Food and drink
By day, its café style vegetarian dishes are made from organic ingredients and packed with sensational flavour combinations. By night, the menu is a Mediterranean selection with an Italian twist – you’ll find homemade pastas alongside fresh fish or grilled meats.
For lunch, the quinoa salad or falafel get my vote (and as a devoted carnivore, that’s quite a big call) and for dinner, I always start with the creamy oversized chunk of buffalo mozzarella served on slow roasted tomatoes and basil – a snazzier version of the traditional caprese. The parmigana is pretty hard to beat, and I’m a big fan of most of the pasta dishes too – especially the four cheese sauce… mmm.
It’s very bohemian and artsy, attracting the local creative types, modern day hippies and food lovers alike.
Very laidback yet attentive, with no stress, no fuss and nothing too much hassle.
Smack in the middle of the town of San Llorenzo, La Paloma is just off the main road and easy to get to from Ibiza town or Santa Gertrudis and in a great location to visit on the way to the northern beaches for an early lunch or late brekkie. It’s so peaceful you just may never want to leave.
I find La Paloma to be surprisingly cheap for the amazing quality. Lunch dishes range from 6 to 9 euros while main meals at dinner are between 12 and 22 euros.
Tables to book
Be sure to request a table outside if you want to sit in the garden by night, as it’s really popular. In winter, I love the booth seating with the pretty trees and birds painted around it, kept cosy with big mushroom heaters.
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- People watching
- Nature / wildlife