Top 5 Places to Eat in Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza, not just for clubbing! If you are a foodie traveling to Spain for vacation, check out our top places to eat in Ibiza!
Ibiza is no longer just a tourist attraction for those chasing the bright lights and beats of the island’s world famous club scene. More and more tourists are coming to Ibiza, attracted by the growing gastronomy scene – with excellent new restaurants popping up each year. Here are my top 5 places to eat in Ibiza, Spain.
1. Es Boldado
For a real taste of the magic and mystery of Ibiza, there is no better spot than Es Bodaldo. Towering high on a cliffside and overlooking the majestic rock Es Vedra, this is a dramatic and romantic setting. The restaurant has arguably one of the best seafood menus on the island, combining freshly caught local fish with traditional dishes.
One of the most popular of these is the Bullit de Peix – a typical Ibicencan fish stew cooked with potatoes and flavoured with saffron. Or try the oven baked fish Gallo de San Pedro (John Dory), which is slow cooked to perfection every time. The restaurant is hugely popular with both locals and holidaymakers alike so advance bookings are recommended.
Playa Cala d Hort
07830 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza,Spain
+34 626 494 537
Bambuddha Grove near Santa Eulalia is more than restaurant, it is a dining experience. The huge sprawling space is set under a canopy of bamboo – and the central dining area dominated by a spectacular chandelier. Exotic and adventurous, the restaurant has won the prestigious Ibiza’s Best Fine Dining Award. An excellent and extensive sushi selection is complemented by a full a la carte menu. Tantalise your tastebuds with the Yellow Seabass curry, or indulge in the 5 Spice wok cooked lobster, marinated in honey and ginger and served with cashew nuts and roasted aubergine. Another eternally popular dish is the Alaskan Black Cod, soaked in miso and served with king trumpet mushrooms and roasted aubergine. A favourite haunt of visiting celebrities and flamboyant locals, a trip to Bambuddha is an absolute must for any self respecting foodie.
Carretera de San Juan, km8.5
07840 Santa Eulalia del Río, Ibiza, Spain
+34 971 197 510
The sleepy village of San Lorenzo hides of one Ibiza’s best kept secrets, La Paloma. Set amongst a beautiful orange grove, this charming spot is a perfect place for a romantic lunch. Popular for its excellent organic menu, fresh juices and locally sourced ingredients, and an unusual blend of Israeli and Italian cuisines. Try the houmous cordero, beautifully spiced minced lamb, served with homemade houmous and freshly baked foccacia bread. The salads are legendary, and a firm favourite is the oriental chicken and mango salad, with succulent moist chunks of chicken and a wonderful blend of seeds and nuts giving it a little crunch. If you have room for dessert, the chocolate brownie with hazelnut ice cream is simply sensational.
C/ Can Pou, 4
07812 Sant Joan de Labritja (Eivissa), Spain
+34 971 32 55 43
On the shores of Es Cavallet, close to the famous salt flats of Ses Salines you will find the delightful El Chiringuito. The whitewashed, elegant decor is complemented by rustic style furniture, and sumptuous daybeds on the beach. The menu takes you through the day from breakfast through lunch to dinner, and offers some unusual choices. Perhaps you would like to kick start your morning with eggs florentine, or the excellent homemade crunchy granola? Take a while to relax over lunch and savour the perfectly seasoned gazpacho, followed by sea bass baked in salt, drizzled with fennel jus and potatoes roasted in traditional Ibicencan style, which is a dish for two people to share. Stylish, sumptuous and serene, you can’t fail to enjoy your time here.
Playa Es Cavallet
07830 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Spain
+34 971 39 54 85
5. Cas Pages
Cas Pages - 0ne for the carnivores! This family run grill on the road from Santa Eulalia to San Carlos has been serving their loyal customers for decades with the highest quality cuts of meat to be found on the island. From the melt in the mouth lamb chops to the acclaimed fillet steak (solomillo) each dish is cooked to order and served with local bread and their famously strong homemade aioli (a kind of garlic mayonnaise). Friendly and welcoming with a large garden terrace, Cas Pages is a meat lover’s dream. +34 971 319 029
Ctra. San Carlos - Santa Eulalia, Km 10. Pont de S"Argentera
Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza,
+ 34 971 319 029
For a foodie holiday by the sea, consider Ibiza and staying in your own private villa. Ibiza Summer Villas have a wide range of private villas with pools in all locations of the island. Plus they’re a bunch of foodies themselves, so will be more than happy to help recommend and book the best places to eat, whether you are after a night of authentic Spanish tapas or stylish high end dining.