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10 Unique Formentera Restaurants

by Johannes Haller on Feb 07, 2023

Casa Pacha Formentera

The Balearic island of Formentera offers a Caribbean feeling in the Mediterranean Sea and is considered a chill-out area for anyone looking for peace and relaxation. If you go on holiday to Formentera and explore the island with a yacht charter , you will discover a varied natural paradise that invites you to dream again and again. Ibiza's little sister also has a lot to offer in culinary terms, as a look at our guide with the 10 best restaurants on Formentera will show you. The list includes unique food spots across the island where you can enjoy local specialties such as Burrida de Ratjada, Fideua or Bullit, as well as many other Mediterranean fish and meat classics. Of course not without being able to have a fantastic view of the crystal clear water and the white dream yachts from the table.

Chez Gerdi

Chezz Gerdi is one of the most popular food spots on Formentera. The wonderful location of the restaurant on the romantically lit promenade of Es Pujols plays a large part in this. After a relaxing day on your yacht charter , you can take a seat here at the sun-bleached and cozy wooden furniture and let yourself be pampered with Mediterranean delicacies. In addition to freshly caught fish and seafood, this also includes homemade pasta dishes and delicious pizza, which even Italian guests rave about with its crispy base and lavish topping. After dinner you can end the evening with a cocktail in Chezz Gerdi's chill-out zone and enjoy the spectacular sunset over the sea from the front row. By the way: Thanks to the red hippie bus on the roof, you can't miss Chezz Gerdi during your visit.

Chezz Gerdi Formentera

Source: Chezz Gerdi Formentera

Can Rafalet

If you can't get enough of the sea, either visually or in terms of food, you've come to the right place at Can Rafalet in the small town of Es Caló. The restaurant, which is slightly elevated on the rocks of a bay, offers you a fantastic view of the turquoise blue water from the terrace. While listening to the sound of the shallow waves, you will enjoy the best that the sea has to offer on the table - prepared with local ingredients in a traditional way. In addition to fresh clams and Andalusian-style squid, you must try the fideua de mariscos here. This is a Valencian vermicelli paella made with fresh seafood.

Can Rafalet Formentera

Source: Can Rafalet Formentera

El Tiburon

In the northwest of the island, on the beautiful sandy beach of Ses Illetes, is the El Tiburon Restaurant Formentera. The foodie hotspot, named after a shark, is located directly on the sea and offers you a fantastic view of the yachts at anchor from the shady terrace. In culinary terms, El Tiburon offers a colorful mix of Mediterranean dishes such as tuna tartare or prawns in garlic sauce and international classics such as surf & turf, chicken wings with fries and burgers with Angus beef. Tip: It is best to visit El Tiburon in the evening. Then with your feet in the sand, a delicious cocktail in your hand and accompanied by music from the attached beach club, you can let the incomparable sunset of Formentera work its magic on you.

El Tiburon Formentera

Source: El Tiburon Formentera

Can Carlitos

Can Carlitos, popular with gourmets, is located on the port of La Savina. At first glance, the restaurant, run by chef Nandu Jubany, appears rather unspectacular with its white façade. Inside, however, you will be welcomed by a large, Mediterranean-style wooden terrace from which you can enjoy a spectacular view of the beach and the sea. Can Carlitos offers traditional cuisine with a modern twist that clearly bears the signature of chef Nandu Jubany. A highlight are the cod skewers with piparra and olive oil. If you would like to try your hand at Mediterranean cuisine, the tapas or the sample menu are recommended. The latter consists of 11 dishes, including the restaurant's top dishes. Don't miss out on the paella, which is served in different variations (e.g. with fresh shrimp or lobster) on large platters.

Can Carlitos Formentera

Source: Can Carlitos Formentera

Casa Pacha

The Casa Pacha restaurant, designed in the style of a traditional chiringuito (beach bar), is located directly on the magical sandy beach of Playa Migjorn. Instead of the location, which presents itself simply and without a lot of frills, but is still very tasteful and with a fantastic view, the focus at Casa Pacha is on the food. Mediterranean fish and meat dishes await you on the menu of the popular gourmet spot, which are authentically prepared with local and seasonal ingredients - just as you would expect from your grandmother. Incidentally, none other than Pau Barba, who has been awarded two Repsol suns, is responsible for the kitchen. Tip: After eating, you can end the day just a few hundred meters away with a drink at the legendary Piratabus Beach Club.

