WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T EAT WELL IN IBIZA ? AS WELL AS ITS HEAVENLY BEACHES AND LEGENDARY PARTIES, THE MAGICAL ISLAND ALSO OFFERS A CULINARY SCENE RICH IN FLAVOR. DISCOVER THE BEST DISHES OF IBIZA AND PLACES TO TRY THEM, FOR A GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE THAT WILL TRANSPORT YOUR TASTE BUDS !
Bullit de Peix : the essence of the sea
If you want to taste the best dishes of Ibiza and the Mediterranean Sea, don’t miss Bullit de Peix, a local fish stew with potatoes and garlic sauce. This emblematic dish reflects the island’s history and its deep relationship with the sea. For an authentic experience, head to traditional restaurants such as Es Boldadó, where Bullit de Peix is a real star.
Sofrit Pagès : one of the best dishes of Ibiza
Sofrit Pagès is another traditional dish worth trying. It’s a stew of mixed meats (lamb, pork and chicken) served with potatoes and a spicy sauce. This rustic dish, originally from the Ibicenco countryside, captures the essence of the island’s peasant cuisine. Visit the Can Caus restaurant to sample this delicacy.
Arroz de Matanza : the goulash of Ibiza
Arroz de Matanza, or rice for the pig slaughter, is an one of the best dishes of Ibiza that honors the tradition of the matanza, the pig slaughter. This rich, hearty dish is prepared with rice, pork, vegetables and spices, offering an explosion of flavours that reflects the island’s culinary heritage. You can taste it in the very authentic decor of Cas Pagés (we advice you to come early…).
Flaó : the sweet and spicy dessert
Don’t leave Ibiza without trying Flaó, a sweet and spicy tart made with fromage frais, mint and aniseed. It’s a unique blend of flavours that evokes the island’s unique character. You’ll find this sweet treat in many of the island’s restaurants, including the amazing Can Berri Vell.
Paella : A spanish wonder
Paella, although originally from Valencia, is also a must-try on Ibiza. This delicious combination of rice, seafood, meat and spices is a tasty journey to the heart of Spanish cuisine. Enjoy an authentic paella with your feet in the sand and a magnificent view of the sea at Cala Bonita, at Can Paella Ibiza or at Casa Manolo 1992.
Peix Sec : a salty tradition
Peix Sec, or dried fish, is an old Ibizan speciality. Once used to preserve fish for longer, it is now a much-loved delicacy. Try it at local markets such as Mercat Vell for an authentic culinary experience.
Hierbas Ibicencas : Ibiza spirit in a bottle
For a traditional digestive, try Hierbas Ibicencas, a local liqueur made from aromatic and medicinal herbs. It captures the essence of the island and will give you a taste of Ibiza’s unique flavours. Try them in bars and restaurants of the island, especially at Bar Anita.
The best restaurants to try the best dishes of Ibiza
To savour these delights, explore Ibiza’s culinary scene. Sa Capella will win you over with its romantic ambience in an old church and refined Mediterranean cuisine. For an authentic experience, Can Pilot and Cas Pagés restaurants will introduce you to true Ibicenco cuisine in a rustic setting. For a modern touch, don’t miss Aubergine, which offers healthy, creative cuisine using local, ultra-fresh produce.