Ibiza offers a wide-range of gastronomy with influences pulled from many worldwide delicacies. You can find sushi, Argentinian grills, poke bowls and vegan food across the island and – of course – plenty of freshly caught fish. Here are a few of our favourite eateries.
1. La Brasa, Ibiza Town
Within the shadow of Dalt Vila, is La Brasa. The menu is a combination of Mediterranean and French cuisine, but the restaurant is worth visiting just to dine on its gorgeous open-air patio.
2. Sa Capella, Can Coix
Few restaurant locations are as gorgeous as Sa Capella. The Spanish speakers amongst you won’t be surprised to learn that this restaurant is set on the grounds of a picturesque chapel. Whether you dine outside under the stars or inside under the gaze of the authentic stained glass windows, either tick the romantic box.
Your waiters and waitresses are dressed in traditional Ibizanza colours and robes, while the food has a distinct Mediterranean influence on a well-honed menu. The succulent lamb chops or the suckling pig, either get our nod.
3. The Fish Shack, Talamanca
Never judge a book by its cover. This unassuming establishment located on the rocks at Talamanca is a place in high-demand. Otherwise known as its official name Chiringuito de Maria, it’s more commonly referred to as simply “The Fish Shack”. It’s untrendy plastic chairs don’t look much, so this one involves a little faith.
The menu is simply just what’s been caught locally that day, but diners can expect anything from bream to sardines to sea bass – all expertly grilled. Oh, and the accompanying potato salad is to die for. You might even spot some famous DJs? This gets incredibly busy and there’s no reservations, so arrive promptly and with patience. Trust us, it’s worth the wait.
4. Tapas, San Antonio
You are likely to be familiar with the concept of the Spanish tradition of “tapas”. Small finger food, typically savoury, often shared between groups. And what’s not to like? Struggling to choose which meal to order – just order them all.
Tapas put a British spin on the Spanish custom. Chorizo chipolatas, pork belly, baked camembert, padron peppers – it’s all so good! You’ll find it tucked away down a side road opposite KFC/Pizza Hut on the promenade. One more tip: indulge in their cocktails.
5. Pau Brasil, Santa Eulalia
Pau Brasil is a all you can eat Brazilian-style flame BBQ with Rio de Janeiro inspired entertainment. Colourful and indulgent.
6. Can Pilot, San Rafael
Can Pilot is a meat lovers paradise. Tender steaks or maybe even some rabbit, all dishes come accompanied by the restaurant’s special fried potatoes. Many of the meat dishes come with your own personal grill, where you can cook your food to your exact taste. A lot of fun!
7. La Bodega, Ibiza Town
Right at the foot of the Old Town, literally next to the ramp to the ancient citadel, sits La Bodega. Serving authentic tapas and local wines, La Bodega is somewhere to experience true Ibiscenco cuisine. What’s more, it makes the perfect starting point to a night on the town. Afterwards, meander to Paradise Lost to sample their potent cocktails, then make your way closer to the harbour, stopping for drinks and to peruse the market stalls.
8. Bambuddha, Santa Eulalia
Serving its self-styled MediterrAsian fusion food and set within a oriental temple, Bambuddha caters to all dietary requirements from meat lovers, to vegetarians and vegans.
9. Relish, Cala de Bou
Anybody seeking home comforts should check Relish out. An imaginative menu, full of rich flavours is capable of curing the most angsty of hangovers. The real find is their Sunday roasts. Not only great value, but towered high with no trimming left off the plate.