IBIZA - SANT JOSEP - CALA d'HORT - RESTAURANTE ES BOLDADO
ES BOLDADO Michelin Plate IIO
This review contains three different trips to Restaurante Es Boldado in Cala d'hort.
When driving from Sant Josep to Cala d’Hort, before you get there, take the last right turn to Cala Truja, after about 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 its little sister Es Vedranell.
This is what we had to eat on a visit with our friend Jonathon Lipsin. To start, ensalada de anchoas y tomates (anchovy and tomato salad)
Arroz negro con pescado, marisco y alioli (black rice with fish, seafood and alioli)
After dinner, do try, a relaxing and very potent, café Caleta (which is a very strong alcoholic coffee, infused with brandy, cinnamon, lemon peel and local herbs and spices, it‘s a secret recipe, so don‘t ask!).
There are plenty of friendly indigenous visitors.........
On a previous visit, to start,
we had a glass of freshly made, chilled, sangria de cava on the terrace.
Allowing us, to take in the stunning view, before being seated, in the restaurant.
You can eat inside, or, on the small terrace outside. Rice and seafood are the things to eat here.
We were given pan y aioli to start
Followed by almejas (clams)
Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (finest ham from the acorn fed Iberian black pig)
Pulpo carpaccio (octopus carpaccio)
Gambas a la plancha (grilled prawns)
and the local favourite, pez escorpión (scorpion fish)
One of the most famous dishes at Es Boldado is, caldereta de langosta (lobster stew).
Bibs are provided for the messy among us!
The caldereta de langosta (lobster stew, which was unforgettable), and pricey for the wallet @ €145 per kg, you will probably need 2kgs for four people!
Another famous dish is bullit de peix Eivissa (Ibicencan fish stew with saffron, potatoes and alioli)
You are able, to choose your lobster, from the tank.
After cooking, it is then served to your table.
Caldereta de langosta (Lobster stew)
There are also a few meat dishes, like an excellent cochinillo (suckling pig)
For dessert, we had a local speciality, greixonera (made from milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, lemon and the star ingredient ensaimadas (which contain lard), and has to be saved from the previous day as they soak up, better impregnating, all the flavours) and flaó (a delicious cheesecake made from goats cheese, sugar, lemon and mint)
It’s a great place for lunch, after which, you can pop down to the beach at Cala d’Hort to wait for the sunset and go for a swim to get rid of your lunchtime excesses, although this is not advisable after too much, café caleta!
The beach at Cala d'Hort
In the evening, this place provides an even more romantic setting, where you can watch the fabulous sunset, which is even more stunning, on clear, full, moonlight nights.
You will need to book most of the year! Ask for a table with a sea view (tables 5 or 6 are good).
Try not to get a table at the back of the restaurant or you will miss the view.
It can be very busy in July and August. Service is friendly but can be a little chaotic at times, but remember, you are here for the food and the view. To book, lunch is from 3 pm and dinner is from 9 pm. Please note: In the past, it was cash only but they now take credit cards (take some cash, as the credit card machine signal fails sometimes).
Sunset over Es Vedrá 1984 nothing changes......
This picture @FarukGandji
RESTAURANTE ES BOLDADO
Cami de Cala d’Hort, 07830 Sant Josep de sa Talaia
34 626 49 45 37
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