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  1. The Best Tapas Bars in Ibiza

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    Tapas is synonymous with Spanish food and these days you can find a wide array of them from the most classic that keeps things simple, to the most modern techniques and flavours. Here’s a list of Ibiza’s best tapas bars.

    LOS BODEGUEROS

    Definitely most on the traditional side, this authentic Spanish taverna serves some good, hearty tapas. The most typical Spanish charcuterie and cheese can be enjoyed here in an informal and sociable, authentic setting. Located just off the buzzing Plaza del Parque, you can sit inside or outside in its porch whilst watching the world pass by. 

    For more info: Los Bodegueros | Miquel, Carrer des Caló d’en Reial, 9, Ibiza | +34 871718305

    BIDEBIDE IBIZA 

    Bidebide was the first bars to offer the “pintxos” experience in Ibiza! It represents a true, traditional Spanish bar, with its simple exterior and crowded interior. The possibilities at this bar are nearly endless, with many different tapas and a yummy menu, everyone is bound to find something lovely, new and exciting to try.

    For more information: BideBide Ibiza | Carrer de Josep Maria Quadrado, 40, Ibiza | +34 971312680

    CAN TERRA

    A hot favourite in Ibiza town, always bursting with locals and tourists. They serve some delicious Pintxos, which are small Basque tapas that get served on white bread. All parts of the Pintxos will be held together by a little cocktail stick and normally the different sorts get offered in form of buffet at the bar.

    For more information: Can Terra | Avenida d’Ignasi Wallis, 14, Ibiza | +34 310064

    MAR A VILA 

    Located right next to Can Terra, this is another local favourite choice for tapas. Its international fusion of flavours from around the world means you’re not just bound to local cuisine. If sharing food isn’t for you, or you just have a big appetite, you can also order à la carte from the menu too.

    For more information: Mar a Vila | Avenida d’Ignasi Wallis, 18, Ibiza | +34 971314778

    EL RINCON DE PEPE

    More of a tapas restaurant than a bar, Rincon de Pepe has been serving clients since 1962 when it opened its doors at the beginning of San Antonio’s lively West End area. Family friendly and inexpensive, the tapas is traditional and of exceptional quality.

    For more information: El Rincon De Pepe | Avenida Sant Mateu. 6, Ibiza | +34 971340697

  2. 5 Delicious Typical Dishes From Ibiza You Should Try

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    When people think of traditional food from Ibiza they automatically associate it with Spanish and Mediterranean food, like tortillas, pan con tomate, and paella. But there’s much more to Ibiza than that, the gastronomy of the island is bursting with flavours. Its rich cuisine, makes of Ibiza the perfect destination for all the foodies out there.

    These are just a few of the delicacies that you can try:

    BULLIT DE PEIX

    It’s an Ibiza staple and it’s impossible to talk about the island cooking without mentioning it. Typically containing the freshest fishes of the day, the dish is served in two parts; first a plate with broiled fish with potatoes and aioli and as the main course, rice cooked in the fish broth. This incredibly fish stew is a must try!

    SOFRIT PAGÈS

    A rich, heavy meal that’s the king of Ibiza gastronomy. Packed with all sorts of meat including lamb, chicken, sausage, sobrasada or butifarra and combined with potatoes, it’s perfect for those nights when you just want a hot meal – a delicious traditional comfort food.

    CALDERETS DE LANGOSTA

    This lobster stew, is the national dish of Menorca but has now become part of the gastronomy of Ibiza too. Strictly a summer meal, as it’s forbidden to catch lobsters from September to February. The stew is delicious in its simplicity, pieces of tasty lobster are cooked with tomatoes, garlic, peppers and onions, and served with thin slices of crusty bread.

    FRITA DE PULPO IBICENCA

    If you are in a bar in Ibiza, order a tapas or ración of Frita de Pulpa. This recipe combines octopus with potatoes, pepper, onion, garlic and laurel, which creates an amazing flavour.

    FLAÓ

    The Ibizan answer to a traditional cheesecake. Flaó is a pastry which crust is peppered with anise seeds and kept moist with anise liqueur and the filling is made from fresh cheese (ricotta or mascarpone), eggs and chopped mint. Once baked, the top is sprinkled liberally with granulated.

    Enjoy you meal! Browse our Ibiza Restaurant Guide.

  3. 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

  4. Eat Like a Local. Enjoy a 3 Course Meal of Traditional Ibicenco Food.

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    Ibiza is one of the most sought after holiday destinations in Spain. A true paradise of spectacular beaches, hidden coves, dream landscapes and breathtaking sunsets. But where does it’s gastronomy sit in all this? Luckily, the culinary delights of Ibizan gastronomy are no exception.

    Let’s discover our top 3 island’s gastronomic delights – food you should try at least once before leaving Ibiza. Trust us.

    1) Starter – Ensalada Payesa

    Made with potatoes, roasted peppers and boiled eggs, combined with sliced onions, fresh tomatoes and olives, this dish is the perfect fresh starter in hot summer days.

    2) Main course – Bullit De Peix

    One of the most representative dishes of the Ibizan cuisine and a very traditional treat  for any fish lover. It’s consists of two big dishes, so make sure to go there with a big appetite! The first dish is a stew made with several varieties of fish (usually grouper, scorpion fish, john dory, sea bream, monkfish…but mainly depends from the catch of the day), these are covered with a soft saffron and served with potatoes or vegetables. The broth is set aside to make ‘arroz a banda’ as a second dish.  Both, the ‘bullit’ and the ‘arroz a banda’ are served with aioli, lightened by mixing it with a little bit of fish broth before serving it on the plate. Each restaurant offers a slightly different version, so we encourage you to try this dish to believe it.

    Eat it in El Carmen and see from there the sunset is an unbeatable plan. By the way, El Bigote in Cala Mastella prepares a really spectacular Bullit De Peix – probably one of the best on the island, so if you want to go there, make sure to book far in advance.

    3) Desserts – Flaó

    Flaó is a traditional dessert made on a dough base and filled with eggs, fresh cheese (or cottage cheese), aniseed and mint leaves. Although formerly reserved for Easter, it is now one of the fixed deserts in most restaurants throughout the year.

     

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