In tapas bars in Ibiza are an important part of the local culture. A range of restaurants and bars serve these little dishes of food to go alongside drinks, with some pushing the boundaries of tradition with new fusions such as peppers filled with goat cheese and caramel. Others stick closer to the roots of the island cuisine with traditional dishes such as Pescadero frito con algae (battered fish with seaweed) and Ensalada de naranja y zumo de oliva (orange and orange juice salad).
Savoring the Sunset: Exploring the Best Tapas Bars in Ibiza
One such venue that is known throughout the island is Mar a Vila. This trendy spot in Ibiza town serves high-quality, gourmet tapas at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu offers a selection of international flavors and the food is beautifully presented. The wine list is excellent, with unique wines from all over the world as well as the more usual Spanish appellations.
Other places to try include Popa Eivissa in Placa de Vila, which is popular with the hip crowd both during the day and at night. This cosy spot offers both dining and tapas options, and their patatas bravas are particularly good.
A bit more off the beaten track is S’Escalinata, which is a picture-perfect bar in the walled citadel of Dalt Vila. This is a lovely spot to watch the world pass by with brightly coloured seating set over stone steps. The hummus and guacamole here are very good, but the real star is the salami, which is absolutely top-class.