Five Top Restaurants to Visit in Ibiza During the Winter

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Publish Date: 12 December 2023

Visiting Ibiza in the winter is the perfect opportunity to escape the summer crowds and experience the island’s natural beauty in a more relaxed community atmosphere. 

While the exuberant energy of bustling summer nights may fade away, the culinary scene remains exciting and happening. Ibiza’s winter dining scene is filled with hidden gems and culinary delights, making it an exceptional year-round destination for foodies.

Take a look at our top five restaurants that beckon visitors with tantalising flavours and cosy atmospheres during the winter season.

Can Mimosa Ibiza Restaurant – Santa Gertrudis

As a well-established local restaurant, Can Mimosa Ibiza offers a relaxed and authentic Ibicencan experience in the heart of Santa Gertrudis Village. Its restored old country estate farmhouse dates back 200 years and has a beautiful rustic country garden that is very popular among locals. 

Sunday afternoons thrive with traditional roast dinners, where people book well in advance to guarantee a place at one of the island’s best roasts. During the daytime, their Menu-del-dia offers a range of healthy and fresh prepared food, whether you are looking for a light salad or a warm meal to fill you up.  When the weather turns a little cooler, the restaurant lights up the fire and creates a cosy, home-like atmosphere for a warm winter feel and plenty of home-cooked meals. Well-known for its local produce and homegrown vegetables from the restaurant allotment, their seasonal menus only use the finest local produce and enjoy foraging for interesting ingredients.

Sa Capella Restaurant Ibiza – San Antonio

Sa Capella Restaurant, near San Antonio, is one of the most beautiful and romantic places to dine in Ibiza. Recently, the restaurant reopened its doors under the direction of the Anadón family, founders of the iconic Café Mambo and boutique hotels Casa Maca and Hostal La Torre.

Sa Capella is a magical place where their Mediterranean dishes are prepared with local, top-quality ingredients. The wine list also includes the finest Balearic wines and contemporary wines from around the world. In addition, it includes the most renowned international and national wines produced by world-class winemakers.

With its elegant menu, lavish atmosphere and carefully curated music selection, Sa Capella is also a local avant-garde experience like no other. Choosing to dine at a place like Sa Capella is an experience you won’t soon forget.

Ca’s Pagés Ibiza Restaurant – San Carlos

Ca’s Pagés is a charming and authentic Ibicencan restaurant near San Carlos, northeast of Ibiza. This establishment has gained local status by offering savoury cuts of meat and traditional Ibizan dishes due to its commitment to a delightful dining experience.

During the winter, the restaurant offers a warm and welcoming indoor dining room with a welcoming and traditional ambience over the woodfire. The diverse menu offers everything from juicy chicken to crispy suckling pig and typical Ibizan rice dishes, accompanied by simple yet delicious side plates like roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables, and fresh salads.

This family-run restaurant is on a first-come-first-serve basis, accepting no reservations or card payments. But, for those seeking a combination of hearty meals, a cosy environment, and an authentic Ibizan experience, Cas Pagés is a must-visit destination offering a rustic approach to dining.

La Escollera Restaurant Ibiza – Es Cavellet

La Escollera has been around for nearly 30 years and is well-known for its delicious paellas and authentic Mediterranean cuisine. With magnificent views over Formentera, Es Cavallet beach, and the Mediterranean Sea, this beautiful outdoor restaurant is truly a piece of paradise.

Known for high-quality, fresh and local food, La Escollera attracts visitors from all over the world, but especially locals from the island. The restaurant serves Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, including seafood, prime meat cuts, and a variety of vegetarian and vegan options. Among their specialities are paella, Gallo San Pedro topped with Ibicenco-style potatoes, and oven-baked seabass in coarse sea salt from the salt flats; all made with care from their family recipes. 

This unique place in the far south of our magnificent island is a must-see if you like the idea of dining with a view like no other.

Locals Only Restaurant – Ibiza Town

As part of the bustling Plaza del Parque, you will find the trendy Urban Eatery Locals Only, a wine bar and osteria created by renowned chef and restaurateur Tito Piazza, who has over 30 years of experience as a distinguished chef. 

This prime dining spot offers its own homemade products and wine in a simple and inexpensive way, combining simplicity, sophistication, and a passion for providing an authentic experience. The menu embodies an international mindset emphasising honest and local Mediterranean cooking, featuring fresh, high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.

Try Tito Piazza’s simple, authentic food at Locals Only like you would at a genuine and original Osteria and feel like a true local!

In the winter, Ibiza’s culinary landscape transforms into an oasis for those seeking unique and intimate dining experiences. We’ve rounded up the best restaurants that shine during the quieter months, so all you need to do is get on board and book your next Ibiza getaway. And we’re here to help you do just that. Get in touch with us today!

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