Palma food market, Mercat de l’Olivar

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When I go abroad I love to visit markets, food markets and even regular supermarkets. The food market in Palma is situated only a few minutes walk from the shopping streets and is well worth a visit. It was a lot bigger than I expected and logically divided after type of produce; fish and seafood in area, vegetables in another etc.

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It was lovely walking around he market looking at all the wonderful produce. There weren’t many restaurants but we saw an inviting sushi place, one proper restaurant and one tapas counter.

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We bought some Mallorcan strawberries which we enjoyed together with cava one evening and we of course bought some jamon to take home.

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We had lunch at the tapas counter which was alright but not amazing. By the time we got there there wasn’t a lot of dishes to choose from but we had four dishes to share and some baguette and that was enough for a light lunch. The meatballs were our favourite; they were light and fluffy, tender and delicious in flavour!

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The cold marinated squid with vegetables was also very nice.

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The mushrooms in oil were nice but not amazing, same with the Goulash below.

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You paid per plate and it was neither cheap nor expensive. We were super hungry and enjoyed our lunch but this is not a place I would recommend otherwise (although those meatballs are worth a visit).

On the first floor there is a regular supermarket which we also paid a visit. We bought some soft drinks and snacks for the holiday but I also bought a bottle of fino sherry that I will use in cooking for virtually nothing and a huge jar of my favourite olives.

Mercat de l’Olivar, Plaza Olivar, 4, 07002 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

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