I have frequented several of the fine dining restaurants in Riyadh but the one the stands “head and shoulders” above the rest is called Palmeras Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant. Riyadh, with it countless restaurants and a variety of fares, introduced its first Spanish-Saudi restaurant last April. Palmeras, situated in the heart of Riyadh on Khalid Ibn Yazid Ibn Muawiyah Al Olaya (+966 11 464 1977), specializes in delicious Mediterranean cuisine prepared by Spanish Chef Ramon Dios and his assistant, Endre Pocz.
Notably, from the front door, Palmeras has a distinctive architecture and decor that is state of the art Andalusian design accompanied by it warm ambiance.
Once seated, I was ready to eat but Palmeras' menu offers quite a few choice entrées. I finally decided that my pallet was set on having the Jumbo Shrimp al Josper for the main course and fresh Spinach Salad for my appetizer. My friend Chris decided on the Green Salad on Cheese Basket as his appetizer and chose the Charcoal Grilled Lobster as the main course. All food selections were indeed delicious! The shrimp and lobster was fresh, succulent and grilled to perfection! You cannot go wrong with the Spanish Sangria. It was the best I have had in a long time! The portions were just right, so having desert was tempting but out of the question!
Palmeras serves lunch and dinner and can accommodate families on the top floor and individuals on the ground floor.
Palmeras Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant; synonymous with a delicious variety of foods and professional staff who are attentive to your elegant fine dining experience. Give them a try….your pallet will thank you!
All the best,