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September 2023

To find this restaurant, head past the church on the way to Ses Salinas and you will find it on the left before the Platja des Cavallet turnoff, which is just before Salinas beach.

Here you will find wonderful Valencian-style paella and fideuà served at this family-run restaurant away from the busy summer crowds of Ibiza.

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 ingredients are small pasta noodles (usually like macaroni or fideo’s (thin, like spaghettini, 15cm long, which come in various small sizes), firm fish, cuttlefish, squid and shellfish (prawns, langoustines, lobster, mussels). It is seasoned mainly with lemon.

These famous paellas and fideuà dishes are made in the traditional way. This is a very characterful spot in Ibiza, under the trees and with a stunning sunset view of ses Salinas in the evening.

It is a nice place to stop on your way to ses Salinas beach and its famous chiringuitos like Sa Trinxa and Jockey Club for lunch (they close at 5 pm) and very reasonably priced. (paellas are from €20pp).

My suggestion is to have a late lunch there slightly before the sunset just to enjoy the colour of the sun and watch the flamingos on the salt plains of Ses Salinas, opposite the restaurant. As we had had fideuà on our previous visits we decided on rice dishes this time.

To start we had the ever-present pan con alioli.

followed by, Arròs negro which,

contains squid ink, cuttlefish and prawns and is startingly black in colour.

Then a traditional paella de Marsico (seafood paella),

containing gambas, cigalas, calamares y mejillones (prawns, langoustines, squid and mussels).

Followed by a traditional Valencian paella of chicken, rabbit, flat green beans and butter beans.

The wines are good but basic and the service is friendly and efficient but not over the top.

These dishes can be a little high in salt but that is the traditional way and, of course, you are opposite the famous Salinas salt plains after all! Apart from the rice and noodle dishes, there are there seems to be a more upmarket list of starters than before, most of which looked very good.

For dessert, we had, tarta de queso caseros (homemade cheesecake).

Torrija de la yaya .

Piña asada con helada.

Tarta de frutos rojos.

Reservations are required.

This is Ibiza, this is life.

Open 1st April - 30th September

You can see a previous visit HERE CAN SALINAS MANUEL EL REY DE LA FIDEUÀ Carrer de l´Illa d´Eivissa, 6, 07818 Sant Josep de sa Talaia +34 971 39 65 63

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