Venture into the main city in Ibiza for a candid glimpse of life on the White Island far removed from the super club streets of San Antonio. Here you will find Mar A Vila, a well-renowned name in the area for serving high-quality tapas and pintxos (or small skewered snacks). For breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, or even takeaway, Mar A Vila has an extensive menu to suit all meal times and taste buds. Its international fusion of flavors from around the world means you’re not bound to local cuisine. If sharing food isn’t for you, or you just have a larger appetite, don’t be perturbed by Mar Vila’s specialization in small snacks as you can order from the à la carte menu too.
Restaurante Mar a Vila, Avinguda Ignasi Wallis 16, Ibiza, +34 971 31 47 78
As far as renovation projects go, Sa Capella restaurant, a former church, is a roaring success. Surrounded by history and legend in a tranquil environment, Sa Capella offers a great variety of classic dishes, some of which haven’t changed since their inception 15 years ago, and some of which have been peppered with a contemporary twist to keep things fresh. From winter to summer you’ll see the menu change a little with the addition of expertly picked seasonal options. Something you can try all year round though is Sa Capella’s signature suckling pig, or the ox on a bed of a salt for something a little out of the ordinary.
Sa Capella, Carretera Sant Antoni-Santa Agnes, San Antonio, Ibiza, +34 971 34 00 57
The Giri Café has built its entire foundation on a handful of simple guidelines, including the promise of eating seasonally, locally and sustainably. Boasting a high-spec interior with minimal clean lines, glass and streaming light, The Giri Café is not afraid to shake off its traditional Spanish roots, instead opting for a chic and contemporary finish. The Giri Café’s most notable quirk is its on-site garden where customers can unwind on the sunbeds, and where many of the ingredients come from. Organic vegetables are grown and harvested here, making the short journey from root to table an appealing prospect for the health-conscious foodie.
The Giri Café, Calle Principal 5, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza,+34 971 33 34 74
Es Boldado enjoys views of the magnificent Es Vedrà rock, an island off the coast of Cala d’Hort which is shrouded in myth and legend. The enigmatic setting and isolation of Es Boldado, coupled with the fact there’s no phone signal, boosts its popularity with diners who want a peaceful retreat. Its position by the sea lends itself to serving freshly caught seafood including bullit de peix, a traditional Ibizan fish stew. Cropping up on the menu repeatedly is also arroz a banda, rice cooked in strong and flavorsome stock (not to be confused with paella!)
Es Boldado, Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Cala D´Hort, Ibiza, +34 626 494 537
A glamorous marriage of sushi and cocktails can be found in the heart of Ibiza’s sunset strip in San Antonio. Catering to punters who like to party, Kama Sushi serves food until 1am with a resident DJ providing the soundtrack to the evening. In a similar way to traditional Spanish dining preferences, the Japanese fare at Kama Sushi is sociable with a focus on small portions ideal for sharing. Indulge in the Japanese classics such as yakitori chicken skewers, sushi and sashimi whilst testing out Kama Sushi’s signature exotic beverage, the lychee mojito.