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Best Ibiza restaurants for fish and seafood

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Due to its proximity to the sea, fish and seafood play a large role in traditional Ibizan cuisine. Many seafood restaurants on Ibiza have been in the same family for generations and are the guardians of traditional Ibizan cuisine, preserving recipes that go back for many years. Others are modern and have brought new techniques and refinements to the art of seafood preparation.

Look out for rice-based recipes such as paella, arroz negro, black rice tinted with squid ink and fideuà, a type of paella, only made with small noodles instead of rice. One of the most traditional fish dishes is bullit de peix, a fish stew that comes accompanied with arroz a banda, literally rice on the side; these are hugely popular with both locals and tourists alike. Chipirones, or battered and fried baby squid, giant Ibizan red prawns and lobster with chips and fried eggs are just a few of the other recipes you will frequently see on menus.

Here is our pick of some of the best fish and seafood restaurants on Ibiza.

Note: due to the scarcity of Mediterranean fish and the high demand, prices can be relatively high, so check each menu first.


A Son de Mar

Marina Botafoch, Ibiza Town

A Son de Mar is a seafood lover's paradise situated in Marina Botafoch. It upholds Spanish Mediterranean culinary traditions, serving delicately prepared rice and noodle dishes, including a perfect Paella Valenciana from the head chef's hometown. Combined with a fresh salad, superb French oysters and, in our humble opinion, absolutely the best calamari you can find on Ibiza. Dining at A Son de Mar is a tough act to beat. You cannot eat closer to the water's edge on Ibiza, while also enjoying the lovely setting of marina life and the backdrop of Ibiza old town.


Sa Punta

Talamanca

Sa Punta restaurant in Talamanca is one of Ibiza's true fine-dining experiences. Seafood features prominently on the menu, with a lovely selection of expertly prepared raw fish and ceviche dishes and the best wild turbot with clams you will find on the island. In elegant surroundings, close to the shore and with the gorgeous view of Ibiza Town in the distance, there are few better locations to enjoy the fruits of the sea.


Chiringuito de Maria

Sa Punta, Talamanca

Literally next-door is the opposite end of the spectrum, known to most as the Fish Shack, Chiringuito de María is located on the rocks at the furthest point of Talamanca bay. This ramshackle little restaurant is an island classic, offering only grilled fish caught on the day. There is no menu and the waiter will verbally list your options. Superb sea views, cold beer and fresh fish with simple trimmings – what more could you ask for? Book in advance and remember to take cash, as they do not accept cards.


Sa Caleta

Sa Caleta

A rustic shack steeped in island history, Sa Caleta started life as a genuine fisherman's refuge, just metres from the peaceful beach of the same name. Open all year round, this family-run restaurant has continued to evolve but maintains its principles of utilising the freshest fruits of the sea to create delicious grills, paellas and stews. Book a table in front of the ochre cliffs or in the shady garden and be sure to round off your meal with a potent Café Caleta, a must-try coffee with liqueur and spices.


Nobu Ibiza Bay

Talamanca

Suitable for the wealthy traveller who loves fish and seafood, Nobu Ibiza Bay provides Nobu Matsuhisa's novel flavours and innovation on every plate. Besides the already classic dishes, such as black cod miso and creamy spicy king crab, the menu boasts some intriguing modern creations such as soft shell crab watermelon and umami Chilean sea bass. A more inexpensive option is the hotel's beachside chiringuito, Chambao: the perfect location to enjoy a plate of clams and seafood paella.


Ca Na Ribes

Santa Eulalia

Considered to be the oldest restaurant still in existence on the island, Ca Na Ribes serves a mixed menu of traditional Ibizan recipes with international cuisine. Located on the famous restaurant street in Santa Eulalia, Carrer Sant Vicente, the venue has a pretty garden courtyard and a romantic setting to share paella. Seafood specialities of the house include sole fillets with prawns in cava sauce and Ibizan skate stew. The Sea Bream in salt crust is especially popular.


Nagai

Road to San Juan

Not strictly a seafood restaurant but Nagai, on the road from Ibiza to San Juan, produces some of the finest Japanese fusion food on the island. The Nagai menu is bursting with sashimi, tataki and sushi rolls, alongside fresh cooked fish dishes, each with unique influences from Japan and around South East Asia. Beautiful decoration, expertly plated food and live music every night all combine to produce a truly memorable evening meal.


Port Balansat

San Miguel

Another custodian of authentic Ibizan cuisine, Port Balansat specialises in serving the perfect combinations of fresh seafood, complemented by locally grown vegetables and sits in an elevated position overlooking the beach of San Miguel. It's renowned for huge portions, including enormous seafood mixed grills consisting of everything from giant red prawns to mussels to razor clams and reputedly the finest bullit de peix on the island. On a Sunday it's essential to book early to squeeze a table in amongst the enthusiastic locals.


El Viejo Gallo

Port d'Es Torrent

El Viejo Gallo aka, The Old Cock has been catering for clients in Port des Torrent since the 1960s and continues to maintain its high standards to this day. Ideal for visitors to the island looking for an authentic traditional touch, there is an abundance of seafood to choose from on the menu, notably the mixed fish grills and creamy lobster rice. El Viejo Gallo is also highly rated for the quality of its superb stone-grilled meats for those who don't like fish.


Can Pujol

San Antonio

Located on the shoreline at the far end of San Antonio Bay on the road to Port des Torrent you will find Can Pujol. It may not look much from the outside but like many old “fish shacks” this one is a Mecca for lovers of seafood. A firm favourite with locals, the restaurant is famous for perfect paellas, bullit de peix and mixed fish grills. Although definitely not cheap, the price is compensated by the freshness of the locally-caught seafood. Open for lunch all year, but especially good for a sunset meal in the long summer evenings, it is essential to pre-book.


Es Boldado

Cala d'Ort

Es Boldadó on the rocks above Cala d'Hort is a restaurant famed not only for the quality of the fine seafood, but also for its marvellous panoramic views of the island of Es Vedrà. Worth making the trip along the south west coast for the ambience alone, this wooden restaurant, perched precariously on the side of a cliff, offers probably the most evocative view of any restaurant on Ibiza - ideal for accompanying the mixed fish grills and tasty paellas.


Sa Paella Club

Your place.

And, if after all that you don't feel like going out, why not stay home and get the seafood specialists to come to your villa? Sa Paella Club will either deliver the ordered paella or come with their mobile kitchen to your terrace and cook up a sumptuous feast for a party of 10 or more, in front of your eyes. Whatever your preference: golden rice, noodles or black rice, seafood, vegetarian, or mixed, the Sa Paella Club chef is sure to have the ingredients. Along with starters and desserts, Sa Paella Club will set your table and take the stress out of your holiday whilst you enjoy the intimacy of that beautiful villa you are staying at.


You'll find lots more fish and seafood restautrants on our pages and a much wider choice of all types of cuisines in our restaurant guide.

If you plan on driving to different restaurants, our selection of local Ibiza car hire companies is as fresh as the fish you'll eat any of the eateries above.

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