Atzaro Chiringuito: The Healthy Hangout For Beach Lovers

Posted on August 10, 2018

Words: Lara Young

Images: Tamara Sini

It is the height of the season and it is hot, hot, hot! We wake up to endless blue skies and soaring temperatures and most of us can only think of one thing – heading to the beach for a refreshing dip before braving the sun to top up the tan. Cala Nova is one of our favourite beaches with its golden sand and crystal-clear water. The Atzaro Group, well known its luxurious Agroturismo at the heart of the island, offers not just one, but two beautiful restaurants on this stretch of paradise.  The effortlessly elegant and authentic Atzaro Beach overlooks the sands from high on the cliffs framing Cala Nova, but on this occasion, we had come to relax and take cover from the heat at the cute Atzaro Chiringuito.

An authentic and relaxed beach bar and eatery, the breezy venue oozes a chilled out vibe. Nestled amongst the towering reeds of the dunes, it offers the perfect retreat from the sun. Its whitewashed wooden tables do not stay empty for long as it is a popular spot for a mid-morning recuperative juice, a family brunch or a leisurely lunch with friends. Everyone is greeted with a big smile from the friendly staff, who are always happy to advise on the fresh juices, cocktails and menu options available daily.

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Traditionally, the Spanish ‘chiringuito’ originated as an informal beach shack selling tapas and drinks. Whilst staying true to this authentic boho vibe, Atzaro Group cleverly incorporates its bespoke branding by adding a stylish edge to the décor and menu curation. The menu offers a wide variety of healthy Mediterranean juices and dishes that can be shared and enjoyed in this beautiful natural setting. Locally produced organic ingredients are sourced wherever possible.

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Invited to sample the current menu, we eagerly got off to a healthy start and ordered almost every green juice available. We all enjoyed our much-needed healthy detox juices, each of which provided a refreshing boost of varying degrees of lime, lemon, melon and mint. Having whet our appetites, we ordered some sharing plates including ‘Mediterranean Delights’ – a platter of homemade hummus, baba ganoush, tzatziki, falafel and pita bread, as well as the speciality Vegetable Tempura with a soy and chilli dip. The mix of spices, crunchy vegetables and creamy dips was a big hit and we were left fighting over the last red pepper tempura in light crispy batter.

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Regardless of our mix of dietary preferences, which included pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan (this is Ibiza after all) the menu offered a plentiful choice for everyone. The colourful Buddha Bowl made from orange, broccoli, courgette, tofu and quinoa, dressed with a red curry sauce, not only looked beautiful but tasted deliciously fresh and delivered a spicy little kick. Ceviche is always a winner as a light lunchtime option and our bowl of lightly marinated fish with delicately flavoured vegetables was no exception.

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For those with a more substantial appetite we recommend the succulent Chicken Skewers with peanut sauce and basmati rice. In addition to the main plates, a lovely selection of sandwiches and burgers is also available. We loved the healthy twist on traditional salmon and cream cheese combination, which was served in between layers of large crisp crackers with a healthy addition of rocket and avocado – a win-win combination.

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Whilst you may not plan on having dessert we warn you, the selection of puddings is hard to resist – and you can always share, of course! Choose from a long list including home-baked creamy cheesecake, indulgent chocolate fondant or sweet and sticky apple tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream. Need we say more? Open daily from 11am until midnight, we felt seriously tempted to revisit for cocktails and dinner in the evening.

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Having enjoyed our leisurely lunch, relaxed and refreshed we were ready to head back to the beach for a snooze under an umbrella on one of Atzaro Chiringuito’s sun-beds. The Atzaro Group maintains a keen interest in the condition of the beach and the environment as a whole. Playing an active role in regular beach cleans and using biodegradable products throughout the group wherever possible, every effort is made to ensure the island can be enjoyed by all!

Further Information & Reservations
t: +34 971 078 228
w: www.atzaro.com

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