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Comfort Foods to Have in Palma de Mallorca

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Palma de Mallorca has some of the best comfort foods, which can awaken all your five senses. On your visit to Palma, you can savour the foods and wine that can create nostalgia and sentimental value, keeping you wanting more. The textures and flavours will be lingering and here are some top picks worth indulging in.


Yet another great comfort food is one of the most famous Mallorcan foods, Ensaïmada. It is an incredibly light and flaky (spiral) pastry, which has an incredible texture. Foodies love the lightness and flavour. Get ready to savour a slice over breakfast and don't forget to grab a cup of coffee with the Ensaïmada. There are plenty of excellent restaurants in Palma where you can savour great comfort food like Ensaïmada, so get ready to have a hearty meal.

Sopas Mallorquinas

One cannot deny a dense and hearty soup on a chilly day. Guests will love to relish a soup made of onion, garlic, tomatoes, cabbage, and beans topped with a generous glug of local olive oil. The soup is fantastic and is of the most traditional Mallorca food items. Enjoy the broth with payés rye bread sliced very thinly. You can also choose to plan a food tour and have a great time discovering more traditional comfort foods. 

Tumbet (Tombet)

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Simple foods are comforting and glorious to dig in. Try Tumbet that's combined with fried aubergines, potatoes, red peppers, a sauce made of ripe tomatoes, olive oil, and garlic. The prepped dish is often served in a clay pot, resonating authenticity. It's fun to eat the dish with a hunk of local bread, and also try pairing it with meat or fish.

Pica Pica

Seafood lovers will love to try this simple and traditional Mallorcan food. Pica Pica is squid stewed in a sauce of tomato, onion, garlic, and spicy paprika. Patrons love the unique flavour of the squid. It's an amazing dish where one can savour the salty seafood along with a tomato sauce, which gives a punch. Plus, one can choose to relish it along with the chilli.

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