Winter dining in Ibiza
The island of Ibiza is renowned for her beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, dramatic scenery and memorable sunsets. However, if you are looking at Ibiza as your dream destination for a holiday home or permanent residence, then it´s worth noting that the island also has a thriving year round culinary scene to rival any city. Fantastic cuisine from across the globe can be discovered and enjoyed at your choice of the islands many excellent restaurants, and even in the ´low season´ months, there are still wealth of delicious dining destinations to enchant and delight you. Here is our guide to the very best. Cala Martina
Eternally popular with locals and visitors alike, Cala Martina has been serving high quality seafood, paella and rice dishes to the people of Ibiza for decades. The family run restaurant enjoys a prime beachside location just outside of the thriving town of Santa Eulalia, home to some of the most beautiful Ibiza villas, and is blessed with sunshine all day long, making it the ideal spot for long, lazy lunches with friends and family. A word of warning, due to its popularity, the restaurant can be very busy, so we suggest calling ahead to reserve your table.
Tel: +34 971338745 Cas Pages
The carnivores amongst you should head north towards the pretty village of San Carlos where you will find the traditional restaurant Cas Pages. Here, whether rain or shine, a warm welcome awaits you with the roaring fire and the most succulent cuts of meat to be found anywhere on the island. Feast on sumptuous solomillo, or why not try a traditional dish of Arroz Matanza, a hearty flavoursome broth packed full of wild mushroom, rice and chunks of chicken and pork. No advance reservations are taken so be sure to arrive early to secure a space.
Some of the most sought after real estate on the island, and certainly a good number of the most elegant and luxurious villas in Ibiza can be found overlooking the beautiful bay of Cala Jondal. With its close proximity to Ibiza Town, and its abundance of beach clubs and restaurants, including the world renowned Blue Marlin, it is the beach of choice for the elite traveller. It is also home to one of the best beachside restaurants on the island, Yemanja, which is famously open 365 days of the year. Consistently busy due to the excellent food and service, the menu is made up of a combination of traditional dishes with a modern twist, with an emphasis on freshly caught seafood.
Tel: +34 971 18 74 81La Paloma Cafe
Nestled amongst the orange groves in the heart of the sleepy village of San Lorenzo, this idyllic cafe serves up a mouthwatering selection of wholesome, healthy organic dishes, with many of the ingredients sourced from their own land. A selection of tempting salads, homemade quiches and the juiciest burger you will ever taste are firm favourites. San Lorenzo is a popular location for families who are seeking a home here on the island due to its close proximity to the Morna Valley International School, widely recognised as one of the best to be found in Ibiza. La Paloma is a true hidden gem, and one of the island´s best kept secrets so, shhh, don´t tell too many people!
Tel: +34 971 32 55 43
So, whether you are simply holidaying here on the White Island or planning a trip to discover your dream Ibiza villa, you certainly won´t be short of fine dining destinations, whatever time of year you choose to visit.