Balansat, Puerto de San Miguel
A traditional and classic fish and paella restaurant right up on the north coast. It´s widely seen as one of the best paellas on the island. Very popular with the locals and right on the sand so great for families.
- +34 971 334 527
Elements, Cala Benirras
Benirras is a pretty cove on the island´s rocky north shore. Elements is the best restaurant there and occupies pride of place on the edge of the bay. The restaurant offers very tasty Mediterranean cuisine with a modern delivery. The beach is best known for the Sunday late afternoon ritual of the beating of the drums where bongos are played deep into the evening in a tribal gathering of modern day hippies. It´s quite a spectacle and is an intoxicating way to end the day. However, you will probably be sobered up rapidly when you try and drive away and get stuck in an 1 hour queue, so a clever car parking strategy is essential on a Sunday. Our recommendation is either to walk the last 1km for an easy exit, or just stay until everyone has gone….very late!.
- +34 971 333 136
Atzaro Beach, Cala Nova
The famous Atzaro agroturismo hotel also has a beach restaurant/cocktail bar that remains very much in tune with the Atzaro brand. Fresh local products and seafood make for some great meals and the tone is Spanish. This is more sedate and restaurant focussed than a beach club and it blends better with Cala Nova which is very much a family beach. Worth a visit if you are in the area but possibly not worth making a special island crossing.
- +34 607 263 491
Aiyanna Beach Club, Cala Nova
Aiyanna is the new venture by the owners of the highly successful Amante Beach Club. It joins Atzaro Beach Club on the sandy Cala Nova beach, on Ibiza’s North East coast, and the beach will be further placed on the radar of well-heeled foreigners in addition to its very local audience. The restaurant promises to serve up fresh, healthy and seasonal food in barefoot chic surroundings. Sounds great, so we are very much looking forward to giving it a go…at going to press we had not eaten here.
- Tel +34 971 330 456
Nikki Beach, Playa S’Argamassa beach
(just north of Santa Eulalia). The brand name says it all. A carbon copy of the other Nikki Beaches. The look, the menu, and arguably the clientele are all identical too. The problem is that Nikki Beach works ok in places where there are no beach clubs, but Ibiza has had them for years, and much better ones than this. There is great service, good food and wonderfully expensive cocktails but the lack of originality and not very central location takes the edge off it. Perhaps worth a visit if you are close by otherwise easy to miss. The accompanying Me hotel is decent and well organised.
- +34 971 338 403
Es Calo, Cala San Vicente
Toward the middle of the beach you will find this Mediterranean eatery. It is a classic Ibicencan sea food affair with the local speciality Bulet de peix, various arroces and fresh fish on offer. Perhaps not worth driving across the island for, but if you are on the beach this is the place to eat so book in advance.
- Tel +34 618 510 757