Ibiza on a budget | Eat and drink your way around San Antonio | Ibiza Spotlight (2023)

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As we head towards the end of the summer season, we bring back our popular article on great places to eat and drink well for less. Visitors coming in the low-season will find a good number of the places mentioned open, with some great winter gourmet set meal deals to come too.

Ibiza has its fair share of good value places to get a great meal, whether it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks and you'll be pleased to know, San Antonio has some real gems.

Check out our guide below to learn how to eat and drink for less whilst visiting this popular west-coast resort.

Morning glories

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People say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When it comes to a jam-packed trip to Ibiza, it's good to start the day right.

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You can't go wrong for breakfast by visiting beloved local eatery Rita's Cantina. This homely port-side restaurant offers a mix of international flavours at good value at all times of the day. Breakfast has a choice of continental to athletic to English or German and.

Fancy kicking off your morning with some healthy treats? then head over to Café Bondi on the tree-lined main promenade. This cafe serves nutritional food with plenty of vegetarian options available as well. Both of these places open all year round.

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Natural Pau, close to Playa Es Pouet, offers some of the best value freshly pressed juices and smoothies in San Antonio. You can sample a whole range of different blended concoctions whilst relaxing on swing seats at the bar. Another healthy choice is Yoggood, close to Cafe Mambo, where you can customise a yoghurt pot with a number of toppings, so be as indulgent as you like.

A spot of lunch

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After enjoying a morning strolling around San Antonio, you'll find that you've worked up an appetite for a spot of lunch, so try a menu del día. That's a set menu where you can choose a selection of courses for a low price, often with a drink included.

Can Gust is a great places to go for its set menu. This little hidden gem, located close to O Beach, has won the hearts and stomachs of the locals, serving traditionally made meals with fresh Ibizan ingredients and cooked with Argentinian flair.

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For a strong Ibizan family heritage and connection to the island, Es Ventall hidden within the town's streets is a must try with dishes often paired with local wines from the Ibizkus and Can Rich vineyards. Ample 32 is a another great place with gorgeous sea views situated on the end of the Sunset Strip and open all year too.

On Sundays, Relish in the bay area, alongside lots of other hearty dishes, serves up one of the best roast dinners around for those that miss it or are just plain curious about this British tradition. A bit further out of town and only a stone's throw from the famous Amnesia club is Factory Bar and Smokehouse, where you can get a triple plate meal including a drink that's a fantastic ratio of quality, price and quantity. It's open all year round too.

Star dining

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As the sun sets and you prepare for a night out, it's important to get in a quick meal beforehand. You'll need all the energy for those hours grooving on the dance floor or staying up late on one of the resort's bar terraces.

Trying tapas whilst on Ibiza should be part of your culinary checklist. These small portions of food are the perfect way to cut the cost of your meal. Dishes include both hot and cold plates with a variety of flavours on offer.

Venturing into San Antonio's old quarter, Rincon de Pepe offers an authentic tapas dining experience with a rustic intimate atmosphere. Popular eatery Tapas Restaurant, located just on the outskirts of the resort, allows you to eat al aire libre and is a lovely option for the summer months.

Big groups of hungry people should head over to Villa Manchega. This Spanish restaurant sits on the edge of town and serves up sharing platters with an impressive amount of food with meat, fish and mixed versions. Another one open all year in the bay area is eatery Contra Vent, which offers nicely priced very tasty food. On Friday nights serves an open-buffet barbecue with various grilled goods plus dessert and extras.

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Greedy indulgence for little can be had at Pennsylvania Burger, an American-style cafe around the corner from the West End and a local treasure. Queues of people line up every evening to take away the huge stacked burgers that have made this place a landmark food pit stop.

