5 Foods To Try In Magaluf, Majorca

By Mark Wiens 19 Comments
lizarran tapas selection
Tapas (photo by scaredykat)

This is a guest post by Tom Bourlet.

Large amounts of tourists from all over the world take their holidays in Magaluf, Majorca, each year.

Some arrive clutching their beach towels in anticipation of enjoyable days underneath the Mediterranean sun. Others are eager to try the famous Spanish cocktails and party hard in the local nightclubs.

Very few visitors think about the gastronomical experiences that they can have in this busy coastal resort. And yet food lovers are presented with the opportunity to try some of the delicious dishes famous in Magaluf!

1. Ensaimadas

The best way of starting an action packed day in Magaluf is to bite into an ensaimada.

These buns are made out of bread, flour, water, sugar, eggs and pig’s lard. They have a smooth texture and can be purchased in various sizes, ideal for sharing or nibbling at your leisure.

2. Tapas

As the sun sets in the Mediterranean sky, the hungry tourists head out to explore the dining options that Magaluf has to offer. You could join your friends for some fantastic Majorcan tapas at the luxurious Pardos restaurant. Just remember to avoid the spicy sauce if you want to impress the opposite sex during your holiday to Magaluf.

Fideua
Fideua (photo by jlastras)

3. Fideua

If you don’t fancy tapas then there is always the option of heading out to one of the beach-front restaurants and ordering the tasty Fideua. It is very similar to the traditional paella. However, the rice is substituted for good quality noodles.

Flan de Turrón
Turron (photo by jlastras)

4. Turron

You are encouraged to try the sweet turron bar at some point during your Magaluf holidays with Directline holidays. This light bite was traditionally made in the charming Spanish town of Xixona. It has a soft texture and makes for the perfect pudding.

5. Fast Food

After dancing the night away to tunes played by the big name dj’s at BCM Planet Dance or The Office Club you may be in the mood for some fast food. You’ll discover burger bars and fish and chip shops that stay open well into the night on the Magaluf strip. Most use Spanish produce in the creation of calorific snacks.

So next time you’re in Magaluf, be sure to not only relax on the beach, but also eat a few of the local specialties!

About the Author: Tom is a world traveler that enjoys spending time in Magaluf and sampling all the wonderful food.

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  • Vishal Kaushik

    1 year ago

    Awesome.

  • Vishal Kaushik

    1 year ago

    Wow…that’s great.

  • Travlnook

    8 years ago

    Tom, you seem to know Spain quite well)) Pretty good points. I would only add one more special point: Tossa de Mar! A small boat town in Catalunya, so endlessly beautiful! As for me I can’t go to Spain and skip Tossa.
    http://traveltriptips.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/tossa-de-mar-beaches-costa-brava-spain/

  • jessie @ travel 2 where

    9 years ago

    Loving the sound of Fideua, not had this but I am a big fan of Paella so I think it would go down well. I am heading out to Majorca for a couple of weeks next summer so will definitely be giving this a go.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Great to hear that Jessie, hope you have a wonderful trip!

  • Lauren Heineck

    9 years ago

    Majorcan food is wonderful! Tom captured a lot of important aspects of its food culture. Just to clarify a couple of things; they are spelled ‘ensaimadas’, and Audrey is right about the photo, that is ‘flan de turrón’ a turrón flavored flan. Turrón comes in many flavors and consistencies, but the most common being a hard almond, egg white and honey block (turrón de Alicante) and a softer pliable version of toasted ground almonds from Xixona (Jijona), of which Tom speaks of. Cheers, salud!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hey Lauren, thanks for sharing all this great information about turron! I will go back and make the correction, thanks!

  • Agness (@Agnesstramp)

    9 years ago

    Tapas look yummy, but I have never heard of Fideua. Fast food? I say NO to fast food!

  • Audrey | That Backpacker

    9 years ago

    The turron looks tasty! It looks a lot like flan, and I do love me some flan – with a scoop of dulce de leche on top! 😀

  • ciki

    9 years ago

    hmmm.. looks tasty.. but you mean I can only try the Turron if I am on Directline holidays ? LOL. kidding 😛

  • Stephanie – The Travel Chica

    9 years ago

    That first photo of the cheeses and meats looks delicious!

  • [email protected]

    9 years ago

    Ensemaida is my favorite. Most of the veggies and other stuffings can be found inside. Some even can customize their own ensemaida. I tried ensemaida with some coffee in the city center of Majorca.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Cool, thanks for sharing Mary. With some coffee sounds even better!

  • sully86

    9 years ago

    i think the picture of the turron, is worth much more than a mona lisa. Gorgeous..