Palma de Mallorca is the capital of Mallorca and the largest city of this popular Balearic Island. With a population of 401,000 and a greater urban population of 621,000, it is actually the 12th largest metropolitan city in Spain. As a tourist destination Palma has a great deal to offer in terms of attractions such as the immense Cathedral, a busy and bustling port area, and also several fine beaches. For those who enjoy fine dining and eating out, Palma also has a myriad of high-quality restaurants waiting to be explored. The following list constitutes some of the best restaurants to be found in and around Palma de Mallorca.
Top 7 Restaurants in Palma
1. Celler Sa Premsa – Placa Obispo Berenguer de Palou
Located in the northern part of the historic old town, Celler Sa Premsa is a restaurant that is known throughout the city. Within the confines of this magnificent eatery, the décor is highly traditional with full-fighting posters and wooden fixtures. The menu features a wave of traditional Mallorcan dishes such as Tumbet and Conill amb Ceba – each dish is cooked to perfection and uses locally sourced ingredients. The prices are highly reasonable too despite the restaurants status!
2. Bunker’s – Carrer de Soler
You can find this small but charming restaurant only a 10-minute walk from the harbor and it is guaranteed to be busy so consider booking in advance. Although only open for evening meals, the chef and proprietor cooks a range of fantastic Italian inspired dishes such as lasagne, ravioli, and risotto. Each dish is hearty and tasty and will leave you feeling full to the brim. Due to the small size of this establishment, you can watch the chef cooking your meal!
3. Quina Creu – Carrer de Corderia
This sophisticated bistro bar is one of the swankiest in Palma and features a quirky interior complete with a bookshelf and an assortment of different tables and mismatch chairs. The food menu is varied as it changes on a weekly basis but you can expect some fantastic starters, a beautiful medley of salads and some authentic Spanish main dishes and Tapas. Furthermore, you can enjoy a variety of mouth-watering cocktails such as the Mint Julep and Aperol Spritz.
4. Aromata Restaurant Café - Carrer de la Concepció
The Aromata restaurant has a superb ambiance – it has wooden beamed ceilings, stone archways, and exposed brick walls. You can find this establishment in the Jaume III district of the old town only a short distance from the port and cathedral. The set lunchtime menu starts at just $15.00 which is a real bargain and includes some amazing Mediterranean dishes and desserts. The combination of a beautiful setting, accessible location and super meals make the Aromata an excellent choice.
5. La Nueva Burguesa – Calle Sant Magi
Whilst most of the restaurants in Palma offer traditional Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine, La Nueva Burguesa provides a plethora of homemade burgers with various toppings. Each burger is named after a different person, for example, the Julian burger features chicken breast, broccoli, and gorgonzola with ketchup! The service is fast and the quality of the meat used in the burgers is second to none. Furthermore, the accompanying chunky chips are crispy and tasty.
6. Tast - Avenida del Comte de Sallent
If you want to sample an authentic Pintxo dish then Tast is the only place to visit in Palma de Mallorca! Tast actually has several restaurants within the city center, but the establishment located on the Avenida del Comte is possibly the most well know. The menu features a range of tapas and Pintxos, plus a range of cold snacks from the buffet area. This restaurant caters for both meat lovers and vegetarians alike and there is something to suit everyone’s tastes.
7. Simply Fosh – Carrer de la Missio
This restaurant is one of the most highly regarded on the island and is owned by a British chef Marc Fosh. Located in the center of the historic old town, Simply Fosh is housed within the 17th-century Hotel Convent and has a set menu that is to die for. You can enjoy a lunch or evening meal and sample such delights as rump steak with asparagus, eel with smoked rice and marinated cucumber with fennel. For those who love a fine-dining experience, Simply Fosh is simply the best!
Hopefully, this selection of restaurants has whetted your appetite and opened your eyes as to the culinary delights waiting to be had in the historic city of Palma de Mallorca. Whilst enjoying a holiday in this gorgeous part of Mallorca, be sure to check out one of two of these top restaurants and enjoy a delicious and memorable meal!
Don't forget that if you don't want to hire an expensive taxi or are situated out of town, Drivalia offers a fantastic hire car service – hiring one of our quality vehicles will allow you to explore Palma and enjoy some of these sublime establishments at your own leisure!