History

The most historic of Formentera restaurants

Juan Bonet, a fisherman from Formentera, fell in love with Andrea, a woman from Soria, during his time as a sailor. They were so happy together that they took on a job that forced them to spend all their time together, without any other human presence: for 14 years they watched over and cared for the uninhabited island of s’Espalmador, which is privately owned.

In 1971, they decided to open up a small beach bar on Playa Illetes. At that time, the only way to reach this beach was by sea, and it was patronised by boats coming from Ibiza. Juan went out fishing and Andrea served up the delicacies he caught on that idyllic beach. Over time, a road was made to reach the area by land and it became popular.

The business grew and grew, and now the couple’s three children, Juanjo, Andrés and Jorge, have taken the reigns of this top-quality establishment, probably the most historic of Formentera restaurants, where servers, dressed immaculately in white, walk on the sand.

Located in the heart of the famous Playa Illetes in Formentera (one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean), you’ll spot JUAN Y ANDREA restaurant from a distance as it’s the only one with palm trees.

Unbeatable views, excellent food, fish, seafood, rice, etc., on the terrace or right on the sand under the shade of the awnings. Run with love and dedication by the same family for more than 45 years, it is the best experience among Formentera restaurants.

The specialities at Juan y Andrea restaurant all feature the flavours of the sea: lobster in garlic sauce, grilled lobster and fish paella, among many other delights. We specialise in fish cooked in salt.

The restaurant’s tables are right on the sand and stay cool thanks to the shaded terrace, so the food couldn’t taste any better.

We offer ZODIAC service for the numerous boats that come to enjoy this majestic location every day.