While Ibiza is known best for its clubbing scene, there are surprisingly some very good restaurants on the island. Local cuisine is Spanish/Mediterranean, but there are establishments offering all types of food in the region including sushi, Thai, Japanese, Seafood, Chinese, Italian, Traditional British, Steakhouse and more.
According to TripAdvisor, some of the best restaurants for local cuisine include Restaurante Sa Soca, Es Mercat Ibiza, Es Rebost de Can Prats, BlueFush, Canasuni, and Vermuteria Ajo Blanco. You might want to check out the menus and price lists online before you book a table, so that you know roughly how much your meal out will cost. What's more, most restaurants in Ibiza allow you to make a reservation online.
Es Boldado is a particularly popular restaurant on the island. It is situated on a cliff offering diners panoramic views of the Es Vedra rock. The venue is ideal for a romantic meal. Some of the most popular dishes include lobster stew and paella. It is open daily and reservations are essential.
Another popular restaurant is La Gaia in Ibiza Town. Chef Oscar Molina specializes in Japeruvian cuisine. Make sure you request oysters, red mullet tiradito and a wasabi martini. The main dishes combine Japanese and Peruvian influences.
El Chiringuito de Es Cavallet is another restaurant to check out. Dishes are colorful, beautifully presented, fresh and plentiful. The homemade burger and salad are sure to keep hunger at bay for a while. If burgers aren't your style, you can opt for the seared tuna.
Can Caus is a rustic joint that is loved by the locals. All the ingredients are sourced from nearby farms and they serve hearty local dishes without pretentiousness, so it's a great place for families. The grilled vegetable platter is a good choice for those who don't eat meat. Reservations are advisable and make sure you ask for an outdoor table if you want to eat outside.
There are hundreds more great places to eat on the island. Make sure you check out a Restaurant Guide for Ibiza online before you arrive on the island. Such a guide will give you great tips for saving money and securing the best seats when booking a table at a busy establishment. Some online restaurant guides also have links to money-off coupons to help you reduce your spending when eating out with your family and friends.
Don't forget that you can dine out for breakfast. If you can only afford to eat out once a day while you on vacation, you might think going out for your evening meal is your only choice. In reality, however, there are lots of great venues in Ibiza that offer delicious breakfast menus. If you have been out partying until the early hours, a luxury breakfast cooked by professional chefs can be a great way to start your day. What's more, you might not want to eat too much later in the day if you plan on dancing and drinking in the hottest nightclubs in Spain.