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Great places to eat by the sea in winter on Ibiza

Winter is joyful, especially when you are eating next to the beach, watching the waves lap the shore.

It may be winter but that doesn't mean you have to give up your need for food next to the beach. After the clocks go back, the emphasis turns to lunchtimes, and, with abundant sunshine, it's almost a crime not to make the most of it - especially with it still setting relatively early. Here is our selection of some great lunch options to enjoy right now. See our restaurant guide for more places open during the winter.

Let's begin on the beach...

Restaurante Sa Caleta

Sa Caleta beach

Sa Caleta restaurant is a former fishermen's shelter that today is a cosy family-run restaurant, with views overlooking the beach and the red stone cliffs. You can choose from typical Ibizan and Spanish cuisine on offer, like monkfish with seafood sauce, different types of paella or the delicious bullit de peix fish stew. A must-try is their café Caleta, coffee flavoured with a heady mix of alcohol, fruit and spices set alight at your table in a distinctive clay bowl.

Tip: Take a stroll to the seventh-century BCE settlement, established by the Phoenicians, the people who gave the island its name and try to imagine how life was in this proto-Ibiza.

Tuk Tuk

Playa d’en Bossa

What better place to absorb the bright winter sunshine than in the middle of the virtually empty 3km of golden sand that is Playa d’en Bossa? Tuk Tuk has taken the plunge and remains open all year round, bringing a smile to the faces of the local residents.

Offering an eclectic mix of DJ sets and live music performances to complement the varied menu options, Tuk Tuk is a lively winter hangout in the otherwise deserted resort.

Tip: The weekend is all about special events, including a 'Fiesta' in the inside club room on Saturday evenings and an especially popular BBQ on Sundays.

La Escollera

Es Cavellet beach

La Escollera sits at the top of Es Cavallet beach and oozes class plus getting there via the salt plains is a delight. Take a seat on one of the palm-shaded terraces and take a moment to enjoy the view, stretching out to Formentera.  

Tip: If the weather is not kind, the restaurant is equally inviting inside and with the full-length glass windows you won't miss out on the views. There is even an open fire to warm you up.


Cala Jondal

Just around the coast at Cala Jondal you will find Yemanja serving up tasty dishes every day of the year. This beach takes on a different vibe in winter: forget the rich and famous of summer and tune into a more relaxed and rustic atmosphere. Park easily and make your way through the bar to be met by the inviting tables set right on the sand surrounded by the pine-clad hills. Winter is a great time to appreciate the crystal-clear waters and the slower pace of this beautiful beach.

Tip: Start with a selection of bread and homemade aioli before sampling one of their incredible and raved-about paellas with seafood and shellfish.

Cana Sofia

Cala Vadella

Beachside at the charming sandy cove of Cala Vadella, Cana Sofia enjoys one of Ibiza's best winter views. From the terrace, you can supervise your family relaxing on the secluded beach, while you enjoy the mix of innovative modern seafood dishes and traditional Ibizan classics, of which the team are extremely proud. 

Jockey Club


Jockey Club has been serving up winter fun and food for the whole family (including the dog!) for decades. Open at weekends and public holidays, there are few better places to enjoy fresh seafood and innovative dishes while overlooking the soft sand of Salinas Beach. There is always a great atmosphere at this popular beach club, so head down there with a few friends and enjoy!

Tip. Work up an appetite with a stroll along the beach to the Ses Portes watchtower before trying out the chef's seasonal selections.

Hostal La Torre

Cap Negret, San Antonio

Not strictly a beach restaurant, though Hostal La Torre does have one of the most spectacular views of San Antonio Bay around. Perched on the rocks, there's space for dining inside and out. Inventive food is the order of the day and the menu also contains a mix of top-quality tapas, served all day from 13:00. Sitting here in peace and tranquillity, staring out to sea is probably one of the best ways to while away time that we know of.

Tip: Every afternoon a different DJ spins the decks and creates the vibe for the sunset, which can be quite spectacular in the winter.


The great thing about marinas is they are lively places all year round. With the weather so nice on Ibiza during the winter months, they also make great locations to unwind over a long, lazy lunch during the week.

Our selections here are generally pricey in the evenings, but they all produce great value, 3-course set menus at midday. Combined with their beautiful locations beside the boats bobbing at their moorings they are all real winners.

Trattoria del Mar


For hearty and generously portioned Italian home cooking, Trattoria del Mar in Marina Botafoc is a firm favourite with locals. The menu del dia offers 3 options of starters and mains but you will be hooked from the first bite of bread and olive tapenade.

This is a popular place to be in the winter, with a lovely view of Ibiza's old town and the port, so don’t be surprised if it’s fully booked.

Tip: Be sure to reserve a table in advance.

CBbC Marina

Santa Eulalia

CBbC Marina has a fine reputation for serving fish and seafood from its prime seaside location at the mouth of the Santa Eulalia sports marina. It’s the perfect spot to relax your eyes and stomach watching the boats come in.

At lunchtimes, there are plenty of options on the CBbC lunch menu to create the perfect 3-course combination, all for a reasonable fixed price. Plus, each day there is a special dish for a little extra premium charge.

Tip: Check out Lobster Day on Thursday.

Es Nautic

Club Nautico, San Antonio

The tinkling of the yacht masts is a familiar sound to regular patrons of Es Nautic in the marina of San Antonio. Local fish landed by the local trawlers at this harbour and is always very fresh in the restaurant.

This is a big restaurant and yet is frequently full during winter. The daytime menu is very good value and people in the know flock here.

Tip: On Tuesdays, Paella is included in the menu del dia option so it's a great value way to enjoy this traditional dish.

Check out our guide to Ibiza's best beach restaurants for any time of year.

Words |Tim Dackombe and Julian Heathcote

Article completely revised in Februry 2024

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