10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza
by Johannes Haller on Jan 24, 2023
Powder-white sandy beaches, secluded bays, azure water and plenty of sun - Ibiza is the jewel among the Balearic Islands and the ideal destination for an unforgettable holiday. The "White Island" in the Mediterranean is also diverse in culinary terms, as a look at our guide with our 10 tips for restaurants in Ibiza shows. From the exclusive starred restaurant with fusion cuisine to the cozy beach restaurant with Mediterranean classics, we present the most popular food spots on the Mediterranean island to you. These include one or two insider tips that other gourmets prefer to keep to themselves.
With a stylish ambience and a direct view of the luxury yachts in the Marina Ibiza, the Ibiza Restaurant ROTO attracts a colorful mix of people from all corners of the world. The motto here is: "See and be seen". The terrace of the restaurant, which opened in 2019, seems to be floating on the harbor walls and is unique. From here you can watch the incoming yachts with freshly caught fish, meat dishes and Spanish wine or let your gaze wander over the old town of Dalt Vila. Tip: Be sure to stop by after dark when the old town and marina are spectacularly illuminated.
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2. Kaixo Ibiza!
In the heart of Ibiza Town is one of the most popular tapas bars on the island, Kaixo Ibiza !. Located directly in the shopping district, the restaurant is perfect for a short stopover during a shopping trip or to end your long day in the city comfortably. In addition to delicious tapas, the menu offers a varied selection of Basque and Mediterranean dishes, which are perfectly complemented by an excellent selection of high-quality wines. You can enjoy the food either on the cozy terrace or in the stylishly furnished interior of the restaurant.
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3. Casa Maca Restaurant
Far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Casa Maca Restaurant is located in the idyllic countryside on the outskirts of Ibiza Town. The restaurant belongs to the hotel of the same name and, due to its location, offers a fantastic view of Dalt Vila, the old town of Ibiza Town, and an incomparable Mediterranean ambience. The menu at Casa Maca includes fine meat and fish dishes, which are prepared on the impressive grill in the restaurant's outdoor area. There is also the in-house herb and vegetable garden, which supplies fresh and seasonal ingredients for the restaurant. On summer evenings, the food can be enjoyed on the restaurant's terrace accompanied by relaxed live music and delicious cocktails. On colder days, a spacious and stylishly furnished interior awaits you.
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4. It Boldado
Dinner with a view - that's exactly what's on the agenda at Es Boldado in San José. Because while you enjoy one of the best paellas in Ibiza on the terrace of the restaurant built on a cliff, you look out over the rugged rocky island of Es Vedrà. A truly magical sight that creates a romantic atmosphere at sunset. So it is not surprising that the authentic restaurant in Ibiza is considered a real insider tip for couples who want to enjoy with all their senses. Tip: In addition to the paella, you should also try the octopus carpaccio and the grilled grouper when you visit the cozy Ibiza restaurant.
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5. La Torre
Near the bluffs of western San Antonio is Hotel Hostal La Torre , whose on-site restaurant, La Torre, has become an attraction in its own right among locals and tourists alike. Here, fresh Mediterranean cuisine meets a romantic cocktail bar and a fantastically beautiful view of the blue sea and the nearby Illa Conillera island. The restaurant is divided into a terrace area and a viewing area on the upper floor of the interior and offers a meal with an unforgettable view and a cozy ambience with stylish furnishings and live DJ beats. Tip: There is hardly a better place than La Torre to enjoy the incomparably beautiful sunset of the Balearic Islands. Therefore, reserve a table in the evening hours of the day so as not to miss this spectacular sight!
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6. La Paloma
Located in the charming village of Sant Llorenc de Balafia , La Paloma restaurant draws a diverse crowd from locals to artists to newcomer villa owners. A highlight is the tastefully put together ambience: In the garden of the white finca you sit in the middle of citrus trees and bushes at blue-painted wooden tables and chairs and dine on rustic vintage porcelain. The small but fine menu features Mediterranean dishes that cook Prasuna lovingly prepares from local ingredients. Tip: In addition to the hummus, you should definitely try the homemade "Melanzane alla parmigiana" (aubergine casserole) at La Paloma.
