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Tapas in Palma de Mallorca: the best restaurants and bars

Today we discover what we consider to be the best tapas bars in Palma de Mallorca, the capital. Eating tapas is more than just a way of eating. It is part of the culture and gastronomy all over the country, and it would be no less so in Mallorca.

From traditional Mallorcan variat to modern innovations, all the options are equally delicious and you should not miss out on including any of these restaurants and bars during your holiday.

The best restaurants and tapas bars in Palma de Mallorca

Although we are going to give you more information about our favourite restaurants and tapas bars in Palma de Mallorca, we anticipate you this map so that you can easily locate them.

Vermutería San Jaime

Vermutería San Jaime is currently one of the best tapas bars in Palma de Mallorca. Ideal to enjoy with friends, starting with a vermouth, having tapas and ending (or beginning!) the evening with a Gin Tonic.

Located in Paseig de Mallorca, close to the lively Santa Catalina district, it is one of those places that become fashionable thanks to its good atmosphere, friendly staff and tasty food.

Everything is really good, so you’ll love any portion you order, but we recommend you to try the caramelised onion omelette (super mellow!) and the oxtail croquettes.

Address: Pg. de Mallorca, 18
Opening hours:
• Tuesday to Saturday: 12:30h – 24h
• Sunday and Monday: closed

Caramelised onion omelette at Vermutería San Jaime, one of the best tapas bars in Palma de Mallorca
Oxtail croquettes at Vermutería San Jaime

La Rosa Vermutería & Colmado

La Rosa Vermutería & Colmado is the benchmark vermutería for tapas in Palma, as it was the first to recover and offer this type of concept that is so fashionable in Mallorca today: going out to drink a vermouth.

The place is beautiful, the décor is very neat and the menu includes lots of tapas and pinchos, gourmet preserves, freshly sliced Spanish ham and, most importantly, a very good vermouth. Its cuisine is homemade, of good quality and prepared with care.

Unlike Vermutería San Jaime, which has a more casual atmosphere, La Rosa has a more sophisticated and tranquil vibe, which of course is reflected in its prices; but if you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, or enjoy a romantic lunch or dinner, it’s definitely the best option on this list 🩵.

Address: C. de la Rosa, 5
Opening hours:
• Monday to Sunday: 12h – 24h

La Rosa Vermutería & Colmado, the best tapas bar in Palma de Mallorca
Assorted fried food at La Rosa Vermutería & Colmado

Beewi Paseo Mallorca

The restaurant Beewi along Paseo Mallorca is another classic for having tapas or the first drink before continuing your evening stroll through Santa Catalina. Such is their success that today they have four restaurants, but our favourite is this one.

The staff is very attentive and friendly, and the pintxos and portions are of very high quality. Over the years they have been adapting their menu and I have to say that I really miss their Nachos Ignasi, I used to love them! Still, everything is good. It never fails.

Address: Pg. de Mallorca, 26
Opening hours:
• Monday to Friday: 8h – 24h
• Saturday and Sunday: 9h – 24h

Portion at Beewi Paseo Mallorca in Palma
Portion at Beewi Paseo Mallorca

Bar Espanya Palma

Near Plaza Mayor, right in the centre, is the legendary Bar Espanya, which for many Mallorcans is considered the best pintxos and tapas bar in Palma de Mallorca. I don’t know if it’s the best, but it’s definitely an emblematic place you shouldn’t miss. Its main attraction are the pintxos at the bar, but you can also order appetizers and portions at a very affordable price.

Spanish omelette is the star dish, and I can honestly say that it is spectacular! When it comes out of the kitchen, it always flies. You will have to keep a close eye on it if you want to enjoy it.

Address: C. de Can Escursac, 12
Opening hours:
• Tuesday to Saturday: 13h – 16:30h y 18:30h – 24h
• Sunday and Monday: closed

Bar Espanya, the legendary tapas bar in Palma de Mallorca
Tapas at Bar Espanya, considered the best tapas bar in Palma de Mallorca

Bodega La Rambla

As we explained in our article on typical Mallorcan gastronomy, the variat mallorquí is the Mallorcan tapa par excellence, which is why it should be included in this ranking.

