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...

24 Jul 2020

RESTAURANTE CAN PUJOL

This restaurant is next to the sea, in Cala de Bou, on a stretch of rocky coastline, at the far end of the bay of Sant Antoni de Portmany (San Antonio Abad) but is in the jurisdiction of Sant Josep de sa Talaia (San José).

It started, as a small snack bar over thirty years ago. 

It is nan,a no-frills restaurant, serving superb seafood.

With an open kitchen you can see all the chefs at work.

There is a live tank, where you can choose your lobster if you wish.

You must try El Bullit de Peix con Arroz a Banda de Can Pujol, which is the house classic.

The dish comes in two courses:  A soup-like, firs...

23 Jun 2020

HOSTAL RESTAURANTE CAPRI

Located around 100 metres from the seafront in the little tourist village of Es Pujols, this restuarant/hostal is one of oldest (since 1963) on the island and has always been owned by the same family.

If you are looking for 100% fresh fish, seafood and rice dishes, and a non-hectic, calming place with white tablecloths and pressed napkins in a relaxed atmosphere, where cooks are trained and know what they are doing, well, you have come to the right place. Capri is all about food and service, with no pretence.

The old school staff are really attentive, friendly and professional.

It is in a beauti...

14 May 2020

Can Salinas Manuel El Rey de la Fideuà

Wonderful Valencian style paella and fideuà are served at this family run restaurant away from the busy summer crowds of Ibiza on the way to ses Salinas beach and its famous chiringuitos like Sa Trinxa and Jockey Club.

Start with the local pan y aioli

Fideuà is a dialectal pronunciation of the Valencian or Catalan word fideuada (which means a large number of noodles) it is a seafood dish originally from the coast of Valencia which is similar to paella (paella is actually the name of the pan it is cooked in) and even more to arròs a banda, but with noodles instead of rice. The main...

24 Apr 2020

After meeting Jonathon Lipsin and Bernadette Mundy on Facebook through our joint love of Ibiza, Formentera and music, I invited them over to Ibiza for a days tour of the Island for food, fun and frolics each year.

This was to be our second trip and we met at our usual meeting place outside the Café Mar y Sol in Ibiza Town after their short sea trip from Formenter, we were joined this time by my friends from London, Danny and Pankaj.

Once settled in our hire car I gave them a CD I had made of their favourite music (this had become a regular tradition) and we set off for our tour. Leaving the busy Eivissa (Ibiza town) w...

6 Apr 2019

RESTAURANT SA CALETA

In March 2019, during a spring trip to Ibiza we returned to old favourite, Restaurant Sa Caleta.

On this occasion we had lunch, which included,

Almejas Marinera (clams in a fisherman's style)

Endivias queso azul roquefort, miel y nueces (Endives, Roquefort blue cheese, honey & walnuts).

 Fideruada  (a seafood paella with pasta instead of rice)

 Combination tres tartas

 We had a refreshing bottle of Belondrade y Lurton (Rueda) 2016 to drink @ €38

To finish we had the usual fiery café caleta. 

The spring weather was changeable with sunshine, rain and wind, but a very pleasant 20°C

T...

19 Dec 2018

ALQUERÍA EL BROSQUIL

This restaurant is a bit out of the way. You will have to go down an old farm road off of the highway and then turn onto a gravel road that takes you to a car park, inside a beautiful orange grove. 

It is a bit like a farmhouse in the middle of a town and only 15 minutes from the city centre. 

You can have drinks outside on the terrace and take in a bit of the sun, before taking your seats inside.

There is a fun board where you can pop your heads through and take pictures of yourselves as paella chefs.

It is a very charming place. The food was very good and so was the service (we were served by an ex...

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...

28 Jul 2018

RESTAURANT CAN RAFALET

I can't believe I ate the Whole Thing! by Jonathon Lipsin

Tonight, for my birthday dinner it was mixed paella finished off with a hierbas liquor from the Balearic Islands served "on la casa" by the friendly restaurant staff.

The place I chose for this orgy was Can Rafalet in Es Calo de Sant Agustí which boasts the prettiest views on the island.

Here the sea is at it's turquoise best and I like the paella here. Where as other places serve rice with "some things in it" this place serves a paella worth it's salt, studded with meat and seafood.

As soon as you sit down you get a delicious aioli loaded w...

19 Jul 2018

Restaurante El Mirador

With almost the entire island stretched out before you the stunning panoramic views across to Ibiza and Es Vedrá in the distance, there is no greater view on Formentera than from the terrace here.

Picture © Jonathon Lipsin

Found high on a hilltop, this rustic restaurant and cafeteria is open in the morning for the early birds

to take a coffee and ensaïmada (a croissant like pastry, but made with lard (pig fat) not butter).

From 1pm until 4pm for lunch and 7pm until 11pm for dinner when you can try their traditional food like the large Formentera salad, mussels, calamari, chipirones, wonderful Mallo...

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