" who like to experiment would enjoy the offerings of their menu. We had the veal shank and a 22oz Delmonico with a brandy mushroom sauce...both were excellent. While the food was great...our preparation time in the kitchen was a bit long...without us saying a word about the delay, the server apologized for the wait and said that dessert was on the house. Service was overall very good. The Flan and Crème Brulee were excellent. Overall...very good. Stop in and enjoy. I recommend you make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be treated like a VIP
    GeeOhh
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went to dinner at Mallorca for the Pittsburgh Restaurant week special, the 3 course dinner was fantastic! I was in a group of 5, no one had a complaint and we left stuffed. The wait staff is amazing, From their knowledge of the menu to their attentiveness. Can't wait to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistant quality dining
    Jackson
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food at this spot is good every time we visit. The service is prompt and efficient. Even when busy they do not seem rushed. The owner is almost always on the premises to answer questions and make sure the food is served promptly.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Shop
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I was pretty let down by our experience. The dining room was very crowded and it felt like you were sitting on top of each other. The appetizers were actually very good, we had stuffed calamari and the garlic soup was excellent. Our main dishes were not very good. I had the Paella Valenciana; the mussels were not very good and tasted very fishy, the lobster tail was overdone and dry, and it overall was kind-of bland tasting. The rice and vegetables sides were also very bland and did not have much taste to them. I don't mind paying a premium for good food, but I did not think that the meal we had was worth the very high price.
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  • Always satisfying!
    Arlycern
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Been to several of their restaurants and never disappointed! I prefer Cleveland to Pittsburgh though. The seating and dinning areas are far more spacious. Food and wine choices are great!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marcela was amazing!
    Annie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    He was just great - we couldn't have asked for anyone better. The back servers were great too. We had gone there after Disney's Pirates and Princesses show at Pitt and we started sitting outside but the rains came and they quickly moved us inside to a lovely table. Food was great - service was better and our granddaughter loved the pasta - fabulous red sauce too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seafood platter
    marj
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Not your typical "seafood platter." Excellent. Staff eager and friendly.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • One of Pittsburgh's Best
    EjaDexNic
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    From the flavorably delicious cuisine to the impeccable care taken by the multiple servers who make sure your dining experience is wonderful throughout your meal, Mallorca is one of Pittsburgh's best restaurants for sure. Come hungry! Come ready to be more than pleased! I'll be back very soon...and again, and again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • A few good points but disappointing
    scqq
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Mallorca was highly recommended; it's disappointing that I cannot do the same. Due to family schedules, we were there for an early birthday dinner at noon (on Sunday the lunch menu is not available). We were the only party dining and it was STIFLING hot-it didn't seem worth it for them to turn on a/c for only one party. The sangria was recommended but was overloaded with ice. Since I make sangria and was introduced to it in Portugal, I know this was just a money saver for them. My entree was Langosta Rellena and it seemed the lobster might have been grilled- it was overdone. The vegetables, rice, and chips were delicious but served family style and the portions were a bit too small. The best part was birthday cake, amaretto, and espresso.
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  • Amazing experience
    MollyNic
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My fiancé and I were in town for one night. The hotel suggested this restaurant and we couldn't be happier they did. The food was incredible, service was great and the atmosphere was romantic and quiet. Just what we wanted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood in Pittsburgh
    Nick
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Mallorca is without a doubt the best seafood that you can find in Pittsburgh. The ambience is romantic, the employees are pleasant and friendly, and the food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • GREAT FOOD
    PattyandFriends
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My daughter and I decided to try Mallorca for the first time. The service was outstanding as was the food. I had chicken seasoned with artichokes, tomato and cilantro and my daughter had a seafood platter. The portions were more than adequate and everything was cooked to perfection. The octopus appetizer was delicious! We will definitely visit Mallorca in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be...
    ElleV
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is my fourth time eating at Mallorca. The portions have been halved and although some food still tastes good, it is prepared with less care; e.g. the seafood in my paella valencia still had sand in it. I will not be going again. The value no longer justifies the price.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Great Food
    beyonce
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had our daughter's Physician Assistant Graduation lunch at Mallorca. The servers were very attentive and everyone loved their food. We couldn't have been any happier for such a great occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is wonderful
    Chriscam
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We loved the menu selections and our meal was fantastic! Lots of food. We ate outside and my only complaint is the noise from busy Carson street.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.