Local Favorites: Where to Eat in Ibiza According to Residents

Jun 8, 2024

Tiffany Bennett

3 min read

Ibiza is a haven for food lovers, with its culinary scene expanding year on year.

The island is teeming with foodie-favorites and culinary delights that reflect its rich cultural heritage and eclectic local taste. Whether you're seeking traditional Spanish tapas or modern Mediterranean cuisine, the island's resident-recommended eateries are sure to please.

The island is now home to 5 Michelin Star restaurants, but sometimes all you need is a local recommendation to find something extraordinary.

Here are six local favorites where you can savor authentic Ibizan flavors.

Can Pilot

Located in the heart of San Rafael, Can Pilot offers a rustic dining experience specializing in grilled meats. It’s particularly famous for its juicy chuletón (rib steak), which you can grill to your liking on a stone at your table.

Es Torrent

Nestled in a secluded cove, Es Torrent serves up some of the best seafood on the island. The paella, brimming with local seafood, is a must-try. The restaurant's setting allows you to enjoy a meal while listening to the gentle waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

La Paloma

Situated in the picturesque village of San Lorenzo, La Paloma is a charming restaurant set in a citrus garden. The menu features a fusion of Italian and Mediterranean dishes, made with organic produce from their garden.

Bar Costa

For a taste of traditional Spanish bar culture, head to Bar Costa in Santa Gertrudis. Famous for its Iberian ham sandwiches, this cozy bar is a great spot to mingle with locals and enjoy the casual vibe. Make sure to have a wander through the quaint town, as there are lots of little shops and beautiful buildings to see.

Sa Capella

Housed in a former chapel just outside San Antonio, Sa Capella offers a dramatic dining setting, perfect for date night or a special celebration. The menu showcases inventive Spanish cuisine, and the suckling pig is a standout dish that can’t be missed!

El Portalón

Located in the historic Dalt Vila, El Portalón provides a romantic backdrop with its medieval architecture. The menu features traditional Ibizan dishes with a contemporary twist, perfect for a special night out with friends, family and loved ones. Following your meal, we suggest trying one of the amazing cocktail bars in the area.

These six spots are beloved by residents for their unique charm and delicious food. Each offers something different, from seaside views to historical ambience, ensuring a memorable meal in Ibiza.

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