If you haven’t yet visited Cala Llonga then you may wish to know that this is one of the safest family orientated beaches on the island. With its long narrow cove and gently sloping beach it’s ideal for all ages and all swimming abilities. On a hillside behind the beach you will see the Pueblo Asparagus apartment complex which has two swimming pools with three bars all open to everyone. This is also where you will find one of Ibiza’s finest dining places, Restaurant Wild Asparagus. This restaurant is in now in its 46th year of serving the finest Mediterranean and international cuisine and is still in the hands of one of the original owners, Luis, although now partnered by Head Chef Miguel and their team, all dedicated to making it one of the friendliest dining venues you’ll ever come across. The Restaurant Wild Asparagus has managed to retain many of its original features and somehow its original quaintness and charm. The furnishing, the pleasing to the eye decor and memorabilia that has been accumulated over the years, leave you in no doubt that you’re in a Spanish restaurant.
Of course the most important factor in any restaurant is the food and this is where Miguel and his kitchen staff excel. The menu offers a wide range of Spanish/Mediterranean and international dishes plus daily specialities, such as a traditional freshly prepared paella, the slow roasted shoulder of lamb, or a more contemporary Sunday Chicken Curry with a multiple selection of dips and pickles. Everything is prepared using the highest quality meats, market fresh fish and it can make deciding which to choose take a little time. Not to worry, Luis will make you a refreshing cocktail or perhaps a G&T which you can sit and sip while taking in the privileged views of the bay and beach of the village of Cala Llonga below. Those of a certain age will remember that at one time the “in” starter was a prawn cocktail, but over the years it became a little outdated. Re-live the past and sample one here and you’ll wonder how on earth it still isn’t the number one choice everywhere. Be sure to save a space for a dessert, as Mati will do her best to tempt you with her trolley of mouth-watering cakes pastries and seasonal fruits. (Stilton cheese, fresh pineapple, with a glass of port is one of our favourites). There is of course a “Special Menu” for young diners. The comprehensive wine list allows one to sample some of Spain’s fine wines at realistic prices, however the ever popular house wine is excellent and shouldn’t be easily dismissed. Whatever you decide to eat or drink, and whether you choose to sit inside or out on the terrace you will, like many before you, soon become embraced in the ambience that is The Restaurant Wild Asparagus. The restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday from 7pm, plus Sunday lunch 1pm – 3:30pm. The sea view bar and terrace are open to non-diners. For reservations tel 971 196409