Coming to the shimmering, shiny Lío was a feast for the eyes from the very moment you walk into the venue. Our beautiful greeter takes us into the glamorous space which doubles up as a cabaret restaurant overlooking to sea. We’re located right by the port full of super yachts, obviously. They glide along the water so gracefully, fully viewable as you’re dining. As we’re seated, our waitresses place faux dollar bills onto our table. Immediate reactions were clueless looks, but as soon as they pump out through the speakers: “I got Bills I gotta pay, So I’ma gonn’ work work work every day, I got mouths I gotta feed, So I’ma gonn’ make sure everybody eats, I got Bills!!’ It all made sense, as our waitress demonstrates by shaking her leg whilst waving her $$ bills! We replicate naturally.
And it commences..
“Gon Zlao’s Jang Wok Eel, Gon Zlao – magnificent Argentine-Japanse Chef”. Eel with seaweed bao and jalapeño mayonnaise”. These were little thumb sized morsels that lasted as long as a hiccup and, frankly at €12 a pop they were woeful.
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s, no dinner at Lío’s” consisted of pretty as a picture stuffed squid hoops with teriyaki sauce, which were served cold. With 6 mere morsels priced at €72, that disappeared in a blink, I was certainly left feeling cold.
“The Fish That Hemingway Loved”, was a black cod tenderloin marinated in saiko miso €72. The fish was cooked beautifully, but it wasn’t faultless though (without sounding like I’m moaning), as it lacked some heat and that depth in miso flavour.
When did I go? Sept 2016
The damage: Expect to pay €250-€300 (£200- £250) with lots of booze
The good: The were moments of magic with the “berenjenas” aubergine dish as with the “Arroz De Setas”. It was a shame that the food didn’t match the cabaret entertainment or the breath-taking views.
The bad: There wasn’t a single dish that was worth the weight it was being charged for.
Would I go again? Nah.
Address: Passeig Joan Carles I, 1, 07800 Eivissa, Illes Balears, Spain
Phone: +34 971 31 00 22
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