A short walk from busy San Antonio Town, the bay offers plenty of quieter places to eat all kinds of cuisines. San Antonio Bay still has some top beach settings and shares the amazing sunsets dancing across the water at the Sunset Strip. Whether you want to try traditional Iberian cuisine, something a little more familiar like pizza or pasta, or chow down on what you'd eat back home, you can get it easily. Here are our top 10 places to eat in San Antonio Bay.
At the far west side of San Antonio Bay in Cala de Bou, Kumharas is by far the best spot in the bay to watch the sunset. Add to that the fusion of world flavours and fine Spanish wine and you have a top destination. The restaurant, which has a distinct hippy vibe, is overlooked by an old brick defence tower and you can relax in one of three zones – chillout, lounge or traditional. Entertainment comes in many forms including fire breathers, African dance and alternative music from live DJs.
This English-run restaurant serves a mean roast dinner but has a wide menu including pasta, Cajun chicken and Thai red curry. Serving delicious fresh food, their fixed price, three-course menu is just €14.95 and the locals also eat here, which is always a good sign. As well as a good wine menu, they serve cocktails and local artisan ales by Ibosim.
The star of the show here is the pizza oven and you can choose from a wide variety of toppings for your freshly-baked pizza. All bases are covered here with breakfasts, tapas, pasta, salads, grilled meats and paella also on the menu, as well as things for the kids to eat. On a Friday night there's an open buffet with BBQ meat, sides and dessert for under €13 and on Saturdays you can dine to the sound of live music.
Set in a small cove with seats on the beachfront, Sa Flama provides an idyllic setting from which to enjoy your meal day and night. In a shady spot among the pines you can enjoy food from the BBQ, pizza and tapas as well as Mexican favourites. You can even book the whole place for your group or wedding to make the most of the great setting.
The relaxed alfresco dining area makes this Thai restaurant stand out. Its whitewashed building is complemented by contemporary Thai decor including ornate parasols and an elegant water feature. Serving affordable and authentic Thai food, you can choose your level of spice.
Walking in to Sol y Sombra you'll feel like you're being invited into the owner's home. This rustic and welcoming taverna also has a large garden where you can dine on big benches under sun shades. With a good selection of Iberian dishes, grilled meats and salads, they also have much-talked-about fish and chips Fridays.
American, British and Mexican flavours combine at Liberty's, which serves huge portions. The English breakfast for under €5 will set you up for the day or, if you're visiting later, the burgers or ribs in Jack Daniel's sauce are worth a try. If you think you can handle it, they do a three-course dinner for €10.95.
Don't be fooled by the understated venue and decor at Kasbah Bay as the food is presented with artistic flair. Their menu is extensive, covering a bit of everything British, Spanish and Mediterranean, from roast dinner and steak to paella and even Thai. Children have plenty to choose from and parents will love the fact that kids eat free. They also serve well-priced and flavourful cocktails.
Of course, the best things on offer here are the delicious handmade pizzas and calzones, topped or filled with all your favourite ingredients. The chef is from Italy, so he knows what he's doing and can also whip up pasta, burgers, salads and grilled meats. It's the dessert calzones that people come back for. You can even get a delivery to your apartment for free.
When you have a hankering for a good curry, swing round to Curry Palace and see them cook your tikka or korma fresh while you wait. You can choose to have any dish either spicy, hot or very hot and they're open until 2am so there's no need to hurry your curry. The chicken tikka wraps are raved about and they also do a chicken tikka pizza.