In case you haven’t had the chance to try one yet and don’t quite understand what it is, the variat is a tapa where different portions are combined on the same plate.

Bodega La Rambla is my favourite tapas restaurant in Palma de Mallorca for a good “variado”. Personally, I order the classic, with all the tapas and portions together, but many people choose to order different dishes from the menu and share; of course accompanied by a cold beer or a vermouth.

Address: Plaça de la Porta de Santa Catalina, 7A
Opening hours:
• Thursday to Monday: 10h – 15:30h y 19h – 22:30h
• Tuesday and Wednesday: closed

"Variado mallorquín" at Bodega la Rambla in Palma
Tapa de callos at Bodega la Rambla in Palma

S’Àngel Palma

Opposite the Museum Es Baluard and close to Palma’s city walls is S’Àngel Palma, a slightly more refined restaurant than the rest of the list, with a relaxed atmosphere, terrace and classic dishes with an international touch.

Our experience there is always great. You can dine one dish per person or share, which is what we usually do, as there are plenty of finger food dishes that combine local ingredients with Asian touches, all of which are delicious. My favourite is the Vietnamese rolls with mango, avocado and marinated salmon.

They have another restaurant in Inca that is equally good, so if you are in that part of Mallorca, don’t hesitate to choose S’Àngel Inca for dinner.

Address: Plaça de la Porta de Santa Catalina, 7A
Opening hours:
• Wednesday to Monday: 13h – 16h y 19h – 22h
• Tuesday: closed

S'Àngel Palma
Grilled octopus in s'Àngel Palma

Ombu Palma

If you’re seeking for tapas, but you don’t want to go for the classic and typical portions, Ombú Palma is an excellent option. In this restaurant you will find tapas and portions to share, but with a more creative touch.

It has a super extensive menu, which combines local ingredients with hints of Southeast Asia, which is so fashionable at the moment. The presentation is beautiful and very well cared for (it’s almost embarrassing to eat the dishes!) and the staff is very attentive.

My favourites there are the Mallorcan-style squid croquettes, the Bravas Ombu and the Burrata. The portions are not very generous, you should know, and the price is one of the highest on this list. Still, if you’re up for it, we’re sure you’ll love it.

Address: Pg. del Born, 5-7
Opening hours:
• Monday to Sunday: 8:30h – 24h

Ombú Palma the most creative tapas in Pama
Squid croquettes at Ombú Palma

Restaurante Sa Ronda

Santa Catalina is the trendiest and liveliest neighbourhood in Palma due to its wide range of cultural, gastronomic and nightlife options. And, as is often the case, finding a restaurant where quality is balanced with price is no easy task, you have to know where to go.

Of the many tapas bars, Restaurante Sa Ronda is one of the few that have remained authentic and where we can assure you that you will eat very well. I’ve been going there since I was a child with my family, as we are from the area, and the quality has been maintained.

The tapas and portions are plentiful and tasty, which is why it is a place frequented, above all, by locals. Also, if you don’t feel like eating tapas, Sa Ronda is also one of the best restaurants to eat paella in Palma de Mallorca. In any case, you can see it’s a success!

Address: Avinguda de l’Argentina, 37
Opening hours:
• Tuesday to Sunday: 12h – 23h
• Monday: closed

Tapa de ensaladilla in Sa Ronda Restaurant
Grilled octopus in the tapas restaurant in Palma de Mallorca Sa Ronda

Tapas Palma

Tapas Palma, in Santa Catalina, is another spectacular restaurant for sharing a few portions. All their food is very artisan and you can tell that it is prepared with great care. The place is small and cosy, and is run by the owners, which usually makes all the difference.

The menu is Mediterranean in style and the prices are fair, not disproportionate considering the quality on offer. We recommend you to try the Galician octopus and the cheesecake, very good!

Address: C. de Monsenyor Palmer, 6
Opening hours:
• Wednesday to Monday: 17h – 24h
• Tuesday: closed

Fried eggs with Spanish ham at Tapas Palma Santa Catalina
Galician octopus at Tapas Palma Santa Catalina

Restaurante Can Joan Frau

Can Joan Frau is our other suggestion for you to eat some good Mallorcan tapas in the capital, and if it’s in the form of a “variat”, all the better (yes, ok, I’m addicted to “variats” 🤣). Try one and let me know!

