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El Pilon

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La Llotja-Born
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Calle Can Cifre 4, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 71 75 90
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Cheltenham
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We happened upon this place during the day and went back for an evening meal. It was a lovely and quirky place set within what appears an old Cavern. Although you may easily pass this place please go in, we had a lovely Tapas but the staff were so friendly and attentive that you can tell they took pride in... More 

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Thank bitbot1
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tapas bar up a little alley way in the old quarter close to the turtle statue! Good food, a must when in Palma, but get there early it's only a small place and fills up fast at lunch time, great for couples. Very friendly atmosphere, staff were on the ball! 👍

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Thank Jeremy H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little restaurant serving some great tapas restaurant which is rich in history. The service is second to none and the family really make you feel welcome. The food was excellent in particular the fried baby squid. I would highly recommend this place.

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Thank Jim L
Andratx, Spain
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden in a small alleyway just off the Borne, once part of Castell Soleric, the ancestral home oh one of Palmas leading families

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First meal in Palma at restaurant celebrating its 50th anniversary. Solid cooking of traditional dishes in a small vaulted space. Appears to be family run and that care shows. Salt baked sea bass was perfect.

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Thank DavidL68
Fredensborg, Danmark
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87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch tapas Nice menu , Many choises The elderly waiter was very insisting that we should try a whole cooked fish, but we were there for The tapas. We had 4 courses With Bread and aioli a side. Big portions... Lots of food The fried anchovies was very good The tuna carpaccio was excellent Had beer and... More 

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Thank 3480helles
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is an excellent tapas restaurant, although you can have a main course as well. Tucked away down one of Palma's many alley ways it was an excellent find for our 4 day break. Make sure you ask for the English menu (we didn't) although they do (randomly) have a slide show of the different dishes playing on a TV... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

went in thinking this may be a more expensive night out and were truly surprised. the service was excellent the food superb and well presented. would recommend the fried baby squid as probably the best ever and their take on tumbet as superb,

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Thank Peter H
London uk
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We visited El Pilon after walking around Palma and making our way back to our hotel. We had read a few reviews and decided to visit as it was literally on our doorstep. The greeting from entering the restaurant was very welcoming and we loved the way it had been decorated. It is a small restaurant with only 12 covers... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Small, but very charming tapas restaurant in the center of Palma. It serves among the best tapas you can find in Palma. Very genuine and well prepared. Polite and friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Can Cifre 4, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Majorca  >  Palma de Mallorca>  > La Llotja-Born
  • Neighbourhood: La Llotja-Born
  • Phone Number: +34 971 71 75 90

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?