Chiringuitos in Mallorca
Hearing the word “chiringuito”, you might remember the famous Georgie Dann’s song “El Chiringuito”. These beach bars are the place to be to refresh yourself on a hot summer day with a fresh drink.
You can even enjoy delicious paella while burrowing your feet in the white sand. And it is definitely better with great music: chill out, reggae or house.
Those are the rhythms of the cool and classy chiringuitos of Mallorca… Here’s Mundo Mediterráneo’s selection for you.
Did you know that the word “chiringuito” has been invented by the workers on the sugar fields in Cuba in the 19th century? During their break they prepared their own coffee. They called the jet that came out of the press “chiringo”. With time the word evolved into the spanish diminutive “chiringuito”. In 1973 the first beach bar called “El Chiringo” was born in Sitges, Barcelona. The owner used to travel a lot to Cuba and got his inspiration there. From that moment on the word got famous for beach bars and has been used up until now.