Santa Eulalia beach boasts some of the finest sands on Ibiza, and its southern extremity lies Chiringuito Blue. This restaurant’s open-sided dining room makes the diners feel part of the glorious beach around them as they enjoy uninterrupted views of the sun-kissed Med. Focus here is on families and relaxation, with chilled-out DJ sets and sofas to relax in. There’s even a very special kids’-only area.
That informal ambience doesn’t mean that the food is secondary. The chef here is the Israeli master Haim Cohen, and Chiringuito Blue’s menu is packed with glorious local produce that is brought alive with Middle Eastern flair. The clarity of the restaurant’s flavours, created through an emphasis on pure ingredients and judicious use of herbs and spices, makes for satisfying, memorable meals. From chickpeas with homemade tahini to the Greek Tzatziki with warm pita bread, every dish – and every handcrafted cocktail – is a must-try.
Take Cohen’s version of araies – a Bedouin dish of chargrilled pita stuffed with herbaceous minced lamb –or his baked fish, pasta, chargrilled free-range chicken for two, or simply his mouth-watering burger: everything is perfect, and there’s a focus on sharing platters, too (though honestly usually two of everything is a good idea!). With numerous vegetarian and vegan options, too, international tastes of all sorts are catered for.
In other words, Chiringuito Blue is a place to feel at home. Even the desserts offer complete satisfaction: the tahini-flavour Carpigiani soft serve ice cream machine is especially worth experiencing. With takeaway coffee, juices and pastries also available to enjoy whilst walking the beach, this is a restaurant where you can spend all day.