Comidas Bar San Juan
Carrer de Guillem de Montgri, 8, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, 07800
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Seasoned travellers, Singles, No fuss
Best for Value for money - Expert review of Comidas Bar San Juan
I couldn’t believe my luck when a friend introduced me to this small, unassuming local restaurant, which has been here since 1948, where a hearty three-course meal with wine seems cheaper than buying the ingredients and cooking at home.
Simple, high quality home-cooked Mediterranean food, with something for everyone – fresh fish, amazing meats, big salads, soups and Spanish classics like tortilla and croquettes.
To start, the goats' cheese salad (ensalada de queso de cabra) is my favourite, with a garlic and chili dressing. For main course, I love the thin steak (bistec de ternera) - so tender and delicious you don’t even need mustard; the house specialty, crunchy croquetas made with a creamy mix of chicken and potato; and the fried calamari – a great hangover cure.
Specials change daily – if you get in early enough on a Saturday, you might be lucky enough to sample the mouth-watering roasted shoulder of lamb. I make a point of visiting on Monday nights, the only night they serve chicken served in an amazing sauce made from coffee, cream and mushroom.
Very rustic, and always busy, you feel like you’ve stumbled into a Spanish family’s living room, with wine, dried chilies and condiments lining the walls and a TV in the corner that is never turned on!
Once you get to know owner Carlos and his team, you’ll feel like a member of the extended family but until then, my advice is that using a little bit of basic Spanish goes a long way to getting better service, even if it’s just “hola” and “gracias”.
In the heart of Ibiza town’s pedestrianised shopping district, about two minutes walk from the port – a great place to stop for lunch or kick start your night out.
Most mains cost between 4 and 7 euros, though the fish of the day can be up to 12 euros. House wine is served by the bottle but charged by the glass – if you drink half a bottle, you’ll only pay 2 euros.
More information on Comidas Bar San Juan:
- Price guide:
- Catalan, Mediterranean, Spanish
- Carrer de Guillem de Montgri, 8, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, 07800
- 971 311 603
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat 1pm-3.30pm and 8.30pm-11.30pm
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible