El Parador – Ibiza
This unassuming Argentinian grill is hidden in plain sight on the main road leading out of Ibiza town towards San Jose. Its roadside location and plastic furniture give the impression of an inauspicious and basic Spanish eatery but the food served is anything but. A veritable carnivore’s feast is perfectly cooked over charcoal on the custom-built parrilla that stands in the centre of the outdoor restaurant. Try the entraña (skirt steak, €16) or a parrillada (mixed grill, €22). The more adventurous carnivores should check out the morcilla and mollejas. Portions are huge and come with a side salad and thin-cut fries.
Asador Ca’n Pilot – San Rafael
Named by many as the best place to eat in all of Ibiza, Ca’n Pilot is an unpretentious establishment run by locals and committed to serving up the finest grilled meats. Its prices are reasonable and the portions are very generous (you can expect to eat and drink your fill for around 25€ per person) so make sure that you come hungry. Amongst the most highly recommended items are the pluma iberica (pork belly), the thick entrecote steak and the secreto iberico (pork loin). Certain meats on the menu will be served to you on a small grill directly at your table so that you can cook it to your own taste. Note that the meat dishes do not include sides and that these must be ordered separately, so sharing might be a good option unless you have a massive appetite (but no judging here).
Sol y Sombra – San Antonio
Slightly off the beaten track, as many good restaurants are, the beautiful garden surrounding this eatery will make a pleasant change from seafront views and noisy traffic. Here they serve up delicious grilled meats, seafood and vegetables alongside perfect crispy salads and veggie options. On a Sunday they offer a special Sunday roast consisting of cuts of meat that have been grilled to perfection on their outdoor BBQ served with roasted veg, Yorshire puddings and home-made gravy. As well as this mouth watering offer, they are serving up a special three-course menu every day from 2-5pm for only 15€. This consists of bread, alioli and olives to start, a mixed grill (meat or veggie) served alongside home-made chips and salad, a home-made dessert and a drink included!
Can Pep Salvado – Santa Eularia
Another family run business Can Pep Salvado is easy to find and has built up a sturdy reputation for serving up a mean fillet steak and melt in your mouth lamb chops. They also offer up a well-price lunchtime deal which provides three delicious courses (including goats cheese salad to start and roasted lamb as a main) and a drink for only 12€. If you go in the evening the menu is only slightly pricier at 16€ and is well worth it as it includes must-try dishes such as grilled entrecote steak and lamb shank. This is a great place to go to get an authentic Spanish meal and sample some great meat at an affordable price!
Ca’s Pages – Santa Eularia
The name of this restaurant translates as “Contrymans’ house” and the charmingly rustic décor and laid-back atmosphere reflect that. As barbecued meats are their speciality then the mixed grill is a must-try, although they also pride themselves on their lamb cooked in a wood oven and their selection of local dishes such as Arroz de Matanzas. Mains will set you back between 12-22€, a fair price for the quality and hearty portions. Note that this restaurant doesn’t take bookings so it’s worth getting there a little early in peak season, and make sure you bring cash as they don’t accept cards of any kind.