Tasca de Blanquerna

Address: C/ Blanquerna 6, Palma, 07003, Spain
Telephone: 971 290 108

- Budget

4.9

Palma’s premier bistro and the hottest opening of 2010.

Part tapas bar, part bistro, this place oozes the kind of good time vibes that breaking bread together is all about. The regional Spanish cooking is pretty great too.

Food and drink
4.9
90%
Service
4.9
90%
Food and drink
4.9
90%
Value for money
4.9
90%
Ambience
5
90%
Location
4.6
90%

Food and drink

Imagine the kind of sturdy, comforting fare your granny might have made had you grown up in Spain and she happened to be a very good cook. Add some unexpected, but very clever, flavour combinations. Finally a delicious local wine by the glass. And there you have it: the new Spanish bistro.

Recommended dishes

This is a tough one. I’m mad for the escalivada (Catalan-style grilled veggies) topped with smoked mahi-mahi, white onion and smoky Idiazabal cheese soup topped with mushroom ragu, beef cheeks with chickpea puree, and perhaps a strawberry gazpacho to finish. Sounds like a lot I know, but portion sizes make it all possible.

Ambience

It is smart enough to feel special, local enough to feel truly Palma. But key, at least to my mind, is the open-plan arrangement of the place which makes it feel so intoxicatingly social. Full marks.

Service

It’s trademark Fosh to train staff not so much to serve as connect. By the time you leave you and your waiter could well be on first name terms and trading numbers.

Location

As neighbourhoods go, anything above the Comte de Sallent Avenue was always a bit out on a limb, the kind of place you went to by accident. However, the recent pedestrianisation of the C/Blanquera suggests that could all change some day soon.

Price advice

Value all the way, especially when you consider the cosseting nature of the experience. The three course lunch menu for €14 is a bargain (and changes daily).

Tables to book

I like to sit perched at the kitchen bar where you can watch work in progress.

Branches

Simply Fosh

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • No fuss
  • Design and architecture

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