Join locals in Palma de Mallorca bars for a breakfast of sweet ensaïmada pastries dunked in hot chocolate. Save at least one lunchtime for a seafood paella in relaxed Palma beach bars at Ciutat Jardí district, washed down with crisp white wine. Nibble tapas snacks at bars along the Passeig Marítim promenade. Or dine at restaurants in the hilltop village of Deià, where you might spot some famous faces.
Start in Sa Llotja, home to Palma's best tapas snack bars, serving slices of cured ham, garlicky seafood and spicy potatoes. In Palma's Santa Catalina district, you'll find fashionable restaurants serving sushi and fusion food. Head for Palma Marina for upmarket fish restaurants, or go to Portixol district for restaurants with a relaxed island atmosphere. Try simple chiringuitos beach bars throughout Mallorca and treat yourself to fine dining at one of Mallorca's Michelin-starred restaurants.
Join locals for long, late lunches, which start around 1.30 pm in Palma restaurants. For an easy choice, look out for restaurants offering menú del día - fixed price, three-course lunches. Ease into night time with an aperitif around 9pm before enjoying a leisurely dinner in a Palma restaurant. Always check to see whether tax (IVA at 16%) is included in menu prices.
During the day, join locals in Palma bars on sunny city squares for a refreshing beer or a tinto verano red wine and lemonade. Sip pomades, Menorcan gin with iced lemon crush, and fruity sangria in Palma beach bars at Illetes, south-west of Palma. Explore Santa Catalina district for lively and sophisticated Palma wine bars and a smartly dressed crowd, or dress up for funky Palma cocktail bars along the Passeig Marítim seafront.