Jl. Subak Sari No.77, Canggu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
+62 819 99105888
In Spain, ‘la finca’ means ‘the farm’ and the term conjures images of welcoming, family-run restaurants in old farmhouses. It symbolises somewhere you can go for delicious home-cooked food and escape the outside world for a few hours. This traditional Spanish sentiment was exactly what Thomas Mack and Ichi Yamada wanted to re-create, and so they began their very own La Finca in Bali.
Growing up in Ibiza, Thomas has always had a passion for the fresh, flavoursome cuisine of the party island and its mother country, Spain. After working in IT for several years in New York and Indonesia, Thomas left his business career to follow his real passion and open a restaurant.
Ichi also comes from an IT background, moving to Bali in 2010 for a change of lifestyle and a chance to pursue his own passion for food. After running an organic cafe for several years, Ichi met Thomas and they decided to create La Finca on the site of Ichi’s existing cafe.
Head Chef, Steven Portilla, completes the team and brings with him extensive experience with Spanish cuisine during his time at Pata Negra in Perth. As a result, the menu is a selection of tapas dishes, as well as salads, pizzas and burgers that make use of fresh, local, organic produce and artisan techniques to create delicious, wholesome food. The restaurant’s catchphrase ‘alimenta el alma’ or ‘feed the soul’ comes through in every aspect of the menu.
Sharing is encouraged, and with so many delicious options on offer, you’ll be thankful that’s the case. Choose a selection of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes, such as the Pulpo al Grill – wood-fired grilled octopus marinated in orange, paprika, garlic and rosemary; Patatas Ibicencas – crispy, sliced potatoes tossed in a creamy cheese sauce with paprika confit and crushed chilli; and La Finca favourite, Carne a la Piedra de la Casa – rib-eye steak grilled on a sizzling hot lava stone at the table, accompanied by a selection of house seasonings and dipping sauces.
The extensive wine list is hand-selected by the team from some of the best wine producing regions around the world. It is changed regularly to keep it interesting for customers. And the cocktail list is just as impressive, making use of fresh ingredients to create artisan-style concoctions. For example, the Citrico Exprimido – muddled pomelo, orange, lemon and lime juice, shaken with Campari and gin – is both beautiful and refreshing. For serious gin aficionados, there is also a range of premium gin and tonic recipes you’ll be longing to try.
The venue itself is lush, spacious and homely. There’s no hurrying here either, you’ll be encouraged to extend your meal for several hours and simply sit and enjoy the food, drinks and atmosphere. The La Finca family has created a home away from home, where you can indulge in an Ibizan style dining experience within the paradise of Bali.