San Juan Gastronomic , Palma´s first food court is one of the liveliest culinary hot spots in town.
San Juan Gastronomic food market is located on the site of the city´s old abattoir. Following a €3 million restoration of the 100-year-old dusky pink collection of Modernist buildings, you will be wowed by the renovation, just a few minutes walk north of the Avenidas in Palma.
In fact, San Juan Gastronomic has been so popular that a second, albeit smaller food hall Mercat 1930 has opened on the Paseo Maritimo.
The sliding doors welcome you into this cavernous and hip food emporium, with stark white metro tiles, mosaic floor tiles and central wooden benches on which to perch and dine communally.
Open 360 days a year from 12.00pm-12.00am and featuring some 20 food vendors offering high quality local and international fare, you are spoilt for choice. Take time to wander through and see what is on offer. Perhaps try a fideuá, a variation on paella made with noodles or one of the ready-made Basque-style pintxos.
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.
You can fill your tummy at San Juan Gastronomic and then, right across from the foodhall, is Cine Ciutat, 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.
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