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Is ibiza expensive for food and drink?

Spanish gastronomy has become one of the best in the world. It is a veritable explosion of flavours to suit all tastes. For meat fanatics, for those who love fish, even vegetarian and vegan options.

One of the cradles of gastronomy and one of the best places to eat is Ibiza, in fact it already has 5 restaurants with Michelin stars, so sought after by chefs. But when you travel to this island, is it expensive or cheap to eat? Can money be saved? We tell you all this and more in this article!

Ibiza’s reputation for dining and nightlife

Ibiza is one of those destinations that if you go there, you come back. Not only for its beaches, but also for its gastronomy and nightlife. Because yes, the nights in Ibiza are on a different level. Dining in a restaurant overlooking the sea? Definitely not to be missed on your itinerary.

Ibiza’s culinary scene is as diverse as its international audience. Restaurants on the island not only offer exquisite local dishes, but also present a fusion of global flavours that reflect Ibiza’s multiculturalism. From small tapas bars in Ibiza to elegant waterfront restaurants, each establishment tells a unique story through its dishes.

Ibiza’s nightlife goes beyond the nightclubs, as it also offers a wide selection of bars and pubs where visitors can enjoy craft cocktails and delicious tapas late into the night.

An explosion of flavours

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Helena Henry

My gastronomic experience in Ibiza was simply spectacular. I tried a variety of tapas in a charming restaurant in the heart of the old town. Every bite was an explosion of authentic flavours that reflected the essence of the island.

Understanding the cost of food and drink in Ibiza

It is important to note that Ibiza offers different prices for food and drink. Prices may vary depending on location and season, but in general, expect to pay a little more due to the island’s popularity with tourists.

Compared to Madrid or Barcelona, prices in Ibiza are not excessively high. Although accommodation and clubbing can be a little more expensive on the island, prices in bars and restaurants are on par with many other tourist destinations.

To give you an approximate idea, a dinner for two in a restaurant that is neither too expensive nor too cheap can cost you €60.

Budgeting for meals in Ibiza

Ibiza offers a wide variety of gastronomic options, from luxury restaurants to more economical places. Here is an estimated budget for dining out:

  • High-end dining (e.g. in a Michelin-starred restaurant): €100-200 per person per dinner.
  • Dinner in a mid-range restaurant: €30-50 per person per dinner.
  • Dinner in a budget restaurant or take-away: €10-20 per person per dinner.

Let’s say you dine out three times during your week in Ibiza. This could add up to between €60 and €600 per person, depending on your gastronomic choices and preferences.

Cooking in the apartment/hotel: If you prefer to save money by cooking for yourself, here is a rough budget to buy:

  • Breakfast: 5-10€ per person per day.
  • Meals: 5-10€ per person per day.
  • Dinner: 10-20€ per person per day.

These prices may vary depending on the quantity and quality of the products you buy. Let’s assume that you will spend around €15 per person per day on food if you cook yourself. This would add up to approximately €105 per person for one week.

The price of drinking in Ibiza

As with lunches and dinners, the price of drinks also depends on where you drink them.

If you decide to have lunch or dinner out, the price list may vary from place to place. However, on average you will find the following prices:

  • Bottle of wine in a restaurant: 15-50€, depending on quality and brand.
  • Glasses of wine or cocktails: €5-15 per glass.
  • Soft drinks or water: €2-5 per drink.

But, if you decide to go to a supermarket in Ibiza and buy your own drink:

  • Bottle of wine in the supermarket: €5-15, depending on quality and brand.
  • Soft drinks or water: 1-3€ per bottle.

Dining options across Ibiza

In Ibiza you will find a wide variety of gastronomic options. You can enjoy everything from seafood to delicious grilled meats, all at different prices.

Here you will find 3 options for lunch or dinner. From the place where the bill can go up a bit, to a cheaper option.

Restaurant Es Ventall (high price)

Es Ventall offers an authentic culinary experience with Mediterranean haute cuisine and local specialities.

Restaurant El Bigote (average price)

Specialising in fresh fish and seafood, El Bigote is popular with locals and tourists alike for its authenticity and flavours of the sea.

Bar Costa (cheap price)

Bar Costa is an emblematic place known for its sandwiches, tapas and lively atmosphere. It’s perfect for a quick and inexpensive meal.

Tips for saving money on food and drink

  • Cooking in your accommodation: If you have access to a kitchen in your accommodation, cooking your own meals can be a great way to save money.

  • Look for set menus: Some restaurants offer set menus at lower prices during certain hours. Do your research and look for these menus to get a decent meal at an affordable price.

  • Avoid eating in touristy places: Restaurants located in tourist areas tend to be more expensive. Explore less crowded areas and look for places frequented by locals for lower prices.

  • Share dishes: If you choose to eat in restaurants, consider sharing dishes with friends or family. Many restaurants have generous portions that can be shared, which will help you reduce the overall cost.

With this complete guide to food and drink prices in Ibiza it’s up to you to choose where to enjoy the island’s gastronomy. We hope you enjoy your stay in Ibiza!