Perhaps a bit of Neapolitan nourishment in the shape of a pizza is what you want. In which case try firm favourite Pizzeria David's or head to Pizza Borsalino for happy hour, a bargain that is too scrumptious to pass up. A contender for the best curry restaurant in all of Ibiza is the Curry Club. Its Indian fusion dishes and street-style appetisers are a must plus they do a great value daily menu offer as well.

If you want reasonably-piced, restaurant quality take-away food, look no further than Ibiza Food Fans. You can pick very tasty dishes for all meals of the day and there's an evening snack menu too. Pick up your dinner after sweating it out on the beach all day or even grab next day's lunch to take on that boat you've hired. It's all there.

Just Drinks

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Casual drinking on Ibiza does not have to be expensive, especially in regular bars where the locals go. Try drinking Spanish wine, which is excellent and usually lower in cost. Tinto de Verano is a cheap sangria alternative, minus the the fruit, which mixes red wine with gaseosa, a fizzy slightly sweet soda. If beer is your thing, forgo the jarra unless you can drink it fast and ask for a caña, pronounced “kanyah”, which is more guaranteed to stay chilled to the last drop

In San Antonio Bay Es Puetó, a beachside bar known for its fruity Sangria, makes the perfect stop on a hot summer's day. Other establishments that line the seafront are also a good bet for good prices. Bay Bar offers a terrific two-for-one deal and close by Itaca is also friendly on the wallet.

Bamboo Bar on the Sunset Strip offers some great bargain prices. At this homely location, you can sample 78 styles of beer as well as a great selection of cocktails, whilst enjoying the golden rays of a classic Ibiza sunset.

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Lastly, the West End area of the town is filled with British-style pubs and clubs. Places like Joe Spoons and The Highlander are cheap and cheerful places to drink and with the streets being thronged with fun lovers, this is an ideal place for a pre-party night out.

Winter warmers

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Finally, a special mention should go to two foodie events in the winter months. Restaurat usually takes place typically in November and offers gourmet set menus from the many restaurants taking part. A delicious way to enjoy San Antonio's finest

Then in the months of March and April, the town plays host to an annual food festival called Pintxa Sant Antoni, with pinchos (small tapas on a stick) and a drink for just over a couple of euros. For anyone visiting during that time, this is the ultimate way to eat out and experience the local culture for less.

Many restaurants are open all year round all across, the island, so do check out our list of top eateries to go to if you come in the winter.

Do share your own budget Ibiza experiences with us and let your friends know about these great value places.

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FAQs

How much does alcohol cost in Ibiza? ›

Food and drink

A beer: € 1.50 ( US$ 1.50). 2 drinks around the Port of Ibiza: € 10 ( US$ 9.90) - € 15 ( US$ 14.90).

What time do people eat dinner in Ibiza? ›

Expecting clubs to start before midnight

This is also true of dinner – in Ibiza, many people have dinner at 9 pm. It's not unusual to sit down for your evening meal as late as 11 pm.

How much is a pint in San Antonio? ›

The price of 1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) in San Antonio, Texas is $5.27.

Is San Antonio in Ibiza Good? ›

The West End of Ibiza is full of beautiful places, and San Antonio Bay is a great place to stay if you want to discover hidden coves and beaches. Exploring this part of the island and experiencing a magical sunset is easy to do from San Antonio.

How much money do you need per day in Ibiza? ›

How much money do I need per day to stay in Ibiza? If you are travelling alone to Ibiza, 120 USD a day should be enough. If you choose a hotel for your stay in Ibiza, the price will rise to 150 USD. A couple will have to pay around 270 USD for one day in Ibiza.

Can Ibiza be done on a budget? ›

Ibiza on a budget can still be just as fun as any other holiday. Once you're set with how much you have to spend and where to save, you can just relax and enjoy the best week of your life!

Is the 6 drink rule in Ibiza? ›

As of May 2022, some areas of Ibiza have enforced rules to restrict the amount of alcoholic drinks consumed at all-inclusive resorts, to 6 per day. The island, known for its party reputation, will now only serve customers 3 drinks during the lunchtime period and 3 during the evening.

