El Olivo

Address: Plaza de Vila, 7-9, Dalt Vila, Ibiza, 07800, Spain
Telephone: 971 300 680

- Expensive

4.1

Cobbled streets, buskers and candlelit tables in a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site… amazing!

I have the luxury of living just one street away from this amazing Mediterranean restaurant, and let me tell you, with a place like this as my “local”, it’s definitely the first place I suggest when meeting friends for a meal. After all, how often do you get to eat dinner inside a UNESCO World Heritage Site? (Unless you’re me, of course, who can do it once a week for six months of the year!)

Food and drink
4.5
90%
Service
4.7
90%
Food and drink
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Ambience
4.7
90%
Location
4.8
90%

Food and drink

It’s the best of the Mediterranean, with seafood, meat and produce all sourced here on the island.

Recommended dishes

I’d suggest sharing a selection of starters, as they are all so good I find it hard to choose, especially between the goats' cheese and endive salad, tuna carpaccio and cured Iberian ham. For main course, the green asparagus risotto is amazing, the pork fillet stuffed with goats' cheese and tarragon is one of my favourites and the herb-crusted rack of lamb is so good my mouth waters as I’m writing about it.

Ambience

The row of restaurants here has a real olde worlde charm, softly lit with candles and surrounded by buskers, musicians, mime artists and lots of tourists strolling around to check out the beautiful sights. It really does feel like you’ve “arrived” in Europe once you’ve sat down at your table - a vibe I never take for granted.

Service

Fast and yet still five-star – the team here has been the same for the entire five years I’ve been visiting, so they have service and communication down to a fine art!

Location

El Olivo is in one of the most charming locations in Ibiza, in the cobbled streets of Dalt Vila, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site. You can’t drive up here in a car, though taxis can get pretty close, it’s a beautiful walk up through the drawbridge to get here.

Price advice

Starters are around 10 euros each while mains range between 22 and 30 euros.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • People watching
  • History

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