Cami de Balàfia
Locals swear by this casual outdoor grill, situated pretty much in the middle of nowhere, on the north side of the island near Jade Jagger’s digs. You dine on a terrace under a fig tree, where you’re served heaping platters of delicious barbecued meats cooked on an open wood fire with olive, almond and carob woods, which jazz up the flavor. No need to dress up: this one is unpretentious and a genuine family-run Ibicenco address.
This is country cooking at its best. Meals are served in a big garden next to the vegetable patch (where much ofwhat’s on your plate came from): copious portions of traditional dishes, like sofrit pagès (meat and potato stew) and arroz de matances (rice and pork). No credit cards. Open all year.
From an Indagare member and Ibiza veteran:
“In the hillside town of Santa Gertrudis this restaurant features a romantic, candle-lit garden setting and French-Morrocan inspired food, which is delicious and a welcome alternative to the traditional Spanish fare of jamon, manchego and duck!”
The newest outpost from Michelin-starred French chef and Ibiza culinary god Denis Gentes has a portside location and serves a mix of Spanish and French specialties. The chef’s standard favorites include lobster salad, spit-roasted lamb, canard à l’orange and a range of desserts, from homemade sorbets to a divine charlotte au chocolat.