Gastronomy is one of the pillars of Ibiza’s tourist offering due to the arrival of renowned Michelin-starred chefs and the establishment of haute cuisine restaurants. Sergi Arola was the pioneer, when he opened his tapas restaurant Vi Cool at the Hotel Aguas de Ibiza. He was followed by Paco Roncero, with Sublimotion, at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza.
The brothers Albert and Ferran Adrià, together with Guy Laliberté, creator of Cirque du Soleil, inaugurated a new concept of show restaurant in Heart, at the Ibiza Gran Hotel.
In 2019, the island of Ibiza welcomed chef Martín Berasategui, who captains the kitchens of Exteko, at the Bless Hotel Ibiza, and Omar Malpartida with his restaurant Maymanta, at the Aguas de Ibiza in Santa Eulària with a Peruvian cuisine offering and Nandu Jubany opened Pecador also in Santa Eulàlia.
13 Michelin stars on the island of Ibiza
Between them, they have more than 13 Michelin stars that place the island of Ibiza as a gastronomic benchmark. Óscar Molina of the restaurant La Gaia at the Ibiza Gran Hotel is another local culinary icon and presents a gastronomic event of flavors and textures. He was accompanied by renowned chef Mario Sandoval and Mexican Roberto Ruiz, the only Michelin-starred chef in Europe, among others, highlighting the sophistication and commitment to local produce.
In November 2019, the island of Ibiza won its first Michelin star. Es Tragón, the award-winning restaurant located in Sant Antoni, is led by chef Álvaro Sanz and his partner Antoni Gallart. The gastronomic recognition came after four seasons working to pursue a dream come true. Es Tragón is committed to personal and creative haute cuisine from the hand of chef Álvaro Sanz (Madrid 1983) with Mediterranean roots and forays into Mexican gastronomy, where respect for prime ingredients prevails.
The restaurant opened in 2016 and is located on the road to Cala Gracioneta and Cap Negret. Its head chef, Álvaro Sanz, trained with chefs such as Santi Santamaría, Martín Berasategui and Joël Robuchon and directed the kitchens of the Arzak restaurant in Mexico before arriving on Ibiza.
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