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La Taberna del Caracol

San Alonso 2, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
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Ranked #123 of 1,402 Restaurants in Palma de Mallorca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $37
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Sandvika, Norway
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

For some reason, this place did not show up on our searches, except for direct search, but we tried it out and was not disappointed. Had really great tapas, great wine and good service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Just finished a dinner at this restaurant. Expectations were raised because of the environment and the decorations. Walked in to see if reservations were needed, we are staying around the corner. When we arrived we were seated on the upper floor. Serving was swift and good. Ordered 5 different tapas and some bread. The first 4 arrived within 20 minutes... More

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Espoo Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend this place for gourmet tapas! Their list includes around 30 tapas plus some mains. We had 7 tapas to share, all very delicious and innovative but simple. Could recommend especially the grilled artichokes and aubergines with honey! Great value for the quality of food as well - its worth finding the way through the narrow streets of old... More

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Hook, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited this restaurant which had become one of our reliable trusted venues when in Palma. On this occasion however we were disappointed, normally friendly waiter was gruff and unpleasant even argued with me that I hadn't actually ordered something that didn't turn up - not a good thing to do especially as he was wrong. Food over fried this... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Based on other reviews we decided to eat here. We had to wait 15 minutes for a table (there is very good bar round the corner) so it might be worth booking. Three of us shared a selection of 7 tapas with an OK Rioja Crianza. The food was well prepared and served at a leisurely pace so we could... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My sister in law and I found this restaurant while looking for an authentic eating place which was not catering to the tourist. While roaming the back streets we found this one on San Alonso and got a good feeling. We were not disappointed. It is an unpretentious tapas bar with a large menu. See their website - tavernacaracol.com. The... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

It may not have the youngest clientele or be a typical destination for a party table but this place serves much more authentic tapas than most places in the old city and does it without being a tourist trap....a slighty harder location to find than many but worth it!

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It's a perfect place to stop for a lunch or a dinner when you make a walk an old town of Palma. The food is tasty and authentic. All products are fresh and good quality and come from the market. That's not the "typical" place for tourists where you eat cheap but bad. That's the place to enjoy the meal... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our group managed to get the last table, and they were full quite early in the evening (always a good sign!) The service was excellent and we ordered a variety of tapas. We wanted to order two portions of mussels, but he told us that the portion was big & luckily we listened as the portions were substantial. I loved... More

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Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The service was good and the tapas was some of the best I've ever had. I would really recommend the Jabugo's ham - the ham is a bit expensive, but worth the money. The atmosphere here is also very nice with authentic decor.

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