Apart from the sick nightlife scene, the beautiful beaches, and the Mediterranean sunshine, food is also something to look forward to in Ibiza. Even though people come here to party all-night-long, that food is what convinces them to stay! And you bet your behind that this island has a few excellent hotspots foodies would just love to try when they get here! From upscale restaurants to humble hidden gems, there's a lot to discover in Ibiza's culinary scene. So much so you won't know where to start! But here are a few that you ought to know!
In a city like Ibiza, a place full of luxurious establishments left and right, sometimes, street food is enough of a memorable treat. At times, they're also the best choice since you'd be busy exploring the island or hopping from one nightclub to the next. So if this is your jam, you'll love going to Papillon Ibiza Street Food & Bar. A whole world (literally!) of cuisines are on offer here, ranging from the local Spanish and Mediterranean to the more exotic Indian and Thai menus. Not to mention, of course, delicious cocktails on happy hour!
Source: Papillon Ibiza Street Food & Bar
A lot of these amazing places are very luxurious and sophisticated that they tend to feel too intimidating. Fine dining is good and all, but sometimes, all you really want is a home-cooked meal. Granted, if you don't have time to cook for yourself whilst you're in Ibiza, you can always go to Sa Soca. A delightful beautiful family-owned local establishment that won't just give you the best Spanish dishes around, but also a stunning view to match. You'll love enjoying their rabbit stew, seafood paella, and more as you gaze upon the magnificent island and enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine!
Source: Sa Soca
Don't worry! You won't get in trouble with the law
when you eat at La Bodega. They don't deal drugs here despite the rather sketchy name. What they do serve here, however, are delicious tapas. The classic Spanish appetizer—that can often count as a full-course meal with how fulfilling they are!—is the specialty of this cool and hip joint! From succulent meat to fresh seafood, the variety of tapas here will have you hungry for more! It only goes to show that the best tapas places aren't just in Fuengirola
, but in Ibiza too!
Source: La Bodega Ibiza Facebook Page
Mar A Vila
Located in the central district of Ibiza, making it easy to get to via public transport
, Mar A Vila stands as one of the best restaurants on the island. Its fusion menu of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines makes it a huge favorite among locals and tourists alike. Their tapas and pintxos are particularly noteworthy, drawing in people for their selection of snacks and hors d'oeuvres that go well with wine
, be it their lightest whites or finest reds. As for the main course, an a'la carte menu of meaty delicacies and seafood dishes await those why want to taste the true flavors of the Balearic Islands.
Source: Mar A Vila Facebook Page
Inside stoned walls, candle-lit intimately to set the right mood, Sa Capella is undoubtedly the most romantic restaurant on this list. The place looks straight out of a novel, what with the old-fashion style and elegant ambiance. It's likely one of the more expensive options in the city as well, elevating your dining costs
to reach greater heights. Nevertheless, the food here is amazing! Succulent meat seasoned to perfection, fresh seafood dishes that give out all sorts of flavors, and, of course, finely aged bottles of wine that cost a fortune. You won't settle for anything less for you and your significant other, would you?
Source: Sa Capella Ibiza Facebook Page
When Spanish food becomes a little bit too overwhelming here in Ibiza, it's natural that you'd crave for something a little more exotic. And what's more exotic than the cuisines from the East? More specifically, sushi from Japan! Nestled in the heart of San Antonio, the most famous nightlife strip on the island, Kama Sushi is all about the famous Japanese delicacy. A myriad of varieties awaits those who are craving some raw seafood goodness, whether it's succulent sashimi, tender salmon, or savory crabmeat. Paired with the place's signature cocktails, it's a happy hour hotspot you'd likely return to whenever you want a good time!
Source: Kama Sushi
The Giri Café
Just one look at this natural oasis of a cafe that looks more like a garden than your ordinary coffee shop and you'll instantly know what The Giri Café is so popular! Not only is the place a go-to haven for coffee-lovers, but it's also one of the very few foodie hotspots on the island that highlight organic food and coffee. It's all about eating au naturelle
in this elegant coffee shop, making use of exotic and sustainably sourced coffee beans to brew their most delicious caffeinated beverages. Not to mention their vegetarian parties and desserts that'd go well with them!
Source: The Giri Ibiza Facebook Page
Gagliardo Cafe Ibiza
Looking more like an old-fashioned Spanish diner, Gagliardo Cafe Ibiza is a quaint and cute place to get coffee and other treats. The al-fresco dining here offers a fresh and fun atmosphere for those who simply want to relax, take a break, and enjoy some of the most delicious Italian food served on the island. Yep, you read that right! It's pizzas and pastas galore in this 'cafe.' You'll still get your fair share of caffeine here, sure! But for the most part, it's the delicious slices of pizza and the scrumptious swirls of pasta that have people coming back for more!
Source: Gagliardo Cafe Ibiza Facebook Page
Nightclubs and bars aren't the only places worth going here in Ibiza. If you're a true foodie, you'll know that this Balaeric Island is also home to a lot of delicious restaurants, awesome diners, and replacing cafes where you can eat your heart out!
There's also nothing better than eating your leftovers in your luxury home in Ibiza