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Spain's super seafood

Marisgalicia pop up canteen

Marisgalicia pop up canteen

Spain's north western autonomous community of Galicia – it has its own language similar to Portuguese - is world famous for its pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela and its fabulous seafood from the waters of the cold Atlantic Ocean.

Each year to promote their marine products the Galicians send a gigantic pop up restaurant on tour around the country and for the ninth year on the bounce it sets up in Palma this month

This year MarisGalicia is using the Son Fusteret showground as its venue, with a giant 1000 square metre marquee holding hundreds of happy customers until 29th September.

The food fair is free to enter and takes place each day from 12:30 to 16:30 and 19:30 to 23:30 apert from Sundays which are afternoons only. You'll find five different stalls selling all you'll need for a fabulous meal at very reasonable prices and organisers are expecting so feed tens of thousands of people around 60 tonnes of seafood and 25,000 bottles of albariño, the region's famous dry white wine.

Stalls will sell bread, pies and pasties, a big choice of rice dishes, octopus, grilled seafood, wines and liquor from Galicia and local products as souvenirs. The food is prepared freshly in front of your very eyes and the seafood is brought in daily, fresh from the sea in special tanker trucks direct to the tanks in the hall.

Just to enhance the feeling of being in Galicia there'll be entertainment from folk dancers and pipers from the Celtic fringe and as a special treat on Fridays and Saturdays there's free queimada – a flaming punch that packs a punch – for all.

Will we see you there?