Spanish word ‘chiringuito’ means a small bar where drinks and tapas are served. However, El Chiringuito Cala Gracioneta is much more than this: it’s a wonderful seaside restaurant belonging to Mambo group, responsible for the best venues of San Antonio Sunset Strip (Cafe Mambo, Sushi Mambo, Savannah and Mint Lounge). It occupies a privileged position at Cala Gracioneta, the smaller and more secluded counterpart of the popular Cala Gracio beach, and spoils its visitors with superb sea view and incomparably relaxed vibes.
Thoroughly preserving the atmosphere of a typically Spanish spot, El Chiringuito specializes in paella – a firm contender for the laurels of the best one on the island. Another great option to order would be the catch of the day (think of San Pedro with garlic, candied peppers and crunchy potatoes, or Sea bass on a bed of potatoes and coconut sauce) or other seafood delights: deep fried anchovies, fresh tuna salad, or tuna tataki with different kinds of flavoured salt. All courses are made in upped-portion sizes – be ready for this when ordering sautéed Ibiza prawns, burratina salad or honeyed ham croquettes. To wash it all down, order a jug of sangria, or select a cocktail to check the excellent skills of local the mixologist.
Deservedly called the hidden gem of the Western coast of the island, El Chiringuito Cala Gracioneta perfectly fits in the surrounding landscape. Ideal option for those who love to stay in touch with nature while living and breathing Ibiza.