Sa Mar Ibiza Opens In Style

Posted on May 19, 2017

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: Tamara Sini

As huge fans of the Amar Ibiza Group’s first dining destination, the quirky and charming La Dispensa in the heart of Dalt Vila, we were very excited to hear that this summer, the fast-growing company is opening no less than three new venues. Following hot on the heels of sushi hotspot Wasa-B’s inaugural night, this week saw the stylish seafood and sushi eatery Sa Mar bring up the shutters for the first time.

Located just a stone’s throw off the famous Plaza Del Parque and sitting right underneath the imposing walls of Ibiza’s historic fortress, we could hear the thumping bass and spot the crowd of curious guests that had gathered outside Sa Mar from a hundred meters off. While roadwork continues to streamline the newly pedestrianised Vara De Rey and the surrounding area, it’s still a bit of an awkward time for local businesses as potential diner get their bearings and find new access routes to this beautiful neighbourhood, so we were thrilled to see how many people had turned up to attend the opening.

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Like all Amar Ibiza venues, Sa Mar Ibiza has been designed with a lot of care and attention to detail, oozing style from every corner. The intimate eatery can seat up to 50 diners and will stay open year-round, much to the delight of island residents. On its first night, the outdoor terrace was bustling with almost every table taken as guests enjoyed a first taste of the restaurant’s incredible fresh seafood offering. Founders Cristian Jesús Grossi and José Luis Bousoño Rodríguez were busy greeting their guests and chatting with them over crip glasses of wine and refreshing beers, proudly showing off the latest gem in their crown of culinary destinations.

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A colourful display of fish, mussels and shellfish – from which we spotted the busy crew selecting eye-catching giant crabs and prawns for the seafood platters – hinted at the variety of choice on the menu, while a huge number of carefully selected bottles wines and champagne was beautifully arranged behind one of the windows to tempt us to indulge! Specialising in seafood, salads and sushi, Sa Mar Ibiza offers everything from fresh oysters, ceviches and carpaccios to seafood platters, sushi rolls and sashimi, as well as cooked fish dishes, mussels and tartars.

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The extensive cocktail lists offers a few popular classics but mostly the restaurant’s own innovative creations, while the wine and champagne list is bursting with over fifty different bottle to choose from. With its stylish surroundings and amazing views onto the historic core of Ibiza Town, welcoming staff and divine culinary offering, we can already see ourselves returning time and time again. Open from 12.00 until 2.00 every day, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a spot of lunch, a dinner with friends or a romantic date. And if the opening night is anything to go by, the rest of the island agrees. Congratulations to the Amar Ibiza Group on their latest venture, and big thanks for treating the island to another foodie hotspot!

Information & Reservations
w: www.samaribiza.com

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