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.
Old Favourites: No fancy pants dining here but just good value and a casual atmosphere in my favourite area of Palma, Portixol. Try Coccos for Italian and The Tapas Club for ....Tapas!
One to Watch: Hotel Cappuccino is scheduled to open March 2018 at Placa de Cort and will offer 32 state-of-the-art rooms & suites, cinema, pool terrace, spa, Tahini sushi bar & restaurant and Cappuccino grand café.
A relaxed restaurant tucked away up a side street in the middle of Palma. My first time here and hopefully not the last. I was impressed with the superb food, relaxed ambience and the friendly service. Sitting at the Chef's table was an experience in itself with dishes including Acquerello risotto, beetroot, pine nuts and ricotta, "Khmer" crispy spring rolls of pork, ginger, mint and ripe mango sauce, and Soft shell crab served with citric melon, almonds, chilli and herbs.