Palma de Mallorca : Old Favs & New Spots
La Rosa Chica
La Rosa is new to me this year and an instant hit in my book. The second outpost, La Rosa Chica is on a busy corner in Santa Catalina. This is a lively, local Tapas restaurant with high tables and inexpensive food. You may have to wait a while for a table but you'll be rewarded with delicious tortilla, patatas bravas, meatballs, croquettes et al.
Old Favourite: I'm not the biggest pizza fan but I can't resist at Diablito. Tear and share at buzzy Portals or quieter Portixol. Dont miss out on the top terrace at Portals in the summer. Very chic....
New Spot: Another first this summer is Kurobota, a casual Japanese and East Asian tavern in Santa Catalina. Unpretentious, seriously delicious food and friendly service.
I finally made it to these boutique apartments on a quiet street in Santa Catalina. A family run affair, there are just five units ranging from studio to two bedrooms. I now know why they are always booked up in advance... a great alternative to a hotel if you like being left to your own devices.