At the back of the stunning crystal blue, water kissed cove of Cala Gracioneta is the little known gem that is El Chiringuito. Now part of the Cafe Mambo group, this firm favourite with the locals is a superb setting for romantic, fairytale weddings, the cove with its shelved bay and golden sands. Access to Cala Gracioneta can be found by taking a drive down a winding road from San Antonio and then a gentle tree lined stroll to the back of the beach where you’ll find the restaurant. The restaurant by day is a chilled out family favourite, with children able to splash and play safely in the gently shelved bay. Breakfast is served from 10am in relaxed rustic style with fresh coffee and juices and can be taken either on the terrace in the shade or to your beach lounger if you desire. The lunch menu, served from 12:30 offers a choice menu of fresh fish and seafood or traditional tapas along with many other lighter bites. For those of you looking to work off a little lunch, why not go and explore the neighbouring Gala Gracio, visitors discover this little gem by taking a short walk up and along the perimeter of the coastal rocks. As you return to Cala Gracioneta and as the sun sets, the merriment of the day slowly changes into the gentle ambiance of evening laughter and the tinkling of glasses. All of your senses are stimulated as you listen to the sound of the waves caressing the beach whilst you breathe in the warm pine scented air. Many guests of the restaurant take glasses of champagne down to waters edge to dip a toe and share a moment of privacy. By evening, the restaurant’s true Ibicencan chef cooks up house specialities of freshly caught sole to an excellent and arguably best on the island paella. Also on the menu are fresh pastas, healthy salads and always a specials selection. Entertainment varies from occasional beach performers dancing with fire to the regular Friday and Saturday nights at the restaurant. El Chiringuito will delight you with of the passionate Tango on a Friday night to the energetic live flamenco (not to be missed) on a Saturday performed from 9pm by Gypsy Moreno of the Gypsy Kings. Don’t forget, if you are thinking of having that special day at El Chiringuito, the Essential Ibiza family are fully equipped and experience to cater for every possible VIP or Wedding requirement.