Hot potato, the earliest dish designed to be passed, is nearly extinct due to the constant ravages of grade-school appetites. Revive shifting sustenance with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of international fare at Ibiza Tapas & Wine Bar, located on the South Side. Boasting more than 45 tapas from Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, and other exotic climes, Ibiza Tapas & Wine Bar invites diners to sample the flavors of the world while watching the chefs in the open kitchen prepare meals with an entertaining panache and a culinary flair. Voted the best tapas in the city by Pittsburgh Magazine readers, Ibiza's appetizing tapas range from frias to calientes, with such bewitching bites as fresh green asparagus with smoked salmon ($9), Spanish cheeses with cured prosciutto ($12), vegetarian paella ($13), and beef shish kabob with onions and peppers ($10). With an endless wine list and understated Spanish décor, an evening at Ibiza holds the potential to melt a date's heart and pocket-watch alike.
- Everyone (there were 8) enjoyed what was ordered and no one really wanted to share!! The Portuguese [sic] filet was the hit of the evening. – PittsburghChicagoFan, TripAdvisor
- We loved the wine flights! Great way (and affordable) to try wines from around the world. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 10/16/10
Ibiza Tapas & Wine Bar
The Ibiza menu showcases more tapas options—over 45—than the total number of US presidents. To keep their food as fresh as the most recent Internet content, the staff uses seasonal ingredients. Their elegant South American and European cuisine isn't the only fresh thing available to guests—fresh air can be imbibed on the outdoor patio, where candlelit tables present a romantic setting or extra work for off-duty firefighters holding a glass of water. Two stories of windows permit peeks at the interior, which conjures a Mediterranean ambience with pastel paintings of sailboats. Elegant stone walls backdrop large-leafed green plants, and a well-stocked bar quenches thirsts.