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  1. Best Brunch places in Ibiza.

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    Whether you’re on your way home after a night on the dancefloor, up early for a full day’s sightseeing, or having a slow morning before hitting the beach, a delicious brunch is essential. Here we’ve listed some of the best brunch spots on the island for a mid-morning meal.

    CAFE MONTESOL

    Located in the iconic Hotel Montesol, on the grand square of Vara de Rey, Cafe Montesol offers every Sunday, from 12pm to 5pm, a buffet-style brunch with a wide selection of delicious food. You can enjoy a lazy lunch while soaking up the sun on the gorgeous terrace, or indulging in the old school glamour of the Art Deco-inspired interior.

    PASSION CAFE

    You can find this cafe all over the island – Santa Eulalia, Marina Botafoch, Platja d’en Bossa and Sant Josep. Passion café offers some very mouthwatering dishes! Focusing on healthy food you can find here Acai bowls, chia porridge, numerous granolas and grains and healthy juices. But if you need some carbs to recover from a heavy night don’t worry as the menu features also the classic eggs and bacon, smoked salmon, pancakes, five different types of avocado toast as well as an extensive range of smoothies and excellent coffee.

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    WILD BEETS

    Located in the charming village of Santa Gertrudis, Wild Beets is a popular place for vegan & vegetarian. Offering a great selection of breakfast fare, whether you want the super-healthy, or clean-living version. This is a great cafe to while away a morning drinking coffee, enjoying a hangover-busting juice, and eating delicious healthy food.

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    CAPPUCCINO MARINA

    With a prime location right on the water and with excellent views, Cappuccino is a perfect place to enjoy brunch on a Sunday morning. As you would expect, they have the coffee down pat, but their pastries, eggs, pancakes and other breakfast dishes are all excellent. This is not the cheapest breakfast venue but the service is fantastic, the setting unbeatable, and best of all, the coffee and food are of great quality.

    RITA’S CANTINA

    A San Antonio legend and busy and popular all year round, Rita’s Cantina is a good place for breakfast right next to the marina. Here you can find all kind of breakfasts – the classic Spanish tostada, the full English with eggs & bacon, the German option with cured meats or the healthy breakfast with goji berries and a Vitamin D rich carrot juice.

  2. Gluten-Free Dining in Ibiza

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    Whether you’re eating gluten-free because you suffer from food intolerance or because you’re making the switch for lifestyle reasons, Ibiza has options that will work for you. Here are our 5 favourite cafes & restaurants for gluten-free holidays in Ibiza.

    La Paloma Cafe

    The food served at La Paloma Cafe fits perfectly with the rural atmosphere, as the dishes are made from the finest natural and organic seasonal foods, especially since many of its produce comes straight from their own gardens. Housed in a lovely ‘casa payesa’ near the tiny heart of San Lorenzo village, La Paloma is a wonder to enjoy gluten-free treats.

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    Wild Beets

    An island institution for health-conscious foodies, Wild Beets is located in the pretty village of Santa Gertrudis. On the menu, you will find cruelty free, plant-based, raw, organic, gluten-free and seasonal food served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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    Celicioso

    The new cafe of Nobu hotel offers a wide variety of gluten-free pastries along with a wide range of products to enjoy a delicious breakfast in a beautiful setting. On its menu you’ll find, in addition to gluten-free products, a wide variety of fresh juices, salads with superfoods and a deliciously healthy cuisine.

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    Los Otros

    Los Otros is a space designed to indulge all the senses and concept store loaded with treasures of every kind. It’s a place to feast on homemade vegetarian food! You can find them in the pretty village of San Juan and in the harbour of Santa Eularia.

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    The Skinny Kitchen

    The motto of this healthy food cafe is “Eat Clean, Rave Dirty”. You can find it both in Ibiza Marina and San Antonio bay. Its menu is packed of low carb, protein-packed veggie salads, wholesome, gluten-free dishes. There are also some fab and guilt-free desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth.

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  3. 5 Must-See Terraces in Ibiza

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    Beautiful views make a good meal even better and Ibiza is blessed with many restaurants featuring stunning terraces where you can enjoy a great meal while taking in the wonderful sea views. 

    We scoured the island from north to south, east to west, to bring you this list of five superb terraces with mouth-watering food and breath-taking views.

