On Ibiza, there are restaurants featuring different gastronomic trends and directions. Vacationers will easily find dishes of virtually any cuisine of the world. Nevertheless, tourists interested in typical regional dishes should visit local restaurants that specialize in cooking seafood. Fish dishes make up the basis of the national cuisine, and Rajada is one of the most popular dishes with fish in the region. Rajada contains a fish species, harvesting which is regulated by the government. The dish is quite costly at Ibiza restaurants, but its exceptional taste completely compensates high price.
Some food that locals eat on a daily basis may look exotic to foreign guests. For example, there are such dishes as soup with goosefish or stingray stewed in tomato sauce. Food with fish and mussels is the most widespread in the region. As a rule, local chefs prefer to stew them, but roasted fish and seafood are also not rare.
Meat dishes are always present in the menus of local restaurants. Pork remains the most popular choice. Perhaps, Jamon dry-cured ham is the most popular meat delicacy in the region. Tourists can try jamon not only in restaurants but also on markets and in some grocery shops. Prior to serving, the ham is sliced into thin pieces and then eaten with hands.