Situated in an elevated position by the main entrance to Santa Eulària Marina, El Puntal offers a perfect place to enjoy the sun and watch the hustle and bustle of daily life whilst enjoying some of the best traditional tapas around.
El Puntal, to us, bridges the gap between a traditional Spanish tapas bar and a restaurant, offering a relaxed cafe style atmosphere but with the type of food and wine that would not be out of place in a quality restaurant. The styling and decor is a nice blend of traditional wooden tables but with a clean modern theme and one's eyes are always drawn to the large glass cabinets that separate the room, filled with some fantastic wines that are enough to grab anyone's attention.
The service here is always relatively quick by Spanish standards and it was noticeable that each and every customer received a friendly welcome on arrival - parents, children and grandparents all arrived whilst we were there and were all made to feel instantly comfortable and welcome.
The menus are offered in Spanish, English and German and cover a range of hot and cold tapas, salads and desserts and include some of our favourites such as the Mocilla de Burgos (the best Spanish black pudding), Langostinos a la plancha and top quality Jamon Iberico. Each dish we have shared has been of top quality, the food presented well and above all has had us reaching for the menu for another dish.
In addition to the tapas there is also a breakfast menu that is displayed on the boards outside the cafe and an exciting wine list that provides a selection of some outstanding Spanish and International wines - breakfast with freshly brewed coffee and a glass of Cava at El Puntal could be the perfect start to any day!
So, great food, great wines - this probably means great big prices right? Not at all. At El Puntal, the prices caught our eyes immediately, first the reasonable prices for quality wines and drinks but also on the tapas. All in all the experience at El Puntal came at exceptional value and in our opinion you will be hard pressed to find better quality tapas for much less and that coupled with the great service and location, we'll certainly be back.
Tel: 971 807 523 / 679 905 620
c/san lorenzo 21
07840 Santa Eulalia del Río, Ibiza