Have switched to San An this year...

Discussion in 'Ibiza open chat' started by Carl-UK, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Dirk Bigler

    Dirk Bigler Well-Known Member

    Used to be good about 15 years ago.
  2. diver

    diver Well-Known Member

    Missus and I took the girls there in July 2015, was okayish.

    Went in 2017, same time of year and it was pretty poor for the money spent.
  3. diver

    diver Well-Known Member

    To its credit, its always busy.
  4. Dirk Bigler

    Dirk Bigler Well-Known Member

    Great spot, shit over priced food.
  5. diver

    diver Well-Known Member

    That was for Fatsos Cafe !!!!
  6. Digital2013

    Digital2013 Active Member

    David’s Italian
    Villa Manchega

    And yes i’m partial to a Fatso’s when you need some recovery stodge during the day!
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  7. Life of Rye

    Life of Rye Active Member

    Let's not forget WIPS €5 Pizzas
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  8. Dirk Bigler

    Dirk Bigler Well-Known Member

    Ahhh, ok. Fatsos good for comfort food and a good cup of coffee.
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  9. binaryfinary

    binaryfinary Active Member

    Must admit, I agree entirely with the San An vs. PDB thing.

    I dreamed of going to Ibiza since I was about 12, but didn't manage it until my mid-20s for various reasons. I prepared myself for the worst, "never meet your heroes" and all that. I particularly told myself San An might be a bit of a dive. Yet I was surprised, very surprised.

    As has been said, the infamous "West End" is one small street. Not pleasant I'll be honest, but even on that actual street, not as bad as people make out. Most small British towns are far worse on any given Tuesday night in winter. Plus, I saw it as a good thing - a nice little filter to soak up the types who stay in Pikey Park and spend their entire time getting smashed on cheap lager and shots.

    I also expected PDB to be much nicer - the price difference on even the cheap hotels was massive. Yet it's just like one long West End on the road side.

    Last year I went with a mate - likes dance music but not majorly into it. Bit of DnB, but his favourite band for example is Iron Maiden. But he instantly fell in love with the place and commented that San An is fine. Totally bemused at the fact there are 10 times as many parked cars as people (as am I) but near the top where we stayed (by Kanya/Cala Es Moro) it's really quiet. He refers to the West End jokingly as "THAT street" but said apart from that, he doesn't get the stigma around San An.

    On the plane he was visibly a bit perplexed by the rowdy English kids who made up 99% of the passengers, like I was lying that Ibiza doesn't attract those types, but he was again amazed that after we left the airport they vanished. Saw hardly any Maldito Ingles all week, and never at nice places like beaches, or indeed most club nights.

    On the flip-side, aside from going to Armin's rooftop party at Ushuaia, and later his night at Hi, we didn't go to PDB until the last day when we had a wander about waiting to go to the airport. He said it was like Blackpool, and couldn't understand why it was so much more expensive to stay there.

    I must admit, I agree. But let's keep it quiet eh, or the hotels/apartments in San An will put their prices up! :p
  10. binaryfinary

    binaryfinary Active Member

    Since I was a small kid, I utterly despised the idea of going "abroad" and eating at an "English cafe" or going to an "English pub". Yet I f***ing love Fatsos. Nothing better after a heavy night. Nice people who run it too.
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  11. McRackin

    McRackin Moderator

    Too late... seems like you haven't been reading the hotel discussion thread!
  12. binaryfinary

    binaryfinary Active Member

    I admittedly haven't, though I do know that plenty have indeed raised their prices. You still get much more for your money in San An though it would seem.
  13. Carl-UK

    Carl-UK Member

    anyone know what the score is with Cafe Mambo putting resultant tables directly in front of the DJ box on a Saturday night? Are they there every night now ?
  14. djedwardsmith

    djedwardsmith Active Member

    Mo money
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  15. binaryfinary

    binaryfinary Active Member

    I correct myself on this - Hotel Gran Sol (3* but I've always said it deserves more than this) for 5 nights in mid-Sept is around 500E. Even staying at bloody Jet in PDB is over £1000.

    As in, between the little window and the footpath? I'd imagine they're trying to reduce the number of people clogging the place up by blocking the path. Last year there were bouncers moving people on if they were blocking the path.

    Now I'm not sure on the law in Spain, or if indeed Mambo own that section of the path, but in the UK they'd technically be breaking the law there, as private security cannot move you on from a public place. Don't get me wrong, I'm quite glad they do it though, bloody nightmare trying to walk down there normally.

    Plus, having a big camera and lens normally gets you waved into the DJ booth itself in my experience!
  16. ibz99

    ibz99 New Member

    i went to tapas last year can't believe it was first time ive been! is rincon de pepe just as good? i think i might try it this year aswell as going back to tapas
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  17. craig72

    craig72 Well-Known Member

    If you don't mind the food thrown at you by the grumpiest waiter in Europe then el pepe is really good..
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  18. claretclubber

    claretclubber Active Member

    Be like being at home :twisted:
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  19. Dirk Bigler

    Dirk Bigler Well-Known Member

    More traditional, you will love it.
  20. Herbie

    Herbie Member

    Do they do a good menu Del dia?

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