Restaurant Tamarama in Santa Eulalia – a new gem in Ibiza
Ibiza is being flooded with new restaurants over the last couple of years. It is hard to catch up and review them all, but sometimes restaurant owners take a different approach than just an invitation for an opening. Alix and Luca, owners of Tamarama, invited us for a personal tasting and, boy, we were spoiled. Are you ready to be blown away?..:)
You can find Tamarama in the picturesque harbour of Santa Eulalia, right on a corner with cozy terrace, romantic lights and view of the many yachts and sailing boats. Perfect for a romantic evening out with the love of your life. Alix and Luca know exactly what to do to make you feel at home and if you have a dog with you, no problem! Alix and Luca’s doggie Calipso will make your heart melt.
We were treated to a platter of cheese, typical Spanish sausage, Jamon, marinated boquerones and olives. And this wasn’t even the starter! Delicious bread with Humus which was out of this world, Pan -fried King Prawns, amazing Peruvian Ceviche and Bellotta Ham.
Whoop whoop, and the mouthwatering story continued. Salmon with ginger and bok-choy…amazing. Thai beef noodle salad…fresh and delicious. Green curry with chicken…we begged for more; and tender Rib-eye. All plates were prepared with the same love and passion…but the best was yet to come!!
Hand-cut fries with cheese and truffle oil
Being from Amsterdam, we grew up with chips (which we call in Dutch “patat”). So we are spoiled with the best of the best. But when the bowl of fried chips in truffle oil came to the table, we did not know what had hit us. The taste was rare, almost genius. The bowl was empty within minutes. With pride we say that Tamarama has the best chips on the island.
The Millennium Falcon
After we finished our main course and our talks went from Ibiza to movies to Star Wars, my eye caught this familiar shape in front of me. All the placemats were in the shape of Han Solo’s famous spaceship – The Millennium Falcon. Virgil, being a Star Wars geek, went berserk! We found out later that night that Luca is a proper Star Wars geek too. So are the placemats a coincidence? We will never know.
We have found our new favourite restaurant in Santa Eulalia. From bucket list to top favourite restaurants list. You will find us regularly on the terrace with a bowl of truffle chips in front of us 😉 We give Tamarama a 5 out of 5 stars.
People say “first see Naples then die”. We’d like to rephrase that to “first see Ibiza, have dinner at Tamarama then party and enjoy life.”