COR embraces popular dishes commonly found in bars and tables around Mallorca presented in an informal experience envisioned by one of the islands most popular local chefs Santi Taura.
A warm and contemporary restaurant serving high quality tapas designed by one of the island’s most important chefs. […] Cor, Barra i Taula in Palma
Taura has dedicated COR to keeping Balearic traditions alive. COR Barra i Taula–which means heart, bar and table in Mallorcan–takes reference not only from the beloved dishes of the island but the relaxed settings in which these dishes are commonly consumed.
The terrace is one such setting, a great place to sit down and have a no-frills cafe con leche or a caña–beer–with your “Llonguet” de calamares–a bread indigenous to Palma with deep-fried squid, or even a classic toasted ham and cheese sandwich–yes, they love it here. COR is for food-nerds who want a taste of authenticity, as well as a casual experience of Taura’s cuisine.
The restaurant is in the heart of Palma, situated near Mercat de l’Olivar. It offers not only room for several groups to sit outside, but also an industrial-style bar and plenty of room in the upstairs dining area for a slightly more formal eating experience, yet with the quirks of a village bistro, and reasonable prices too.
Regardless of where you choose to sit, you’ll probably end up with a greasy dish in front of you. Staples on the menu include croquetas, huevos fritos con patatas y jamón Ibérico–that’s fried eggs with potato chips and Iberian ham–and perhaps most importantly the variat something distinctly Mallorcan.
Meaning varied in English, the variat is a plate of mixed tapas, in this case including ensaladilla (potato salad), beef tripe stew, stewed meatballs, tongue with capers, garlic mushrooms, and pica-pica, cuttlefish cooked in a red, slightly spicy sauce. If you can’t stomach tripe stew and tongue, there is plenty more on the menu, although not much for vegans.
For those wanting a taste of Mallorcan cuisine, COR is the place to go for an authentic experience of the traditional diet, one that didn’t let any animal part go to waste, and uses plenty of potato and pork, foods that have historically been abundant in the island.
Why eat here?
To eat traditional Mallorcan cuisine in a convenient location for those in Palma.