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7. Zuma Ibiza
Our next gourmet tip is in the immediate vicinity of the port of Ibiza Town and is therefore definitely worth a visit if you have your yacht charter after a long day at sea. In the summer of 2022, the pop-up restaurant Zuma opened on the roof terrace of the Gran Ibiza Hotel. The restaurant, founded in London, is already celebrating great success with its unique culinary concept at 20 different locations worldwide. In Ibiza, too, it is now a real must-visit for many. Zuma is famous for its particular take on the traditional Japanese style of izakaya, an informal form of drinking and eating. The menu offers a variety of modern, but at the same time authentic dishes from Japanese cuisine. Our tip: Immerse yourself even further in the world of indulgence in Japan with the restaurant's innovative cocktails. Here not only particularly high-quality ingredients are used, but also the finest Japanese liqueurs.
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8. El Bigotes
The idyllic Casa Mastella is surrounded by shady pine forests - a tiny sandy beach with a unique flair. A meal at El Bigotes is a must when visiting. The rustic restaurant is located on a small ledge, so you feel like you are sitting in the sea and can enjoy the view of the picturesque bay while eating. Speaking of enjoying: In no other restaurant on Ibiza can you eat fresher than in El Bigotes. The ingredients for the fish plates and the Ibizan fish pot are caught every morning with our own cutter and freshly prepared. Tip: Some visitors anchor their exclusive yacht charter in the bay and swim ashore to eat at the Ibiza restaurant. With Haller Experiences you will experience a unique day at sea and discover restaurants in Ibiza hidden in beautiful coves like El Bigotes.
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9. Cami de Balafia
Another insider tip for restaurants on Ibiza can be found a little further inland on the island. Away from the well-known tourist hotspots is the family-run Cami de Balafia . The menu of the food spot, which is particularly popular with meat lovers, includes lamb, chicken, pork, rabbit and beef fillet. What makes it so special: the meat is grilled over an open flame using different types of charcoal (e.g. almond and olive wood) - a real explosion of flavor. As a fan of rustic barbecues, you are guaranteed to get your money's worth here. You eat under the green branches of large citrus trees at typical Ibizan wooden tables. Tip: Be sure to try the delicious tomato salad and homemade aioli.
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10. S'Illot des Rencli
Located on the idyllic bay of Cala deS'Illot des Rencli, the restaurant is one of the absolute insider tips on Ibiza's culinary scene. Around 25 kilometers from Ibiza Town, you will be cooked in the family restaurant built on the cliffs by chef Vincent Basora, a real expert in his field. Basora is best known for its traditional Ibizan fish dishes such as bullit de peix or guisat de peix, but also spoils its guests with other fresh fish dishes and a delicious paella. A pleasure is not only the food, but also the view of the crystal clear water and the beach lined with fishermen's huts. Tip: If you like it quiet and want to avoid crowds, S'Illot des Rencli is one of the best restaurants in Ibiza. Combine your visit to a restaurant with a Yacht Charter Ibiza trip and experience an unforgettable day.
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Unforgettable experiences with our Ibiza restaurant insider tips
Breathtaking nature, quiet beaches and Mediterranean food - the Balearic island has a lot to offer and is considered a top destination in the Mediterranean by discerning holidaymakers. The best way to experience the fascination of Ibiza is on a customizable yacht charter from Haller Experiences . On board our Frauscher boats and luxury yachts, you can enjoy the day on the azure sea away from the hustle and bustle with guaranteed privacy and, if you wish, set off on exciting experiences such as cave riding or seabob . The perfect end to an eventful day is a visit to one of the restaurants in Ibiza that we have presented. Here you can discover the incredibly diverse culinary scene of the island and spend an unforgettable evening. To ensure that this is absolutely stress-free, we are happy to book the table for you in advance.