A ‘Mint’ Dinner On Ibiza’s Sunset Strip

Posted on August 25, 2019

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

Whether you are coming to the White Isle for the first time or the 100th, San Antonio’s bustling Sunset Strip offers a fun and vibrant Ibiza experience. World-famous for its unspoilt views on the stunning Ibiza sunset, it’s the perfect location for a seaside dinner with your nearest and dearest and to watch the world go by. Part of the renowned Mambo Group, Mint Lounge Ibiza proudly take the first slot on this iconic promenade and makes for the perfect sunset spot whether you’re out with family or your party posse!

With friends from the UK here to visit, we booked a table on the elevated wooden platform that has been erected right next to the busy walkway, floating above the rocky coastline and just a stone’s throw away from the crashing waves. When we arrived around 20.00, the sun making its golden descent towards the waters, the atmosphere was already electric with anticipation.

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We chose to begin our sunset dinner with a selection of potent cocktails from Mint Lounge Ibiza’s generous list; and toasted the occasion with a classic fruity Cosmopolitan, a zesty and refreshing Moscow Mule and the perfectly light and summery Watermelon Sunset, made with Tequila Jimador, watermelon and lime juice and fresh mint! The trendy restaurant and bar also offers a great selection of G&T combinations made with a variety of different spirits and fruits, and we couldn’t resist the ‘Tropical’ gin tonic mixed with Beefeater Gin, Royal Bliss tonic and chunks of kiwi, mango and pineapple.

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Expertly advised by our friendly – and patient – host Jade, who talked us through the menu to help us decide between the many mouth-watering options, we started with a selection of sharing dishes before choosing a main course each. Meanwhile, the sun was disappearing into the waves in a blaze of golden and orange light that faded into pink, and thanks to our prime position we felt like we were watching the spectacle on a big cinema screen!

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As the sky began to turn pastel in the afterglow, our starters arrived: crunchy Italian ‘Bruschetta’ bread topped with sun-ripened tomatoes as well as salty capers and olives, a bowl of plump mussels served in a slightly spicy ‘Marinara’ sauce with a pleasant kick and a colourful plate of luscious, creamy buffalo mozzarella surrounded by aromatic San Marzano and Datterini tomatoes. With our meal well underway, we soaked up the lively atmosphere on the Strip. World-famous Claptone was hosting his weekly The Masquerade pre-party at Mint Lounge’s neighbouring sister venue Café Mambo and we listened to the infectious house music beats drifting into our ears. Soon, our main courses arrived and they were just as tasty as the starters!

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Never being able to resist a Mint Lounge pizza – huge and generously laden with both toppings and cheese – we shared the addictive ‘Mexicana’ pizza, a flavour explosion with chili con carne, crème fraiche, cheddar and spicy jalapenos. On the opposite end of spectrum, the ‘Cold Prawn Cocktail’ salad was brimming with avocado chunks, pickled red onion, slices of boiled egg and, of course, juicy king prawns served on romaine lettuce hearts and endive leaves – a healthy and light option perfect for sweltering summer nights.

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Our indulgences continued with the utterly moreish ‘Pappardelle Cickiricki’ pasta, a bowl full of hearty goodness boasting tender pieces of chicken in a creamy (but not too heavy) mushroom sauce topped with Parmesan cheese. Our mouths are still watering as we are writing this, several days later. Last, but not least, another showstopper of a dish we highly recommend were the ‘Grilled Calamari’. Seafood lovers will swoon at the delightful texture of the squid and the delicious BBQ flavours, perfectly complimented by baby new potatoes and a selection of crunchy veggies.

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Never able to resist a cheeky dessert, we ended our night with a couple of sweet treats to share: the rich and luxurious Chocolate & Hazelnut Brownie and the sweet and light White Chocolate Pannacotta served with a mango and passion fruit cream. From the warm hospitality and efficient service to the high quality of the food – paired with stunning sunset views and a vibrant atmosphere – Mint Lounge Ibiza is highly recommended as a hotspot to start your night-time adventures in style!

Further Information & Reservations
t: +34 971 595 903
w: www.mintloungeibiza.com

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