Plaça del Banc de l’Oli is one of those places that you don’t seek but find. A hidden gem in the heart of Palma, just a stone’s throw away from busy Plaça Major. The sleepy square only comes to life during lunch and dinner hours. When the restaurants set up tables outside next to the circular green space. And both locals and travelers enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at Gustar in the shade of orange trees.
Gustar offers a mix of classic Latin-Mediterranean dishes with changing specials of the day. All good for sharing, of course. Like our tacos with lots of crunchy vegetables. The eggplant carpaccio delighted with a creamy taste of almonds, parmesan and olive. And the ceviche de gambas was just the way I like it. Nice and light with the right dash of spiciness and acidity.
Plaça del Banc de l’Oli has always been linked to Mallorcan delicacies. Its history dates back to the Middle Ages when there was a bank for the trade of olive oil on the square. Today, a neighborhood initiative picks the ripe oranges to make marmalade. My favorite season is the short period when the trees blossom and bear fruit at the same time.
Pl. del Banc de l’Oli, 11
07002 Palma de Mallorca
T 871 710 880