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East Coast

El Bigotes, Cala Mastella

The stuff of legend? Until recently you couldn’t book by phone at El Bigotes; reportedly there wasn´t one. The King of Spain, Juan Carlos 2, was allegedly turned away quite a few years ago for failing to know the rules. Whether the story is true or not is debatable but it´s done it´s trick and El Bigotes is much in demand for a weekend lunch. Always seafood; fresh fish, a good paella, fish soup etc. Perhaps the best ‘Bullet de peix’ on the island, a wonderful local fish stew dish.

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Cala Bonita, S’Estanyol

Cala Bonita

The enchanting bay of S’Estanyol has always been one of Ibiza’s coolest and not-so-well-known spots. There is just a single beach restaurant there and it’s been a favourite amongst locals for private parties and skinny dips for years. The restaurant was taken over by a new team in 2016, headed up by Australian TV celebrity chef Karen Martini. She has a string of awards ‘down under’ and the food at Cala Bonita is fantastic. The focus is on Mediterranean flavours using local organic produce with an Aussie twist to many of the dishes. We recommend the seabass and the pasta Sardi. A laid back but stylish set up. Well worth the drive down S’Estanyol’s long bumpy track.

 

Amante beach club, Sol d’en Serra

Amante

Ibiza´s middle east coast has a lack of stylish restaurants but Amante (plus Cala Bonita) makes up for that. A stunning spot perched on the cliff above the lovely bay of Sol d’en Serra with South Easterly views, it is a special spot for lunch or dinner. The Mediterranean based menu is excellent and there are plenty of sun beds to relax on after a long lunch. The beach below is not always the best for swimming off but once you are in the water it is lovely and clear.

 

Babylon Beach, Santa Eularia

With a tag line like “Organic Goodness by the Sea” you can be sure you will be getting good produce – they are sourced locally from C’an Pere Mussona farm. A mix of traditional and modern food and place that hosts a nice relaxed atmosphere. There is a big kids zone to keep the little ones entertained but the beach is not really a beach as you have to go down some steps to enter the sea and it is tricky swimming from there. There is often live music or some kind of visual entertainment during the summer months.