Ibiza: Food Glorious Food
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The Balearic way of dining is all about the atmosphere and the company - enjoying the evening with your best friends, with euphoric red-wine filter over everything. So, although you may think you can live off solar energy and sangria forever, there will come a point when you need to eat and you might as well make a meal out and visit to one of the Ibiza’s gastronomic gems. From dining in an abandoned monastery to drinking cocktails in a bedouin tent, Ibiza has some of the world’s restaurants. So really, ditch the strip’s refried splodge, abandon the dreaded 5am kebab, grab what’s left of your friends, head out, and enjoy a long, indulgent meal together… For the Fabulous... KM5 Forget Gaucho Grill, head to KM5, Ibiza’s most stylish lounge-come-bar-come-restaurant-come-club. This is definitely the hottest reservation on the island, so book early. KM5 is one of the original hybrid restaurants of the 1990s and is more of a culinary multiplex than the humble converted finca it originated as. This huge, stylish, multifunctional location now boasts five bars, a restaurant, a nightclub, a boutique and an art gallery. After some indulgent food and several drinks and courses later return indoors to the lounge where you can dance those calories away with some of the island’s best DJ’s. Location: CTRA. Sant Josep Km 5, 07830. Sant Josep de Sa Talaia Ibiza Vibe: Chill Boutique Lounge Food: Argentinian + Mediterranean + Sushi For the Hangover... David's Smack, bang in the centre of San Antonio, moments away from Ibiza Rocks and Mambos, David’s is the perfect place to cure a hangover or line the stomach for a big night out. This restaurant is San Antonio’s holy grail of food and the family-run, friendly restaurant offers a huge, authentic Italian selection, gargantuan portions and amazing prices. Location: CTRA. Sant Josep Km 5, 07830. Sant Josep de Sa Talaia Ibiza V ibe: Friendly Family Restaurant Food: Italian For the Paella... El Carmen You can’t come to Spain without having a traditional paella, a flavoursome and colourful staple dish of rice, meat, fish and saffron. Although there are plenty of tourist places offering untasty versions with huge price tags, to get the true flavour make sure you go local. For the best paella head down to El Carmen, a friendly family-run restaurant with breath-taking views of the mysterious Es Vedra. After a stunning coastal drive you’ll find this beach-front restaurant nestled next to the gorgeous Cala D’Hort beach. El Carmen is always buzzing and is a common port-of-call for yacht parties mooring nearby. All of the food is great but the lobster-based Paella de Langosta is our personal favourite. Location: Cala d Hort, Sant Josep, Ibiza, Spain Vibe: Food with a View Food: Spanish
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