Food and drink
Typically Spanish, you can choose from tapas style bites, sandwiches or large main meals, with a Mediterranean influence.
Jamon, jamon, jamon. It would be a crime to come here and not sample the famous dry, cured meat, whether on its own or in a bocadillo (sandwich made in a yummy crusty bread roll). Equally as delicious (and a great complementary dish) are the platters of local Manchego cheese. Did I mention the coffee is delicious?
Out on the pavement, it’s a chilled out but very social affair – locals stopping by to chat and gossip. Meanwhile, step inside for a totally different vibe – very rustic, it feels like what I imagine the authentic Ibiza of over 60 years ago to be like… eccentric, artsy and lots of rowdy fun.
The service here is super speedy, but you’re advised to have your Spanish up to scratch. Remember those three little words - jamon, jamon, jamon - and you’ll be just fine.
In the paved church square of the bustling village of Santa Gertrudis, Bar Costa’s outdoor area is bathed in glorious sunlight and the perfect spot for people watching. And you can bar hop by night too!
Cheap and cheerful, a plate of ham will set you back 7 euros, and a coffee just 1.50. Main meals start at around 10 euros.
Tables to book
Vegetarians, take heed: sitting at the bar is probably not for you! By the fireplace is best on a cold winter day, and in summer, I love the terrace though you can’t reserve it.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- People watching