10 Unique Formentera Restaurants
by Johannes Haller on Feb 07, 2023
The Balearic island of Formentera offers a Caribbean feeling in the Mediterranean and is considered a chill-out area for everyone looking for peace and relaxation. If you are on vacation in Formentera and explore the island with a yacht charter , you will discover a varied natural paradise that always invites you to dream. Ibiza's little sister also has a lot to offer in terms of cuisine, as a look at our guide with the 10 best restaurants in 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 take a fantastic view of the crystal clear water and the white dream yachts from the table.
Chezz Gerdi is one of the most popular food spots in Formentera. A large part of this is due to the restaurant's beautiful location on the romantically lit beach promenade of Es Pujols. After a relaxing day on your yacht charter , you can take a seat on the sun-bleached and very comfortable 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 makes Italian guests rave about its crispy base and lavish toppings. After dinner, you can end the evening with a cocktail in the chill-out zone of Chezz Gerdi 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.
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If you can't get enough of the sea either visually or culinary-wise, 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 water from the terrace. While you listen to the sound of the shallow waves, you can enjoy the best the sea has to offer on the table - prepared in a traditional way using local ingredients. In addition to fresh clams and Andalusian-style squid, you definitely have to try the fideua de mariscos here. It is a Valencian paella made from vermicelli and prepared with fresh seafood.
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El TiburonIn 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 terms of cuisine, El Tiburon offers a colorful mix of Mediterranean dishes such as tuna tartare or shrimp in garlic sauce and international classics such as surf & turf, chicken wings with fries and burgers with Angus beef. Tip: It's best to visit El Tiburon in the evening. Then you can enjoy Formentera's incomparable sunset with your feet in the sand, a delicious cocktail in your hand and music from the attached beach club.
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Can CarlitosCan Carlitos, popular with gourmets, is located at the harbor of La Savina. At first glance, the restaurant run by chef Nandu Jubany appears quite unspectacular with its white facade. Inside, however, you will be welcomed by a large wooden terrace furnished in a Mediterranean style, from which you can enjoy a spectacular view of the beach and the sea. In terms of cuisine, Can Carlitos offers traditional cuisine with a modern twist that clearly bears the signature of chef Nandu Jubany. A highlight, for example, is the cod skewers with Piparra and olive oil. If you would like to try out Mediterranean cuisine, the tapas or the sample menu are recommended. The latter consists of 11 dishes, including the restaurant's top dishes. You shouldn't miss the paella, which is served on large platters in various variations (e.g. with fresh shrimp or lobster).
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Casa PachaDirectly on the magical sandy beach of Playa Migjorn is the Casa Pacha restaurant, designed in the style of a traditional chiringuito (beach bar). Instead of the location, which is simple and without a lot of frills, but still very tasteful and with a fantastic view, the focus at Casa Pacha is on the food. The popular gourmet spot's menu features Mediterranean fish and meat dishes that are authentically prepared with local and seasonal ingredients - just like 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 with a drink at the legendary Piratabus beach club just a few hundred meters away.
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Codice LunaJust outside, on the east coast of the small island, near the Faro de la Mola lighthouse is the Codice Luna. Ideal for enjoying Mediterranean delicacies with a fantastic view of the sea after a trip to the picturesque tower. The menu offers a varied selection of dishes, from nutritious breakfasts to fresh seafood and local delicacies. Later in the day, delicious tapas can be enjoyed with a house cocktail or a fine glass of wine, while DJ beats underline the relaxed atmosphere. By the way: Your visit on full moon nights will be truly unforgettable. Because then the restaurant turns into a small party location for their popular full moon parties.
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Es CaloIn 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 harbor. The restaurant of the same name, Es Caló, is located in exactly this wonderful spot, from whose terrace you can enjoy a fantastic view of the sea and the surrounding fishing huts. In terms of cuisine, Es Caló will spoil you with traditional Balearic cuisine that relies on local and seasonal ingredients. An aromatic delicacy that you shouldn't miss 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.
Source: Es Calo Formentera Ibiza Advisor
Can FornIt is no longer a secret among gourmets that the food often tastes best where the locals come to eat. In Formentera this applies to the small restaurant Can Forn. The food spot, located inland in the tranquil town of Sant Ferran, is located directly on the market square and invites you to feast with its cozy atmosphere. Here locals meet holidaymakers and foodies looking for authentic specialties - a wonderful mix for everyone who likes to be sociable. The menu at Can Forn mainly features hearty dishes that, according to critics, reflect the true taste of traditional island cuisine. Popular classics here include pork with apple or juicy roast lamb. But even if you're a paella fan, you'll find what you're looking for on the Can Forn menu.
Source: Can Forn Formentera Tripadvisor
Juan and AndreaWith a dreamlike 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 its large palm trees. The special thing about the restaurant is the shady terrace. You sit right on the beach and can dig your feet into the sand while you eat - a wonderful feeling that is simply typical of the relaxed lifestyle on Formentera.
In terms of cuisine, Juan y Andrea has all the flavors of the sea to offer. Highlights on the fish-dominated menu include fresh lobster in garlic sauce, grilled fish and Formentera shrimp. 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 .
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Molo 47The Molo 47 welcomes you with star-level fusion cuisine. With a direct view of the celebrity yachts in the La Savina marina, you can enjoy exotic cuisine with Asian roots in a tasteful ambience. The Naples-born chef Antonio D'Angelo, who also worked at the gourmet-acclaimed Nobu, combines these in a creative way with Mediterranean ingredients. The result is dishes that you absolutely have to try if you love both cuisines. 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.
Source: Molo 47 Formentera