If there’s one thing Ibiza does exceptionally well it’s dining outdoors – feet in the sand, beautiful views and the gentle sea breeze. Luckily for us and the winter visitors, there are few restaurants that stay open also off-season.
Let’s take a look at the best winter dining in Ibiza:
Located halfway between the village of San José and Ibiza town, this beach restaurant provides an excellent culinary experience. With your feet almost touching the sand and the beautiful sea views you can enjoy delicious rice and fish dishes – it’s truly one of the best places to enjoy paella outdoors during the mild winter months.
If you know where to look you’ll find a traditional Spanish restaurant tucked away in Es Cavallet beach. La Escollera restaurant is a local favourite, so there’s no surprise that you need to book also during winter. The atmosphere is relaxed, the food is excellent and the service is impeccable.
With its glamorous seafront location, It Ibiza is the ideal choice if you want to enjoy lunch outdoors on a sunny winter day. At night the cosmopolitan restaurant welcomes you in its stylish but cosy indoor with a menu based on the market-fresh produce.
One of the coolest terrace on the San Antonio coast. Hostal La Torre boasts spectacular views out on the sea and Ibiza’s mesmerising sunsets. Once a simple hostel, this beautiful place has been brought to shine by the Mambo Groups. The location offers one of the coolest places to enjoy a delicious winter meal surrounded by nature.
Lovers of gastronomy will be happy to know there are some restaurants that keep their doors open also off season. While the weather turns colder here on the island, you’ll be after comfort and warmth – and not just from food and drink but from roaring fires, candlelight and cosy interiors.
Here’s our top pick of cosy winter restaurants in Ibiza. These restaurants do not only offer delicious winter warmers but also provide a cosy ambience – the perfect combination to enjoy dining in the colder winter months.
Aubergine is set in the quiet north of the island, on the main road to San Miguel. This restaurant with a bohemian soul offers delicious farm to table dishes – fusing ecological and seasonal products. Aubergine is open all year round, in summer you can enjoy dining outdoors in the campo and in winter you are welcomed indoor in a cosy ambience with crackling fireplaces.
Set in a 200 year old finca this traditional Spanish grill restaurant is located on the road to San Juan. Its cosy dinning room is perfect for the winter season and the ideal dinner will end up listening to live music or having a drink in its fantastic cocktail garden, surrounded by orange trees and lit by hundreds of candles and lights that create a magical atmosphere.
You’ll have no trouble feeling snug and warm at this beautiful traditional Ibicencan restaurant, just outside the village of Santa Gertrudis. The indoor is full of places to cosy up in and the restaurant features roaring fireplaces. There’s a strong selection of Mediterranean style dishes to keep you fed – we recommend the seafood and the meat on the grill, if you are up for some sharing then order their delicious paella.
Sitting on top of a hill near the town of Santa Eulalia, you will find one of the real fine dining experience of Ibiza, Casa Colonial. The restaurant is set in a beautifully restored old finca with stunning interior, a blend of Asian charm with a hint of bohemian beauty. With a crackling fireplace, the stunning interior, warm and welcoming service and high-level cuisine, Casa Colonial offer a fabulous winter dining option.
Ibiza boasts some of the most breathtaking sea views in the world. From the famous West Coast and trendy South area, to the laid-back northern resort of Port de San Miguel, all the way to the secluded Sol d’en Serra bay on the East Coast.
All of these areas offer spectacular vistas across the Mediterranean, not to mention the Ibiza’s magnificent sunsets. So if you love scenery and good food, make sure that you wine and dine at these top restaurants with a sea view.
Balansat is a well-known seafood restaurant located in the northern resort of Port de San Miguel, once the fishing port of San Miguel village. It’s a very popular venue with the locals, right on the beach, so it’s a great choice for families that want to spend a day at the beach. Its charming outdoor terrace affords sweeping views of the Port de San Miguel Bay.
Aiyanna is situated in Cala Nova beach, the up-and-coming bohemian east area. They offer a delicious Eastern Mediterranean-inspired menu with mouthwatering seafood, mezze-style dishes, organic & seasonal produce grown in Aiyanna’s own garden and superfood salads. Vegans and vegetarians are well-catered too. There’s plenty of choices as well for those who love ethically-reared and sourced meat.
Amante Beach Club
Nestled on the hill overlooking the beautiful bay of Sol d’en Serra, Amante Beach Club is renowned for its fine dining. The restaurant’s large open-air terrace is what truly sets it apart as its panoramic sea view is truly spectacular. Executive Chef Domingo Fernández and his team are on hand to give you a truly mouthwatering dining experience, with eclectic dishes ranging from fresh seafood to its famous homemade desserts.
Trattoria Del Mar
For a taste of the glamorous side of Ibiza life, along with striking views of the harbour and Dalt Vila, head to Trattoria del Mar. It has long been a favourite of Ibiza’s social scene due to its vivid ambience. From its open dining room you can smell the sea and keep an eye on the comings and goings of the sleek watercraft that prowl the Marina. At dusk it offers an unparalleled vista of the old town with the warm light of the cathedral shining like a beacon.
La Escollera Restaurant
Situated on the headland at the north end of Es Cavallet, La Escollera’s perch is the definition of prime real estate. From is expansive terrace the white sand of Es Cavallet sweeps away to your right, the ink-blue sea breaks at your feet and to the left rises the ancient stone walls of Dalt Vila, the fortified heart of old Ibiza Town.
Ses Boques Restaurant
See Boques is a must-visit when exploring Ibiza, for its authentic vibe. This long-established restaurant sits right on the beach. Feet in the sand, laid-back atmosphere under the Sabina trees and lovely views across the bay. It’s a traditional beach bar that kept all its existing charm. They offer a wide selection of seafood, paella and rice dishes to die for.
Es Torrent Restaurant
As the name suggests, Es Torrent is situated on the calm Es Torrent bay, just few minutes from the trendy area of Es Cubells. Head here if you want to enjoy some delicious seafood, while having your feet in the sand. Its menu is chock-full of the most delicious Ibiza flavours: paella, grilled seafood, bullit de piex as well as Ibiza’s crayfish stew, lobster and baked fish.
Cotton Beach Club
Cotton Beach Club offers an exclusive dining experience. Situated on the West Coast, in Cala Tairda, this stylish restaurant boasts fantastic views across the blue Mediterranean sea, as well as Ibiza’s famous dazzling sunsets. You can expect an excellent menu, extensive wine list and welcoming atmosphere.
Es Boldado Restaurant
Es Boldado is a rustic fish shack perched high on the cliff above Cala d’Hort. It offers a one-of-a-kind view of Es Vedra. You drive down a twisting gravel road to reach the restaurant and there is literally nowhere else on the island that gives you a similar overlook of the famous “magic rock”. It also serves some of the island’s best seafood. It’s cash only, so don’t forget to stop at the bank first!
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