Pastis

Address: C/ Avicenna, 2, Plaza Del Parque, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, 07800, Spain
Telephone: 971 391 999

- Expensive

4.6

Intimate French-style bistro famous for five-star food and eclectic ambience.

Pastis is like Ibiza’s own version of Twin Peaks – huge, red velvet curtains open to reveal black and white tiled floors, a stuffed boar looming from the ceiling, soft candlelight, old newspaper clippings on the wall plus a distinctly kitsch French vibe. There’s nothing else like it on the island and I love it for special occasions and romantic dinners.

Food and drink
4.5
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Food and drink
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Ambience
4.8
90%
Location
4.3
90%

Food and drink

Authentic (mostly) French cuisine that is both beautifully presented and amazing to taste. The wine list is superb and cocktails world-class.

Recommended dishes

I can’t go past the classics like thick and gooey French onion soup, decadent confit of duck or steak tartare, but the menu offers so much variety including garlic escargot for the brave (I managed one but they’re not for me!), oysters, fresh fish, ox tail and sushi has recently been added to the menu too.

Ambience

Very intimate and oh-so-cool, you’ll spot Ibiza’s in-crowd doing their schmoozing, wining and dining here… once you’ve adjusted your eyes to the very low lighting. I find it better to dine here in small groups – up to four is perfect, any more and it’s a bit cramped.

Service

Meticulously French and very efficient in just about every language you can imagine. The open kitchen means you’ll also get nods from the chef, who’s eager to please every palate.

Location

Tucked away in a side street just off the bustling main square of Plaza Del Parque, it’s a fab little concealed location that would be easy to miss if you don’t know where to look.

Price advice

This is definitely on the upper end of the price brackets – a dinner for two with wine can set you back between 100 and 150 euros, depending on how decadent you are.

Tables to book

Ask for a table in the very back of the restaurant – they’re the most comfy and easy to settle in and spend all night there.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Romance
  • Trendiness
  • Art

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