We usually rely on Tripadvisor to look for places to eat but when it came to eating in Ibiza we weren’t lucky. We found ourselves in places, renowned and not, of the island that for different reasons did not satisfy us. So we set out in search and to date we can give you some tips to eat in Ibiza spending the right and enjoying great dishes.
First we give you a tip for lunch: the shores and beach clubs on the south side are quite expensive so we do not advise you to eat every day at their restaurants.
Rather check that there’s someone who makes bocadillos (typical Spanish sandwiches) or enjoy a nice Catalan breakfast made with tostadas,a kind of bruschetta with tomato to which to add slices of serrano jamon and a drizzle of oil.
In the north side near the beaches there are delicious tavernas that offer the fixed-price menu with typical, simple and genuine dishes. In Cala Llonga for example with just 12 euros per person we ate bean soup, roast chicken with potatoes, tiramisu and coffee.
At dinner we recommend the port area and thearea of Sant Antoni where you will find lots of pubs, kebabs and pizzerias and with little money you will be able to eat things, certainly not healthy but very cheap.
If you want to eat some great grilled meat we can recommend an amazing little place: s’Argentera restaurantin the area Sant Carles de Peralta. Here the meat is roasted outdoors in front of your eyes and served with tomatoes, peppers and grilled potatoes. Informal but atmospheric environment with all the lights and lanterns that illuminate the tables in the garden.
Continuing with street food, you’ll find in many areas KFC’s corner tops, ideal for fast-paced dinners, the same for McDonald and Burger king,just a few meters from each other in the harbour area.
Eating paella in Ibiza? Sure, a real obligation but remember that the price on the menus is per person and in some places is much more expensive than others.
We recommend a very nice restaurant at Cala Llonga, Pandok restaurant, where you can eat a good paella for about 18/20 euros per person and then don’t miss the patatas bravas which are really good.
The kiosks of Las Dalias are NOT particularly cheap,a small slice of pizza costs 4 euros. However, next to the market you will find a supermarket with everything you need for a quick lunch, for example a sandwich with jamon serrano sliced at the moment.
If you are wondering if it is possible to eat in Ibiza, in the port area without spending exorbitant amounts the answer is yes.
In fact, we also made a big mistake the first night, which is to choose one of the most renowned restaurants in Ibiza. Result? Waiting, service a little cheesy, not great food and salty account (positive note only the beautiful location).
After experimenting with a few places, we found the best i.e. the El pirata restaurant that we talk about in depth here.
As you can see eating in Ibiza spending little is simple, just know a few small tricks and some secret places that will allow you to eat well and save your wallet for every day you will stay on the island.
Do you know other places on the island to eat well and spend little? Write them in the comments and when we return to Ibiza (as every year) we will try them!