Can you brush your teeth with tap water in Ibiza? ›

A. Yes, tap water is perfectly ok to use when brushing your teeth. Bottled water is also very cheap in Spain so this can also be used if preferred.

Is Ibiza expensive for food? ›

Restaurant prices, accommodation, and groceries are all around 20% higher on this island than in the booming capital of Madrid. What's more, Ibiza is close to 60% more expensive for food than mainland resorts like Alicante, and as much as 130% pricier for rent and accommodation.

How much money should I bring to San Antonio? ›

You should plan to spend around $106 per day on your vacation in San Antonio, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $32 on meals for one day and $16 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in San Antonio for a couple is $110.

How much does a meal cost in Ibiza? ›

Prices in restaurants in Ibiza.
Meal in a cheap restaurant14 EUR (10.00-17)14 USD (10.00-17)
Cappuccino (regular)2.60 EUR (1.50-4.00)2.60 USD (1.50-4.00)
Espresso Coffee1.80 EUR (1.00-2.80)1.80 USD (1.00-2.80)
Cheeseburger (fastfood)2.40 EUR (2.40-2.40)2.40 USD (2.40-2.40)
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How much is a taxi from Ibiza Town to San Antonio? ›

Ibiza Town to Playa d'en Bossa: € 11 ( US$ 10.80) - € 12 ( US$ 11.80). Ibiza Town to San Antonio: € 20 ( US$ 19.70) - € 24 ( US$ 23.50). Ibiza Town to Santa Eulalia: € 22 ( US$ 21.60) - € 26 ( US$ 25.50).

What is the best month to go to Ibiza? ›

The best time to visit Ibiza is from May to October when high temperatures hover in the mid-70s and mid-80s and the party crowd descends. The months between November and April are considered low season, when flight and hotel rates drop along with the temperatures to more moderate 50s and 60s.

What month is best for Ibiza? ›

The best time to visit Ibiza is during summer, from late May through early October, when temperatures are hot (often 30°C or higher) and the parties are even hotter. Expect lots of action, plenty of tourists, and the highest accommodation rates of the year.

Is € 200 a day enough in Ibiza? ›

A person can easily spend €200-€300 a night if not keeping an eye on the purse strings, as drinks in Ibiza bars can range from €2 a pint, right up to €10. A spirit and mixer from €3 to €15.

Is it best to take cash or card to Ibiza? ›

Although many places accept over-the-counter card payments, it is always advisable to have some cash with you in Spain.

Does Ibiza prefer cash or card? ›

Cash is definitely an indispensable asset if you're in Ibiza. You're going to need cash for a lot of expenses. So, yes, Ibiza does take cash. Actually, you're better off with cash in most situations because of the time problems and queues that you can avoid with cash.

Is 3 days enough in Ibiza? ›

In order to do the whole of this itinerary in Ibiza, we recommend that you stay at least 5 days on the island.

Is 2 days in Ibiza enough? ›

Anyone who has visited Ibiza will tell you that it is impossible to enjoy all it has to offer in just two days. There's so much to do and see on this well-known Balearic island that only 48 hours may not be enough. Either way, if you set your mind to it, you can make the most of your getaway.

How much is a bottle of water in San Antonio Ibiza? ›

So, how much is water in Ibiza clubs? Well, the answer is an average of €10 (£8.50/$11.50). Yes, you read that right. Bottled water is an average price of 10 Euros in Ibiza.

Can you get drunk in Ibiza? ›

The Balearic Islands' government is cracking down on the archipelago's reputation for partying and alcohol abuse by imposing strict new restrictions and fines for rule-breaking that will affect tourists. Alcohol deals such as happy hours and anything that encourages drinking are no longer allowed.

