Comidas Bar San Juan

Address: Carrer de Guillem de Montgri, 8, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, 07800, Spain
Telephone: 971 311 603

- Budget

4

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
4.5
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Food and drink
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.9
90%
Ambience
4.5
90%
Location
4.1
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • No fuss

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