Santi Taura: Fine Dining in Mallorca

Mallorca isn’t especially known for its cuisine. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have a rich food culture, but it’s not exactly brimming with Michelin stars. Fine dining is thin on the ground, especially outside of Palma. Restaurants like Santi Taura stick out like a sore thumb as a result – and that’s no bad thing.

The popularity of Santi Taura means that reservations usually need to be made months in advance (especially for a large party like ours). We were gifted ours by a Spanish cousin of one of our party, who had hoped to celebrate his birthday there, but was now unable to get off work. We were charitable enough to take the table off his hands.

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Market Day in Mallorca

Mallorca isn’t all drunk Brits staggering down a row of clubs, chugging down Jägerbombs and squatting in the gutter. If sticky floors and thumping bass lines aren’t your thing, get your cultural fix by spending a day exploring Mallorca’s markets.

Consell Flea Market

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Sunday may not be an obvious day to get up early and head out, but if you’re a fan of a bargain (and can bring yourself to sacrifice a few hours of sunbathing), Consell is not to be missed.

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The market vast and sprawling, with stalls lining both sides of roads which branch off in different directions. And you can find anything there.

No, really, you can.

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