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10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

by Johannes Haller on Jan 24, 2023

10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

Powder-white sandy beaches, secluded bays, azure waters and sunshine galore - Ibiza is the jewel among the Balearic Islands and the ideal destination for an unforgettable vacation. The "White Island" in the Mediterranean also presents itself as a multifaceted culinary destination, as a look at our guide with our 10 tips for restaurants in Ibiza shows. From exclusive star restaurants with fusion cuisine to cozy beach restaurants with Mediterranean classics, we present the most popular food spots on the Mediterranean island. Among them are some insider tips that other gourmets prefer to keep to themselves.

1. ROTO

With a stylish ambience and a direct view of the luxury yachts in the Marina Ibiza, the Ibiza Restaurant attracts ROTO attracts a colorful mix of people from all corners of the world. Here the motto is "See and be seen". A unique feature is the terrace of the restaurant, which opened in 2019, seemingly floating on the harbor walls. From here, you can enjoy freshly caught fish, meat dishes and Spanish wine while watching the incoming yachts or let your gaze wander over the old town of Dalt Vila. Tip: Be sure to visit in the dark, when the old town and marina are spectacularly illuminated.

10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

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2. kaixo Ibiza!

In the heart of Ibiza Town you will find 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 your shopping trip or to end your long day in the city comfortably. On the menu you will find delicious tapas, a varied selection of Basque and Mediterranean dishes, which are perfectly complemented by an excellent selection of quality wines. You can enjoy your meal either on the cozy terrace or in the stylishly furnished interior of the restaurant.

10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

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3. casa maca restaurant

Far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in the idyllic countryside on the outskirts of Ibiza Town is the Casa Maca Restaurant. The restaurant belongs to the hotel of the same name and its location offers a fantastic view of Dalt Vila, the old town of Ibiza Town, and an incomparable Mediterranean ambience. Casa Maca 's menu features fine meat and fish dishes prepared on the restaurant's impressive outdoor grill. There you will also find the in-house herb and vegetable garden, which provides fresh and seasonal ingredients for the restaurant. On summer evenings, you can enjoy your meal to relaxing live music and delicious cocktails on the restaurant's terrace. On colder days, a spacious and stylishly furnished indoor area awaits you.

10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

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4. es boldado

Dinner with a view - that's exactly what Es Boldado in San José. While you enjoy one of Ibiza's best paellas on the terrace of the restaurant built on a cliff, you look out over the rugged rocky island of Es Vedrà. It's a truly magical sight that creates a romantic atmosphere at sunset. Not surprisingly, this 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 this cozy Ibiza restaurant.

10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

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5. la torre

Near the cliffs of west San Antonio is the Hotel Hostal La Torre, whose in-house restaurant La Torre has become an attraction in itself among locals and tourists. Here, fresh Mediterranean cuisine meets a romantic cocktail bar and a gorgeous view of the blue sea and nearby Illa Conillera Island. The restaurant is divided into a terrace area and a viewing area on the upper floor of the interior, so with stylish décor and live DJ beats, you can enjoy a meal with unforgettable views and a cozy ambience. Tip: There is hardly a better place than La Torre to enjoy the incomparably beautiful sunset of the Balearic Islands. So reserve a table in the evening hours of the day to not miss this spectacular sight!

10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

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6. la paloma

Located in the charming village of Sant Llorenc de Balafia, the restaurant La Paloma attracts a diverse clientele, from locals to artists to newcomer villa owners. One highlight is the tastefully put-together ambiance: In the white finca's garden, you'll sit amid citrus trees and shrubs at blue-painted wooden tables and chairs, dining off quaint vintage china. The menu is small, but nonetheless fine, and features Mediterranean dishes that chef Prasuna lovingly prepares from local ingredients. Tip: In addition to the hummus, you should definitely try the homemade "Melanzane alla parmigiana" (eggplant casserole) at La Paloma.

10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

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7. Zuma Ibiza

Our next epicurean tip is located in the immediate vicinity of the port of Ibiza Town and is therefore definitely worth a visit if you are planning your yacht charter after a long day at sea. In the summer of 2022, the pop-up restaurant Zuma opened on the rooftop terrace of the Gran Ibiza Hotel. Founded in London, the restaurant is already enjoying great success with its unique culinary concept at 20 different locations around the world. In Ibiza, too, it has become a real must-visit for many. Zuma is famous for its special interpretation of the traditional Japanese Izakaya style, an informal form of drinking and eating. On the menu, it offers a variety of modern yet authentic dishes from Japanese cuisine. Our tip: Dive even further into the world of Japanese pleasure with the restaurant's innovative cocktails. Not only are particularly high-quality ingredients used here, but also the finest Japanese liqueurs.

10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

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8. el Bigotes

Amidst shady pine forests lies the idyllic Casa Mastella - a tiny sandy beach with a unique flair. A visit includes a meal at El Bigotes is a must. The quaint restaurant sits on a small rocky outcrop, so you can feel like you're sitting in the ocean and enjoy the view of the picturesque bay while you eat. Speaking of enjoying: You can't eat fresher than at El Bigotes in any other restaurant on Ibiza. The ingredients for the fish platters and the Ibizan fish stew are caught every morning by their own cutter and prepared directly fresh. Tip: Some visitors anchor with their exclusive yacht charter in the bay and swim ashore to eat in the Ibiza restaurant. With Haller Experiences you will experience a unique day at sea and discover restaurants in Ibiza hidden in beautiful bays like El Bigotes.

10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

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9. cami de balafia

Another secret restaurant 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 at this food spot, which is especially popular with meat lovers, includes lamb, chicken, pork, rabbit and beef tenderloin. The special feature: The meat is grilled over an open flame using different types of charcoal (almond and olive wood, for example) - a real explosion of flavor. As a fan of rustic barbecues, you are guaranteed to get your money's worth here. The food is served 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.

10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

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10. S'Illot des Rencli

Located on the idyllic bay of Cala de S'Illot des Rencli is one of the absolute insider tips in the culinary scene of Ibiza. Located about 25 kilometers from Ibiza Town, the family restaurant built on the cliffs is run by chef Vincent Basora, a true expert in his field. Basora is best known for his traditional Ibizan fish dishes such as bullit de peix or guisat de peix, but he also spoils his guests with other fresh fish dishes and a delicious paella. Not only the food is a pleasure, 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 restaurant visit with a yacht charter Ibiza trip and experience an unforgettable day.

10 insider tips for restaurants in Ibiza

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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 vacationers. The best way to experience the fascination of Ibiza is on a customizable yacht charter from Haller Experiences. On board of our Frauscher boats and luxury yachts you can enjoy the day on the azure blue sea away from the hustle and bustle with guaranteed privacy and, if desired, go on exciting experiences such as cave riding or Seabob or Seabob. The perfect end to an eventful day is a visit to one of our featured restaurants in Ibiza. Here you can discover the incredibly diverse culinary scene of the island and spend an unforgettable evening. To make this absolutely stress-free, we will gladly take care of the table booking for you in advance.