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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!.
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.
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.
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 CLUB – located 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.
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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