Where a Mallorcan would eat (part 1)

March 18, 2016
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All of the travellers that pass through Mallorca share their stories, and each one of them is unique, but there is one aspect in which many do coincide, and that is in the perception of the diet and cuisine of the island. It is no secret that in Mallorca, you eat very well. Today we want to share two restaurants with you that we consider to be essential visits.

In addition to offering Mallorcan products, among others, these places also have special charm due to the fact that they are not so widely known among the tourists. What we´re trying to say is that we want to take you to two very cute places, where typically, only the locals tend to go for lunch and dinner. Because when one is on vacation, in addition to sightseeing, it is important to experiment life as the locals live as well.

Es Mussol

Situated in the neighborhood of Génova, and known for being one of the best places where you can eat on the island, Es Mussol can boast for having one of the most beautiful and picturesque terraces of Palma. The restaurant is decorated as if it were a ship, with sailor sails overhead, walls with windows overlooking nowhere and a vibe that will calm down the nerves caused from any bad day. This terrace (open exclusively in Summer) is just the icing on the cake. Winter however is no less a better time to experience the restaurant, share a good wine (there is an excellent choice of national and local wines), while enjoying one of their delicious dishes. Their dishes are rich in flavor and have a beautiful presentation. The customer service is the most taken care of aspect of the restaurant, they serve with extreme courtesy and a warmth that will make you feel at home.

What: their famous meat and cheese Fondues and salty crepes.

When: open from Monday to Saturday from 19h to 24h ; closed Sundays except on the eve of holidays.

How much: between 25 and 30 Euros per person.

Where: Carrer de Barranc, 3, 07015 Génova, Palma de Mallorca.

Ca’n Pedro

A real classic for the locals. Its image has changed over the years, but has never lost its essence of being a family oriented restaurant, offering a typical Majorcan cuisine with a fair quality and price ratio. It is located in Génova, very close to our first recommendation, and you can count on each having its own comfortable parking area. The atmosphere is very homey with a rustic decor and a very friendly staff, offering a constant smile. It has a children´s playground area so that small children can be entertained while the adults can enjoy a glass of Majorcan sweet herbs. There are several typical Balearic gastronomy dishes on the menu. For example, you can choose from tumbet, Mallorcan soups, arroz brute, gambas de Sóller, local lamb chops, Majorcan rabbit with onion, and frito Mallorquin....definitely an opportunity to feast on typical food!

What: it is essential to try the snails, the hot plate sirloin, and the famous arroz brut.

When: from Monday to Sunday from 12:30h to 00:30h uninterruptedly.

How much: about 30 Euros per person.

Where: Carrer Rector Vives, 14, 07015 Génova, Palma de Mallorca.

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