Most of the people think that Ibiza is only party in summertime, whereas it becomes a desert island during the winter; it seems that just the tourism brings it life. But recently this tradition has been broken, so instead of working half year and closing the other six months, more establishments remain open the whole year. One of those is Sa Calma, located in Puerto Deportivo Marina Ibiza.
‘We used to close two month in winter, but now there is a huge need of employment in the island. So our employees will be able to keep working longer’, explains the owner José María Torres Torres. Joined to the hostelry world since he was born, he created this charming restaurant with an incredible view to Dalt Vila, where the guests can experience the calm that its name points out.
As most of the business, Sa Calma is also dedicated to the tourism in summer. With its marvelous terrace, it is easy to see it completely crowded until the wee hours. Now, during the winter, it´s still open every day of the week, from 9.00 to 21.00, and the weekends until midnight.
In the cold months of the year, Sa Calma becomes the refuge of the habitants in this island. With its outside heater and its covered terrace, as a hothouse, it’s now a meeting point for many residents. ‘In summertime the ibicencos work hard and don’t have time to have fun. Now, in winter, when they can rest, there are no open establishments to go out. This is one of the reasons why Sa Calma remains open, to give them a chance to have a great time outside’, says Torres, who also admits that it is always very pleasant when people recommend the restaurant to others, that is the best advertisement.
They take care of their clients during the whole year; customer service is the most important thing for them. They never change their cooking style, so the menu only varies adding more warm dishes in winter. In summer you can find many cold salads that became warm ones modifying some ingredients; always being loyal to the Mediterranean cuisine with a pinch of Ibiza. The winter menu offers a different meal each day of the week, economic and delicious chef specials!
To finish, just a quick remind that Sa Calma will be open during Christmas time, including 25th and 31st of December, but also New Year’s Day! Special dates when everyone is welcome to enjoy the menu, carefully selected and cooked for each day. Don´t forget to call in advance to book your table, otherwise you may miss it.