Saturday, November 29, 2014

Ibiza; S'Escalinata

Hi guys! I'm taking a break from my research paper and so I've decided to make it sort of productive by sharing my experience at S'Escalinata, an adorable snack and juice bar in the fortifications of Ibiza.

We discovered the spot while walking around, obviously, after visiting the church. We got lost on our way down but that was quite a pleasant discovery.

So we sat down on a huge pillow and ordered some drinks. We started taking selfies and were admiring the view on the town down there and the tourists exploring the fortifications. The girls had a glass of local vino tinto (red wine) while I asked for a zumo de piña (pineapple juice). The juice was so thick and creamy that the straw was standing on its own. I don't know if you see it on the picture, but it's not touching the side of the glass.

We also asked for tortilla de patata con pan tomate (potato omelet and bruschetta). The tortilla was not warm but it had a melting texture and had the right ratio of potato to egg. The pan tomate was light and crispy, though I would have personally liked a little extra drizzle of olive oil.

We also ordered tortilla and guacamole. The guacamole had a bit of chunk to it and we didn't run out of it (we actually ran out of tortilla before). The tortilla was simply a soft flour tortilla cut into triangles.

The place seems to be quite popular, and we could tell because every time a group of friends would get up to leave, another one would take their spot only seconds later (sort of like someone on a crowded bus waiting impatiently for a seat to be freed). The fact that a lot of tourists walk around doesn't help neither. I found it was kind of the Spanish version of something hipsters would totally fall in love with and then complain about it being ruined by tourists.

Overall the whole thing was very cute and pleasant. The prices were good (we split the bill in three and it was like 8€ each). They also have more choices, such as sandwiches and other kinds of tapas. I think it's one of those spots that, even though it is not an actual secret, is worth stopping by.

So if you go visit the fortifications in Ibiza, go rest your tired feet and have a glass of fresh juice there.

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Until next time!

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