Tapas Tour in the Heart of Palma
Tapas Tour in the Heart of Palma
If you're a foodie planning to visit Mallorca, don't miss the opportunity to embark on a tapas tour in Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the island. Palma is not only renowned for its stunning beaches and historical architecture but also for its rich culinary traditions. In this article, we'll guide you through a delightful tapas route, where you can sample a wide variety of typical regional dishes. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds!

Mallorcan Gastronomy

When visiting Mallorca, there are several must-try dishes. The most important one is “arròs brut”, a dish similar to paella, featuring a dark and flavourful broth made with various meats, vegetables, and spices. Another classic is “tumbet,” akin to ratatouille, made with potatoes, aubergines, zucchinis, peppers, onions, garlic, and olive oil.

You can't miss the “frito mallorquín”, made with offal from lamb or pork, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, red peppers, peas, garlic, laurel, and fennel. It's fried in oil, and the flavors improve over time. If you prefer something lighter, try the Mallorcan soups. These dry soups are made with dark bread soaked in broth and seasonal vegetables, cooked in a clay pot called a “greixonera”.

But if you're into snacking, then “pica-pica” is for you. It can be described as a Mallorcan tapas dish. It consists of a mix of small bites such as cuttlefish, potato salad, croquettes, squid, and “frito mallorquín”.

Best bars and restaurants for a tapas tour in Palma’s centre

If you're up for a tapas tour in Palma’s centre, you're in luck. At Santa Clara Urban Hotel & Spa, we love a good “pica-pica,” so we'll recommend some places where you can enjoy fantastic tapas. Take note!

Bodega La Rambla

Since 1940, Bodega La Rambla has been a specialist in tapas and “raciones” in Palma de Mallorca. Their speciality, the “variat”, has become one of the most renowned traditional combinations on the island. It's the perfect place if you're looking for quality at a good price, trust us!

Bar Dia

Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca's historic centre, Bar Dia offers high-quality tapas at affordable prices, particularly known for their delicious fish dishes. Whether at the cozy bar or small tables, you can enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine. With a 40-year history, they offer a unique culinary experience.

Es Baret

If you're looking to enjoy traditional homemade food without breaking the bank, Es Baret is the place to go. This establishment offers a down-to-earth experience with no frills but the warmth of feeling at home. Every “ración” is a delight, but the exquisite “tumbet” and “frito mallorquín” with cuttlefish are worth highlighting. It's worth a visit, although being a small place, it's recommended to make a reservation. The owner, Felipe, serves and explains the products to customers, adding authenticity and originality to this charming bar.

S'Oli 13

In the charming old town of Palma, you'll find a place with a pleasant atmosphere, delicious food, and affordable prices: S'Oli 13, located in Plaza del Banc del Oli, a wonderful corner to discover in the city. Their excellent croquettes are simply irresistible! The owner, Joseba, is charming and highly professional. S'Oli 13 has the ambiance of an old tavern, offering friendly and courteous service, and a magnificent cuisine with fantastic value for money. And their selection of wines will perfectly complement your meal. It's a perfect ten!

Combine your tapas tour in the centre of Palma with an exceptional stay at Hotel Santa Clara! After indulging in the delightful gastronomic journey through the city, return to our hotel and immerse yourself in a luxurious and comfortable experience. Relax and recharge in our elegant rooms. And if our recommendations aren't enough for you, our staff will be delighted to provide additional suggestions for the best tapas spots in town. Don't wait any longer, book now and make the most of your culinary adventure in Palma de Mallorca!