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Where to eat in and around Ibiza Town: mid-range to budget

Ibiza's capital is brimming with some of the worlds finest international and local cuisine.

As one would expect, Ibiza Town is a bubbling melting pot of International and Spanish cuisine. Each corner and cobbled side street holds doorways to some incredible gastronomical delights. 100’s of hidden gems await and getting lost amongst the narrow alleys and hidden stairways only adds to the fun of an evening in this beautiful town.

With such a lavish choice, comes a full spectrum of price points to suit every budget. Luckily, the Spotlight team have the inside knowledge to guide you towards the best destination for your night out and your pocket.

The city is roughly divided into four main zones, the old town Dalt Vila, the modern town centre and the Port area, plus the marina across the bay. Here are just a few of our recommendations you will find while exploring these areas:


Tapas and budget

As a caveat, while we have listed below some of our top budget-friendly Tapas recommendations around Ibiza Town, this is on the understanding that you don't get swept away and order everything from the menu! We cannot be held responsible for choices made when bellies growl amidst the exciting array of small but enticing options!  

Ibiza Town Tapas Restaurants

Being a city in the true sense, Ibiza is home to some typically Spanish metropolitan tapas bars selling delicious small portions, montaditos and pinchos, ideal for eating on the go.

La Cava

Located on the pedestrianised square of Vara de Rey, with a perfect position for people watching, La Cava is an Ibiza Town hotspot. From modern Tapas to classic Spanish dishes, this is a popular meeting point for islanders and tourists alike.

Re.Art

Tucked away along a quiet street, Re.Art is a venue that could easily be missed but really shouldn’t. With their own vegetable garden, their fresh take on modern gourmet tapas is pretty much from patch to the plate.

Kaixo

Looking for alfresco dining? Then Kaixo with its outdoor terrace and innovative menu is probably one of the most popular port side places there is. Queues are the norm but expect it to be worth the wait.

If it's pinchos you’re after - small tapas served on bread, originating from the Basque region – then you have two great options.

Can Terra

Can Terra is a very popular one. Its menu may change with the days of the week, but you can expect whatever is served to be top-notch.

Just around the corner, El Zaguán is an authentic, bustling Tapas restaurant that keeps its prices low but its standards high, as the dishes continuously flow from the kitchen.

Bar Comidas San Juan

Another Ibiza classic, Bar Comidas San Juan, with a simple door to beckon you in, is a busy meeting point for both tourists and locals. Offering cheap and authentic Spanish menus, on a first-come, first-served basis, it's another popular spot that gives you a real taste of Spanish living.


It may not be a homegrown dish but the pizza and pasta made and served here in Ibiza certainly carries the authentic flavour.

El Pirata (Photo by Susi Spencer)

First stop El Pirata, located in Ibiza Town's Port, you can enjoy those beautiful harbour views whilst dining on some of the most delicious, and budget-friendly Italian cuisine the town has to offer.

Pizza Loca

Not far from here, Pizza Loca, just next to the Pacha shop, offers typical Roman pizzas. With speedy but friendly service and open until the earlier hours, it's the perfect stop to watch the world go by or grab a slice on the run.


Kathmandu II

Lastly, we bring in one last flavour twist, but a firm favourite amongst the team. Kathmandu 2, Ibiza Town's famed Nepalese eatery. Here you can nibble on crispy poppadoms and huge Naans as you enjoy a selection of authentic, perfectly spiced Indian dishes. Just the ticket, no matter what the heat outside.


Mid-range

Our mid-range line-up brings a little more international flavour as we begin with classic American dining at its best. Hard Rock Cafe is found slap bang in the centre and with classic American memorabilia hanging from the walls and a menu filled with sticky ribs and juicy burgers, it's a taste of the U-S of A you’ve been craving.

Marea Club and Casa Sudaca

With its large port-side alfresco terrace, Marea Club encourages a relaxed dining experience and the perfect view to enjoy its authentic South American fish and seafood cuisine menu. In keeping with the South American theme and vibrant dining location, Casa Sudaca next door is open till the early hours. Their scrumptious pisco sours can be enjoyed pre- or post-dining, or maybe as a cheeky stop-off on your Ibiza Town rambling.

La Bodega

Tucked away beside the Old Market, below the city walls, La Bodega holds the secrets of many years of dedicated service and delicious tapas, which is probably why it is by far the tourist's favourite tapas restaurant go-to. Slightly more expensive than a typical tapas bar, the atmosphere here is lively and bustling.


Heading up the ramp and through the medieval gate to Dalt Vila, you will enter an atmospheric world of narrow streets and charming places to eat.

La Plaza  

For dining vibrance we bring you La Plaza, found in the lively Dalt Vila square. Their menu is an interesting fusion of the Southern European dishes of Spain and France, peppered with South American, Italian and Asian flavours and ingredients for good measure. 

La Oliva

Those keen to taste established excellence should try La Oliva. With over 35 years’ of service it offers a menu that fuses Mediterranean cuisine with Asian touches. Its notoriety and popularity within Dalt Vila’s walls mean a pre-table booking is always advised.

Just a few steps away, La Torreta is a romantic hotspot that wows with its Mediterranean menu. Those without company for the night shouldn’t just walk by however, it's the perfect place to wine and dine yourself for the evening.


If you’re craving good quality sushi then the place to go is Sushiya Aoyama. Close to the centre of town, It may be small in stature but its comprehensive menu and stunning delivery plate after plate - prepared right before you - make it worth the big shout.

La Tapería

Two of our favourite, and most popular, restaurants sit side by side on the outskirts of town, at the Multicines cinema complex. Ró Robata Lounge and La Tapería both provide excellent cuisine for moderate prices. You won't be disappointed! Ró focuses on fashionable Nikkei cuisine, while La Tapería sells excellent modern tapas.


Across the water, towards Talamanca, our final selection show their worth. With a stunning outside terrace that encourages laid-back dining with friends old and new, Mira Ibiza in Marina Botafoc boasts a menu bursting with traditional and modern dishes that can be enjoyed from early day to late evening.

Also beside the beautiful boats of the marina lies Trattoria del Mar. This top-quality, authentic Italian restaurant is also a candidate for the budget section – we don’t believe you will find a better value 3-course, lunchtime menu del día, in a better location, anywhere on the island.

Mikasa

Capturing those all-important stunning views across Ibiza Town, Mikasa is the vegan diners winning choice. From early morning breakfast, all the way through to late night dining you can select from some of the finest and fresh vegan cuisine Ibiza has to offer.

Chambao

Finally, for that all-important feet-in-sand beach experience on Talamanca beach, Chambao at Nobu Ibiza Bay Hotel holds its own. A chiringuito-style restaurant, they serve some of the finest authentic homemade paellas and freshly caught fish we’ve tasted. It’s not all just happening at night though, if you fancy taking in a morning beach stroll, then their healthy breakfasts are well worth the walk.


For a full lowdown on restaurants on Ibiza, check out our restaurant guide

 

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