Located in the very small village of San Mateo, with its imposing white Church and roads lined with vines and almond trees, a traveler can find Restaurante Can Cires, owned by an Ibicenco lady named Victoria and her french husband Frances. A unique combination that brings an element of charm to this old finca with a naturally beautiful courtyard.

Its open for lunch from Monday to Friday and in the evenings for dinner under the stars of a brightly lit Ibiza sky. A rustically romantic venue, which serves one of my favorite starters in Ibiza, its homemade Flambé, that is not to miss. Its Chateau-Briand is as good as anywhere on the island, on par with Sa Capella in my opinion. The full menu is available to view on the Can Cires Website

For desert try the specialty of the house, the Tarte Flambé, accompanied by a bottle of the very good local wine from the nearby, Sa Cova Bodega, which is located just up the road and open daily for wine tasting. The courtyard has a small playground to keep the children under six happy but the Can Cires parrot, who is perched overlooking the diners, is the star attraction for the young at heart. A quirky and very Ibicenco restaurant that is well worth visiting as it leaves an impression that it is more than just a business.

Starter Flambé

My Starter Flambé