Simply Delicious is unique in Palma being the only Israeli restaurant I am aware of.
Ronen, the Israeli owner of this restaurant is a larger than life character and In my opinion, he is the heart and soul of the restaurant, making it all tick & a fun experience. The Restaurant, situated in the fashionable Santa Catalina area of Palma, just by the market, is small and normally packed, with a real buzz each lunchtime. He doesn’t open in the evenings, but he may have to rethink this due to its popularity.
With the heat of Palma during these recent days I’m not a fan of eating a huge lunch, but prefer to pick from small & delicious dishes. It´s like sharing tapas but not in the Spanish traditional way.
Ronen and his staff, use organic products and everything is homemade.
Shakshuka ( an egg based dish with vegetables and herbs, served with a side salad, labane or tahini and pitta bread) forms a large part of the menu, with a vegetable as the main ingredient . We asked for the Israeli tapas, and when the dishes starting coming out there was no room on the table, and this was meant to be a light lunch !! There was warm pitta bread, falafel meatballs, hummus, roasted peppers, aubergines, minced organic lamb, a dish of mixed free range chicken diced on a youghurt dip, plus a few more bites !!
The Hummus experience is also a huge part of Simply Delicious, with a large range of veggie or meat options and served either individually or for 2 to share. These are a wonderful dish, and one of my favourites.
During lunch, the conversation centred around the food and no mobiles were to be heard or seen during this lunch……heaven!!!!!!
We noticed various couples being turned away, due to lack of available space but obviously having found it via “Trip Advisor” . This was all on a very hot September Tuesday, when most people would be on the beach !
Their wraps are very popular and are a low cost option for lunch especially for those short on time. They also include a Vegan option which seems to be in vogue at present. One of our party had a Bulgarian cheese salad which I thought they wouldn’t finish, due to its enormous portion size, but I was proven wrong !
We wanted some very chilled dry white wine and Simply Delicious has a good choice including “Albarin”, “Viñoa” from the Ribeira region and a “Couselo” Albariño from Galicia.
Ronen asked us if we wanted to try his Baklava or fantastic Tahini cookies. We politely declined and instead had another glass of wine.
Value for money it certainly is, and offers something a bit different with a very warm welcome and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
We will be back !!
Plaza Navegacio, 5 (Right opposite The Market) , Santa Catalina, Palma +34 600 673 722