Mallorca is much more than its crystalline beaches, its paths surrounded by vegetation, and its characteristic villages. And it is that one of the main attractions of the Balearic Islands, and especially of Mallorca, is its gastronomy: there are endless essential typical dishes of Mallorca that you cannot miss if you visit the island. Taste these essential typical dishes of Mallorca from Santa Clara Urban & Spa hotel, located in an ideal place to tour the island and enjoy its gastronomy.
Starting with the Coca de Trampó, this dish consists of a coca dough made up of flour, water, oil, egg, butter, and salt to which red and green peppers, tomato, onion, paprika, salt, and olive oil are added. It is one of the most popular appetizers on the island, although it can also be eaten as a main course.
Another option, also suitable for vegetarians, is the tumbet: it is made with local vegetables, specifically with aubergines and potatoes that are fried and to which a sauce made with ripe tomato, oil, garlic, and salt is added. This dish is usually served as it was traditionally done, in a clay pot. Also, those who want to take it with some protein should know that it can also be made with meat or fish.
Mallorcan-style snails are another of the essential typical dishes of Mallorca and are cooked with potatoes and a broth made with garlic, fennel, parsley, mint, and chilli, so they have a spicy touch. Snail lovers cannot leave the island without trying them!
The arròs brut, on the other hand, is a very typical dish that admits many versions. It is a soupy rice that is always cooked with a curious combination of four spices, which are pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and with various meats. The most common is to do it with poultry or rabbit, but any other option is welcome. It is accompanied by vegetables such as green beans or peas and mushrooms, and the special touch comes at the end when sobrassada or liver is added, being the ingredients that give the broth that dark colour.
As for desserts, one of the most typical in Mallorca is the gató d'ametlla, a sponge cake whose main ingredient is almonds. It can be eaten alone or accompanied by hot chocolate or ice cream. It is perfect to end a meal with a sweet touch!
These are just some essential typical dishes of Mallorca, but the truth is that the list is endless thanks to the rich cuisine and products of the island.
Any time of the year is good to visit Mallorca and discover its traditional dishes, and one of the best accommodation options is at Santa Clara Urban Hotel & SPA, located in the heart of the old town of Palma and a five-minute walk from the beach, the cathedral, and the city center. A hotel located in an old building from the 17th century renovated but preserving the most characteristic elements of its original structure. Perfect for relaxing in the spa or having a cocktail on the terrace with views of Mallorca.
Book your stay at Santa Clara Urban Hotel & SPA and discover Mallorcan gastronomy and the beauty of the island or by calling 971729231.