Everybody loves to stroll along La Rambla, Palma’s beautiful avenue with the flower stalls. Other than El Born though, there are neither a lot of stores nor places to linger. Except for a small plaça that doesn’t even have a name. Adjoining La Rambla approximately midway, sunlight gently filters through the foliage of tall trees. It’s home to one of my favorite tapas bars in Palma, La Trastienda. So let’s just call it the Tapas Place.
La Trastienda means back room. But life is mostly on the terrace, today. Where work colleagues enjoy the merienda, a break with a light snack during the morning. Friends meet for lunch, and at dinner time families take over. Because tapas are meant to be shared. Classics like croquetas or patatas bravas. But also the more refined grilled artichoke flowers. And the berenjenas con miel, fried eggplant with honey, could easily serve as a savory-sweet dessert.
La Trastienda is a tapas bar for every day. And that is to be understood quite literally. At least that is the idea. Which, by the way, doesn’t stop at tapas. There’s also a nice choice of dishes like tuna tartar, fried sea bass, and even burger. And yet, I usually end up with different tapas. Because they are simply good and authentic here.
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