Chiringuito Cala Xuclar
Carretera San Joan Portinatx, Ibiza
There are plenty of high-profile chiringuitos (casual beach shacks) on the island (like Es Xarcu and Es Torrent), but for a true sand-in-your-toes experience, you can’t go wrong with this little family-run restaurant. Make sure you have four-wheel drive to get down the steep and dusty road to the tiny cove, where you’ll be rewarded with a rotating menu of daily fish specials, cooked to perfection with crisp sides of fried potatoes and grilled vegetables.
Carrer Venda de Can Llàtzer, Santa Gertrudis de la Frontera
Ibiza isn’t short on vegan options, but the most popular (and the tastiest) has to be Wild Beets. Founded by former New Yorker Cliff Grubin, the light-saturated, roomy restaurant is in central Santa Gertrudis. Açaí bowls and chia puddings to start the day are followed by Buddha bowls and other plant-based mains, like shiitake meatballs, Vietnamese pho with zucchini noodles, and an amazing veggie burger.
Avda Pedro Matutes Noguera, Ibiza
La Paloma, one of the island’s most popular restaurants located in the barely there town of San Lorenzo, kind of does it all. There’s the daytime restaurant, La Paloma Café, serving a casual, Middle Eastern–leaning menu with falafel, hummus, and fresh, farm-driven salads. By night, different owners take over and the garden fills up with island visitors eating an Italian-inspired menu. Whatever meal you choose, make sure to book in advance and ask to sit in the garden beneath the lemon and orange trees, twinkling with lights. Atmosphere is not a problem here.
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