By vida villas | 7 February 2023 | pollensa
Nestled on the north coast of the breathtaking Spanish island of Mallorca, the town of Alcudia is a breath of fresh air for those looking to experience the charming and slow way of life on this Balearic beauty.
Known for its historic and picturesque old town and stretches of golden shoreline, for anyone visiting the island, whether it’s your first time here or whether you’re returning to explore more of the beauty that Mallorca has to offer, here at Vida Villas, we’d recommend visiting Alcudia to all who set foot here.
Aside from its history, culture, and breathtaking natural beauty, much like other settlements on the island, Alcudia has developed a reputation for its vibrant foodie scene, particularly when it comes to sampling one of Spain’s best-known delicacies - tapas.
Amongst its quaint cobbled streets, bustling squares, and beautiful pier front locations, you’ll find some of the best tapas in Alcudia, and on the island, awaiting visitors such as yourselves to taste the very best of local Spanish and Mallorcan cuisine.
So, if you want to get your tastebuds tingly, we’ve highlighted some of the best tapas in Alcudia for you to sink your teeth into during your next visit here. From traditional dishes such as the likes of cured hams and sobrassada to escargot, you’ll find something to intrigue every foodie and satisfy every palate across the town’s breadth of casual, traditional, and memorable eateries.
But be warned, your belly will no doubt be rumbling after this…
Some of the best tapas in Alcudia can be found at Me Gusta restaurant and gastro bar. Serving Mediterranean, vegetarian, and even Vegan cuisine, the eatery offers a range of lunch and dinner options, including traditional and contemporary tapas utilising locally sourced ingredients and produce and cooked and served using modern techniques.
The eatery is located around the corner from Porta del Moll, a 14th-century stone gate which was originally part of the old city walls, but now remains in solitude as one of Alcudia’s iconic historic landmarks. This is therefore the perfect place to pop in to grab a bite to eat after a day of sightseeing in Alcudia town, particularly its old town area.
Your dining experience here comes with a view of the historic old town castle walls from its outdoor terrace, making for one of the most picturesque dining experiences in Alcudia old town. Expect a lively atmosphere in this traditional eatery in a convenient location that is within easy reach of Alcudia’s main attractions. So, when it comes to restaurants in Alcudia old town, this should be on the top of your list.
Me Gusta Gastrobar is open from 7 pm until 10:30 pm from Monday to Friday, from 12 pm to 4 pm and 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm on Saturdays, and from 10 am until 4 pm and 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm on Sundays.
One of the best restaurants in Alcudia serving up some of the tastiest of tapas is Sa Taverna des Port. Located beside the port of Alcudia in front of its marina, this charming waterfront eatery offers some of the freshest seafood that Alcudia has, as you can imagine thanks to its prime location.
Imagine sitting on its outdoor, sheltered terrace and watching the sun set with a glass of your drink of choice in hand and a selection of sumptuous tapas - a perfect end to any day if we do say so ourselves.
The restaurant serves up Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine, with gluten-free and vegetarian options on offer, and a fantastic traditional tapas menu utilising the fresh ingredients of seafood from the most recent catch. But, its vegetarian and cold dish tapas in particular have been noted to be some of the best on its menu!
Whilst the destination does veer away from the busier streets and eateries of Alcudia’s old town and main strip, if you’re looking to experience one of Alcudia’s best seafront locations, alongside good food with good company, this is the place to be.
Sa Taverna des Port Alcudia is open from 12 pm until 1 am every day of the week, so from lunchtime until the early hours, you’re guaranteed the taste of some of the best tapas in Alcudia.
Also located beside the Port of Alcudia is Ramons Bar, a traditional Mallorcan bar serving traditional Mallorcan food at its finest, including delicious tapas.
Set aback from the port itself, down one of the streets leading to the port’s main boulevard, Ramons Bar offers a fantastic location in which if you’ve spent the day at Alcudia’s local beach, Platja de Muro, and have therefore worked up an appetite it is within easy reach.
With plenty of outdoor seating under its veranda and on the curbside of both sides of the street, with a coffee or cold drink paired with a couple of plates of tapas too, you could easily spend the day here watching the world go by.
It is deemed to be one of the best bars in Alcudia serving a wide variety of local and traditional tapas. From Padron peppers to meatballs, cured hams, and fried anchovies, on a hot sunny day, you’ll want nothing more than to indulge in some of the tastiest of these tapas.
With a lovely atmosphere allowing you to enjoy an authentic bar experience in Alcudia, Ramons is open from 12 pm until 11 pm every day apart from Wednesdays, when it is closed all day.
With its sand-coloured architecture and wooden tables and chairs lining its bordering pavement, Crystal Tapas Bar and Restaurant is exactly how you’d envisage an authentic tapas restaurant to look like.
