A visit to the Spanish islands wouldn’t be complete without sampling the food. There’s no shortage of eateries serving delicious tapas, so you’ll need to choose. Luckily, tapas are small so you can make your rounds, trying as many of Palma’s top restaurants as you can. If you’re visiting Palma and want to experience the food, these are the best tapas bars to try out.
This tapas restaurant has been rated one of the best by both Palma locals and visitors. The decor is one of the most impressive on the list, as it has a rustic, 1970’s look. The dining area is lined with interesting kick knacks, shelves of old books, and quirky artwork. They have a full menu of salads and main courses, but also an impressive tapas list. Try the Iberian ham croquettes, patatas bravas, hummus and pita bread, and their collection of cheeses.
El Neo Tapas & Cocktails
This refined eatery only offers two main courses. The rest of the menu is strictly tapas (with a few desserts too.) Their tapas list is quite extensive and offers plenty of vegetarian options like Thai soup, a cheese plate with nuts, and hummus with eggplant on toast. They also offer breaded prawns, pork dim sum, chicken tandoori, salmon sashimi, and duck meatballs. The menu is infused with culture, and the prices are very reasonable. The restaurant also specializes in craft cocktails to go along with the tapas. Their ingredients and liquor choices are unique, helping them create cocktails that are unavailable anywhere else. Try the Lady Rosemary, the Grape Martini, or the Albahaca Rose.
This chic restaurant has lovely wooden tables, artistic details, and beautiful mood lighting. They offer tapas with flavors from around the world, and creative cocktails to create a culinary journey for visitors. Try the octopus carpaccio with thai foam, steak tartare with truffle foie gras and mayonnaise, and the Japanese oyster. There’s grilled shrimp with fried egg and bacon, chicken wings, and Peking duck too. They even offer a vegetarian and vegan selection, as well as a sharing menu for larger groups.
Located in the city center, this is one of the top Palma restaurants for tapas. The restaurant is a staple, and for good reason. The menu offers salads, meats, cod, and a nice lineup of desserts. However, it’s the tapas section that really commands attention. Try the chorizo cooked in cider, cured Mahon cheese, and and acorn-fed Iberian ham. There are also plenty of vegetable dishes like Padron peppers, grilled asparagus, spanish potato and onion omelette, and spinach and cheese croquettes. Seafood like grilled octopus, and prawns in garlic oil are on the menu as well. There’s an extensive wine list so make sure to get a glass to pair with your tapas choices.
This tapas bar is unique in that it only serves gluten-free tapas. However, the food is delicious and can be enjoyed by anyone who loves to try new food. Alongside an extensive menu, the tapas list boasts some fan favorites. Try the cod croquettes, meatballs with rice, seafood paella, shrimp scampi, or the Iberic ham. Mediterranean cuisine is their specialty, and a clean, fresh atmosphere is what they strive for.
If you’re visiting Palma and want to try some tapas, these are the restaurants to visit. You’ll have the chance to sample many different dishes while making your way around the city. You can book your taxi from Palma de Mallorca Airport here.