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A Guide to the Savory Tastes of Mallorca, Spain

Travel Tips - Ross French - March 1, 2011


wineFrom Chorizo to Sangria, the Best Tastes of Mallorca

If you’re tired of slaving over the stove, and eating the same old things, then a little trip to Mallorca may be what you need. The island boasts a wide variety of savory cuisines. There are many excellent restaurants in Mallorca, and some of the best are in the west coast town of Santa Ponsa.

While Santa Ponsa’s sandy beach melts delicately into the sea, its palm tree fringe makes for a gorgeous backdrop to any meal. In high season, the town’s many restaurants welcome an international crowd. Big eaters like the British, Irish and Germans have been flocking here for years, for tapas, paella, fresh seafood dishes, and cups of sweet sangria.

For a family-friendly meal, the Scottish Corner serves a genuine taste of Edinburgh. Located right beside the beach, and with a variety of entertainment for children (including go-karts and a bouncy castle), this is a perfect place to sit and bask in Mallorca’s relaxing sunshine. And for the price of €7.50, you can choose a 2 course meal, such as chicken breast in pepper sauce and one of their a la mode desserts.

Or, if romance is in order, then Il Carpaccio may be best to set the amorous mood. With a beautiful Italian menu including white truffles, swordfish, and rack of lamb, you can dine outside by moonlight, just minutes from the sea. After dinner, finish with their specialty Tiramisu, and end the perfect evening with a doting beachfront stroll.

For the hardy appetite, there is a seemingly endless menu at the steakhouse El Ceibo. This place has a reputation as one of the best restaurants on Mallorca. Fashioned as a South American grill, El Ceibo specializes in Argentinean meats such as beef ribs, chorizo, marinated chicken breast, and tender steak fillets. With its mouth-watering menu, El Ceibo averages €40 per head for a meal and choice of wine. Due to the restaurant’s popularity, pre-booking is advised.

In summer the temperature in Mallorca can reach 31?C. In the heat you may need to cool off with a cocktail or a beer. To quench your thirst, visit Santana Beach, which offers iced-coffee, teas, beers and spirits, tapas and BBQ. At night, this bar on the main street is a hot-spot for party-goers, where the resident DJ will keep you moving with his thumping beats. And you can dance until the morning sun comes up over the Mediterranean.

So, whether you want a lazy lunch, a romantic meal, or a cocktail on the beach, Santa Ponsa can satisfy your uninspired palate. To be sure, Mallorca is the perfect place for culinary escape.

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