It would seem there’s nowhere else you need to go for reenergizing with a cool drink or a delicious meal. At Rio Ibiza, they are this season proudly boasting it all with a menu and range of experiences to see you fed, watered and fully enjoying it from day to night. The whitewashed three-story building is nothing short of a restaurant powerhouse. Offering a sensational rooftop lounge, an intermediary club for special night-time events and the ground floor for watching the world go by – all in front of San Antonio’s bustling harbour – there’s a view to go with every calling of the day.
What is sure to go down a treat across the summer is the Bottomless Brunch that commences at 11am and goes through till 4pm. What better way to start a lazy day – or to cure last night’s after effects – than with a hearty breakfast, cocktail and unlimited cava for two whole hours? For €27 the brunch offers a choice of an English fry up, with a vegetarian option, Eggs Benedict with ham or Eggs Royale with smoked salmon. At hand to wash down the course, a Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan or Porn Star Martini come as the cocktail selections – all the while staff are on hand to keep your cava glass topped up. Sat on the plush seats outside in the sunshine, being waited on hand and foot, a daytime celebration is anyone’s winner.
Or, if a moon-lit dining experience is more your fancy, the towering Jack Daniel’s Rooftop Cocktail and BBQ Lounge is on hand to steal the show. Stretching across the spacious roof, more of Rio Ibiza’s lush seating take up the floor with thick wooden tables the foundation to the sumptuous dishes that come from the outdoor grill.
Once finished basking in the glow of the stars above and the performers that intertwine tables the circular bar offers seating for those who want a taste of the mouth-watering, hand-shaken cocktails with panoramic views of the seafront promenade.
With Rio Ibiza’s more removed location outside of the hustle and bustle of San Antonio’s plaza, the surroundings deliver an air of magic, especially at night when the boats at the marina come twinkling alive. Yet, just a stone’s throw away from all the pockets of bars and clubs the town offers, the restaurant makes a fitting stop before, after or in between the action. The main a la carte menu is not one to be overlooked either with a tasty offering to please every kind of craving. For a special paella in a sophisticated setting undeniably Rio Ibiza steps it up a notch crafting up platters that abound with fresh seafood. Their salmon tartare and chicken gyozas are our picks for a refreshingly light meal while hearty slow cooked lamb and Thai curry are on hand to fill even the hungriest of stomachs.
The stylish surroundings, lush furniture and extensive menus welcome guests to revel for as long as they so please and it’s easy to do so in such an ambient get-up. Open until late, if you stop for so much as a drink, nowhere does an Aperol Spritz or a Margherita better in town. Come during the day and stay to watch the building light up in purple, at Rio Ibiza the invite is to slow-down and savour your visit.