Ibiza is instantly enchanting. Not only is it a nightlife haven, but the small Spanish island is also full of traditional Mediterranean character, historic charm, and natural splendor. The cuisine on the island might surprise some as it is somewhat different from what you’d expect to find on the Spanish mainland. Juicy, charred meats grilled outdoors, sometimes right in front of your very eyes and table, and fresh fish make up the majority of meals. Fresh local fruit and vegetables form a big part of the diet here also, and fresh pastries are simply irresistible. Each of the 5 restaurants in our Dining in Ibiza guide has its own unique flair and each setting is as stunning as the other so make sure not to miss these during your visit to the island.
Authentic and charming are the words that describe the superb Sa Capalle restaurant. Located in a converted church in San Antonio, the restaurant’s patrons can enjoy an atmosphere unlike any other. Sa Capella has a cozy outdoor terrace and a spacious setting inside. Both feel authentically Spanish – stone walls, majestic arches, wrought iron details. Unforgettable views of San Antonio and sunset-kissed mountains are visible from the terrace bar – perfect for a romantic dinner. The menu features modern yet traditional, innovative and varied dishes, full of fresh ingredients bursting with flavor. Choose from fish or succulent meats – cooked in front of you on a big, flaming grill. Excellent wines have been picked from local Spanish vineyards and from across the globe to accompany any meal. Rich and creamy goat’s cheese in a refreshing salad, Iberian ham, and beef fillet carpaccio are some of the starters we wouldn’t miss, while the charcoal-barbecued lamb chops are truly otherworldly.
Finca La Plaza
Finca La Plaza is set behind the main square in Santa Gertrudis and immediately stands out with its bistro light-strung terrace. Cacti and warm candlelight, bright cushions, and woven chairs strike the perfect contrasts to create an ambiance unlike any other. Elegant, grown-up yet incredibly modern and fresh. A secret garden at the heart of Ibiza, hidden beneath a canopy of trees and stars, embodies what culinary culture is all about in the Mediterranean – it’s not just about the food, it’s truly a lifestyle. Long evenings spent in warm Mediterranean atmosphere, as the wine flows and the conversation follows. Galician T-bone, charred baby chicken, grilled artichoke with lemon and blackened corn on the cob alongside bowls of burrata and smoky babaganoush are only some of the tastebud-tickling dishes on the menu. Lobster risotto and wild seabass will please those who crave some of the best seafood options.
Set on the warm golden sands of Santa Eulalia bay, Chiringuito Blue is a relaxed seaside restaurant where the eastern Mediterranean meets Ibiza. A vibrant dining experience featuring fresh and honest flavors is what it’s all about. Inspired by the sea and the sun, the menu follows suit with seasonal dishes that are always fresh, inspiring and oh so irresistible. The various options on the menu will take you on a culinary trip around the Mediterranean, with special varieties of fresh fish and seafood with plenty of healthy, vegetarian and vegan options also available. Casually cool yet so beautifully elegant and luxurious – that’s what you will find when arriving at Chiringuito Blue. As you’d expect in the Spanish dining culture, it’s all about sharing and you’ll find plenty of that here. A generous sharing menu is available with dishes like raw red shrimps with citrus aioli, croaker ceviche, Andalusian-style crispy calamari, acorn-fed Iberian ham among others. Main dishes are equally as appetizing with charcoal-grilled seafood and meat.
Located atop a cliff and overlooking the calming sea vista and the majestic rocky outcrop of Es Vedrà, Cone Club restaurant which is a part of the 7Pines Resort, exudes Ibizan vibes with bright and cheerful décor. Restaurant’s unique location offers a naturally striking, laid back and relaxed environment and genuine service. The service is continuous from noon until late thus making it an ideal place for any occasion, at any time of the day. The menu features Mediterranean cuisine from Spain and all the way to the Levant. Dishes made to share as per traditional Spanish manner. Cut of the day is brought directly to your table on a sizzling grill while the catch of the day is always the best seafood in the area.
Located at the furthest point of Talamanca bay, Sa Punta attracts not only locals and visitors, but also international jet-setters craving remarkable food and chilled out atmosphere in a truly mesmerizing setting. The allure of Sa Punta originates in its ultra-chic style which blends so well with the relaxed lifestyle of the Mediterranean. The vibrant style of the restaurant blends in perfectly in its naturally attractive setting on the bay. Established local DJs set the mood for the most relaxed evening with low-fi beats as you enjoy some of the finest Mediterranean cuisine. Confit artichokes, Ibiza crayfish, wild sea bass carpaccio, and black angus beef are only some of the delightful culinary creations that the team of Sa Punta presents each night. The fine dining restaurant has some of the best fresh seafood in the region – the Nobu-style black cod is a must-try.