Although it isn’t one of the main island’s main attractions, many tourists are pleasantly surprised by the gastronomy on offer in Ibiza, with a wide variety of top quality cuisine. Ibiza Town has some of the best restaurants on the island with international flavours intermingling with Mediterranean specialties. Here we’ll give you the lowdown on some of the best restaurants in Ibiza.
Located in the Hard Rock Hotel in Playa d en Bossa, just a few minutes from Tropicana Ibiza Suites Hotel, Tatel Ibiza takes inspiration from its sister restaurant in Madrid. Created by Rafa Nadal and Enrique Iglesias, it has become much more than a restaurant, offering a gastronomic proposal which is a complete experience for the senses.
With an incredible 1920s Art-Deco dining room, Tatel Ibiza offers its diners breathtaking views of Ibiza. Nacho Chicharro is the head chef as well as the person behind the project, based on serving the best fish and seafood on the market.
La Oliva Ibiza
Situated next to Ibiza’s historic city walls (Dalt Vila) the terrace of La Oliva restaurant is in the heart of one of the busiest streets in Ibiza Town. A warm and friendly atmosphere and a menu based on the delights of Provençal and Mediterranean is on offer at this restaurant. Specialties include roast meat and fresh fish, served every day until 1 a.m. It’s recommended to reserve in advance during high season.
Talamanca, close to the centre of Ibiza Town, is Zela’s home. This Ibiza restaurant offers, under the Kabuki restaurant brand, Japomediterranean fusion cuisine. The menu, created by Ricardo Sanz, uses oriental ingredients which are perfectly combined with fresh and seasonal local produce. One of the restaurant’s main attractions is its large terrace, from where it is possible to see its sushi chefs at work in the open kitchen. The restaurant is completed with a phenomenal dining room and a superb cocktail bar. Zela remains open until way past the witching hour.
El Faro Restaurant
This emblematic Ibiza restaurant is situated at the end of the port. El Faro Restaurant has a beautiful terrace with views of Ibiza’s new port, and an ample menu of tapas and local delicacies, including Mediterranean dishes elaborated from the freshest ingredients (the restaurant has a live seafood tank). It is very popular with celebrities from the worlds of the arts, sports, politics, and members of the Spanish Royal family have also visited.
With a prime location just a few feet from the Ibiza Town port, Mariner offers fusion and Spanish cuisine. Fresh seafood and the finest meat are its calling cards. King crab and avocado canelón, Prawn carpaccio with hints of ceviche and Black cod with miso and yuzu are just some of their standout dishes. This creative gastronomy is from the mind of chef Oliver Pére, who was head chef in the famous cabaret restaurant ‘Lio’.
La Imprenta Ibiza
Situated in the heart of the town centre, precisely in a XVIII neoclassic palace, La Imprenta is one of the most unique restaurants on the island. It was redecorated in stunning fashion by Cristian Jesús Grossi, Ricardo Jorge Coelho and José Luis Bousono Rodriguez. With a French theme, this restaurant offers high-class cuisine combined with traditional Mediterranean ingredients.
The head chef of La Imprenta Ibiza, Pablo Montoro, is an extremely experienced chef, who worked for more than 23 years in the world-famous “El Bulli” restaurant.
La Dispensa Ibiza
Situated within the walls of Dalt Vila, in Ibiza’s historical quarter, La Dispensa Ibiza is one of the most singular Ibiza restaurants. With 5 different spaces, each with its own theme, it offers a delicious menu which includes a starter, pasta dish, main course and dessert. Dishes to look out for include the Steak tartare infused with truffles, Lamb ribs and Ibizan country chicken.