Found in the paved maze of streets of Alcudia’s old town, this is one of the most charming traditional eateries in the town serving some of the best tapas in Alcudia and offering an intimate experience with a friendly atmosphere.
Serving everything from hams, chorizos, and cheeses on its tapas menu, with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options also available, pulling up a chair here makes for a quick, and enjoyable bite to eat that is a suitable option for most dietary requirements and preferences.
Crystal’s tapas are all homemade and rich in the flavours of the dishes local Mallorcan produce. Reviews of Crystal’s restaurant also report that it is a very affordable option for those looking for something to eat and drink as they’re exploring Alcudia town.
Sitting outside allows you to soak in the sights and scenes of Alcudia’s old town, where you can watch the locals go about their daily business as you experience what true Mallorcan living has to offer.
Crystal is open from 11 am until 11 pm from Sunday to Friday and is closed on Saturday.
This lovely tapas bar nestled within Alcudia old town offers a slightly more contemporary atmosphere for its customers looking for a bite to eat and drink during their stay here.
The charming square in which Capricho de Alcudia borders offers a little haven away from the hustle and bustle of Alcudia’s long paved streets lined with plenty of shops and eateries. You can perch here under an umbrella or one of the square’s dotted trees with friends, family, or on your own, to seek some respite during your day.
As soon as you enter this eatery, and even from outside, you’ll see walls and tables covered with mouthwatering legs of Jamon serrano ready to be cut and served to hungry customers. Offering different types of this popular cured meat, each boasts its own complex flavour and makes for the ideal salty pairing as you’re quenching your thirst.
Of course, it’s therefore undoubtable that here you’ll find some of the best tapas in Alcudia, given that cured hams are a staple on tapas menus across Spain and Mallorca. Paired with the beautiful local cheese and olives that you’ll find on the menu, this makes for a lovely nibble at any time of the day.
Offers ample indoor and outdoor dining space for its guests, beneath the shelter of its veranda and along the wide-open stretch of some of Alcudia old town’s larger streets, whilst Bistro Plaza is a slightly larger establishment than those mentioned above, it still harbours the tradition and beauty of Mallorcan dining set in the heart of the historic part of town.
Offering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, you’ll be served fresh tapas including a selection of patatas bravas, cured meats, chorizos, olives, and cheeses, with excellent service on offer, making for an all-round enjoyable atmosphere and experience at an affordable price.
Bistro Plaza is open from 11 am until 10:30 pm every day of the week, so no matter what day you’re in search of some of the best tapas in Alcudia, you’ll find some here.
Restaurant Sa Mossegada serves Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisine to its guests, and can be found just beside the interior confines of the old town, nearby Sant Jaume d’Alcudia, the town’s historic and grand church.
The restaurant prides itself on its signature cuisine that showcases a Mediterranean fusion. Offering vegetarian options also, the tapas on offer display the beauty of modern Mediterranean cuisine in small bites for those looking to taste some of the best of Mallorca’s tapas with a modern-day twist.
A highlight of this establishment is its outdoor terrace area. Set within the sandstone confines of Alcudia’s walls, with shrubbery and lush plants lining its borders, this makes for an atmospheric dining experience in which you can see the tower of Alcudia peeking above the walls as you eat and sip your drinks.
This is one of the more fine-dining and modern experiences you can have in the selection of best tapas restaurants in Alcudia, which also offers indoor seating for those who would prefer this in a light and airy dining space.
Open from 8 am until 10 pm every day, Restaurant Sa Mossegada is a solid option for those seeking a beautiful dining experience right within one of Mallorca’s most iconic historic areas.
Offering something for everyone, Alcudia is a culturally rich and diverse settlement on the island of Mallorca that offers a real glimpse into Mallorcan life and, particularly, Mallorca’s tapas scene. We hope that we’ve provided you with the insight and inspiration you need to decide exactly which of these best eateries for tapas in Alcudia you should sample first.
Whether you’re looking for a casual and authentic tapas experience, or something a little more contemporary and modern, Alcudia is waiting for you to tuck into its plethora of delicious tapas and savour the delicious Spanish cuisine that Mallorcan is known for.
So, all that’s left to do is pack your bags, and make sure that you have an empty belly by the time you arrive…
If this post has got your mouthwatering about the selection of eateries serving some of the best tapas in Alcudia and has therefore got you thinking of your next holiday here, we at Vida Villas offer a range of rental properties in Alcudia and around its neighbouring areas for you to spend the duration of your holiday.
Our properties place you within close and convenient proximity to some of Alcudia’s best tapas restaurants and eateries, meaning you’re never far from an opportunity to indulge in delectable Mallorcan dishes.You can contact a member of our team to discuss your holiday plans and to help us find the best property for you.