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Local Food to Eat in Palma

Any good holiday destination will offer a range of delicious food and drink, and Palma is no exception. Whether it's tasty breakfast buns, sumptuous lunch pasties or spicy meatball tapas for dinner, there is something delectable for every meal of the day. Local dishes will feature produce from the island, including olives, walnuts, almonds and tomatoes, while an abundance of vegetables help create healthy dishes that are also rich in flavour.

At Holiday Extras, our aim is to make your life as simple as possible with our airport transfers, so you can concentrate on finding the very best dishes the capital has to offer. Read on to find out about the local foods not to be missed.


A typical breakfast might be a toastada con tomata or a croissant, washed down with a café con leche or a mouth-watering fruit smoothie. Make sure also to try the Ensaimada, the spiral, icing sugar-coated bun, which is a local speciality.


For lunch you may want to try the appetising pasties on offer, the vegetable pizza slices known as 'trampos' or some of the local grimalt cheeses. More vegetarian delights include cauliflower with raisins and pine nuts, pumpkin fritters and flavoursome mushroom dishes. Meat lovers needn't worry though, there are also plenty of meals to whet the appetite, such as the pork loin in Majorcan sauce, the suckling pig or a variety of lamb dishes.


Palma is attracting ever increasing numbers of young chefs keen to experiment with traditional flavours and dishes to create something unique, and you can be sure to find something exquisite for dinner. The Frito Mallorquin, including potatoes, onions, peppers and garlic is a popular choice, while pork wrapped in cabbage, cooked with tomatoes, wine, pine nuts and raisins is another favourite. For dessert, the Gató de Almendras – sponge cake made with local almonds – is a real treat.


With over 70 different wines made on the island, be sure to sample some of the local produce when dining out. You may also like to find out about the wine making process by going on a tour of one Palma's wineries.

Whatever local specialities you decide to savour, remember to book your Palma airport transfersto ensure you get to your destination hassle-free.