Mallorquin cuisine features delicious seafood, so you'll likely love their paella and fish dishes. Another "must try" here are the various stuffed pastries, including ensaimada, empanados, and napoletonics. Tapas are also sublime! Enjoying breakfast by the sea until noon is another Palma de Mallorca "fun thing to do," and cafe con leche just adds to this delight!
Popular Restaurants in Mallorca:
For a quick and savory bite, step into Tast
and have a tapas or three and a beer and you'll be all set. In true Spanish 'taberna' style, customers are equally as welcome to come in and have a beer and a pincho, as they are to order a full meal. Menu items for a 'fuller meal' include creative dishes such as camembert frito con salsa de cerezas, de Solomillo de ternera con foie, tempura de chistorra, patatas bravas and setas con Roquefort. Tast is a cool (literally and figuratively) and calm place to quench your thirst, satisfy your hunger, rest your feet or beat the heat. If you're not in too much a hurry, you can have a seat on one of the high stools and watch the world go by. Hours open are Monday to Saturday, with uninterrupted service from 12.30 to 24.00. This venue is budget friendly, with average meals for under 25 USD. Major credit cards are welcome. This restaurant is located at Calle Unio, 2, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain. Reservations are not needed, but you can call them at 971 729 878, or visit http://www.tast.com/index.php?language=en
Forn De Sant Joan is an excellent restaurant in the center of Palma de Mallorca with menus for a la carte dining, group dining, tastings, and a fantastic wine list. This stylish restaurant fits squarely in the 'fine-dining' category, yet has a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with an air of cozy romance. The staff is top-notch - warm and professional - and always ready with menu or wine selection advice. Things to try: spaghetti with lobster and pomodoro sauce; Monkfish loins, sautéed sugar snap peas, fresh mango and black olive paste; grilled Sea Bass, sautéed spinach with garlic and creamy parmesan sauce; duck confit with pear in wine and gorgonzola sauce; or grilled beef fillet steak with glazed onions and potato au gratin. Hours open are daily from 1.00 pm to 4.00pm, and from 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm. This restaurant is located at Calle de San Juan, 4, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain. For their lunch menu of the week, prices are under $30. The Tasting Menu on Sundays only at around $45, and dinner main courses are from $50 to $65. They do accept major credit cards, and reservations for dinner are recommended. You can contact them at +34 971 72 84 22.
La Taberna La Bóveda is located in the oldest part of Palma, a short distance from the cathedral, this country-looking restaurant has a consistently busy tapas bar near the entrance where you can sit at a counter on stools or upended wine barrels. For those with more time to dine, there are tables set near the bar or in the basement. The menu lists Spanish staples, each well prepared, including inexpensive platters such as chicken or ham croquettes, grilled cod, garlic shrimp, and revueltos con setas y jamón (scrambled eggs with mushrooms and ham), as well as roasted or fried veal, pork, chicken, fish, served with fresh greens, potatoes, or rice. Any item off the long list of tapas (fava beans with strips of ham, spinach tortillas, grilled or deep-fried calamari, and shrimp with garlic sauce) you'll find are amply portioned and can be served while you're at your table. A particularly noteworthy and refreshing dessert consists of freshly made sorbet, sometimes garnished with a shot of vodka or bourbon, depending on the flavor of the sorbet. Hours of business are Monday through Saturday, from 1:30 to 4pm, and from 8:30pm to midnight. Major credit cards are accepted, and prices for main courses typically range from $22 to $29. They are located at Carrer de la Botería 3, La Llotja, Palma de Majorca, Majorca, 07012. While you don't need reservations for the tapas bar, you will need them for a table! You can contact them at 971/714863.
The Lizarran is a very unpretentious place where the focus is on feeding the locals and visitors great food for a great value. The location is ideal (near the main market (Mercat Oliver) - not far from the train station)for a quick lunch of dinner where pub style food and tapas are the norm. Other menu items include salads and home-style meals of good quality. Bottom line, Lizarran has amazing tapas, good wine, and simply outstanding value. They are located at C/ Brondo 6, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain, and you can contact them at +34 971 721819.