30 Jul 2020

CAFETERIA CAN JORDI - LAS PUERTAS DEL CIELO

A Covid time return, to this great spot in July 2020.

We have been coming to this great little restaurant in the pine forest of Santa Agnés for many years now and always receive a great welcome and good Ibicencan food and wine at decent prices.

On this occasion, we had,

Ensalada payesa (local Salad)

Nido calamar (squid nest)

Rotja (scorpion fish)

Followed by fideuà,

similar to seafood paella but made with pasta noodles instead of rice.

On this occasion, washed down, by an excellent bottle of Mocen Verdejo 2019 D.O. Rueda, which I had not tried before.

We had the usu...

22 Jun 2020

SA CAPELLA

Often described by people in the know and the many famous celebrities who visit the Island, restaurant Sa Capella, is thier favourite in Sant Antoni de Portmany (San Antonio). It's not actually in the lively and much maligned town itself, but a few km outside, on the way to Cala Salada and Santa Agnés,  in the lovely Ibicencan countryside.

It is one of the most delightful restaurant's on the island with a great decor and fantastic ambiance, it is situated in a converted late 16th century chapel. Inside there are small booths around the main cavernous room which has low lighting and candles. I...

20 Jun 2020

Restaurante Es Boldado

This review contains three different trips to Es Boldado

When driving from Sant Josep to Cala d’Hort, before you get there, take the last right turn to Cala Truja, after abour 3 km you will see the sign for Es Boldado on your left.

Turn into this road and drive down the dusty camino (dirt track) for around 1.5km and you will come upon the best view in Ibiza. If you are looking for a restaurant with a view, this is the one for you.

Restaurante Es Boldado is situated on a precipitous cliff, facing the mystical Islets of Es Vedrá (supposedly the third most magnetic place on earth!) and...

19 Feb 2020

RESTAURANT CAMI DE BALAFIA

If you fancy something big and meaty in the evening, (sorry vegetarians but this is probably not for you!) drive up restaurant road, officially known as Carretera San Joan de Labritja, (it‘s the second to last restaurant on the left, on the stretch of road going to the village of San Joan de Labritja from Eivissa (Ibiza Town). If you count down the kilometre roadside posts, it is at 15.4km.

Here,  you will find Camí de Balàfia, which is set back off the main road opposite Ca Na Pepeta, which is also good.

This restaurant represents the real Ibicencan (even hippy) spirit of Ibiza. You eat...

23 Jan 2019

BAR CAN COSTA

Top picture by London photographer Raquel Winn

You can view and buy some of Raquel's photos here at Saatchi Art    www.saatchiart.com/raquelwinn

For the cheaper pocket head to Bar Costa in Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera a village in the centre of the island.

There are around 16 restaurants set around the village church in this lovely spot with a vibrant hippy feel where it's a great place to while a few hours away in the interesting little shops and nooks and crannies.

On a Sunday there is likely to be a church procession.

And locals and tourists attending the Sunday service.

Just off the main squ...

18 Dec 2018

RESTAURANTE CASA SALVADOR

We recently returned to Casa Salvador to find, it is as good as ever.

It is located in the La Albufera rice growing area of Valencia in the estuary of Cullera, which is a freshwater lagoon that flows into the sea.  It is not easy to find.

Make your way over the bridge in Cullera along the back road (CV-605) > right at Via pista > left at Poligon num 28 Estany > right onto Avenida de Estany) If you feel lost don't turn back, it's worth it in the end!

 There are two inside dinning rooms which seat around 200 people.

As the weather is normally very good you may prefer to sit outside...

11 Jun 2018

Two Michelin Stars

Casa Marcial

The drive to the restaurant, which is situated in the heart of the mountains is accessed via a narrow road in the beautiful Asturian countryside and the views are amazing.

Beware of the narrow winding roads where you'll have to be careful of grazing cows and sheep.

The restaurant itself has a modest façade which provides a contrast to its elegant stone interior and exposed wooden beams and a few contemporary decorative details.

 There is an attractive bar area.

Two Michelin starred chef Nacho Manzano, prepares creative regional cuisine using only the finest top quality ingredients. The che...

10 May 2018

Recently take over by the Mambo Group and renamed CASA MACA, so not sure if the information is still correct at this time (May 2018)

Down a bumpy rural camino, just one km from Eivissa (Ibiza town), the 300-year old main building of this boutique hotel sits at the base of pine covered hills and is surrounded by almond, fig, carob and fruit trees. 

it has been lovingly restored to its original white walled perfection. 

This excellent hotel offers a relaxing countryside location, including breathtaking views to the sea and UNESCO world heritage listed site Dalt Vila (the old walled town of Ibiza)  plus easy acc...

9 May 2018

CHIRINGUITO MANACA

Drive past the Hotel Indalo on the road from Mojácar to Carboneras, bare right inland and take a left at the third roundabout onto Playa Macenas where you will see the Castillo de Macenas, just before the Macenas golf goes inland.

Drive past Chiringuito Macenas (you could stop here for a drink and/or tapas) and onto a dirt road which is not in great condition and initially runs along the edge of the sea on a cliff and then winds through canyons inland.

You will see stunning scenery on the drive and with due caution it is perfectly passable by car.

It is quite a rough and bumpy track but eventuall...

2 Oct 2017

MESÓN EL MOLINO

The drive to this restaurant will take you through Almeria’s desert interior, which is the only official desert in Europe.

Upon entering the pretty village of Vélez Blanco you could first head to the stunning Renaissance castle, which towers over the village. Built in the early 16th century, it is worth the visit, both for the castle itself and for the fantastic views overlooking the village and beyond.

The castle closes at 2pm, which is perfect, as this is when lunch begins here.

Head for this very good traditional restaurant in the village.

This is down below the castle, off the main road into the villa...

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