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“superb tapas in great location”

La Taberna De La Boveda
Ranked #198 of 2,127 Restaurants in Palma de Mallorca
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: La Llotja-Born
Description: La Taberna La Boveda is a known Basque-Spanish restaurant in which you will find many traditional Spanish tapas, such as snails, garlic prawns, the classic bread with local oils or small chorizo sausages, as well as a long etcetera of other dishes and tapas. The restaurant has a privileged terrace on which you will be able to enjoy the nights of Palma while enjoying a quiet meal. The solid wooden tables and large barrels create the much sought-out tavern atmosphere. Furthermore, the restaurant is located in a central area in which you can enjoy a pleasant stroll near the old Palma de Mallorca market, the Cathedral and its surroundings or the Borne promenade.
London, United Kingdom
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“superb tapas in great location”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

This was recommended to us by our hotel as the best tapas bar in palma and timet the billing.Excellent location on the front in the eastern corner of the marina very near the Cathedral.Great for people watching and great atmosphere at lunch time.Weate dinner next door [only average and expensive]and it may be that dinner here different.The food was excellent as was the service.All staff especially the girls were very aware and very friendly.Incredible range of tapas on offer and a ood selection of wines at reasonable prices-all very good value.We had a villa in Southern Spain for 20 years and visited numerous good tapas bars over the years ,notably on the beach there and other major Spanish towns.This was the best by far-twice as good and half the price!Why?Maybe, as the Catalonians might argue,Mallorca is not really Spain.

Cannot understand the poor reviews-maybe they ate at the same name bar back from the front 200 metres away which looked much less attractive and only open for dinner.We cannot recommend this one on the front more highly.

  • Visited June 2012
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Esher, United Kingdom
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“worst meal in palma”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Dont bother trying, staff rude, food average still living off good reviews from 5 years ago so many good places to eat this isn't one of them.

  • Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Dreadful”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Our group visited this restaurant wanting a glass or two of wine and some tapas in true Spanish style....this wasnt the place to come; the waiters were unimpressed with our request to order a few dishes at a time and made our evening very uncomfortable.

The food was very poor and the waiters are only interested in turning tables quickly to get the maximum number of tourists through their doors.

In all; the food was dreadful and the service was terrible; not a great combination.

  • Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic restaurant for a group meal”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Attended at the weekend for a meal for 16 people (on a hen do and were not looking for somewhere tacky, wanted authentic tapas and a nice atmosphere).

I had booked in advance and we were seated outside the newer larger location on the seafront in their terrace area. Lots of space for a big group.

The waiters were great fun, very attentive and recommended we let them suggest what to bring for the group which was less manic than us all trying to pick a few and duplicating dishes. Well, the food just kept coming and coming! Delicious and a good range of tapas (although none of us enjoyed the mushrooms in roquefort - the only negative!). Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and was very reasonable cost per head. Would absolutely visit again and have passed the details to a friend who is in Palma next week.

  • Visited August 2012
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“Favourite restaurant in a great location”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is the classic tapas place to go to. Try to book ahead - ask for a outdoor table. The green peppers, fried calamares, the ibericos... Go forthe whole lot!

Visited July 2012
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