This restaurant is located inside the Market of Santa Catalina, which like other markets in Mallorca – and as has happened in other Spanish cities – has been transformed into a true gastronomic mecca.

Everything here is delicious, but the best is “frito mallorquín”, which they also prepare in different versions. The best and most authentic, in my opinion, are lamb and cuttlefish.

📝 If you’re looking to enjoy Saturday in Palma like a true Mallorcan, we recommend you start your day at the Market of Santa Catalina at vermouth time (around 11:30am-12pm) at Can Joan Frau or another stall. A great atmosphere is guaranteed.

Address: C. d’Anníbal, 20 (Mercado de Santa Catalina)
Opening hours:
• Monday to Saturday: 6h – 16:00h
• Sunday and Monday: closed

Bar Can Joan Frau in Mercat de Santa Catalina
Variat mallorquí in the Bar Can Joan Frau at the Mercat de Santa Catalina

Kamaleónico

Restaurante Kamaleónico is one of our most recent discoveries, if not the last, belonging to La Vasca Group, which has several restaurants on the island and all of them are very good.

It specialises in international dishes and signature cocktails, and is an ideal restaurant in Palma for sharing portions or tapas in a group. The décor of the restaurant is super neat, which has a mix of jungle and vintage.

The menu is extensive, from sushi and ceviches to meat, fish and preserves. The truth is that we liked everything we tried very much.

Address: La Rambla, 20
Opening hours:
• Tuesday to Thursday: 12:30h – 24h
• Friday and Saturday: 12:30h – 1:00h
• Sunday and Monday: closed

Tapas and portions in Kamaleonico Palma
Pinza at Restaurant Kamaleonico in Palma

Moltabarra Bar de Tapas

Personally, and to be honest, Moltabarra doesn’t seem spectacular gastronomically speaking, but it’s true that it can’t be missing from this list. It is a legendary tapas bar in Palma, as it was the precursor and reference point of “Ruta Martiana”.

For years, we locals had an appointment every Tuesday for tapas in the old quarter of the capital, going from bar to bar and paying around €2 for a beer + a pintxo. How nostalgic! 😥 As with everything else, the fad has faded and with the pandemic this tapas area in Palma de Mallorca is no longer frequented at all, but Moltabarra is still a very pleasant meeting place that we love to go to.

Address: C. del Pes de la Farina, 12
Opening hours:
• Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 19h – 0:30h
• Tuesday: 19h – 24h
• Friday and Saturday: 19h – 2:00h
• Sunday: closed

Moltabarra Bar de Tapas in Palma de Mallorca
Pintxos in Moltabarra Bar de Tapas in Palma de Mallorca

Bar Andaluz en El Arenal

Away from the centre, in Playa de Palma, you should definitely try Bar Andaluz, the best Andalusian tapas bar in Mallorca. I love it so so much!

I have frequented it since I was a child and it is as good as the first day. Its secret? Raw materials of the highest quality. Don’t expect a spectacular or elegant place, but it’s perfect if you’re looking for a good meal. It’s one of those restaurants that you only go to if you know it, as it doesn’t exactly stand out from the outside.

At Bar Andaluz you can spend whatever you want, as they have a wide range of dishes from the most basic “ensaladilla rusa” to fresh shrimp by weight and grilled octopus. I never leave without ordering the Carpaccio mixto (salted and smoked fish) and their calamares a la andaluza. Special mention to the staff, who are super friendly and professional.

Address: C. del Quarter, 23
Opening hours:
• Tuesday to Sunday: 12h – 24h
• Monday: closed

Grilled octopus at the Bar Andaluz in Arenal
Cod carpaccio at Bar Andaluz in Playa de Palma

And that’s it for our selection of the best tapas bars in Palma! By now you’ve probably realised that we love to eat… so if you know of any good tapas restaurants that aren’t on this list that we should try, let us know in the comments! 🤗

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Victoria Gibert

Thanks to the fact that I have eight Mallorcan surnames and that I am a tireless self-taught person, I am the person behind most of the written content of the blog, as well as the development and technical maintenance of the website. Organised, methodical, foodie and tireless traveller, I have spent years planning routes and trips without missing a single detail or restaurant to delight me.

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