Traditional selections include patas bravas – spiced roasted potatoes in a tomato salsa, and gambas ajillo – shelled prawns in garlic butter. Ibiza has a fantastic selection of tapas bars across the island, here is our guide to the Top Ten.
El Zaguan, Ibiza Town This eternally popular restaurant offers dishes traditional to the north of Spain. Take a seat and the staff will come to your table with a wide selection of dishes, simply pick the ones you like, saving the wooden sticks from each empty dish. Once you have finished, your bill is calculated by the number of small wooden sticks you have on your table. A truly authentic tapas experience.
Destino, San Jose This restaurant in the charming village of San Jose offers traditional tapas with a modern twist, and also has a great selection of vegetarian dishes, which is fairly unusual in Spain! We recommend the leeks braised in coconut milk for all you veggies out there!
Bar La Bodega, Ibiza Town
Bar La Bodega (pictured above) is by far one of the finest places to enjoy tapas in Ibiza. Tucked into a nook near the entrance of Dalt Vila, with stone walls and classic chandeliers, the atmosphere is fantastic – almost as good as the food!
La Cava, Ibiza Town
This popular bar, with modern interior, is a favourite meeting spot in the heart of Ibiza Town. As well as an excellent and varied tapas menu, the cocktail list is extensive and affordable.
Bar Toni, Santa Eulalia to Ibiza Road
A favourite stopping point for workers, locals and holidaymakers alike, Bar Toni has been serving excellent tapas to the people of Ibiza for decades. The selection here is one of the most varied and most traditional on the island.
Rincon de Pepe, San Antonio
At the foot of San Antonio’s infamous West End area you will find one of the most popular tapas restaurants on the island. Family friendly and inexpensive, the tapas is traditional and of exceptional quality. People travel from far and wide for the gazpacho (cold tomato spiced soup).
Can Tixedo Art Cafe, San Rafael
In between the towns of San Rafael and San Antonio hides one of the best tapas spots you can find. The art deco style and modern, innovative menu make it a must visit place. Try the seaweed cannelloni for a really unusual take on traditional tapas, but make sure you leave room for the excellent dessert menu!
Anitas, San Carlos
The hub of San Carlos village, where people come to meet, drink.. and eat tapas! Anitas is an integral part of the community in this small town. The tapas is traditional and very well priced, and don’t forget to try a shot of their homemade hierbas, a typical after dinner liquer.
Rincon de Pepe, Santa Eulalia
On the famous ‘Restaurant Street’, Rincon de Pepe is a family run restaurant which has been serving excellent tapas for many generations. The ‘albondigas’ – Spanish meatballs are the stuff of local legend.
Tapas, San Antonio
The clue is in the name here! Tapas is an extremely popular spot in the busy resort of San Antonio. The menu combines modern culinary techniques with traditional Spanish cuisine, so expect your taste-buds to take an extraordinary journey! The restaurant is open all year round and even serves a traditional English Roast Dinner on Sundays!