Casa Pacha Formentera

Source: Casa Pacha Formentera

Codice Luna

Just outside, on the east coast of the small island, is Codice Luna near the Faro de la Mola lighthouse. It is therefore ideal for enjoying Mediterranean delicacies with a fantastic view of the sea after a trip to the picturesque tower. The menu offers an eclectic choice of dishes, from a nutritious breakfast to fresh seafood and local delicacies. Later in the day, tasty tapas can be enjoyed with a house cocktail or a fine glass of wine while DJ beats punctuate the relaxed atmosphere. By the way: Your visit on full moon nights will be truly unforgettable. Because then the restaurant is transformed into a small party location for their popular full moon parties.

Codice Luna Formentera

Source: Codice Luna Formentera Instagram

Es Calo

In the northeast of Formentera lies the idyllic village of Es Caló de Sant Augusti. The former fishing village is known for its picturesque rocky bays and beautiful natural harbour. The restaurant of the same name, Es Caló, is located in exactly this dreamlike spot, from whose terrace you can enjoy a fantastic view of the sea and the surrounding fisherman's huts. Es Caló will spoil you with traditional Balearic cuisine based on local and seasonal ingredients. An aromatic treat that you shouldn't miss out on when you visit is the fish caught in the bay and freshly prepared on the wood grill. But the diverse rice dishes with their Andalusian influences are definitely worth a try.

Es Calo Formentera

Source: Es Calo Formentera Ibiza Advisor

Can Forn

It's no longer a secret among gourmets that food often tastes best where the locals come to eat. In Formentera, this applies to the small restaurant Can Forn. Located inland in the tranquil town of Sant Ferran, the food spot is right on the market square and invites you to feast with its cozy atmosphere. This is where locals meet holidaymakers and foodies looking for authentic specialties - a wonderful mix for everyone who likes it sociable. On the Can Forn menu, you can expect hearty dishes that, according to critics, reflect the true taste of traditional island cuisine. Popular classics here are, for example, the pork with apple or the juicy roast lamb. But if you are a paella fan, you will also find what you are looking for on the Can Forn menu.

Can Forn Formentera

Source: Can Forn Formentera Tripadvisor

Juan and Andrea

With a dreamy setting and delicious Mediterranean dishes, the Juan y Andrea Gourmets restaurant lures you to the famous Playa de ses Illetes. The food spot is a real Formentera insider tip and can be recognized from afar by the large palm trees. The special thing about the restaurant is the shady terrace. You sit directly on the beach and can dig your feet into the sand while eating - a wonderful feeling that is simply typical of the relaxed lifestyle on Formentera.

Culinary, the Juan y Andrea has all the flavors of the sea to offer. Fresh lobster in garlic sauce, grilled fish and Formentera shrimp are among the highlights on the seafood-dominated menu. If you prefer meat, you will also get your money's worth with specialties such as Black Angus steak or lamb shoulder. Tip: The Play de ses Illetes is the ideal spot for water sports with a Seabob or the Lampuga Air for a varied day on your yacht charter .

Juan and Andrea Formentera

Source: Juan and Andrea Formentera

molo 47

The Molo 47 welcomes you with fusion cuisine at star level. With a direct view of the celebrity yachts in the marina of La Savina, you can enjoy exotic cuisine with Asian roots in a tasteful ambience. Naples-born chef Antonio D'Angelo, who has also worked at gourmet-acclaimed Nobu, creatively combines these with Mediterranean ingredients. The result is dishes that you, as a lover of both cuisines, must have tried. Some highlights from the menu include the Japanese pasta with fresh sea urchin and egg sauce and the Wagyu ravioli with caramelized soy onions, parmesan and white truffle soup.

Molo 47 Formentera

Source: Molo 47 Formentera

Make your holiday unique with our Formentera restaurant tips

Does our insider restaurant tip make your mouth water? Then you shouldn't wait any longer and start planning your vacation on the beautiful Balearic island now. Rent a boat in Ibiza and book our exclusive Formentera Ride to experience the small island from its most beautiful side. Of course you can also explore the island freely with your yacht charter and plan your own dream route with one of our Frauscher boats . With Haller Experiences, your vacation will be an unforgettable adventure.

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