IBIZA - SANT RAFEL DE SA CRUE - ASADOR CAN PILOT
ASADOR CAN PILOT
When you arrive in the small inland village of Sant Rafel de sa Creu (San Rafael) you will come across Restaurante Asador Can Pilot. Which is a great place for traditional Spanish food since 1989.
The traditional, rustic, restaurant is always busy and sometimes you may have to wait in the vibrant bar.
There is a large BBQ grill in one corner of the room.
This is the place for traditional grilled meats.
You will find, solomillo (fillet steak), entrecot de ternera (sirloin), chuletas de cordero (lamb chops), pluma Ibérica, Conejo lechal (baby rabbit), hamburguesa de buey (ox hamburger) and various Spanish sausages, like chorizo and morcilla (black pudding).
To begin with, there is a fine list of starters including the ubiquitous alioli, aceitunas y pan (a type of garlic mayonnaise, olives and bread). Which will keep you going, whilst waiting for the rest of your meal.
Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, tabla de Ibéricos, foie de pato natural and pimientos de Padrón.
Also look for specials, like, frita de polp (fried octopus with potatoes and peppers)
Galician style octopus.
Superb anchoas del Cantábrico (Cantabrian anchovies with tomato and toast).
But the star of the show is the chuletón de buey (ox t-bone steak).
It is served to a minimum of two persons. This is cooked to your personal liking by yourself at the table, on a mini charcoal grill and is sensational.
All the mains come with garlic, green peppers and chips.
For dessert, there are the two Ibicencan favourites, flaó (egg, mint and soft goats cheese cheesecake) and
Greixonera (cinnamon pudding with ensaïmada base, it's a bit like a Spanish bread pudding). Please be aware, both desserts contain lard (pig fat).
The wine list concentrates mainly on Rioja and Ribera del Duero but there is also a couple of local Ibicencan wines from Can Rich and Ebusus.
There is also a terrace overlooking the side road,
with tables and chairs outside for fine weather.
This restaurant is always busy with locals and in the know tourists.
Last orders are 12pm. Open all year but closed on Wednesdays.
As the restaurant is always busy, please book in advance.
ASADOR CAN PILOT
Travesia Isidor Macabich, Sant Rafel de sa Creu
+34 971 198 293
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