One of the oldest and best-known tapas restaurants on Mallorca
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One of the oldest and best-known tapas restaurants on Mallorca

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When you think of Mallorca – beach resorts and sheltered coves might spring to mind but what you may not know is that it’s also becoming a thriving foodie destination. More exactly Palma de Mallorca, the island’s perky capital is boasting with an impressive array of restaurants with a variety of modern and traditional dishes. Tapas is central to Palma’s foodie culture and it’s a great and cheaply way to try new tasty foods.

As a good example, I will start with one of the oldest and best-known tapas restaurants on Mallorca named La Boveda. Situated near the old harbour in Palma, this place is one of the trendiest restaurants in Palma de Mallorca. Because of its amazing atmosphere with the experienced waiters providing much of the entertainment at both lunch and dinner times, when the door of La Boveda opens in any part of the day, the guests are already queuing up to get a seat.

Being one of the liveliest restaurant in Palma’s old town, Boveda combines a buzzing tapas bar at the front of the restaurant with a formal dining area behind and occasionaly, here will gonna be live music. A large selection of well-priced tapas at this cheap, cheerful and sometimes “chaotic” restaurant ensures it’s as popular as ever with locals and travellers. La Bóveda is famous for its aged ‘jamones ibéricos’ (Iberian ham) and favourite dishes such as ‘pa amb oli’ – bread with olive oil rubbed with tomato, white bean stew, ‘pimientos de Padrón’, garlic prawns, ‘croquetas’ or ‘patatas bravas’.

Classic Spanish tapas such as this ones are served in a cosy and vibey setting. The restaurant is lined with sturdy shelves packed with a variety of wines maintaining a relaxed and intimate atmosphere especially when live music is present, so you can be seduced by the sounds of the Spanish guitar while you enjoy your meal. This restaurant is popular with both tourists and locals, which means it gets pretty busy so make sure to book a table in advance. Order a bottle of local wine and toast to the Spaniards for their cuisine. ¡Salud!






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