Foodie Ibiza? Superstar DJ Guy Gerber’s Insider Guide

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It’s no secret that the gorgeous Balearic Island of Ibiza is the clubbing capital of the world all summer long. But when the mega clubs close sometime in October, it becomes something totally else. And with autumn temps in the 70s, stunning beaches and scenery, and year-round sunshine (not to mention far lower hotel rates), those not disposed towards pumpkin picking and foliage might easily consider it for a fall weekend getaway.

Superstar DJ Guy Gerber knows Ibiza as well as anyone. A three-time Resident Advisor Top 10 Live Performer, the Israeli globetrotter has been a fixture on the scene for a decade, running critically-acclaimed nights at, amongst others, Pacha (which, for the record, stays open all year) – and he’ll be spinning at Paradise at DC10 there this Wednesday and next, September 13 and 20. In between, he’ll be making a very high-profile New York appearance this Saturday night, the 16th, bringing his Ibiza club RUMORS to the Knockdown Center in Queens. For dance heads, it’s an occasion not to be missed.

In the midst of his mad schedule, and as summer turns to autumn, we asked him to give us his expert guide to going foodie in Ibiza. And really, who wouldn’t love to settle down for a great meal after months of non-stop dancing?

 

 

La Paloma

Probably one of my favorite places, you can spend hours eating and drinking here. It’s in an absolutely stunning location, and there are few spots better to while away an afternoon or evening over freshly prepared, Tuscan-influenced cuisine.

Cala Bonita

Wow this place is amazing – such a beautiful little beach location. I once DJ’d a party for a friend here, so it always brings back that memory. It’s quiet, secluded and a really nice spot to hideaway. Not to mention the Mediterranean food is just phenomenal.

 

 

Izakaya

These guys have another spot in Amsterdam that’s next level – this one in Ibiza is brand new, and it’s also top. They’re super nice and always inviting us to go after RUMORS every Sunday. It’s definitely among the best Japanese food destinations on the island, if not the best. Make of meal of the creative Sakana small plates.

Hostal La Torre

This place is owned by the Mambo Brothers, who are very good friends of mine. I think it captures the essence of Ibiza for me, and it has an amazing view of the sunset. Perfect to have a drink and relax with creative tapas, fresh ensaladas and great ceviche.

 

 

Locals Only

This place is right in the middle of Ibiza town, it has a really relaxing vibe and the food is perfect every time. The seafood with an Italian influence is fantastic – and they use only the freshest produce. It’s a bit of an institution.

Maison Le Vrai

This place has a really interesting vibe, it’s sort of like a secret upscale rustic restaurant that makes really delicious, gourmet-level street foods. I’m also a big fan of the music they play here – it’s nice to listen to other styles on the island than just house and techno.