Who: Davide Rizzo – Architect Where: Berlin – Mitte Russia’s…
What: Cami de Balafia, Restaurant
Where: San Juan, Ibiza, Spain
Best of IBIZA LOVE
Everyone loves Lina-Marie and she loves her guests. And they come to her typical Ibiza restaurant Cami de Balafia, to enjoy the best BBQ of the island. Hidden – and therefore only detectable if you know the exact address – lies the small, family-operated restaurant beyond the Street 733 in direction to San Juan at kilometer 15,4.
Since more than 33 years beef is prepared over a charcoal grill in the inner court of the Balafia.
Feasting under the Stars
There’s a choice of lamb, chicken, rabbit, pork chop and the best filet of beef that I’ve ever tried. MyStylery lifts the secret of the incomparable aroma: The grill is flamed with three different types of wood: almond-, carob- and olive wood. A wonderful smell that can be discovered by long distance.
Sorry Veggies! This is nothing for you
A menu doesn’t exist. When Lina-Marie receives the orders at the wooden tables, the guests have the option to choose the best tomato salad either with or without onions. At that point I also don’t want to keep the secret of the delicious sweet potatoes. And the homemade aioli – pure garlic – is only recommended if you don’t have any other dates in the next three days.
The Balafia is always packed with people during the evening. In the afternoon it is a little more contemplative. Then, Lina and her sisters sit in the kitchen and discuss the newest island gossip, whilst snipping the ingredients for their dishes. BvH
Reservation in advance recommended! Ask for the opening hours via call and take enough cash with you – credit cards are not accepted.
Contact Cami de Balafia:
Sant Joan de Labritja Road, km 15.4
+34 971 32 50 19