Afternoon In Coco Beach Ibiza

Posted on July 5, 2013

Jimmys Coco Beach sits towards the quiet end of Bossa beach, a picture of sophistication, it is a stunning beach restaurant that offers a luxurious sun bathing option as well as one of the most comprehensive menus on the island. From the minute you give your car keys to the valet to park and walk into the restaurant, there is no doubt that this is not a typical beach eatery, the tables are beautifully dressed, the staff is immediately attentive and there is a very cool vibe, helped by the music that the resident DJ is programming. The clientelle is a mixture of people eating wearing beachwear and those who have just stepped out of the office, which adds to the atmosphere and laid back feel of the place. There is a real sense of personality about Coco Beach and with a famous chef in the kitchen looking after proceedings, we can’t help but think are about to witness something special.

Coco Beach Ibiza

Julia and Jimmy took over Coco Beach in 2005 and quickly established it as one of the must visit destinations for the foodies that regularly flock to the island as well as making it a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. It offers an elegant dining choice, afternoon or night, and as Julia meets us and shows us to our table we are handed what could possibly be the biggest menu we have ever seen! Normally when we are out and about on our travels we try and make sure that everyone orders a different dish, giving you a comprehensive look at the variety on offer, this can sometimes lead to some gentle debate when two people opt for the same choice but something tells me that is not a problem we will face today. While we have a read through the massive menu we have a variety of breads and raw cut vegetables and dips to nibble on.

Coco Beach Ibiza
Coco Beach Ibiza

Having a great variety to choose from, while making it easier not to choose the same dish as the person next to you, does bring its own problems; there are so many amazing dishes on it, choosing just one proved to be a real challenge. Luckily, Julia gave us some helpful hints and pointers, which made it slightly easier. For starters we choose pumpkin soup, tomatoes with burrata-mazzarella and basil, foie gras with different jams and beef carpaccio with parmesan and rocket. While we wait for the starters I take a walk over to the boutique where a range of Buddha to Buddha jewellery and clothing is on offer. While there is no doubting that Coco Beach offers a fine dining experience, there is a really relaxed atmosphere, in keeping with its beach location, and as DJ Ramon Castells drops the perfect lounge set, there are smiling faces everywhere. By the time I get back to the table the rose wine is open and there is a plate of oysters to try before the starters. Little touches like this make a big difference to the experience.

Coco Beach Ibiza
Coco Beach Ibiza

The serving staff is friendly and as well as offering help with our food choices, makes sure that our glasses are never empty of either wine or water, not to mention engaging in a bit of friendly chat throughout the course of the meal. The starters are as colourful as they are delicious, beautifully presented and gratefully if not gracefully consumed. Jimmy is well known throughout the island and beyond, the Michelin star chef clearly has a talent for creating culinary magic, combining flavours to produce the perfect dishes. The choosing of the main course is something that we needed help with and we were gently guided towards one of the restaurants signature dishes chicken curry Matsaman with vegetables and rice, sole Meuniere with mashed potatoes and spinach, surf and turf with king crab and potato gratin and grilled calfs liver with fried onions and mashed potatoes. The fish is cooked to perfection and peels off the bone with ease and with the simple combination of mash potato and spinach makes for a great choice. The surf and turf was huge and looked like a challenge but one that was quickly dispatched, and we all had to try the chicken curry, given that it is one of the signature dishes, it’s clear to see why so many people can’t wait to get back on the island to get another taste of this!

Coco Beach Ibiza
Coco Beach Ibiza
Coco Beach Ibiza

Thoroughly satisfied and probably ready for a siesta, which I think is entirely possible in our booth as, unlike other places, there is plenty of space to breath out and relax and the deep cushions do make for a potential pillow but before we drift off the suggestion is that we try the combo dessert, a plate of desserts for 4 people, sounds like a great idea! What arrives is simply spectacular, every dessert on the menu is represented, from chocolate cake to three different flavours of sorbet, ice cream, strawberries, other exotic fruit and a couple of naughty pastries, had we known about this we may have worn elasticated trousers! It’s a fun end to the perfect afternoon on the beach and while the temptation to wander over to one of the four-poster lounge beds and have a nap is strong, we are on the move once again. Coco Beach is a stunning destination, it has everything that a first class restaurant has, from the amazing service from attentive, friendly staff, to the quality and genius from the kitchen but it also has the attitude of a cool spot on the beach, which gives it that unique edge. This is a place that once you have been, you will want to come back again and again, I know we do!

Coco Beach Ibiza
Coco Beach Ibiza

Coco Beach Ibiza

Calle de la ciudad de Palma s/n
07817
Playa d’en Bossa
t: (+34) 971 395 862