Bars and Restaurants Palma de Majorca Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is a bustling, modern city and has the bars and restaurants to delight the fussiest of winers and diners.

Most tourists coming to Mallorca spend no time in the capital, and consequently its establishments still cater to a predominantly local crowd. This local presence helps to keep prices down and you can eat more cheaply here than just about anywhere on the island. If you can find somewhere to park, Palma de Mallorca makes an ideal destination for an evening of well priced extravagance.

http://www.palmademallorca.es Official tourist site for Palma.

The lunchtime menu del dia often offers an excellent way to sample foodstuffs without blowing your budget, but come prepared to make various tricky choices about tapas bar or restaurant; Mallorcan or mainland Spanish cuisine.

Dining patterns are typically Spanish and differ from the resorts. Many establishments close in mid afternoon for a siesta and do not open for evening meals until 7 or 8 o'clock.

The greatest concentration of cafés and bars is in the Sa Llotja area near the square of that name. This is where you'll find what could be Palma de Mallorca's defining tapas bar, La Boveda on c/Botteria. You may have to queue; but if you can't wait, try the Taverna La Boveda, a more old fashioned spot next door.

Nearer the middle of town, Bar Bosch on Placa Rei Joan Carles I has been serving tapas and coffees since the 1930s and draws a cosmopolitan crowd. Alternatively head to El Pesquerol; it is right on the water, and not many cafés in Palma de Mallorca can claim that.

If you want to focus on the quality of the food, Koldo Royo in Avgda Gabriel Roca, named after its Basque chef, is a genuinely special place for a splurge; or there's the Caballito del Mar in Passeig Sagrera which serves excellent fish.

The best place for a cocktail, albeit an expensive one, is the flamboyant Abaco. Sited in the courtyard of an old Palma house on c/Sant Joan, this is probably the most unusual bar in town with its caged birds and hundreds of flowers.

For after hours entertainment, the Paseo Maritimo is the city's liveliest nightlife area. The nightclubs are not quite up to the hedonistic standards of Magaluf, but Pacha and Tito's, both off Avgda Gabriel Roca, will keep most dancers happy.