Ibiza – Travel & Dine

Ibiza

Ibiza is known to most people as the perfect destination to party. But the beautiful Balearic island offers much more than that. Exotic beaches, salt flats, charming villages, hotels of all classes, super nice bars and exquisite gastronomy: one could easily stay in Ibiza! Looking for some authentic, accessible addresses. Here are few favourites:

S’Espartar (Sant Josep de sa Talaia)

S’Espartar is a restaurant that is usually crowded with Spaniards. And that’s a good sign! We got this tip from a Spaniard and were immediately convinced. The restaurant is on the way to the beach of Cala Tarida and overlooks the mountains and the sea. Specialties are fresh fish and seafood, and the paellas. We enjoyed a huge platter of seafood, grilled with local spices. In the company of a nice bottle of Spanish cava we had a wonderful afternoon. Definitely a place we will visit again!

Cala Bonita

This is the perfect spot for a lazy lunch. Its location only few minutes north of Ibiza town and just over the hill from Jesus. Perched on a secret beach at the end of a dusty camino the decade’s old restaurant has been lovingly restored and updated with natural materials to create an elegant yet rustic space featuring a restaurant, tapas bar, beach and cocktails. Enjoy some delicious dishes from the charcoal grill or some excellent fresh fish.

Sa Nansa (Eivissa)

Restaurant Sa Nansa is situated in Ibiza town, next to the famous Pacha nightclub and right opposite the Pacha hotel. The ideal location for those who want to fill their stomach before a solid night at the club! But of course, this is a place you visit for the food. Chef Pedro is a true fish lover and loves to propose his guests a customized menu. We were surprised by the sea cucumbers from Ibiza, a delicacy that is mainly found in Asia and Portugal. We also sampled the ‘Gamba Roja’ from Ibiza, some great grilled squid and an excellent paella. Everything accompanied by some fine Spanish wines and, of course, a glass of Hierbas to finish.

El Carmen (Cala d’Hort)

The food at this cosy restaurant is probably not the best on the island, but the view is certainly stunning. El Carmen is located on the beach of Cala d’Hort, with stunning views on the legendary rock of Es Vedra. We tasted some grilled squid with garlic and lemon, and a great paella with seafood (Paella is also one of the house specialties). Our meal was wrapped up – Ibiza-style – with some shots of Hierbas. It is hard to imagine a better location to enjoy this sweet liqueur! For the tables outside, and certainly those with the best view, it’s best to make a reservation.

 

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