When chartering a boat with us we are often asked about the best places to eat in Formentera. This luxurious island in the Mediterranean has its own gastronomic appeal. In this article I would like to give you my top 10 best restaurants in Formentera.
1. Es Ministre
Arriving from Ibiza, this is the first restaurant you will come across. The Minister’s slogan is: “Paradise à la carte”. Here you can enjoy a widerangeoffish and rice dishes. We consider it to be one of the cheapest restaurants on the beach.
2. Juan and Andrea
Juan and Andrea is already advertised on its website as the best restaurant on Illetes beach. This is one of the most elegant restaurants in Formentera. It was founded in 1971, so it is considered the oldest restaurant in Illetes. It is renowned for its palm trees, as locally, it is the only gastronomic establishment that has this detail. Here you will easily meet public figures and celebrities or fall kinds. Open for lunch only. It has a great location, quality food and high prices.
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3. El Pirata
You will recognize it by its iconic flag on top of a skull. El Pirata is one of the most complete restaurants in Formentera. It has good views, quality and price. It offers two atmospheres, the first one for fast food: hamburgers and pizzas, and another one to eat the typical rice and fish dishes on the menu. DJ music is always playing loudly in this place, so if you’re looking to party with friends you’ll have a great time.
4. Es Molí de Sal
Es Molí de Sal is unrecognizable because its structure of the old mill, and because it is the only one where the floor is not made of sand. Of those mentioned in this list, it is the one with the highest prices. But don’t worry, the quality is proven and assured. It is ideal if you want peace and quiet and good service. It has a sofa and cushions area outside the restaurant with very good views of the whole beach and part of the island, thanks to the fact that it is the highest.
5. El Tiburón
The least known, but not for that reason of less quality or service. It has good views, is quite young and not very crowded. A great detail if you go in July and August! Its price is in the average if we compare it with other restaurants in Formentera.
6. Beso Beach
Beso Beach is currently the trendy beach bar. Decorated with youthful aesthetics and full of cool people. The prices are a bit high. It has a good atmosphere, always lived by good DJs. At sunset people usually gather to watch the sun go down in Formentera, at that time there is a mix of people who are eating in the restaurant and those who are arriving in boats. If you are lucky enough to visit, you can order a mojito and witness this magical moment.
7. Sa Sequi
It is the last restaurant on Illetes beach and the closest to the port of La Savina, Formentera’s only port. It is also the only restaurant that does not have a zodiac or boatman service. You can anchor your boat and go down to eat. This place may be theleastcrowdedofallthosewehaveseen, but it is good value and has views comparable tothose of Molí de Sal.
Walking along the Levante beach, in Formentera, we will find the restaurant Tanga. This place served its first dishes in 1978, and still surprises visitors. Their prices vary, but the fish, rice dishes and lobsterstew they prepare is still delicious. They also serve simple food such as pizzas and hamburgers.
9. Es Caló
Also located on the Levante beach, Es Caló has incredible sea views to admire while enjoying its gastronomy. It has a large terrace and very attentive staff. The menu offers a variety of delicious sea food and fish. If you like classic restaurants, you will feel at home here. The price is high.
10. Can Dani
This restaurant enjoys great prestige, as it was the first to win a Michelin star in Formentera. It serves an exquisite traditional cuisine, updated with the nuances of four days and faithful to the experience of the place.
Among its most famous dishes are sea bass with sea smoke, sea pesto and suckling pig with shallots. I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering just naming them.
I hope that with all this information you can plan an experience and enjoy the delicious flavor that the island of Formentera has too offered, without a doubt a paradise that we have to take care of. If you are looking for a personalized experience, take a look at our recommendations.
I also recommend that you take a look at our other blog posts, where you can also find interesting information about what to do in Formentera and the other islands that surround it. If you are still planning your holiday on the island, take a look at our travel guide of essential places to see in Formentera.
If you have any other recommendations, don’t forget to leave them in the comments.