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Review of El Pilon

El Pilon
Ranked #145 of 2,804 Restaurants in Palma de Mallorca
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: La Llotja-Born
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No visit to Palma would be complete without a visit to El Pilon.

Here you get real Mallirquim tapas, expertly cooked and generously served.

Today we had padron peppers, tumbet (a speciality of the island. A bit like ratatouille with potatoes and topped off with a quail's egg), chiperones (deep fried baby squid) and some of the biggest and juiciest mussels I've ever eaten. This time we tried the deep fried small crabs which were fantastic.

The paella on the next table looked terrific, too!

Not flashy, but genuine and consistently of the highest quality.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Mark D
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

We asked our hotel reception where to eat traditional tapas and they suggested two restaurants. One being el pilon

We did not book but fortunately when we tipped up they had a table available
I would recommend you do book because we saw a lot of people turned away at the door.

We picked a mixture of veg fish and meat tapas and were not disappointed. Every dish was delivered quickly and red hot and absolutely full of flavour

This is a brilliant family traditional tapas restaurant where I will defiantly visit again.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Lynn2477
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

We stumbled upon El Pilon while looking for a beer and a snack off the beaten track in a popular (and pricey) area of Palma. El Pilon exceeded our requirements, from the friendly and highly efficient service to the delicious tapas and cosy atmosphere of this cellar-like restaurant. A relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle and clearly a favourite among the clientele. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Liz Y
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

Went here on 2 occasions and had reservations for both. Hidden gem in the centre of Palma. Sizzling garlic prawns, Octopus, Mussels, were my favourite and very reasonable, but many more to choose from. Service was excellent - A must for any foodie in Palma.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank thekierana
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

Loved it, the menu is not too big, every item on it is really good, best aioli we tryed. Octopus was very fresh and good, so as the shrimps.
On the favorite list

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Evgenia D
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