Along the coast of Cala de Bou is the wonderful Kumharas …. sunset point, restaurant bar lounge and all round great place to be!
With daily live music and alternative music events. Kumharas boasts it’s own hippy market with various stalls of typical Ibicencan clothing & handmade jewellery.
Only meters away from the crystal blue sea with exceptional views over the conejera island Kumharas is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a cocktail , shisha pipe or a fresh fruit juice.
We were warmly welcomed and immediately seated at our table. Upon opening the menu we were left with the almost impossible task of choosing our food, as every single dish sounded so delicious! I normally narrow things down to two or three but this was proving difficult. With a predominantly Mediterranian food policy it’s a perfect fusion of east meets west.
I opted for the Ox tataky which was a perfectly cooked and meltingly tender Ox salad with aromas of ginger , tomatoes & basil. Other choices are a superb vegetable Quinoa salad, sea bass cerviche with wild fruits and a cucumber carpaccio or a tartare of blue fin tuna with a Japanese miso vinaigrette!
From the hot starters we chose the tempura tiger prawns with an exquisite ‘nam prik pla yang’ Thai dipping sauce. Other hot starter choices were Galician clams in coconut milk lemon grass & lime leaves, slowly cooked octopus with sweet garlic and paprika oil. For main course we eventually chose the rack of lamb in a massaman sauce which was sous vide until achingly tender then finished in the pan to give a delightful crust. My better half opted for the confit of cod with lemon grass, sweet garlic , sautéed wild asparagus, jamon serrano and a perfectly poached egg. Other main courses included a fillet steak with a tamarind and orange reduction, foie mousse and potato terrine. There is also a whole section of wok and curry main courses. If you make it to dessert then you will be in much the same dilemma as the previous courses! From citric goats cheesecake with coconut cookie and raspberry sorbet or double texture of banana and fudge with creamy hazelnut.
The ambience and the food were of the highest quality and very well orchestrated… every dish that arrived at our table was immaculately presented and cooked to perfection.
Whether staying in the bay of San Antonio or any other part of the island Kumharas should be near the top of the things to do list!
With it’s very laid back atmosphere and hippyesque surroundings it makes for the perfect venue for families, friends and general like minded people. Be it just for sunset and a sublime cocktail or meal and start of the night ahead or maybe just to replenish your energy, Kumharas has a little touch of magic for everyone.
We had an exceptional evening at Kumharas and are looking forward to a return visit soon.