    North Coast

    AYIANNA

    Located on the calm East side of the island, Aiyanna Ibiza offers a wide terrace overlooking the beautiful Cala Nova Beach. The venue has a relaxed bohemian vibe and the cuisine is a modern twist on the traditional Mediterranean gastronomy, offering fresh flavours, organic local produce, superfoods and innovative sharing plates.

    South Coast

    JOCKEY CLUB

    The iconic Jockey Club was founded in 1990. Since then this beach restaurant has become a favourite spot among the jet-setters that every year flock to the island. Glitzy tunes, fresh food and good cocktails are part of the experience as you have lunch and enjoy the wonderful view. 

    EXPERIMENTAL BEACH

    The hottest sunset spot in the South. Experimental Beach is located right in the heart of Ses Salines salt flats. The restaurant boasts stunning views across the wide bay of Es Codolar to the very tip of Es Vedra. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a drink or a meal while the sun goes down.

    East Coast

    AMANTE

    Amante is one of Ibiza most well-known summer terraces on the east coast.

    Perched on the cliff overlooking the secluded bay of Sol D’en Serra, this restaurant is a true hideaway piece of heaven surrounded by beautiful nature. Amante captures the essence of the stylish Ibiza, with modern décor, fine food and the island’s best cocktail creations.

    West Coast

    HOSTAL LA TORRE

    The best choice for those looking for some chill out vibes on the vivid west coast. The hostel is located right on the sea and offers a terrace where you can enjoy the most beautiful sunset in absolute calm, away from the hustle and bustle of the buzzing San Antonio town.

    Take a look at our Ibiza Restaurant Guide to discover more restaurants in Ibiza.

     

  4. The Authentic Chiringuitos in Ibiza

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    With its sunny days and beautiful beaches Ibiza is home to many beautiful beach bars (or chiringuito as they’re called in Spain), usually more relaxed than a beach club and generally rough-and-rustic in style, once you find one you like, you’ll want to keep going back!

    Here are some of our favourites charming chiringuitos in Ibiza to kick back with a cocktail.

    EL BIGOTE

    This traditional venue is located in the quiet bay of Cala Mastella. The chiringuito is one of the most old and authentic on the island, with more than 40 years – the venue is so rustic that they still cooking only with firewood! Very popular among residents and tourists, we advise making a reservation if you want to go there and enjoy its famous and delicious Bullit de Peix. Check out their Tripadvisor page.

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    CALA ESCONDIDA

    The perfect place to celebrate the sunset in a more intimate way as the chiringuito is located on the quiet satellite beach of the worldwide known Cala Conta. Run by a young crew with a very strong sustainable vision behind, they use only solar panels for electricity, biodegradable products (no plastic & glasses) and has composting toilets. The place unfolds its magic as soon as the sun starts to set and dresses the bay in its reddish colours. As this venue is open only during the summer months, make sure to check their Facebook page.

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    SA TRINXA

    Home of the legendary DJ Jon Sa Trinxa who arrived over 40 years ago, Sa Trinxa is one of the oldest beach bars in Ibiza and one that still manages to retain plenty of its 80’s island vibe. A wooden beach hunt located in the vivid Las Salinas beach. Don’t leave without trying their famous jug of Sangria!

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    UTOPÍA

    An off-the-beaten-track chiringuito, Utopía is a true hidden gem nestled in the unspoiled nature near San Miguel beach. The food is any fish-lover dream, cooked directly in front of you on a grill! The chiringuito its famous for its sardines as well as sea bream, prawns and delicious octopus salads. But if you fancy meat the choices are not less delicious! Utopía opens only through the summer months, so make sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for the opening times.

    If you love having lunch on the beach check out all these 9 restaurants with beautiful sea views. If you prefer sipping cocktails while the sun goes down then check out these iconic sunset bars.

  5. Child-Friedly Restaurants in Ibiza

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    Ibiza, like the rest of Spain, is generally super child-friendly, with restaurants often having a children’s section on the menu (or happy to do a children’s portion) and spacious terraces or gardens where kids can play.

    While there are a few super posh restaurants you probably wouldn’t want to take your kids to, there are some places that rise to another level when it comes to keeping the kids happy while you enjoy the food. Here’s a list of our favourite child-friendly restaurants around the island:

    LA PALOMA

    Located in the quiet north of the island this stunning countryside restaurant is a family favourite one. The whole venue is a playground itself with plenty of spaces for kids to run wild among orange and lemon trees while you enjoy some delicious food. Top tip – make sure to book a table as the restaurant gets very busy no matter what time of the year you are coming.

