Want to know where to eat in Palma De Mallorca? Palma is home to many great restaurants and bars. Deciding where to eat can be overwhelming, especially if you’re only visiting for a short period of time. I have a rule when I’m travelling and eating out a lot and it’s that the view better be amazing or the food needs to be an explosion of flavour.
I’ve put together a list of 6 places to eat in Palma De Mallorca. Why only 6? Because there are so many great lists of places to eat in Palma that you can get lost in a sea of restaurants to try. If you only have a few days in Palma, where to eat is a serious decision, especially if you’re a foodie like me! Below is a list of my top places for where to eat in Palma De Mallorca when you have a limited amount of time.
Great Places to Eat in Palma when you’re short on time
Ombu Restaurant (Best Tapas in Palma)
You’ll find this Mediterranean restaurant right near the fountain at the end of Paseo del Borne. We ate here the first night we arrived in Palma and it blew us away! Everything from the food, drinks, atmosphere and service was so amazing. The tapas menu is great for sharing with friends. I could eat the mini cornet with tuna all day long! Our server, Blas, was so friendly and knowledgeable when it came to the menu. He truly made the experience memorable. The food at Ombu was fantastic and I wouldn’t hesitate the eat there again when I’m next in Palma. PS, the red sangria was also delicious!
Fervor in Old Town
This quaint restaurant in Old Town Palma will be sure to kiss your tastebuds. Order a bunch of tapas to share or a main meal all to yourself. The dishes have a Mediterranean/ Spanish/ Italian seafood vibe (a little bit of everything I guess!) It does get busy, so unless you’re eating out early, definitely book a table beforehand. While we were there they had to turn a lot of people away. My personal recommendation is the shrimp tacos. Hand on heart, they are the best shrimp tacos I have ever had and probably my favourite meal of my whole holiday. They are saucy, spicy deliciousness that dances in your mouth with every bite. Here’s the link to their website to book a table!
Il Tano in Santa Catalina
Hello, delicious pizza! If you’re looking for an excellent pizza either as a takeaway option or a dine-in, Il Tano needs to be on your radar. The dough is so good, they’ve got a proper pizza oven and a menu the length of your arm full of one of a kind, tasty pizza choices! I’m a huge pizza lover and I loved the pizza here. The portion of arugula on top of my pizza was also impressive!
One thing to note is that the service here was terrible. Our server seemed miserable and really wasn’t friendly or helpful at all. She made us feel like it was an inconvenience to have us. Why have I included Il Tano on my places of where to eat in Palma then? Because my suggestion is to get a takeaway pizza and go sit and enjoy the view. Just because the service was pants doesn’t mean the pizza wasn’t excellent!
Bar España – Bodega
You’ll need this address: Carrer de Can Escursac, 12, 07001 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain. There are a few restaurants with similar names and google gets confused with which restaurant you are looking for! Bar España is a cheap and cheerful tapas place. It’s casual, great atmosphere and great service! The food was amazing. We ordered 10 different tapas to share between 3 of us and got a pitcher of sangria and it was only 50 euros! The food came out quick and was full of flavour. It’s the perfect spot for a casual dinner! Here’s their website if you want to check out their menu.
L’Ambigu – (Must Eat at Place in Palma)
We ate here on our last night in Palma and oh my! It was so amazing. We opted to order a few appetizers and share them. Everything we ordered was fantastic. The beef carpaccio was so fresh and flavourful. The tuna tartar is an all-time favourite. I can’t forget about the homemade falafel. Served over lettuce with delicious pear chutney and yoghurt. It was the best I’d ever had! We also shared a goat cheese salad and it was incredible. So much goat cheese, greens and berries. I would definitely recommend it to share. The service was also amazing. The staff were so friendly and accomodating. I can’t wait to go back! Book in advance, especially if you’d like to dine outside as the area is small. Here’s their updated menu.
Cappuccino Grand Cafe
There are many locations dotted all around Palma and we stopped at a few throughout our time in Palma. The service was always amazing and the espresso never disappointed. Stop here for a quick coffee, or better yet, a frappuccino to cool off, before carrying on with your day. I also tried the salmon and avocado eggs benedict and it was the freshest I’d ever had! Some say it is pricey here, but in my opinion, you pay for the excellent quality of food and coffee, the surrounding views and decor of the cafe.
If food is a big part of your holiday, then I recommend researching as many places as possible to enjoy a delicious meal in Palma. One of the first things I do after I’ve booked a holiday is look up where to eat. There are dozens of great places to eat in Palma. If you are only visiting for a few days, definitely book in advance, and try a few from my list above.
Let me know how you found them once you visit! Want more on Palma De Mallorca? Read my guide on the best things to do in Palma!