European Conference on Interventional Oncology
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April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

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Dining in Palma

After a full day of attending lectures, you will need to energize yourself for another day of learning. Luckily, Palma de Mallorca, the capital city of the Balearic Islands, is a haven for excellent restaurants, boasting a diverse culinary scene that reflects the island’s rich cultural heritage and vibrant atmosphere. To help you navigate this culinary paradise, we’ve gathered recommendations from the ECIO Local Host Committee on where to indulge in the best dining experiences the city has to offer.

According to Ignacio Díaz Lorenzo, “Overall, the island’s gastronomy is delightful, making it difficult to single out a particular restaurant.” He recommends El Bungalow, “…renowned for its Mediterranean cuisine and delicious rice dishes, as well as Vandal, offering a more refined and exquisite dining experience.”

Fernando Gómez Muñoz says, “There are many interesting coastal and inland restaurants to visit on the island, but if we focus on Palma, I’ll mention a couple of places that I like and that are within walking distance from the Convention Centre:

One of my top choices and a very authentic restaurant is just around the corner from the congress, a tiny restaurant called Sa Roqueta, with a traditional atmosphere and a menu that reflects the local culinary tradition, offering the best fish and seafood in town!

Also, within walking distance from the congress centre is the Calatrava neighbourhood, which is a worthwhile area in the old town to explore, there is a restaurant called Dins by chef Santi Taura, that offers a typical Michelin-starred menu. It is gastronomically excellent and in a charming location.

Lastly, Portixol is another neighbourhood within walking distance from the congress centre but on the other side. It is a super pleasant walk by the sea with small bars and restaurants. I recommend having an aperitif at sunset by the sea on the terrace of Izizi Zunak. This restaurant boasts international cuisine and NY-style decor but a spectacular location.”

Gemma Sempere Campello highlights the abundance of gastronomic offerings in Palma, “I find it challenging to make just one recommendation. Palma is a city full of gastronomic and entertainment offerings. Any decision will undoubtedly be correct. In any case, here are my favourites: Aromata, Cuit, and Casa Maruka are all excellent places that serve local dishes and Sandro is a lovely Italian restaurant.

Miguel Casares Santiago directs attention to, “Es Vaixell, situated in front of Portixol beach, has the best “llonguets” – typical Mallorquinian sandwiches. It is only a 10-minute stroll along the picturesque seaside from the congress.”

And finally, Sara Lojo says, “I recommend three places. First is Andana, which is located in the capital, and was originally the first train station on the island. It is the perfect place to enjoy and be happy. It excels with ingredients from its own garden and there is no shortage of cocoas, Mediterranean fish, and meats.

My next recommendation is the restaurant located at the Hotel Belmond La Residencia. Its restaurant El Olivo is ideal to feel the magnetism of the Tramuntana mountains. If you have time after the congress, I recommend visiting here!

Also outside of Palma is Ca’s Patró March, which is a paradisaical beach bar built of wood, where you can eat fish and seafood rations.”