How much is a bottle of beer in Ibiza? ›

Cost of Living in Ibiza
RestaurantsEdit
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)4.50€
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)4.50€
Cappuccino (regular)2.33€
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)2.58€
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Can 16 year olds drink in Ibiza? ›

You have to be 18 years old to drink alcohol in Spain.

Where is the prettiest place in Ibiza? ›

Es Vedrá is the most photogenic islet of Ibiza, in addition, it is considered one of the most mystical places on the island. It is protected as a nature reserve and according to legends, it is an islet with magical properties of energy accumulation.

What do you drink in Ibiza? ›

Hierbas - The undisputed taste of Ibiza is Hierbas Ibicencas. At some time, every visitor to Ibiza will be invited to a shot of hierbas after dinner in a restaurant. Opinion is usually divided on the issue of hierbas, split between the lovers and the haters.

What time do people eat lunch in Ibiza? ›

Lunch: 2–3:30 p.m.

The third (and arguably the most important) of all Spanish mealtimes cannot be missed.

Can I flush toilet paper in Ibiza? ›

Spain – is a bit of a mix. In most cities and beach resorts you can flush the paper. Although you might be asked specifically to use a bin, in which case, do.

What should I be careful of in Ibiza? ›

When in a restaurant, bar or club, keep your belongings with you at all times. Also, be wary of people randomly bumping into you or trying to distract you. Don't take valuables to the beach, particularly if they will be unattended while you are swimming. Also don't leave valuables in a car unattended.

Can you flush toilet paper down the toilet in Ibiza? ›

Place all the waste that you create in a waste bin, including toilet paper and only flush when necessary, so that you do not waste water. Shower instead of bathing.

How much is a vodka and coke in Ibiza? ›

WHAT ABOUT DRINKS? Coke vodka will cost you around €15-18 at a discotheque or €10-12 in Ibiza town or one of the bars. Beer (or water) will cost around €9-13Bat a disco and €4-8 at other smaller venues.

How much is a table at Ibiza? ›

Tables start at €1,500 and go up to €8,500 depending on the position in the club, date, and party. On average, a table will cost €350 per person.

How can I save money in Ibiza? ›

One of the best insider's tips for travelling to Ibiza is that you don't have to do anything too fancy when you're in the paradise of Ibiza.
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Top 8 Money Saving Tips in Ibiza
  1. All-inclusive packages. ...
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  3. Save money on clubs. ...
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  5. Exchange rate. ...
  6. Cheap flights to Ibiza. ...
  7. Peak season.
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How much does an average meal cost in San Antonio? ›

Prices in restaurants in San Antonio.
Meal in a cheap restaurant15 USD (10.00-30)
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course55 USD (44-90)
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)8.00 USD (7.80-8.30)
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)3.60 USD (3.00-6.00)
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)5.00 USD (4.50-7.00)
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What is a livable salary in San Antonio? ›

Living Wage Calculation for San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
1 ADULT2 ADULTS (1 WORKING)
0 Children2 Children
Living Wage$15.43$35.05
Poverty Wage$6.19$12.74
Minimum Wage$7.25$7.25

How many days are enough for San Antonio? ›

For a first-time visit, I recommend spending 3 full days in San Antonio. If you can stay longer then do so as there is plenty to keep you busy. Once you spend a little time in San Antonio you will quickly realize this won't be your last trip there. It is a fun city to explore over and over again!

Are Ibiza drinks expensive? ›

Tales of water costing €10 for a tiny bottle and cocktails costing €30. The truth is that if you're visiting the big nightclubs and bars in Ibiza (mostly around San Antonio) then yes, it is very expensive. Entrance and drinks in the clubs are sky high. And rightly so.

Is tipping customary in Ibiza? ›

In a restaurant in Spain, tipping is not usually expected.

However, if the service was very good and you would like to leave a tip, it will, of course, be appreciated. You can simply round up your bill.

