Winter season on the beautiful island of Ibiza is no longer a local’s secret as it’s becoming more and more popular as an out of season destination. Easy to jump on a flight for a weekend from London, Milan or Barcelona, people come to discover its mild temperatures and magical beaches. Whether you live on the island or are coming to visit this Mediterranean treasure, you’ll be amazingly surprised.
Here we encourage you to feast your eyes on some of the best restaurants in Ibiza that are open all year around, from local tapas to tasty newcomers creating bold new dishes for the foodies wanting to sample some winter delights.
Everyone knows that gastronomy in Ibiza is another attraction of its popularity as this tiny island welcomes an extraordinary variety of local delicatessens while also incorporating foreign ingredients that are all supported by a culture of sustenance. We’ve pulled together our suggestions to find a restaurant any time of the year.
Address: Playa Es Cavallet, 07817 Sant Jordi de Ses Salines
Phone: 971 39 65 72
Located on the front line of the sea, Sa Escollera is a little known treasure where you drink dine and be merry all with perfect views. We advise that you book in advance as they are well renowned for serving the best paella and better still you are just a few steps to the white sand of Es Cavallet Beach. Offering a seasonal menu, Sa Escollera’s food is labelled as ´Mediterranean fusion’ as you’ll find other cuisine such as their speciality sushi also on the menu. They have a terraced area where sometimes you can find live music, laughter and obviously with the Ibicencan sun is always present.
CAS COSTAS GRILL RESTAURANT
Address: km 3, Ctra. Sant Josep, 07817 Sant Jordi de ses Salines, Balearic Islands
Phone: 971 30 87 55
From the farm to the table. This restaurant offers a really basic but good quality cuisine on the grill. Local meat from its farm, seasonal vegetables served with typical Spanish sauces like Alioli or Salsa de Romesco. Ideal for groups and celebrations, Cas Costas keeps a rustic ambiance with a superb customer service that makes this place the perfect spot for a cold winter or summer evening.
Address: Passeid de Vara de Rey, 16, 07800 Eivissa, Illes Balears
Phone: 971 31 12 74
Hystorically, Can N’Alfredo lives up to its name thanks to its reputation after almost 40 years of serving Ibicencan cuisine. The venue is located in the famous Vara de Rey centre of Ibiza town and has hosted many big names that could be listed from nowadays to back in the 70’s. Founded in 1934, Ca N’Alfredo is well-known for staying loyal to its traditional Ibicencan cuisine. That’s the reason why the Mixed Fish and Seafood grill or Grouper and Anglerfish stew with “Pedro Ximenez” are really popular. A few steps from the Ibiza port, Ca N’alfredo also offers a unique range of flavours as well as a list of classic champagnes and wines.
ES MERCAT IBIZA
Address: Carrer de Sant Cristòfol, 16, 07800 Eivissa, Illes Balears
Phone: 971 15 21 57
This is the bar where locals and tourists merge together while sharing glasses of red wine or a cup of good coffee. Es Mercat’s variety of stylish dishes celebrate the wonders of nature and are brimming with Spanish soul. The obligatory Coca of Roasted Vegetables and Goat’s Cheese with Olive Sprinkle sets the scene. Some of the many highlights include the ´Jordi’s eggs’ selection, the crunchy prawns with teriyaki sauce or the Grandma’s Flaó. A must go for a nice balance between good vibes and stunning food.
Address: Carrer de Sant Llorenç, 22, 07840 Santa Eulalia del Río, Illes Balears
Phone: 871 11 08 93
Expect classic beef burgers with homemade buns, pulled pork and slaw or other vegetarian options like the baked sweet potato, quinoa, thyme and sweet paprika patty and smashed avocado. Yummy! The vibe is upscale but relaxed, and the cocktail experience like no-other- The self-serve Bloody Mary Bar features home-infused vodkas and tequilas, 15 different hot sauces and garnishes which gives you the feeling you could be in one of the trendy Shoreditch bars in London.
Address: Puerto deportivo Marina Botafoch, 110, 07800 Ibiza, Islas Baleares
PHone: 615 30 16 14
Where Italy meets Ibiza. The specialties of the house are of course contemporary Italian cuisine with a twist of Mediterranean flavours, and some of the dishes are prepared or designed by Gennaro Esposito, who is owner of two Michelin stars. Kick-start your Ibiza evening with Italian flair while you get used to its elegant and sophisticated atmosphere, with soft lighting. Be sure to reserve a table as far ahead of time as possible; this restaurant is getting so popular with locals.