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5 typical Mallorcan Christmas dishes that you probably didn’t know about

One of the best places where you can enjoy Christmas is in Palma. Here you can enjoy Christmas at a very pleasant temperature and experiences that will ensure you have one of the best Christmases of your life.


Christmas is the time when we get together with our loved ones to celebrate life and love. It is a time when families get together, feast on delicious meals, exchange gifts and simply enjoy time together.


To enjoy Christmas in Palma, the best thing to do is to stay in one of the best hotels. Currently, the most popular option is the Samaritana Suites flats of Hidden Away

Christmas gastronomy in Palma

Tradition and culture come together during the festive season. If you want to enjoy Christmas gastronomy, in the restaurant of the Samaritana Suites hotel you will find all the typical Christmas dishes of La Palma.

Stuffed Christmas soup

This is undoubtedly one of the island’s typical Christmas dishes. It can be said that the Mallorcan soup is made with a rich broth accompanied by pasta called galets. It is a type of pasta filled with minced meat, which makes the soup really tasty.


This variety of soup is always present in the best restaurants on the island. If you are going to enjoy Christmas on the island, we invite you to try it, you will not be disappointed.


This is another typical Christmas dish on the island. It is true that it can be enjoyed on any day of Christmas, but it is very typical to eat this variety of suckling pig on the 25th of December.

It is a traditional dish in the countryside, but also in the city. If you are going to enjoy a few days of Christmas holidays, you cannot leave without trying your portion of porcella. The dish has a lot of flavour thanks to the fact that the suckling pig is marinated in lemon juice, salt, olive oil, bay leaf and pepper for a whole day. This marinade gives the suckling pig a spectacular flavour, which is why it is so popular at Christmas.

Almond soup

This soup is easy to prepare and typical of Christmas. The chefs at the Samaritana Suites Hotel tell us that it is made with fresh or roasted almonds and broth. Boil it all together and it is ready.

Nougat cake

This is an evolution of the typical Spanish nougat. It is made with raw almonds. Coca de turrón is a traditional sweet from the island, so if you want to add something sweet to your Christmas menu, you know what to try.

Churros con chocolate

They are simply delicious and are one of the options we have to start the countdown to Christmas. Not only do they stand out for their flavour, but they are also a good option to combat the cold of the last days of December. On the island, churros are usually accompanied with icing sugar on top and then dipped in chocolate.


Christmas traditions in Palma

On both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, it is a tradition to get together with loved ones to celebrate a dinner. This dinner is made up of different dishes that show that the dinner is special.


All these dinners can be enjoyed at the Samaritana Suites hotel, as it prepares special dinners for guests who wish to do so. In addition, it is common on New Year’s Eve to eat the 12 lucky grapes together with the chimes that usher in the new year. If you are not familiar with the tradition, you should know that grapes are synonymous with good luck in the coming year. After the chimes, it is common to toast with champagne to joyfully celebrate the arrival of the new year.


We would like to invite you to spend the coming New Year’s Eve with us at Samaritana Suites, a small luxury hotel in the old town of Palma de Mallorca. We are situated in a privileged location, within walking distance of the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca and the Christmas market, and we offer comfortable and cosy rooms so that you can enjoy an unforgettable holiday season.