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Today the island of Ibiza is considered one of the most prosperous territories of the Mediterranean, thanks to the tourism phenomenon, which began on the island more than half a century ago. However, the reality of the Ibiza in times gone by has nothing to do with the living standards enjoyed by today's Ibizan families. Before Ibiza had a tourism industry,...

They say that the origin of salted fish is to be found in the Dead Sea, where the fish were covered with clay. In any case, this technique, which in Es Torrent we use daily, especially with seabass, is very old and widespread throughout the Mediterranean. The technique consists of covering the fish with a crust of coarse salt before baking...

The municipality of Sant Josep, which occupies the south of Ibiza, is the largest on the island and covers the most kilometers of coastline. Some of the most important beaches are in its territory, such as Ses Salines, Es Cavallet, Platja d'en Bossa or the Platges de Comte. Es Torrent, however, awaits in the area of Es Cubells, which is...

This coming Friday, April 12, Es Torrent inaugurates a new season, which will be the 33rd in our history. For weeks, the restaurant team has been working to have everything in order. The terrace is ready, the suppliers have delivered and we have ordered the best fresh fish on the island, to serve 'bullit de peix', grills, baked fish and...

When summer is rainy and autumn kicks off with a cold snap, it’s only a matter of weeks before wild mushrooms start popping up. The Pitiusan Islands (Ibiza and Formentera taken together) are home to several coveted species, prompting devoted mushroom seekers to head to the woods, basket in hand. While mushroom hunting is a fine way to enjoy the...

The menu at Es Torrent is comprised primarily of sea-based dishes made from the best that local waters have to offer. Most of our dishes are traditional recipes, passed down from generation to generation and reinvented by our chefs who add their personal touch according to their own culinary experience. In this blog, however, we are going to distill the...

We have already determined in previous posts that there are three outstanding varieties of large fish native to Ibiza: red scorpionfish, John Dory and grouper. To these we may add a fourth variety, just as delicious – some even prefer it – but less known because it is scarcer and therefore not always featured on restaurant menus: dentex or “déntol”...

If you had to name one dish that is always on the menu at restaurants featuring traditional island cuisine, it would have to be the seafood paella. There is really no establishment specializing in typical fishermen’s fare that doesn’t serve it, something which probably cannot be said of any other entrée. Es Torrent, of course, offers it as one of...

As the Spanish saying roughly goes, “Seek from the sea grouper, and from the land, lamb”, a recommendation that seems conceived especially for Ibiza, considering that, in years gone by, lamb, along with kid goat, pork and fowl, were the only meats available on the island, while grouper was held as the best fish that could be served at any...

Restaurants in Ibiza, Es Torrent included, usually serve an appetizer when people sit down, typically consisting of a little bowl of ‘all i oli’ sauce, some olives and a basket of the island’s characteristic country bread. Each restaurant has its own special touch, some making the sauce stronger, some milder, some adding a hint of tartness with a few drops...