Ibiza's cuisine includes rich and varied recipes handed down from generation to generation that have emerged from the mixture of cultures that have settled on the island throughout history. Seafood, olive oils, wines, herbal liqueurs, cheeses, sausages, jams and honey are just the beginning of the long list of delicious ingredients that are characteristic of Ibiza's typical dishes.
Although more people go to Ibiza to drink than to eat, the island boasts of an excellent selection of typical dishes. Here are some of the most important:
- Borrida de rajada: A traditional dish made with skate, potatoes, eggs, parsley, garlic, fried bread, toasted almonds, saffron and olive oil.
- Sofrit pagès: A dish from inland Ibiza made with lamb, chicken, sobrassada, potatoes, garlic, laurel, saffron, cumin, parsley, toasted almonds and lard.
- Tonyina a l'eivissenca: Tuna stew with pine nuts, raisins, eggs, spices, lemon juice and dry white wine.
- Guisat de peix: Potato and seafood stew.
- Peix sec: Seasoned, sundried fish.
- Bull d'anfós: A typical dish made with grouper entrails.
- Langosta ibicenca: Stewed lobster with squid and herb liqueur.
- Arroz de matanzas: Rice made with pork.
- Greixonera de brossat: Flan made with cottage cheese, eggs and biscuits.
- Flaó: Pastry with a cheese filling.
- Orelletes: Biscuits made with eggs, flour, aniseed liqueur, sugar and olive oil.
- Hierbas ibicencas: Aniseed-based alcoholic drink.
There are great places to eat all over the island and you can find prices to suit all budgets. One of the most lively areas for dining is the Port of Ibiza, although you can also find pleasant and quieter places in some inland villages. Many of the island's beaches and coves also have restaurants and beach clubs where you can taste delicious typical dishes while enjoying sea views or a sunset.