Eating at a chiringuito (beach restaurant) in Ibiza is one of the best treats of summer. When you are sitting in the breeze, looking over the sparkling turquoise sea, breathing in the salt air it is hard to imagine anything more pleasant. The island is dotted with hundreds of beach restaurants, ranging from rustic shacks to luxury restaurants. These are a few of our favourites.
It is a pleasant stroll along the boardwalk to reach this laid-back restaurant in middle of Talamanca beach. Choose a table under the awning and enjoy a view of the bay dotted with sleek boats. As the name suggests, the restaurant specialises in octopus (pulpo), seafood, and rice dishes like paella and black rice. This is a great place for families as there is plenty of space for kids to play in the sand while their parents relax with a digestif.
Carrer Platja Talamanca, 9, 07800 Eivissa, 971 19 15 30
Facebook page: El Pulpo Talamanca
Set above one of the prettiest little beaches on the south of the island, Sa Caleta is an Ibiza institution. It is one of the few chiringuitos open year round, making it a popular destination for residents and visitors who come in the spring, autumn, or even winter to savour huge platters of seafood or fresh crustaceans plucked from the restaurant’s tank.
Platja d’es Bol Nou, s/n, 07830 Sant Josep, 971 18 70 95
Facebook page: Restaurante Sa Caleta
On The Beach
Escape the crowds and head to Cala Sant Vicent, the northernmost beach on Ibiza, where you’ll find this charming Caribbean-themed bar. Recline on one of the enormous sunbeds, or in one of the over-stuffed wicker chairs that dot the patio. They serve excellent sandwiches, along with salads, seafood, and have a substantial cocktail menu.
Carrer Cala Sant Vicent A, 1, 07810 Cala de Sant Vicent, 971 32 01 15
Facebook page: On the Beach
For fun and glamour, it’s hard to beat Chiringay which is set on the glimmering white sands of Es Cavallet. The menu offers classic Mediterranean fare like salad with burrata, steamed mussels, seafood pasta, and more. After your meal, recline on a sun-lounger with a glass of wine and watch the beautiful people frolic on the shore.
Playa d’es Cavallet, 07830 Sant Josep, 971 59 95 08
Facebook Page: El Chiringay
Restaurante El Carmen
No trip to Ibiza is complete without a visit to Es Vedra and one of the best places to view the famous rock is from the terrace at Restaurante El Carmen. Go in the evening and enjoy a glass of wine as the day cools, then order fish or a paella to share while the sun sets.
Playa Cala d’Hort, 07830 Sant Josep, 971 18 74 49
Facebbok Page: Restaurante El Carmen
This little cove on the north-west side of the island is a perfect escape from the resort towns of Portinatx and Sant Miquel. The restaurant has a huge terrace with an unobstructed view of the sea and horizon. If you feel adventurous, work up an appetite with a hike along the cliffs before settling down to eat.
Lugar Venda de Xarraco, 52, 07810 Sant Joan, 971 33 35 18
Facebook Page: Restaurante Cala Xarraca