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“Great Spanish food!”
Review of Ibiza Restaurant - CLOSED

Ibiza Restaurant
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Top notch food and service, particularly the seafood. paella is also delicious. cocktails such as the blood orange margarita and the extensive wine list make this a wonderful place to both drink and eat.

Thank Sara E
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

My husband and I dined here with friends on a Saturday night. The restaurant was packed, and as soon as I tasted the food it was easy to tell why. Everything was fresh and delicious, perfectly cooked, and beautifully presented. Usually we don't splurge on drinks, appetizers, and desserts, but I'm glad we did. It was pricey but totally worth it. We will definitely be eating here again... and again and again...

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Thank Christine C
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Despite the tripadvisor rating at #5, in my opinion this is the Best Restaurant in New Haven. For fine dining when you are in New Haven, this is the place to go. My wife and I generally visit Ibiza two or three times a year, sometimes for special occasions, other times when we just want a really great meal. We tend to select fish for the main course, which is always presented creatively, but have also had excellent beef and pork entrees as well. We often start out with a few tapas as appetizers. In addition to the food, the wine selections are interesting and, with the help of the owner or waiters, we have "discovered" a number of excellent but less well-known Spanish wines. In addition, the prices of the wines are quite reasonable. On weekends the restaurant can be quite busy, but even under these circumstances the service is excellent.

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Thank Stefano_di_Perugia
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

I decided to return to Ibiza in downtown New Haven and introduce it to a student and his mom. They wanted something Spanish and this restaurant always equally competes with the Barcelona restaurant nearby. Took awhile to get seated, but the authentic staff made sure we were comfortable, and served us one of their specialty drinks as soon as possible. Even though we ordered beef tenderloin, organic chicken, giant shrimp and duck, this restaurant certainly adds its unique own touch to each and every entry along with an eye-popping presentation. Even the desserts were highly creative. Only disappointment was the time it took to get our duck cooked to perfection which took three tries. Luckily it was worth the wait. Often go to the other Ibiza in Hamden, which serves smaller portion tapas, but tonight we were anxious to go for something first class-- and we got our wish! Assume that the many others there did too.

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Thank Richard P
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We return to Ibiza every time we visit New Haven and have never yet been disappointed. It is always busy, even on a Monday evening, even when the weather is bad. This time we were seated next to two large parties (although we were offered a table elsewhere if we preferred quiet), and still the quality and the service were fully up to the usual high standards (although some people would consider it a little slow). As always, the atmosphere was welcoming and lively.

The amuse-bouche was a tiny dish of gazpacho accompanied by croquettes and blue cheese. We then shared an appetizer of mejillones (mussels from Prince Edward Island) with a saffron and coconut sauce, bacon, fennel, carrots, piquillo pepper, and cauliflower foam. This was a flavorful combination of ingredients and a good preparation for the main dishes.

One main dish was vieiras, grilled scallops with potato puree, piquillo pepper, and Spanish paprika. The other was the bacalao, which we have had before, a nice chunk of cod with black skin on one side accompanied by potato, cauliflower, baby shrimp, scallions, and purple cauliflower. Both were excellent and the portions were generous.

We started with a martini (rated 4.0 out of 5.0) and with dinner had a glass of red wine, La Atalaya 2009 from the Almansa region of Castille.

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