(San Miguel, San Lorenzo, San Juan and surrounds…)
La Paloma, San Lorenzo
Italian / Mediterranean/ organic – charming, campo restaurant with excellent food and ambience. Located in the pretty and tiny village of San Lorenzo. About as rustic chic as it comes. Definitely worth the drive. In the day eat at the La Paloma café (immediately next door) and in the evening enjoy the main restaurant. Both are excellent.
- +34 971 325 543
near San Lorenzo
directly on main Ibiza / San Juan road – Fantastic local grill restaurant and great outdoor atmosphere – Mediterranean / Spanish menu. Book weeks in advance in peak season to avoid disappointment. A must visit dinner restaurant if you are staying near by.
- +34 971 325 019.
San Juan road km 9.5.
A nice sushi restaurant that is definitely worth a dinner if you are staying in the middle or north of the island as it offers something different. Perhaps not the best sushi on the island but overall Nagai offers a fantastic dining experience. Tel +34 971 807 308, 638 314 880.
Set in the quaint Northern pueblo of San Juan, the Giri café looks small from the outside until you walk through to the outdoor area. A 300 year old townhouse with a very private back terrace that makes you feel like you could be sitting in your own back yard – just a bit more stylish. Shaded by bamboo walls, with an organic garden at your feet, the Giri creates simple Mediterranean dishes with local produce. The service is often pretty slow and you may be waiting a while for your dish but it’s hard to feel impatient while you are lying on a Balinese bed and sipping away on an amazing cocktail! There is also a cool tepee play area for kids.
- +34 971 333 474
Set in a 200 year old casa payesa this traditional Spanish meat grill is a great place to sample Ibicencan fare. The same owners as the chiringuito at Aguas Blancas, they have made for another rustic and intimate décor with locally sourced produce. They even have a cocktail garden where on Mondays they play live music.
- +34 971 325 075
Carretera de San Juan, km 8.5.
Bambuddha has become an institution over the last 10 years. The restaurant and cocktail bar have stayed popular for years and have a loyal following amongst tourists. John Moon, the owner, has created a hugely atmospheric dining experience and his son John has partnered with him and improved it further. Bambuddha feels like a slice of the Orient and serves up good Thai and Asian food at a respectable price. Have a delicious cocktail first in the bar…and two or three more after dinner too!
- +34 971 197 510
Oleoteca Ses Escoles
Santa Eularia area, on the main road from Ibiza town to San Juan. Set in an old payes house this 100% Ibicencan establishment is renowned for the 3 types of olive oil they make. You will get to try these paired with your food, a kind of cultural exploration through your senses. Great service with high quality local products. One of Ibiza’s more stylish dinner restaurants.
- +34 871 870 229
La Luna nell’Orto
San Miguel. Mediterranean Italian restaurant right in the village. You walk off the street and immediately enter a lovely garden atmosphere with a pretty patio to enjoy evening al fresco dining. Not worth driving across the island for but highly recommended if you are staying close by.
- +34 971 334 599
Chiringuito Utopia, San Miguel beach
A small hidden gem near the beach of San Miguel. From the left side of the beach you take a small rocky path for 150 metres to discover this little beach restaurant. Don’t expect a lot of luxury, but the charming setting and the delicious grilled fish with couscous is without a doubt worth the trip. Very reasonably priced and a pleasant service. Great to go there by boat as it offers safe anchorage in a pretty little bay. Don’t be put off by the eco toilet, as it is all part of the natural experience!
- +34 687 253 491
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Ca Na Xica
A small agro-tourism hotel just before entering the small village of San Miguel. Set in the middle of a field, the restaurant cooks up very decent food and if you make it there early enough you can even enjoy some of their spa treatments before indulging in a cocktail and dinner. Not worth the detour but if you are in the area and feel like a nice quiet dinner surrounded by lush nature then try it out.
- +34 971 334 409
Can Cires, San Mateo.
Worth the trip for the shoulder of lamb alone. Owned by a charming French man, the restaurant offers great Spanish countryside cuisine. There is a large outside area for dining and a kids play area so good for families (keep your eyes open for the owner’s colourful and chatty parrot). Open all year and particularly worth a lunch off-season.
- +34 971 805 551
Located on the main road from Santa Gertrudis to San Miguel. Very easy to find as they have a bicycle out front. Being right off the main road does not detract from the lovely terraced restaurant where you can relax and enjoy some Mediterranean fare. They source their own produce so you will be eating fresh and local. The rural surroundings make it a family friendly establishment. Make sure you stop by their little shop on your way out!
- +34 971 090 055
Atzaro, Morna Valley, near Santa Eularia
It’s the smartest and best-known agroturismo on the island and it has a very nice small restaurant which many people wouldn´t consider going to if they are not guests. But you can, and it is well worth a trip. Go early, have a cocktail and a stroll around the tranquil, lush and oasis like gardens.
- +34 971 338 838