Being a big fan of the Ibiza dining and club world, I can say with confidence that Lio is something unlike any other in the Balearic party town.
Lio is one of Ibizas most exclusive restaurants and with its own nightly “cabaret”, you are literally given a show. While this is more than common in the super clubs (Dancers, trapeze artists, acrobats), you rarely expect to retrieve such artists from your wontons.
The Marina based restaurant is owned by Pacha and as the rule of Pascha goes, it needs to be big, luxurious and spectacular. The views of Old Town Ibiza from open floor to ceiling windows are exactly that. But this place has more than just views.
Now, I know what you’re thinking…. Cabaret… As in clicking fingers and jazz hands, oui? Non! This is a show of serious proportions and is totally in keeping with Ibiza spectacles.
A couple of fairly punchy jars down and I thought I had wondered into a Cirque Du Soleil show.
Now I need to be clear on this point. It is expensive. Even for Ibiza standards and that is saying something. But, it is also delicious. My hands down favourite was the Blackened Cod, though at 65 Euros for the dish, I would expect it to swim to my table covered in marinade and leap onto an open flame to present itself.
They have the best combination of acts with talented acrobats, stunning choreography and total camp showmanship….. Basically, This is Cirque Du Soleil, meets Moulin Rouge, meets Mardi Gras.
Lio – Passeig Joan Carles I, 1, 07800 Ibiza, Illes Balears, Spain