Set on the southern tip of the bustling port, beneath towering palm trees and with views of the sparkling Med, Ibiza restaurant Casa Sudaca brings a truly authentic slice of South American culture to Ibiza. From a laid-back, open-air ambience and cosmopolitan style to a flair for carnivorous cuisine and the signature warmth and charisma of its people, it’s like stepping into an Argentinian barrio for the night – with an Ibiza twist, naturally.
The name of the Ibiza restaurant reflects the typical humour of the region. Sudaca was originally an unflattering term coined in the 80s to describe South American immigrants in Spain; today, it is embraced by those with such heritage – now reclaimed, it is a word that signifies pride. Run by an Argentinian collective of restaurateurs, chefs and nightlife entrepreneurs, Casa Sudaca infuses that South American pride through its carefully curated menu, signature cocktails, dreamy soundtrack and an enveloping ambience that entices diners to linger long after their meal is over.
Argentina is the highest meat-eating country in the world, so it’s no surprise Executive Chef (aka ‘Chef del Fuego’) Martin Vazquez – who was born and bred in Patagonia – brings his love of grilled meats to the white isle. Presiding over the sizzling Casa Sudaca wood-fire grill with unrivalled passion, he selects only the finest cuts of ethically farmed meat from all over the world for the Ibiza restaurant and prepares them in a way that showcases the purity of flavour, complemented with Argentinian, Peruvian, Uruguayan and Chilean touches.
The ever-popular Argentinian cut of entraña (skirt steak) is a free-range cut from Nebraska, along with the mouth-wateringly good 48-hour slow-cooked costillas (ribs). The vacio (flank) at Casa Sudaca comes from Uruguay, as does the bife de chorizo or as you may know it, the New York Strip and the ojo de bife (rib-eye). European Friesian lomo bajo (tenderloin) at the Ibiza restaurant is matured for 45 days while the succulent country chicken and tender 36-hour slow-cooked lamb are sourced right here on the white isle.
Of course, the Casa Sudaca menu extends beyond the Ibiza restaurant’s signature parrillada. Start with a creamy provoleta topped with sun-dried tomatoes, olives and roasted peppers or tuck into the tasty lemon glazed sweetbreads or roasted corn with jalapeño. Lovers of South America won’t be able to resist the empañadas – homemade daily with ever-changing fillings – and the Argentine classic choripan with chimichurri. There’s also a hearty salad menu – from Grandma’s own recipe to superfoods, goat cheese and a delicious Burrata and more, with all ingredients hailing from the fields of Ibiza.
While the grill and gastronomy seem to be the stars of the show at Casa Sudaca, it’s the people that bring this Ibiza restaurant – and its sister restaurant Marea Ibiza Club next door – to life every night. Dining beneath the starry Balearic sky, with superyachts glistening in the distance, the sounds of laughter and glasses clinking echo across the harbour until late. There’s no hurry here – deep conversations with friends (old and new) over fine wine and cocktails are encouraged. Indulge your culinary cravings and embrace your inner Sudaca – everyone is welcome here.