What is the best way to get around San Antonio? ›

The best way to get around San Antonio is by car, especially if you need to reach sites like Brackenridge Park and SeaWorld. Driving through the narrow downtown streets can be difficult, however, so plan to park your car in a lot or garage and explore some of the downtown area on foot.

Does Uber work in Ibiza? ›

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How much is taxi from Ibiza to Old town San Antonio? ›

The quickest way to get from san antonio bay to Ibiza Town is to taxi which costs €23 - €28 and takes 16 min.

How many days in Ibiza is enough? ›

If your schedule allows it, we recommend you come to Ibiza for 72 hours or at least 48 hours. And what should you include? If you're looking for parties, you mustn't miss the evening sessions at Ushuïa or the pre-parties at Café Mambo.

What is the coldest month in Ibiza? ›

The cool season lasts for 4.2 months, from November 25 to April 1, with an average daily high temperature below 64°F. The coldest month of the year in Ibiza is January, with an average low of 47°F and high of 59°F.

Is Ibiza back to normal 2022? ›

Every year in May, Ibiza wakes up from its winter hibernation. Energised, fresh, and ready to take on the new summer season, workers and locals prepare for another 5 month adventure that always ends up being different to the last. Ibiza returned with a bang in 2022 after 2 years of little to no dancing at all.

What to Know Before Going to Ibiza? ›

6 Things to Know Before Coming to Ibiza
  • It's sunny, you will get burnt. You are not special. ...
  • Ibiza town is pretty amazing. ...
  • The best beaches are not the most popular. ...
  • The clubs open at midnight, unless they don't, then they close at midnight. ...
  • It can be pricey.
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Is the water warm in Ibiza? ›

Average annual water temperature on the coast in Ibiza is 67°F, by the seasons: in winter 59°F, in spring 62°F, in summer 76°F, in autumn 71°F. Minimum water temperature (55°F) in Ibiza it happens in February, maximum (82°F) in August.

What is the party season in Ibiza? ›

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Here are some popular dates: the club opening parties happen throughout May, the closing parties are usually at the end of September and in October. The Radio 1 weekend is usually the first weekend in August.

What are drink prices like in Ibiza? ›

However, drinks price is an area where you will find quite a stark difference between clubs. Generally speaking, the higher-priced venues typically cater to a more exclusive/VIP crowd. The likes of Hi and Pacha charge North of €13 (£11/$15) for a beer and more than €22 (£19/$25) for a cocktail.

How much is a vodka in Ibiza? ›

Price per night in a luxury hotel in Ibiza is about 562 USD (563 EUR).
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Prices in supermarkets in Ibiza.
Milk (regular), (1 liter)1.50 EUR (0.80-2.00)1.50 USD (0.80-2.00)
Vodka10 EUR10 USD
Gin10 EUR10 USD
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What money do you need in Ibiza? ›

The official currency in Ibiza is the Euro (EUR).

There's also the option to exchange when you get there but rates are often higher, particularly at the airport.

Can I drink tap water in Ibiza? ›

Water quality of Ibiza's tap water

Many visitors and residents want to know, 'Is the tap water in Ibiza safe to drink? ' The answer is Yes. That is because it has been treated and purified. However, though it is 'safe' to drink, it frequently does not taste good owing to its extremely high levels of salt or calcium.

What drug is Ibiza known for? ›

Most deaths caused by MDMA (Ecstasy), the drug of choice on Ibiza, are caused by heatstroke due to dehydration. In a sea of throbbing bodies, it can be hard to notice someone who is in trouble or find somebody to help you in time.

How many drinks can you have all inclusive in Ibiza? ›

Where does the six drink rule apply in Spain? Six alcoholic drinks are only allowed if you're on an all inclusive holiday. This means you can have up to three at lunch, and three at dinner.

Are drinks expensive in Ibiza? ›

As we have mentioned, drinks can be expensive, so if you're looking to have a drink before you go out, hunt out one of the many bars where drinks are a lot cheaper and you are guaranteed to get good deals.

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