Smart yet modestly so, the restaurant’s adjoining terrace is decorated with colourful bird cages and flowers artfully draped from the overhanging trees. This tropical canopy gives way to an energetic alfresco dining area and a typically international crowd. There is undoubtedly relaxed ambience to El Faro, aided by tranquil views out over Ibiza’s pending harbour.
The cuisine is characteristically Spanish; a vast selection of fish options are well complimented by a number of traditional and more creative meat recipes from the region. As expected, the sea bass baked in fresh salt is ever in high demand, as are the various paella concoctions. That said, there is no doubting what El Faro’s signature dish is – freshly cooked lobster, taken straight from the tank that is openly visible throughout the dining area. It is said that a busy venue is the sign of a good restaurant and this was certainly the case here. Although Ibiza is arguably blessed with places serving better cuisine, El Faro has the location and the ambience that many others would die for. The impressive views over the harbour are simply one of the factors that drive the success of such an establishment. The close proximity to Ibiza Town itself is another -it is less than a one minute walk to the bustling night time hub of the old town. When you put this with the efficient service and friendly staff, you are bound to be on to a winner.
El faro are open from midday until 01:00 (and 03:00 in August). As is the case with many a restaurant in the area, it is worth booking in advance as they become very busy throughout the high season.
Placa de Sa Riba 1, Ibiza-Town, 07800View Larger Map