Lively, colourful and close to the sea, Paseo Marítimo is the perfect setting for restaurant IKATZA, bringing the flair of Basque cooking to Palma.
AddressHotel Victoria, Gran Meliá
Av. Joan Miro 21, Palma +34 971 732 542
If the restaurant names Arzak, Martín Berasategui, and Mugaritz are enough to make you salivate, it’s likely that you are a fan of Basque food. Basque Country cuisine is widely believed to be one of the finest in the world, but you don’t have to go to San Sebastián, Bilbao, or Biarritz to enjoy delicious dishes from this region’s culinary repertoire. Here on Mallorca, Palma is home to IKATZA, ‘coal’ in Basque – the modern fine-dining Basque grill located within the five-star Hotel Gran Meliá Victoria.
Open every night for dinner, Ikatza offers traditional Basque food with refined creative touches. Meat and fish dishes are the mainstay of this region’s cuisine and the meats here are expertly cooked, as is traditional, on a specially designed grill by a master of the art. Prime-quality locally sourced meat, and fresh vegetables are used in the à la carte dishes and ‘menú degustación’ (tasting menu).
If you’re in Palma, with a yearning to feel the sea breeze and proximity to the Mediterranean as you dine, this restaurant offers a unique culinary experience right on Paseo Marítimo. The elegantly designed restaurant, with luxurious decorative touches, boasts elevated views over the Bay of Palma to the cathedral.
After a cocktail at the elegant and iconic Victoria Bar, stroll out on to its terrace with wonderful sweeping views of the bay where you can dine by romantic candlelight. Every Thursday in the summer months you can enjoy a delicious barbecue under the moonlight, admiring wonderful sea views and live music… Ikatza’s exquisite service and delicious Basque cuisine make for a memorable night out along one of Europe’s most picturesque waterfronts. Not surprisingly, local and visiting foodies eat here, as well as guests staying in the hotel. It’s a short taxi ride from the city centre and the nearby resorts in the southwest of Mallorca but, if you drive here, there’s complimentary valet parking.
If you’ve ever strolled along Palma’s Paseo Marítimo and gazed up at the Hotel Gran Meliá Victoria, wondering what the views would be like from its extensive terrace, satisfy your curiosity – and your appetite for delicious Basque cuisine – with a visit to Ikatza. |