Es Caliu

Address: Carretera de Sant Joan, KM 10.8, Santa Eulalia Del Rio, Ibiza, 07840, Spain
Telephone: 971 325 075

- Mid-range

4.7

Traditional Mediterranean grill with a beautiful outdoor setting and the island’s best steak.

If you’re looking for the very best of Ibiza’s fine produce served on a plate, look no further than Es Caliu. It is by far and away my favourite Ibicenco restaurant, from the traditional architecture and family-run vibes to the huge portions, amazing food and buzzing atmosphere both day and night.

Food and drink
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

The sheer size of the grill you see when walking through the front door is enough to indicate that it’s all about meat here - the finest cuts from local farmers, plus freshly caught fish served with salads plucked straight from the gardens out back.

Recommended dishes

It’s all about the ox steak baby! I don’t even ask for the menu any more, so obsessed am I with this signature dish: tender slightly seared strips of ox steak, served alongside a hot iron plate on which you rub the animal fat, followed by hefty servings of rock salt before sizzling the meat to your liking. My mouth waters at the thought.

Ambience

There's a very rustic, authentic Ibicenco vibe thanks to old stone walls, an ancient well in the garden and being surrounded by tall trees, however the crowd is a great mix of international travelers, DJs and expats plus loyal local families who’ve been coming here since forever. )1972 to be precise.)

Service

Wonderfully warm and friendly; run by a local family, the team hasn’t changed in the years I’ve been coming here and just keep on getting nicer every time I visit.

Location

On the renowned strip of road dubbed (with originality!) “Restaurant Road” by locals, it’s on the way to San Juan and not far from Aura if you fancy a dance afterwards.

Price advice

Most grill dishes are around 15-20 euros, while the famous ox steak is 22 euros per person (though you can order half serves or share one between two people – I highly recommend this).

Tables to book

The table for two by the ancient water well is by far the most romantic on a hot summer night. Inside is split into three rooms, which can also be booked for private functions.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Chilling out

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