Ibiza and Formentera are well known for their amazing restaurant scene famously delivering high quality dishes using only the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re looking for speciality dishes, a family friendly restaurant or somewhere to party you’ll find it all here. Here are our Top 5 Restaurants in Ibiza and Formentera by category.
Es Torrents – Ibiza
You’ll find it hard to beat a better selection of fresh fish dishes anywhere else on Ibiza. Whether you want to enjoy fresh fish of the day. An Ibizan fish stew perhaps. Paella. Sea bass or any number of different types of lobster, prawns, razor fish, oysters, sea cucumbers, sea snails, mussels, clams or just a delicate anchovy this is the place to come. The menu is fabulously fishy and mouthwateringly delicious.
24 hours prior to arrival you are requested to confirm what “main dishes” you would like. This ensures you are served the best quality fish and that the preparation of your dish is second to none.
Set between the bays of Porroig and Sa Caixota, Es Torrents is exquisite and quiet. You’ll think you’ve found your own private beach hideaway.
Can Carlitos by Nandu Jubany – Formentera
Newcomer Can Carlitos has quickly made a name for itself. It calls itself Tapas & Paella – which is exactly what it offers on an exquisite scale. The menu is designed for sharing and starts with classics like gazpacho, fried calamares, mussels, buñuelos (delicious cod balls) or chicken before you move on to the masterpiece – the paella. You can choose to have this either “dry from the pan” or “soupy”. Whatever style you choose – you won’t be disappointed.
Blue Marlin – Ibiza
Without doubt one of the most fashionable beach clubs on Ibiza, Blue Marlin serves a fusion of Mediterranean cuisine with a hint of oriental flavours. Head Chef Christian Dintl and his team continue to create a variety of dishes to tempt every palate; while sushi chef Tom Blackshaw transports you to Japan with his wondrous creations.
Whether you come here for lunch or prefer to relax on one of their luxurious Bali beds you’ll find it impossible not to soak up the party scene as it happens around you. Blue Marlin is synonymous with Ibiza VIP style so if you’re looking for the daytime party this is definitely the place to.
El Tiburon – Formentera
“El Tiburon” ( The Shark ) is a beach bar and restaurant situated on the beach at Ses Illetes. The soft, white sand and pristine waters are inviting for visitors of all ages. Whatever time of year you choose to visit this “wood shack” on the beach you won’t be disappointed by the beautifully prepared dishes.
Kids will love eating with the sand between their toes and if you’ve managed to reserve one of the tables over-looking the beach they can enjoy playing on the beach under your watchful eye in between courses. There’s also a “kiosk” type service. Kids can order an ice cream or ice lolly and take it down to the beach with them whilst you’re finishing up your lunch.
Fun for everyone!
Es Calo – Formentera
You’d be hard pushed to beat the view from Es Calo. It’s a magical setting wherebreathtakingly clear sea and rocks meet to form a small cove. The water dazzles with a myriad of different colours as it reflects the light and minerals in the rocks.
At Es Calo gastronomy and nature meet for a truly memorable dining experience. The natural flavours of fresh shellfish, freshly caught fish and the best cuts of meat are combined with locally grown vegetables the menu cannot fail to impress. Featuring an array of divine local dishes, including typical Spanish rice dishes along with a view to remember you won’t forget your dining experience at Es Calo in a hurry.