EIGHT BEST RESTAURANTS IN IBIZA
Ibiza is a gastronomic delight waiting to be discovered by foodies. Exceptional restaurants with famous head chefs may be found in several of the island’s luxury hotel resorts. Most dishes in Ibiza are built on locally produced high-quality ingredients. Fresh fish or organically reared meat is plentiful all year thanks to the magnificent island farms, which produce a wonderful range of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in the hot summers and moderate winter months. The worldwide group of executive chefs then crafts the most amazing fusions, borrowing inspiration from Korea, Thailand, France, Italy, and even Japan. Here, we will talk about eight of the most exquisite and memorable dining places ready to serve you with the best dishes on the island.
Bound to open again this April 2022, it is the perfect setting for midday lunches and dinners in the evening breeze. The elegant and modern Mediterranean menu features superb contemporary Spanish and Italian dishes, as well as fresh fish and meat cooked in a grill. The place serves prime cuts of meat, fresh daily catches, organic vegetables straight from the onsite garden, traditional rice dishes, and hearty salads.
You can see the sea and hear the waves smashing on the shore from every level and table at this multi-level Ibiza restaurant. Full moon dinners are held once a month and feature a spectacular view of the moon rising from the water in front of you.
Situated in a prime location in San Antonio’s countryside, La Torre is a secluded and emblematic section of Ibiza. Here, you may take in one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets while dining with your family and friends. It offers a dining experience unlike any other, with a gorgeous alfresco terrace and beautiful views of the shimmering Mediterranean.
When it comes to cuisine, you can expect excellence at La Torre Ibiza at all hours of the day. Breakfast options include açai bowls, scrambled tofu, Greek yoghurt with granola, or poached eggs with avocado, salmon, and crunchy country bread. You may choose from a variety of meals inspired by sea treasures for lunch and dinner, such as grilled octopus, sea bass with an Asian twist, and calamari sprinkled with traditional sobrasada. The cuisine changes with the seasons, but no matter what time of year you visit, be sure to remain for the classic sunset.
The Giri Café
The Giri Café, famous for its sun-drenched patio and garden by day, is tucked away in San Juan’s small town square, behind a quiet, historic pair of double wooden doors.
Freshly caught seafood, fruits and vegetables are grown on-site, and excellent cuts of meat are among the highlights of the after-dark menu. It is a tantalizing fusion of modern Mediterranean cuisine with exotic spices and flavours that are elegantly presented, indulgent, and wonderful.
A Corvina and octopus ceviche, a lusciously tender slow-roasted leg of lamb, the best-selling Angus burger, and a selection of crunchy vegetables encased in a creamy, coconut, herbaceous soup are among the star dishes, while daily ‘catch of the day’ specials reflect the best at the market on that day. Before stepping out into the Ibiza night, there are coffees, cocktails, and delectable desserts to round off the experience.
Bar Anita, in the charming village of San Carlos, is said to be Ibiza’s first “hippie bar,” and it’s still a great place for a quick snack or a big dinner, with great opening hours.
Hierbas, a herbal liqueur prepared according to an ancient recipe with a remarkably penetrating sweet taste, is credited to the place’s creator. The waiters here serve a variety of good aperitifs in addition to hierbas. Muscat, for example, is a fully herbal Island cocktail hour for aficionados and bon vivant, made with liquorice, dark vermouth (red or black), a few drops of gin, and soda water to taste.
Bar Anita focuses on its gastronomic offerings, including homemade meals and Tapas such as octopus and their famous montaditos. Meat and fresh seafood are featured on the menu, as are their Suggestions of the Day, which are created using seasonal ingredients found at the market.
Es Torrent is an untouched beach with large stones and a short strip of sand, surrounded by stunning cliffs. Es Torrent, a nearby restaurant and bar with a stunning view of the red, cliff-lined shoreline, the crystal-clear sea, and adjacent pine trees, serves a fantastic assortment of traditional Ibicenco fish meals.
What began as a simple beach bar in the 1980s has evolved into one of Ibiza’s top restaurants, complete with a breathtaking terrace. Starting with the freshly grilled squid and red Ibizan prawns, no visit would be complete without these. The Arroz a Banda and blind Paella, in which all the bones and shells are removed, are both local favourites for main dishes.
El Chiringuito, a sophisticated Ibiza beach restaurant in total sync with its natural surroundings, is nestled among Es Cavallet’s spectacular salt flats, sand dunes, and sparkling waves. Its breakfast buffet offers classics like Eggs Benedicte or Florentine, freshly baked pastries, homemade, organic granola, and the popular premium pancakes with maple syrup and seasonal fruits or bacon and blueberries, which are hard to come by in Ibiza.
The delightful beechwood smoked salmon, Mediterranean lobster, fresh Ibicenco prawns, sea bass baked in a sea salt crust, and beach favourites like Calamari Andaluz, and the famed Chiringuito Beefburger are among the highlights. The juice bar serves freshly squeezed fusions and custom-created cocktails such as chilli and coconut mojito all day long, while the wine list boasts an outstanding international range.
The tastebuds are the starting point for an evening of immersive sensory delights at Laylah Ibiza, a trendy dining place developed with pleasure seekers in mind. Bound to open again this 2022, it is a dimly lit lair of decadence, a place to converse with peers, with great dining, and perfect for enjoying the stunning views of the nearby seas.
At Laylah Ibiza, each dish quickly becomes a talking point thanks to its delectable menu primarily influenced by rich Israeli flavours. At this elegant Ibiza restaurant, sharing plates take centre stage, with delicacies like homemade focaccia served with homemade zaatar, tahini, and tomato salsa, roasted cauliflower served with tahini and green chilli, and king prawns served with spicy mayo all taking centre stage.
LAS DOS LUNAS
Set to reopen this Spring 2022, Las Dos Lunas is considered the most iconic fine-dining destination on the island. It is the perfect getaway from the throng, or spot to warm up for the night ahead, since it is conveniently located on the road to San Rafael, within walking distance of superclubs Privilege and Amnesia. It also has lots of parking right on its doorstep.
The restaurant grows the best products on its own vegetable farm, ensuring the greatest quality and environmental requirements. The broad menu features a wide range of favourites, including home-cooked pasta, prime pieces of meat, and fresh fish, with the risotto being a house speciality. The wood-fired oven bakes bread and focaccia every day, and the dessert menu will surely tempt you.