About Naan Street Food
Naan opened in Palma’s Santa Catalina in 2014 and was an instant hit with locals and in-the-know city visitors alike. The restaurant does what it says: street food, but in the finest way possible, taking an unfussy approach to producing flavours that simply amaze. A trip to this casual dining spot in the heart of the capital’s trendiest neighbourhood won’t fail to awaken your taste-buds.
Presentation is on a par with taste, and the plates coming out of the kitchen are mouth-wateringly colourful, packed with spicy, worldly appeal. Chef Nicolas Malenchini (formerly of Duke) creates Vietnamese, American, Japanese, Korean and South American street-food basics and street-food tapas using super-fresh ingredients, carefully sourced that morning from the area’s excellent local markets.
Several plates come in full and half-size portions, meaning you can savour one special dish, or go for a selection to share amongst friends. The restaurant’s industrial-chic decor was done by Nico’s business partner, Matias Ortiz. Cool and intimate, the atmosphere stays fun and lively until late into the evening.
Samples from the Naan menu
At Naan, you can choose from a tempting selection of filling street-food staples, delicious tapas plates, light and flavourful ‘callejando’ bites, and juicy meat dish favourites. The following are sample menu offerings:
Street Food Basics : Lobster roll; Steak sandwich; Beef burger; Salmon burger
Street Food Tapas : Naan bread; Shrimp taco; Yakitori chicken (grilled chicken skewers); Beef skewers; Fish taco
Callejeando: Lime ceviche; Salmon ‘tiradito’; Kimchee salad; Peruvian salad; Stir-fried rice
From the oven: Rump steak (200g); Rib-eye steak (500g – f0r 2 people); Barbecue ribs
Desserts : Mango crumble; Pavlova; Chocolate tart; Panna cotta
Service and location
Friendly and attentive, the waiting team at Naan are happy to recommend dishes based on your likings. Fittingly, the restaurant has sprung up on Carrer de Caro at the interjunction with Carrer de Pou opposite Basmati; an area well-known for its notable foodie offerings.