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“Bad service, bad food”

La Taberna De La Boveda
Ranked #341 of 2,320 Restaurants in Palma de Mallorca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $29
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I booked a table here under recommendation. First of all, they did not check the bookings and said: I'm not sure if you're getting a table. When asking for the bookings book, recommended us to "calm down, 'cause you're on holidays". When noticed we were residents, started to speak about the 14 hours a day 6 days a week they're working there, so you'd better appreciate your weekend.

As I had guests, did not want to leave on a high season Saturday without another booking, so we took a seat and ordered.

Scrambled eggs with mushrooms and ham, mushrooms with rochefort, croquetas, cold meats pa amb oli and fried calamari served 3 minutes after being ordered and all at the same time. You really could repair any hole on a wall with the croquetas stuffing and the cold meats were really low quality, as well as the ham in the scrambled eggs.

I never do bad reviews, but the situation was awkward and uncomfortable. It's really a pity to have such a bad service and food on this beautiful city on such a good location. It’s better to choose El Pesquero or El Caballito de Mar instead if you're on that area and want to dine on a terrace.

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2  Thank Marta L
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We have been to la Boveda on a few occasions and it never really inspires or lets you down
It has a good but basic tapas menu ,it is well priced at about 25euros a head including beer ,more if with wine.
The food is tasty and the service is efficient
There must be a reason why the place buzzes with local activity in the evening and this is because it is authentic and in a great position
So in short
Good value, tasty and great for people watching
Worth a visit

Thank bryan i
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Nice food and lots of people. The place is understaffed and we where brought wrong dishes to the table, missed a few orders and we had to wait a long time to get in contact with our waiter. There are lots of better places to have tapas nearby.

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Thank redmans1706
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Beautiful fresh seafood and great wine with a beautiful view!!! Very friendly staff and great understanding of 'gluten free'!!!

Thank Liam C
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Nice location along the front with tables/chairs to match. The usual tapas menu and reasonable quality so no complaints on the food front but service wasn't over friendly. The big issue for me was the portion size - far too big for 2 people with prices to match so you don't get the opportunity to try a range of plates. There are other places that are better.

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Thank GH24
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