From April 20th to May 3rd the island of Ibiza is celebrating the second edition of the GastroJornadas, a special event where the restaurants of the island will offer the best of its cuisine, especially local dishes.

Enjoy a delicious menu with all the essence of Ibiza either on the terrace of a beachfront restaurant or at any of the rural restaurants housed in traditional ‘casas payesas’ in the countryside, this initiative is to promote all the taste of the Ibizan sea and countryside through delicious dishes that stand between tradition and innovation. The various participating restaurants offer their best dishes at reasonable prices giving the opportunity to learn more about the culinary culture of the island. Tasty full course menus at €25. And also, if you prefer to just grab a bite, you can choose tapas accompanied by a fine wine or beer for only €5. A perfect occasion for eating out and take advantage of the pleasant spring temperatures while enjoying a lovely meal at an outdoor terrace.

This year, several restaurants in the northern part of the island will participate with delicious dishes prepared with special care to celebrate the GastroJornadas. Here we recommend some of them where you can enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine from the island.

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Can Gat Restaurant specialised in fish and seafood cuisine located in the middle of Cala de Sant Vicent. A perfect place for tasting the popular “Guisat of peix” and the delicious lamb raised in Ibiza.

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Ses Escoles Between tradition and modern taste, you’ll find Ses Escoles restaurant on the road to Sant Joan, a friendly and charming restaurant that honors the tradition of the ‘liquid gold’ of the island: the olive oil. Here, their signature dish for GastroJornadas is calamari with caramelized onion. And for dessert, a traditional homemade ‘greixonera’. Simply scrumptious.

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Restaurante 2000 On the seafront of the beach of Benirràs you’ll find this authentic traditional restaurant which gives its dishes all the essence of the sea. Ideal for fish and seafood lovers, as the ‘bullit de peix’ with ‘arroz a banda’ will be their flagship dish for the GastroJornadas 2015.

Can Cires In the heart of the village of Sant Mateu there you’ll find this spectacular house with a cozy garden where you can enjoy the taste of GastroJornadas. In this case, Can Cires only offers tapas but you have seven varieties to choose from where we can highlight the traditional ‘frita de pulpo’ (fried octopus with vegetables) made with fresh vegetables from the ‘mercado payés’ (the peasant’s market).

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S’Illot With stunning views over the bay of s’Illot des Renclí you’ll find this small and charming restaurant hidden among the pines trees. Here the GastroJornadas are celebrated with special starters such  as “molls” (red mullets) and fried “gerret” (picarel fish), typical of the island.

Can Caus This restaurant is housed in a traditional Ibicenco country house on the road to Santa Gertrudis which offers in its dishes the essence of the taste of the countryside. Can Caus is perfect for enjoying a delicious roasted lamb on the GastroJoradas 2015.

Portes del Cel On the edge of the viewpoint of Ses Portes del Cel we find this little restaurant specialised in local game cuisine. The stunning views to the west are the best accompaniment for this GastroJornadas menu which its main dish is a tasty ‘Arroz de Matanzas’, a rice dish made with Ibicenco free range chicken and pork.

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Es Caliu At the foot of the road to Sant Joan, a small mill marks the spot where Es Caliu is located, a steakhouse restaurant with typical cuisine of the island. Here, apart from its delicious roasted lamb shoulder, you can discover the intense Mediterranean flavor of ‘payesa’ salad and ‘crostes’ salad which will be their featured starters during the GastroJornadas 2015.

Whichever restaurant you choose, GastroJornadas 2015 are an ideal way to taste and enjoy an essential part of the culture of Ibiza. Enjoying these special menus in the most authentic spots that the Ibiza geography offers is an authentic joy! Bon appétit!