Fancy heading to one of the liveliest culinary spots in Palma ? Then make your way to Palma´s first food court , San Juan Gastronomic , which opened in June 2015 to great fanfare.
In fact, San Juan Gastronomic has been so popular that a second, albeit smaller food hall was opened last year Mercat 1930 on the Paseo Maritimo.
San Juan Gastronomic Market is located on the site of the old municipal abattoir (´S´Excorxador´), a magnificent collection of Modernist giant red brick buildings, now completely renovated, just a few minutes walk north of the Avenidas in Palma.
As the sliding doors open, you are welcomed into this cavernous and hip food emporium, with stark white metro tiles, modern mosaic floor and central wooden benches on which to perch and dine communally.
Open 360 days a year from 12.00pm-12.00am and featuring 17 food outlets offering high quality local and international fare, you are spoilt for choice. Take time to wander through and see what is on offer. Chat to the stall holders who will be happy to explain in more detail what each dish contains and then try a few small plates. I guarantee you will be back for more!
You can start with a cocktail or end with a cocktail. With a weekend DJ playing cool vibes in the central hall and a late night DJ on Fridays and Saturdays with a dedicated dance floor, this is one of the trendiest places to visit in Palma.
There is lots of outside seating as well but this is also a great venue when the weather is not so nice. You can fill your tummy first at the San Juan Gastronomic and then, right across from the foodhall, is Cineciutat, the local international cinema, showing films in English and other European languages.
The food hall can get pretty busy at weekends but there is always a little room somewhere to squeeze in.