The island boasts some tasty gastronomic specialities. And there are some restaurants that know how to prepare them better than anyone. Here are some the most traditional restaurants of Ibiza, where locals but not tourists can be found.
The most rural : Cas Pagès
Run for decades by the same family, Cas Pagès takes you back to Ibiza’s rural and agricultural past. Here, you’ll find one speciality after another, including arroz de matanza, lamb chops and beef solomillo cooked to perfection. The prices are very attractive and the setting is well worth the diversions, all authenticity and relaxation. No need for reservations or credit cards, just like the old days for one of the most traditional restaurants in Ibiza !
Ctra. San Carlos, km 10 – Santa Eulària des Riu
Tel: +34 971 31 90 29
The most authentic : Camí de Balafia
A little like Cas Pagès, Camí de Balafia is the place to go for good barbecued meat and grilled vegetables. Whether you sit in the cosy, typical interior or on the pretty, covered terrace, you’ll be treated to a local-style feast that leaves you wanting more. From the food to the welcome, everything is just perfect!
Carrer Venda de Balafia de Dalt 25 – Sant Llorenç de Balàfia
Tel: +34 971 32 50 19
The most welcoming : Sa Soca
Sa Soca has been a family affair since 1976. At the helm are the parents, the children and soon the new generation… In the kitchen, they prepare typical dishes such as a fabulous chicken drumstick with rosemary, garlic, honey and lemon, calamari a la plancha or cod à la romaine. All in a relaxed atmosphere and with 5-star service!
Carretera de Sant Josep a Sant Antoni – Sant Agustí des Vedrà
Tel: +34 686 89 68 24
The most carnivorous : Can Caus
A barbecue and meat lover’s paradise, Can Caus has it all. On the menu: an indoor area and a huge covered terrace, greenery, free-roaming kittens and, above all, delicious barbecued meat. We recommend you try the mixed parillada made with chicken, lamb chop, Iberian pork loin, veal churrasco, chorizo criollo and sausage. A pure marvel! On the downside, you’ll be smelling the smoke for a few hours afterwards…
Carretera Sta. Miguel, Km. 3,5 – Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera
Tel: +34 971 19 75 16
The most heavenly : El Bigotes
In this totally simple restaurant, you literally eat with your feet in the water. And not just any food: the house speciality is the famous bullit de peix, a delicious fisherman’s stew served with rice cooked in the broth obtained after cooking the fish and vegetables. There are no reservations here, and the tables are packed every day. And that’s saying something…
Camino Cala Boix a Cala Mastella, 138T – Cala Mastella
Tel: +34 650 79 76 33
The most hippie : Anita
Located in Sant Carles, just a few minutes from the hippy market of Las Dalias, Anita (also known as Ca n’Anneta) is part of Ibiza’s history. A haven for bohemians, the address sits at the heart of a bend in the road, with its charming little terrace. Inside, it’s more rustic but just as effective, offering typical dishes at reasonable prices. So you can eat well without breaking the bank. A place you have to put in every selection of best traditional restaurants of Ibiza.
Barri San Carlos – Sant Carles de Peralta
Tel: +34 971 33 50 90
The most historical : Es Caliu
Es Caliu was established in 1973 in a 17th-century Iberian finca, once a private home and children’s school. The essence of the place has remained intact, offering typical island and Mediterranean cuisine. The result is a feast for the eyes and the palate, and a place you won’t want to leave!
Carretera San Joan 10, 8 – Santa Eulalia del Río
Tel: +34 669 45 17 45
The most barbecue : Cas Costas
Specialising in barbecued meat, Cas Costas covers a huge area along the road between Ibiza and Sant Josep. With a decor that hasn’t changed in decades, the address opens its arms to us. On the menu: an incredible Manchego suckling lamb grilled over charcoal, a leg of suckling goat cooked at a low temperature and finished on the grill, or sea bass fillets with lemon, herbs and virgin sauce.
km 3 Ctra – Sant Jordi de ses Salines
Tel: +34 971 30 87 55
The most urban : Bar Sant Juan
A family-run restaurant for decades, Bar Sant Juan sits in the middle of Dalt Vila and is always packed. It has to be said that the recipe has not aged a bit: simple, comforting cuisine, an old-fashioned, friendly atmosphere and unbeatable prices. One of the only restaurants on the island where you can eat well for less than €10. It’s not haute cuisine, but it’s more than enough to keep us happy !
Carrer de Guillem de Montgrí 8 – Eivissa
Tel : +34 971 31 16 03