Words: Lara Young
Photography: Tamara Sini
As the craziness of the summer subsides, there is no better time to head to the picturesque bay of Cala Jondal, where Mediterranean restaurant Yemanja is ready to welcome us all year round. While many venues are preparing to shut their doors, in the relaxed setting of the rustic chic eatery long lazy afternoons in the sunshine never have to end. Take your seat in one the island’s most beloved beachfront destinations, soak up the ocean views and dine to your heart’s content with family and friends.
Yemanja is one of Ibiza’s long-standing gems on the South coast; in the true Ibiza spirit, this charming restaurant offers a stylish yet relaxed vibe and it is a favorite amongst many year-round residents and winter visitors in the know. With the White Isle blessed with over 300 days of good weather a year, Yemanja offers the opportunity to enjoy alfresco dining throughout all seasons.
As the scorching heat fades to a more comfortable temperature, we make a reservation for a front-line table with uninterrupted views of the glistening Balearic Sea. After a warm welcome we take our seats, kick off our shoes and promptly order a jug of Yemanja’s signature red wine sangria. As the days become progressively cooler we also look forward to some autumnal and wintery cocktails laced with rum, ginger and aromatic spices.
At Yemanja, a delicious mix of traditional Spanish cooking with a modern twist is served alongside seasonal plates – and the fresh fish is simply a must. Whether it’s a romantic lunch for two or dining as a large party, it is almost impossible to resist the spectacular platters of fresh paella brimming with succulent seafood, an irresistible treat all year-round. And whether you prefer a sumptuous meat feast or a healthy vegetarian dish, there is something for everyone on the menu.
With our bikini bodies in temporary hibernation, our attention is drawn to the delights of the dessert menu. Creamy homemade cheesecakes, decadent chocolate ganaches and other seasonal specials are tempting us to indulge. We are in no rush to leave, so there is always time for dessert and coffee whilst we remind ourselves how lucky we are to enjoy a slice of authentic Ibiza at this beautiful time. Open all 365 days of the year, make sure Yemanja’s number is in your little black book!
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