Sizzling Steaks & Sea Views At Rio Ibiza’s Rooftop Barbecue

Posted on May 26, 2019

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

From ‘Japeruvian’ to ‘Mediterrasian’, Ibiza is not short of exotic cuisines and quirky food fusions. However, sometimes all you want – and need to restore energy levels – is a juicy meat treat from the grill! Offering exactly that – with a side of cocktails and expansive sea views – is San Antonio hotspot Rio Ibiza. We enjoyed a girly dinner on the harbour restaurant’s lofty rooftop terrace, where a hearty barbecue awaits every day of the week from 7pm onwards.

Whether you are returning from a day out at sea or getting ready for a big night out, Rio Ibiza is the perfect spot to enjoy refreshing drinks and tasty food with the whole gang. The Jack Daniel’s Rooftop BBQ & Cocktail Lounge boast not only stunning vistas on San Antonio Bay and its glittering lights, but also ample space to accommodate big groups such as hen and stag dos.

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We began our evening with a selection of potent cocktails, which we toasted the night ahead with underneath the pastel pink, dusky sky. The zesty Margarita, an elegant and sweet Strawberry Bellini and an exotic concoction with passion fruit slipped down very nicely indeed while we perused the menu. Before we go any further, it’s important to point out that there are also several vegetarian options on the menu, so those who eat green don’t have to miss out.

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Sharing is caring, and for starters we tucked into indulgent crumbed and fried camembert cheese triangles topped with a sweet fruits of the forest sauce, savoured the fresh sea flavours of grilled prawns and fought over the last bites of hearty Ibicencan sausages. In the background, we could watch the chefs sizzle our main courses on the open BBQ station while the irresistible aromas filled the evening air![/caption]

 

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Next up, a veritable meat feast was delivered to our table – with some veggie options for our non-carnivorous friends too. Not holding back, we tucked into one of the generous sharing platters filled with tender pieces of chicken, juicy beef entrecote, aromatic lamb chops and more (yay) sausages served with grilled vegetables and Rio Ibiza’s moreish grilled potatoes. A fruity goats cheese salad, which combined the lush creamy dairy with strawberry slices and mango chunks, and completely addictive tempura aubergine fritters drizzled in a honey and goats cheese dressing satisfied the veggies on our table, although the had to stop us from stealing bites!

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We finished the evening with a duo of desserts to share: the enticingly named Brazilian Special and a classic chocolate fondant. Melting in the middle and rich in flavour, this indulgent chocolate classic never disappoints, while the South American inspired papaya and cassis liquor cream was a light, exotic dream perfect for sizzling summer nights. If you are looking for a place to enjoy a relaxed evening filled with tasty meats and fresh green dishes while catching a light sea breeze, Rio Ibiza is your place to be!

Further Information & Reservations
t: +34 672 278 171
w: www.rioibiza.com
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