Mallorca's tapas tradition started with La Crisis (Spain’s 2008 financial crisis), when a lot of people in Palma did not have much money. The bars were empty during the week. So, to boost business, the local bar owners of Palma met and came up with the "Ruta Martiana". The concept: affordable prices and one drink included with an order of tapas. From that moment, they never stopped the Ruta Martiana tradition on Tuesday evenings, and today you’ll find those once-empty bars filled with locals. But because we think tapas are great every night, we’re extending the tradition beyond just Tuesdays!
Throughout the evening on tapas nights, little bars offer up delectable tapas and pinchos (a slice of bread with vegetables, fish, or meat on top), paired up with a tasty glass of Spanish wine or ice-cold beer. But the Ruta Martiana symbolises more than just eating and drinking. It signifies meeting old and new friends, checking out different bars, and sitting on lovely terraces — as well as eating delicious local food, of course! It is the most beloved Spanish dinner ritual, and you can’t come to Mallorca without trying it!
On this very special and private Mallorca tapas tour, you will have a local guide all to yourself so you can guarantee that all your questions about the island will be answered! We’ll walk the narrow streets of the old city centre to find the best tapas bars of Palma. Each bar has its own speciality, and we won’t stop until we’ve tasted the best of each place! Want to try the biggest tortilla in Mallorca? Or maybe taste some authentic Spanish jamón? Or how about a few divine fresh fish pinchos? The grilled rib lambs are perfection, too, so don’t forget those! For each tapas you order, you can choose a glass of local wine, cold beer, or soft drink.
Too overwhelmed with choice? No worries, you can ask your guide for some recommendations to help you make the most delicious decision!
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Tapas Night in Palma group tour.)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 5 tapas or pinchos per person, 5 drinks (wine, beer, or a soft drink) per person (minors can order a soft drink instead of beer/wine).
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks (If you want to eat more than the 5 tapas you can buy more), tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: In Spain, the legal drinking age is 18 years.
Child Policy: Travellers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.