T is for Tapas: Where to get the best tapas in Palma
T is for tasteful, timeless, tempting and of course, tapas. Among the medieval streets of the Majorcan capital, lie tasty tapas joints that will have your mouth watering. And, if there’s anywhere in the world that’s renowned for its tantalising tapas, Palma is one of them.
With an impressive array of tapas bars within walking distance from the centre of town, Palma is the perfect place to get your tapas on. With most dishes starting at around 2 euros each, there are no valid excuses for passing up on the opportunity to sample several tapas joints whilst on holiday in Majorca.
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Loved equally by locals and tourists, Quina Creu is regarded one of the best tapas restaurants on the island. The venue is divided into two areas, the tapas and bar area and the restaurant dining hall. This fashionable venue has a jazzy, bossa nova feel that gives a hint of luxury to its guests. The food is exquisite, with a varied menu of tapas and pinchos.
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This busy little tapas bar comprises of a beautiful terrace and luxurious dining hall, making it the perfect place for a quiet meal on a warm Majorcan night. Serving traditional Spanish tapas that include snails, shrimp scampi and choricillos, it’s no surprise that La Boveda made it onto our list of the best places to get tapas in Majorca. Tapas dishes are available for as little as 4 euros each so it does attract a high number of visitors – make sure you make a reservation to avoid disappointment.
Tast is the picture of perfection when it comes to tapas. Built on word-of-mouth recommendations, this sophisticated restaurant is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip, yet it’s always busy and is regarded as the town’s tapas hotspot. It’s calm and collected feel means it’s the perfect place to chill after a day soaking up the sun. The chef, Carlos Pomes, cooks up quite the storm with his selection of Mediterranean style tapas, all served at very reasonable prices. Take your pick from hot or cold tapas made from the finest ingredients and enjoy.
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Since opening in May 2012, Tapa Negra has become the stylish tapas joint on the island, serving a delicious selection of both hot and cold tapas made from the finest ingredients. As can be expected in Majorca, many of the tapas dishes include seafood, but there are plenty of meat and vegetarian options for those who fancy something a little different. And, with a full size window at the front of the restaurant, you can appreciate a stunning sea view whilst enjoying your dinner – what more do you need?
Palma is quickly expanding as a holiday destination for food enthusiasts. With such a wide selection of highly rated restaurants, there’s plenty for every kind of traveller to enjoy. Is your mouth watering? Check out some of Falcon’s latest holidays to Majorca here.