    More info: La Paloma, San Lorenzo

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    CAN JAUME 

    Located on the family-friendly beach of Cala Vadella, Can Jaume is the perfect venue for a casual family lunch on the beach – with enough space to keep kids of all ages entertained. You can indulge in some delicious fresh seafood while your kids play safely on the beach.

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    EL CHIRINGUITO 

    Absolutely stunning beach restaurant in Es Cavallet. Fantastic food and drinks and wait for it – there is also a kids club! Supervised by a member of staff, in the shade and they also had their own supply of sunscreen just in case you forgot yours. With comfy sun-beds, this is the kind of place you can easily spend the whole day! Top tip – Book your table to be able to enjoy the valet parking. The car park gets very busy and ideally, you want to park as close to the beach as possible!.

    PURA VIDA BEACH RESTAURANT

    Amazing sandy beach, family friendly, clear waters and relaxed atmosphere. You had a choice of hiring a sun lounger or a double bed as long as you had lunch at the restaurant which is right on the beachfront. Great restaurant and service – try the Sea Bream! You can add the cost of the double beds to your lunch bill and pay on your card – very useful when you don’t have cash. The children’s menu is fantastic and they had very good kids club! Easy peasy lunch in the sun.

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    TANIT BEACH IBIZA

    You will never expect a child-friendly beach restaurant in the vivid Playa D’en Bossa, but Tanit Ibiza is the ideal place for the whole family. For the little ones the restaurant features a fantastic pirate ship adventure playground and an entertaining kids clubs, for the adults the restaurant offers comfy lounge sunbeds perfect for relaxing, enjoying cocktails with beachside views and great music. 

    Take a look at our Ibiza Restaurant Guide to find out the best restaurants in Ibiza.

  6. The Best Rooftop Bars In Ibiza

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    If there’s one thing there’s no shortage of in Ibiza, it’s bars: from exclusive cocktail lounges to traditional beach bars and, of course, fantastic rooftop bars. Whether you want to admire the town from above or watch the sun goes down, check out our guide to the best rooftop bars in Ibiza.

    East

    ROOFTOP BAR ME HOTEL

    The beautiful ME Hotel is a place oozing with luxury and class. Not a place for loud music or the glitterati, the terrace is instead an oasis of calm, and its adults-only roof terrace is the right place to be if you are after some tranquil time. You can have a stroll around the infinity pool or relax on the comfortable Balinese beds while being surrounded by beautiful views of the sea and Ibiza countryside.

    VI COOL COCKTAIL BAR – AGUAS DE IBIZA

    Located on the rooftop of the luxurious Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa Hotel, VI COOL is one of the most glamorous rooftop bar in Ibiza. The rooftop space is divided in two areas, open from 10.30am until 2am daily: the poolside casual lounge area, where you can snack, sunbathe, swim and chill out; and the more formal dining area – a sophisticated setting with the distinctive Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa five-star feel. Here you can enjoy a delicious dinner while the sky turns pink over the Santa Eulalia Marina.

    West

    RIO ROOFTOP BAR

    Rio Ibiza is the new hotspot in the San Antonio harbour. The venue includes a rooftop bar with a welcoming environment and friendly staff – a perfect location to watch the beautiful Ibizan sunset whilst sipping delicious cocktails! They also serve fantastic sushi dishes on the rooftop, prepared by a master chef, making a great evening meal.

    ROOFTOP NINE – SOL HOUSE IBIZA MIXED BY IBIZA ROCKS

    Technically run by Ibiza Rocks, Rooftop Nine is located on the last floor of Sol House Hotel. Standing proudly at the very end of San Antonio Bay, in Punta Pinet Beach, the bar offers incredible panoramic views of the surrounding Mediterranean. By day, you can enjoy some relaxing time by the pool, then as the sun goes down the bar transforms into a lively music lounge.

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    PATCHWORK – SA PUNTA RESTAURANT

    A favourite with the Ibiza ‘Gyp-set’, Patchwork offers a comfortable environment for you to kick back and enjoy the stunning view right across the sea and harbour to Ibiza Town. Starting at 7pm every day, it’s the perfect place for a late afternoon spent soaking rays or evening chilling out since Sa Punta stays open until 03:00 in the morning. Patchwork is more than just a cocktail bar, however; it’s also the first and only Lebanese restaurant on the island with a great selection of mezze and grill choices.

