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“Fantastic Restaurant, One of the Best in Ibiza”
Review of Cana Sofia

Cana Sofia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant located just meters from the sea in the beautiful Cala Vadella, where you will enjoy beautiful sunsets inolvidables.Dirigido by Moises Machado, Balearic best chef in 2008 and 2010. Restaurant specializes in weddings, and any type of event ALL YEAR
London
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Restaurant, One of the Best in Ibiza”
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Cana Sofia is an amazing restaurant offering truly excellent food. I'm lucky to count this as one of my local restaurants and have eaten here literally hundreds of times. The food is always amazing & Moises the chef is a true artist who cooks with passion & flair.

There are a lot of average & overpriced places to eat on Ibiza and Cana Sofia really stands out. It's not cheap but it is good value for the quality of food. I love all the extra touches and little surprises we get. Even the dishes themselves vary according to the season's ingredients and the mood of the chef and this is a mark of true talent.

I really recommend going here and taking your time to enjoy a really special meal. The setting in front of the beach is lovely and it's just a great experience every time. Often on duty are Sofia, the chef's wife, and his brother Javi who manages front of house all summer. Service is professional and definitely not the slowest in Ibiza, even at peak times.

I'll keep coming back here for years to come for sure. It's a joy to visit and the amazing food makes it always a special occasion.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank IbizaPolly
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CANASOFIA, Propietario at Cana Sofia, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
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En estos dificiles tiempos de crisis en los que es dificil mantener una alta calidad de producto y unos precios contenidos ,su opinion es realmente de muchisima importancia para nosotros .
Muchisimas gracias ,trbajamos para que nuestros clientes tengan una experiencia inolvidable
Un saludo
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Ibiza
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best restaurant on the island!”
Reviewed 21 February 2013

I live here on the island and while the 'fashionable' restaurants come and go with the seasons Cana Sofia remains the best restaurant on the island for me.
Moises the chef creates the most beautiful food using local and seasonal produce, after going to the restaurant for over 4 years I am still amazed at the presentation and taste of the food.
If I had to chose my favourite it would be the Red Tuna....or the Sergovia Pig....in fact stay there all day and try it all!
The staff are great and will make sure you are looked after and that your glass is full ( great wine cellar too, don't be shy to ask for advice). It may not be the cheapest on the island, but for the quality and service you get it is the best value on the island.
Have seen a few reviews complaining about slow service.....I don't agree, genius takes time, you are on holiday, relax with a glass of wine in your hand and enjoy the view of one of ibiza's most beautiful bays.....or if you are lucky enough to be there at the right time of year, watch the sun dip
into the sea at sunset while you eat....magic!

  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank Warren B
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CANASOFIA, Propietario at Cana Sofia, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
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Madre mia .Muchisimas gracias .Comentarios como este nos motivan y nos hacen trabajar con la misma ilusion del primer dia
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Olten, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“.......Really definitely worth it, if you've never been. Highly reccommended”
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Cana Sofia is a family-run restaurant like many on Ibiza, however it is certainly not like most others on the island.
The quality of the food is really several notches above the standard fare on Ibiza, due to the inventiveness and imagination of the chef, Moyses, who is married to the eponymous Sofia.
Whilst sticking to local ingredients and basing his dishes on local (often family) recipes, he has allowed his creativity and artistry in the kitchen to develop, to create a menu that far outstrips the competition for its originality and taste. He has won several awards for his cooking both within the Balearics and nationwide.
He has an extremely well-stocked cellar with some of the best Iberian wines, ranging from local wines to new wines from young producers in Catalunia, to big well-known names.
Although some may feel that the prices are higher than other restaurants, and for some dishes this is true - the quality difference you will experience far outweighs the very moderate price differences.
Let's face it - Ibiza can be a lazy place for restaurateurs, who, in my experience can be relied upon to sit on their laurels, as they have a captive audience, and produce a boring level of standard fare.
Sitting facing one of the most beautiful coves on Ibiza, with a bottle of great wine, and some of the best, most well-presented food on the island, it is hard not to want to keep this place a secret.
If you feel like a positive change, or even if you decide to treat yourself, I can only recommend Cana Sofia for its high quality, friendliness and reliability.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Hans U
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CANASOFIA, Propietario at Cana Sofia, responded to this review, 9 January 2013
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Buenas tardes .
Muchas gracias .La verdad es que trabajamos para que nuestros clientes se vayan satisfechos de nuestro Restaurante .Trabajamos para realmente dar "algo especial" en cada plato y cliente que tenemos .De nuevo muchas gracias por su fantastico comentario
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London
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unforgetable visit!”
Reviewed 25 December 2012

My friend and I enjoyed an amazing paella truly cooked with 'love' and were incredibly well looked after by Moises. Food, service and view were excellent. While the paella was being cooked, we enjoyed some tasty croquetas, fried peppers and olives with alioli. When the paella arrived, we were delighted with its fabulous taste and the rice cooked al dente... Moises really knows how to make one! Overall, a great experience! Thanks '-)

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Endika R
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CANASOFIA, Propietario at Cana Sofia, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
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Muchas gracias por su comentario
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great food, great view”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

I loved the view. I am a beach person so any chance to eat on the beach is great for me. They have tables indoors and outdoors so we immediately opted for outdoors. It was a short wait for the table but definitely worth it. We settled in to stay and glad we did. The paella took over 30 minutes...but this too was worth the wait. It was fresh and delicious. The price was more than I would prefer to pay, but since it tasted yummy I didn't care. I liked our waitress but in general the staff could have been friendlier. They weren't horrible but they weren't overly friendly. I asked for an extra plate and the impression I got was this was not an easy request. But the plate did arrive and in the end we were all happy. Drinks were great, the tables and bathrooms were clean. After we ate we walked along the Cala Vadella beach. All-in-all it is everything we wanted in a beach-side restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Aimee L
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