This 2017 summer season, your intrepid Boats Ibiza bloggers are reviewing some of our favourite Ibiza beach restaurants to make it a little bit easier for you to choose the right location for your ideal lunch break. It can be a tough decision! This week, guest blogger Louise Nealon checks out one of our all-time favourite Ibiza beach restaurants, Sa Trinxa.
If you like your seafood served up with a side of high energy and great tunes, then palm leaf-fringed beach bar, Sa Trinxa on Ses Salines Beach may just be the perfect place for you.
A local institution since 1978, this most bohemian of Ibiza beach bars shows no sign of slowing down with a beautiful yet unpretentious and welcoming crowd enjoying the atmosphere both in the restaurant and on the beach. For dress code, be guided by the Bs: bikini, board shorts and barefoot!
Iconic Ibiza vibe
The diners are as appreciative of the music as the food, and it can make for a small wait as no one is keen to move on quickly but the wait (about 30 mins on average) is certainly worth it as the fun and relaxed atmosphere personifies that iconic Ibiza vibe.
Serving food and drinks in both the restaurant and on the beach, the hardest working (and fastest moving) staff I have ever seen negotiate their way around the dancers with skill, smiles and often some fabulous dancing – check out their Instagram feed @satrinxaibiza for a taste.
The menu is extensive and caters for all food cravings – from a large range of salads and egg dishes to meats, pastas, burgers, fish, wok dishes and desserts. There is a good selection of wines, champagnes and beers, and the most popular drink choice is Sa Trinxa’s legendary jug of sangria. Coffees can be made any way you like them, and do not disappoint.
On our visit, we both opted for fish as a late lunch option and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of the food from this relaxed, beach bar. It would delight any seasoned restaurant-goer for both taste and presentation.
I can’t recommend enough the fillet steak of sea bass with basil mousse and baked potatoes (Lomo de lubina con muselina de albahaca y patatas panadera). The sea bass was grilled to perfection with a strong crisp skin covering melt-in-your-mouth flesh and topped with roe. The accompanying basil mousse was light, fluffy and subtle in flavour, enhancing the fish well.
The potatoes, sliced thinly island-style, were baked with pepper giving them a delicate spice taste.
The fillets of hake in green sauce dish (Suprema de merluza en salsa verde) arrived decorated with a beautiful selection of seafood including prawns, squid, octopus, mussels and clams arranged artfully. While the hake was cooked perfectly, the seafood was the champion of this plate, beautifully fresh and tasty, and the subtle green sauce, more of a broth, was a delicate complement to all, a nod to heat but not too spicy.
While we didn’t order dessert, our table neighbours did and next time we are definitely getting their gorgeous chocolate dipped biscuits with ice-cream – I’d recommend asking for multiple spoons as it’s likely that everyone will want to try!
The best way to describe the experience of lunch dining at Sa Trinxa is well-organised chaos with a huge injection of fun. With groups of diners in assorted sizes dancing in their seats and around their tables, it’s a great place to enjoy a late disco lunch and get in the mood for that Ibiza night out. Check it out!
Afterwards, if you need to walk off your lunch, or take some time out after all that dancing, head up towards the pirate tower where you’ll find lots of hidden coves for swimming, sun baking and napping.
Thumbs up, (or even hands in the air!) for food, service and atmosphere, a definite must-try for the classic Ibiza beach dining experience.
Where: End of Ses Salines beach (left as you enter from main car park- towards the Pirate Tower, look for the green roof)
Parking: Large paid car park available
Service: in bar, restaurant and on beach
When: 11.00 – 21.00, 7 days
Reservations: Not available
Price range: €14 (burgers/salads) to €27 (mains)
Sa Trinxa DJ Schedule:
Mon & Wed: Jon Sa Trinxa
Tuesday: Andi Piper
Thursday & Saturday: Marcello Marchitto
Friday & Sunday: France Moiraghi
Editor’s note: Many thanks to award winning Communications Director, Louise Nealon for being our guest blogger this week. Louise co-founded one of Australia’s foremost independent PR agencies, Callidus PR – an innovative agency with an impressive client list and over 22 local and global awards to show for it. Proud!
Words & images | Louise Nealon Lead image & Video | Sa Trinxa
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