Comidas Bar San Juan

Price guide: Budget

Carrer de Guillem de Montgri, 8, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, 07800

Price guide: Budget

Comidas San Juan street entrance

By Kristie Clarkson, your Ibiza Town expert

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#6 of 10
expert-rated restaurants in Ibiza Town
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Seasoned travellers, Singles, No fuss

Best for Value for money - Expert review of Comidas Bar San Juan

Cheap and cheerful Ibicenco restaurant loved by locals for home-style cooking and buzzing vibe.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Recommended dishes: 

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.

Ambience: 

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!

Service: 

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”.

Location: 

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.

Price advice: 

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:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Catalan, Mediterranean, Spanish
Address:
Carrer de Guillem de Montgri, 8, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, 07800
Telephone:
971 311 603
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 1pm-3.30pm and 8.30pm-11.30pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

Have you been to Comidas Bar San Juan? Would you recommended it?