Guanabanas Celebrates 10 Years 12/26


Guanabanas Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary December 26

Award-winning waterfront venue begins second decade of serving the Jupiter community with all-day specials and a triple-header of live music

Jupiter, FL – November 27, 2018 – Ten years in the restaurant business is quite an amazing achievement. Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is much more than just a restaurant, however. For a decade, the popular waterfront venue located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477, near the Jupiter Inlet and on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River, has not only been presenting the best live local, regional and national acts, but also giving back to the community, all while racking up some impressive awards.

“A commitment to providing our clients the highest quality ingredients, incredible support from our local community plus a family-friendly atmosphere has been the key to our success,” says Vice President Jon Sullivan. “We intend to continue to offer the best fresh from Florida seafood, the finest entertainment, and to keep Guanabanas a great place for people to come hang out with friends and family.”

Clients can take advantage of food and drink specials the entire day after Christmas as part of the celebration, including $3 bottle beers and well drinks, $6 signature drinks, Fat Cubans, and old school burritos, as well as 50-cent wings and clams. There will be live entertainment by The String Assassins, Clement Aubrey and One Tribe, and Moska Project from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight. Admission is free; 21 and over are welcome from 9 p.m. onward.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure programming  the music here for the last 10 years,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “I’m looking forward to the celebration and to 10 more great years.” Cahur is the founder of Roots Music, which manages acts, and produces and promotes local and regional concerts. He not only designed the sound system at Guanabanas, but is the lead sound engineer and books all of the live music at the venue.

From its humble beginnings as a one-time sandwich shop / kayak rental place in 2004-2005, Guanabanas has grown into a local mainstay. Building on the “Old Florida” look and feel, owners President Chad Van Boven, along with his wife Jeannie, created a sense of community, first hosting a charity-driven “Therapy Thursdays” event that evolved into the recurring Give Back Thursday, which has helped many local charities, and raising more than $180k during the last half-dozen years.

Along the way, Guanabanas has been named “Best Waterfront Restaurant” by the Palm Beach Post and “Best Restaurant” by, been featured on PBS Local, Emeril’s Florida, Chef Michele Bernstein’s Check Please, become a favorite hangout of professional athletes and international celebrities, launched a successful monthly Latin Music Night, and rolled out both a food truck and a delectable weekend brunch menu.

For more information about the show and the venue, visit or call 561.747.8878.



Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing

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