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El Pilon

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Calle Can Cifre 4, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 71 75 90
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174 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cruiseship dock here at Mallorca and we have to eat authentic Paella and we found this restaurant located at safe alley way.. Paella took 30 minutes to prepare but we are willing to wait. Staff were great, friendly and accomodating.. The food is too die for and the best ive eaten at Spain..

Thank Xplorer42
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This busy little tapas bar is worth queuing for. The super selection of brilliant tapas, the friendly and overworked little waiter who has the patience of a saint and all for a most reasonable price. I would go there again and again.

Thank Nanny M
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been very tardy with this review. Firstly I would like to take issue with a previous review. The Waiter (co-owner) is not elderly he is mid 50's ! Yes he told us he had whole fish, yes he showed it to us but at no point did he try to push the sale. Nor did he to anyone... More 

Thank Baldrick141
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We happened upon this place during the day and went back for an evening meal. It was a lovely and quirky place set within what appears an old Cavern. Although you may easily pass this place please go in, we had a lovely Tapas but the staff were so friendly and attentive that you can tell they took pride in... More 

Thank bitbot1
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great tapas bar up a little alley way in the old quarter close to the turtle statue! Good food, a must when in Palma, but get there early it's only a small place and fills up fast at lunch time, great for couples. Very friendly atmosphere, staff were on the ball! 👍

Thank Jeremy H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great little restaurant serving some great tapas restaurant which is rich in history. The service is second to none and the family really make you feel welcome. The food was excellent in particular the fried baby squid. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Jim L
Andratx, Spain
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Hidden in a small alleyway just off the Borne, once part of Castell Soleric, the ancestral home oh one of Palmas leading families

Thank 007jb2017
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

First meal in Palma at restaurant celebrating its 50th anniversary. Solid cooking of traditional dishes in a small vaulted space. Appears to be family run and that care shows. Salt baked sea bass was perfect.

Thank DavidL68
Fredensborg, Danmark
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch tapas Nice menu , Many choises The elderly waiter was very insisting that we should try a whole cooked fish, but we were there for The tapas. We had 4 courses With Bread and aioli a side. Big portions... Lots of food The fried anchovies was very good The tuna carpaccio was excellent Had beer and... More 

Thank 3480helles
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is an excellent tapas restaurant, although you can have a main course as well. Tucked away down one of Palma's many alley ways it was an excellent find for our 4 day break. Make sure you ask for the English menu (we didn't) although they do (randomly) have a slide show of the different dishes playing on a TV... More 

Thank Jan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Can Cifre 4, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Majorca  >  Palma de Mallorca>  > La Llotja-Born
  • Neighbourhood: La Llotja-Born
  • Phone Number: +34 971 71 75 90

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?