Our restaurant recommendations in Ibiza
Ibiza is known for its booming nightlife, with thousands flocking to this beautiful island to enjoy one or many hedonistic summer evenings. However, there is more to Ibiza than meets the eye, with the island boasting an array of delicious restaurants. From beach-side meals to fine dining experiences, we’ve gathered a list of the best restaurants in Ibiza for the 2023 season.
A seafood celebration
There’s no doubt that OKU Ibiza made the right choice when hiring Mark Vaessen as OKU Restaurant’s executive chef. The team unveiled a new menu and look in May 2022, presenting a balanced and considered environment coupled with a refined and delicious dining experience. The menu accounts for the laid-back, earthy setting that OKU Ibiza provides and features Mark Vaessen’s passion for Japanese cuisine and Spanish flavours. The team at OKU Restaurant work together seamlessly, creating a meal you won’t forget and an atmosphere that leaves you wanting more.
The restaurant with rooms
Amazingly, Mikasa is the first spot in Ibiza to pitch itself as a restaurant with rooms. The kitchen has a strong lebanese influence and meals are served up on a Mint Julep dream of a terrace looking out across the marina to Ibiza Town. Owner Sofija Mehta called in French designer Isabelle Stanislas for the bed-rooms – small but delightful, with rattan ceiling fans, Balinese furniture and little balconies. A hush-hush alternative hideout.
Finca La Plaza, Ibiza
The village secret
Rubbing shoulders with Ibiza´s big guns – light-bulb-strung garden restaurant Finca La Plaza has managed to squeeze in and find its place, just behind the main square in Santa Gertrudis. There are cactuses and flickering candles, Aztec-bright cushions and natural woven chairs – it is still restrained and grown up, modern yet still feels rooted. The Josper oven offers up juice Galician T-bone, charred baby chicken, plus grilled artichoke with lemon and blackened corn on the cob alongside bowls of burrata and smoky babaganoush. This self-assured cooking from chef Antonio Laruso will be exciting to watch.
7 Pines Resort Ibiza
A radical turnaround
Finally something has been done with dusty old Club Calimera up on the cliffs between Cala Codolar and Cala Conta in Ibiza. 7Pines Resort Ibiza is a sprawling whitewashed number, a low-rise, traditional-style Truman show of a village, with its matching mini villas and swim-up pools. And once the gardens bed in and the restaurants get into their groove, this resort, big and brassy as it is, could actually pull it off.
Chiringuito Blue, Ibiza
The seaside shake-up
Sleepy Santa Eularia in Ibiza has pulled up its bootstraps this year . Down on the beach, Chiringuito Blue has more of a Middle Eastern bent to its food: shakshuka, menemen-style eggs, herby lamb koftas. Kids in Ibiza has a pop-up club here to keep little ones entertained and post-lunch shots of homemade piña-cello (limoncello with pineapple and ginger) are fully encouraged.