    THE NINTH – HARD ROCK HOTEL

    Hard Rock Hotel is located on the island’s longest beach of Playa d’en Bossa, the height of this building makes you feel like you are standing on a cloud! Its rooftop sky lounge, The Ninth, is the ideal place to snuggle on a sofa with a glass of bubbly and admire the 360-degree views around this special island. Stylishly furnished, the venue has a chic decor reminiscent of an expensive yacht.

    UP IBIZA SKY SOCIETY – USHUAIA HOTEL

    When it comes to design, there is nowhere quite as funky as the Ushuaia Beach Hotel – Up Ibiza Sky Society has all that style plus perfect panoramic views of Playa d’en Bossa, Dalt Vila and Formentera! You can also take a look at the parties going on downstairs at the Ushuaïa hotel while enjoying the amazing spectacle of the lights and music. Because of the popularity, we strongly advise to reserve it.

    TIRA PALLÁ

    It’s not so much about the view at Tira Pallá as it is about the vibe — this is without a doubt one of the coolest places to be seen in Ibiza. Loved by locals for its popular drinks + mix of music – featuring classic rock, indie and Spanish tunes playing in the background – this hip hangout is decked out with simple but cosy seating areas. Immersed in the stunning views of the historical Ibiza old town, you will enjoy a friendly atmosphere. This rooftop bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink at the end of a day touring around Ibiza town.

  7. HEALTHY DINING IN IBIZA

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    Tired of indulging in paella, tapas and flan? Luckily for you, Ibiza is in the middle of a food revolution – the little island is becoming a sustainable dining destination packed with healthy cafes, farm-to-fork restaurants and eco-friendly eating spots.

    Read on to see where to get Ibiza’s best healthy breakfast, organic lunch and mouthwatering superfood:

    LA PALOMA La Paloma is set in a charming old finca, in the quiet village of San Lorenzo. Using only the freshest ingredients from their own garden, their menu is packed with deliciousness! If you’re obsessed with hummus, this is your spot, as their menu offers one of the most delicious hummus of the island.

    WILD BEETS – A mini-haven in the heart of the pretty village of Santa Gertrudis. This little restaurant is the perfect place to start your day with raw, vegan cuisine and fresh juices. Reservations are recommended, as the restaurant is a local’s favourite also during the quiet winter.

    PASSION CAFE – This trendy coffee shop is all about providing healthy and organic drinks and foods – from nutritious breakfasts to healthy lunches. This well-established cafe has now opened several branches in top locations around the island, so no matter where you are, you can always have your dose of vitamins and minerals.

    AUBERGINE – The restaurant sits in the heart of the rural side of Ibiza, between Santa Gertrudis and Sant Miquel, in a beautifully restored farmhouse. Everything’s made using fresh ingredients from their very own vegetable garden. On a Sunday the restaurant hosts its own organic food market – which has anything and everything dedicated to organic food and healthy living.

    AIYANNA BEACH CLUBlocated on the unspoilt sandy shores of Cala Nova this beach restaurant offers tasty dishes in combination with beautiful views. The menu features healthy Mediterranean food, organic produce and seasonal sharing plates.

    You might want to discover more restaurants in Ibiza, visit our Ibiza Restaurant Guide

  8. Winter sun: Ibiza’ best restaurants for outdoor dining.

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    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:

    YEMANJA

    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.

    LA ESCOLLERA

    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.

    IT IBIZA MARINA

    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.

    HOSTAL LA TORRE

    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.

    You might want to discover more restaurants in Ibiza, visit our Ibiza Restaurant Guide.

     

  9. Cosy Winter Dining – Ibiza Restaurants With Fireplaces

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    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

    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.

    Es Caliu

    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.

    Es Jardins de Fruitera

    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.

    Casa Colonial

    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.

    You might want to discover more restaurants in Ibiza, visit our Ibiza Restaurant Guide.

  10. Food With a View – 9 Restaurants With Beautiful Sea Views

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    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.

    North

    Balansat Restaurant

    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 Restaurant

    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.

     

    East

    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.

     

    Ibiza Marina

    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.

     

    South

    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.

     

    West

    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!