Mallorca has been welcoming clients to their island for many years, so it will come as no surprise at the wide choice of restaurants to be found in Mallorca where you can find both international and Spanish cuisine. There are also the usual fast food outlets that you find in the UK and that are very popular with the children.
Mallorcan cuisine, based on pork, fish and vegetables with generous use of garlic and olive oil, is hearty peasant fare steeped in tradition and rooted in local ingredients.
Not long ago every village would celebrate the matanca, the winter slaughter of pigs, with songs and dancing and the making of hams and sausages for the coming year. Sausages come in several varieties - sobrasada (raw minced pork with hot red pepper) and botifarro (cured pork with blood), as well as spicy chorizo from Spain. And no bar would be complete without its jamon serrano, a whole cured ham displayed on an attractive slicing-board.