Selected Restaurants
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Clams Cataplana - Algarve Traditional Dish

Discover a delightful and health giving cuisine filled with amazing tastes

The cultural blending and influences from the portuguese maritime discoveries and the quality of the products, specially the fish and seafood, gave origin to a diverse and delicious menu that can be tasted on the major restaurants throughout the region.

You will also find many restaurants serving international and ethnic dishes. In fact, most of hotels and resorts, are next, or withing walking distance to a large array of restaurants.

Here we list some hand picket restaurants we feel you should visit during your stay in the Algarve.

Enjoy! or how the local's say... "Bom apetite""


  • Bacalhoada, Portimão

    Cod's maybe the most iconic ingredient on the Portuguese cuisine. It is said that there're more than 1000 ways of cooking it... The recent Bacalhoada restaurant is a great place to try some of the best local dishes made of cod (bacalhau). In fact not only the name says it all but most of its menu is cod dishes. Far from boring you'll discover a resonable menu where a particular style will please your palate the most... Laid-back atmosphere. Very attentive and friendly service.

    Bacalhoada
    Restaurant Bacalhoada
    Rua Vasco Pires, 1, Portimão
    282 401 212
    Website
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: < 20 €
  • Bulli & Puppe, Praia da Rocha

    In a nutshell: Great italian food, amazing views, very friendly service and affordable prices. The food is authentic and prepared with fresh ingredients. Pasta, Pizza, brochettas, carpaccios... the tasty list is long. The location offers stunning views over the Atlantic and the sunsets are a must. Must Go. Don't miss it if you're staying in Praia da Rocha or in Portimão.

    Bulli & Puppe
    Restaurant Bulli & Puppe
    Avenida Tomás Cabreira , Praia da Rocha
    282 415 645
    Website
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: < 20 €
  • A Ribeira, Alvor

    If you are looking for great fish and seafood restaurant right on the waterfront with the sun setting right in front if you, the "A Ribeira" is the place to go. Here the day's catch is grilled to perfection and local cuisine is embraced and respected. The staff are both knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and the range of fresh fish is extensive. Good value for money. Definitely worth your visit.

    A Ribeira
    Restaurant A Ribeira
    Rua da Ribeira 15, Alvor
    282 457 012
    Website
    Cuisine: Local
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • Rui, Silves

    The Algarve's most famous seafood restaurant. The food is as fresh as it gets and the ambience relaxed and noisy from the sound of crab cracking. Vast selection of seafood ccoked to order. Speciality dishes such as seafood rice and cataplanas. Very popular with locals at weekends so arrive earluy for a table.

    Rui
    Restaurant Rui
    Rua Comendador Vilarinho 27, Silves
    282 442 682
    Cuisine: Seafood
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Jardim das Oliveiras, Monchique

    This is an extremely popular restaurant for Sunday launchers but it's great any day of the week. The décor is authentically rustic in an old converted farmhouse with inside and outside seatings. The food concept is based on traditional mountain and local cooking. A meal starts with a tasty range of appetisers such as cured and fresh cheeses and chorizo. Main courses feature wonderful roasts from the wooden oven, hearty stews and a good choice of lighter dishes.

    Jardim das Oliveiras
    Restaurant Jardim das Oliveiras
    Sitio do Porto Escuro , Monchique
    282 912 874
    Website
    Cuisine: Local
    Price Range: < 20 €
  • Sueste, Ferragudo

    Head for "Sueste" at the end of the fisherman's quay in Ferragudo, for the ultimate in fresh fish, charcoal-grilled to perfection. Simple surroundings with soft ambient music and great sunset views across the river Arade to Portimão. Reservations not accepted.

    Sueste
    Restaurant Sueste
    Rua da Ribeira 91, Ferragudo
    282 461 592
    Website
    Cuisine: Local
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • O Pátio, Carvoeiro

    Established 40 years ago "O Pátio" continues to be one of the finest restaurants in Carvoeiro. Food and service are in the traditional grill room style accompanined by a good selection of Portuguese wines. Meals are served either outside on the large patio or in the elegant surroundings inside where an original water well has been converted into a wine cellar. As well as prime cuts of fresh fish meats and seafood. Specialities include paella.

    O Pátio
    Restaurant O Pátio
    Largo da Praia, Carvoeiro
    282 357 367
    Website
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • O Leão de Porches, Porches

    Located in the small town of Porches, this is one of the oldest and most appealing restaurants in the Algarve. Established on the 60's and run by Bianca Salden for the last 10 years, the restaurant creative menu is complemented by a well balanced list of Portuguese wines. The building retains much of its 18th century cham, with a cozy décor to match.

    O Leão de Porches
    Restaurant O Leão de Porches
    Rua do Correio, Porches
    282 381 384
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Ocean, Porches

    2-star Michelin fine dining signature restaurant by Austrian Executive Chef Hans Neuner. With a maximum of 40 seats, the attention to detail is perfect and the atmosphere casually elegant. Whether you dine in the Ocean restaurant or enjoy your meal on the restaurant terrace, you will be sure to always benefit from breathtaking coastline and Atlantic Ocean views. This elegant restaurant is renowned for its outstanding service and seasonally changing gourmet menus. Exceptional wine or champagne choice to accompany each dish completes an unforgettable culinary experience. Ocean restaurant closing dates may vary. We strongly recommend that you consult restaurant availability and opening dates at the time of booking.

    Ocean
    Restaurant Ocean
    Vila Vita Resort, Porches
    282 310 100
    Website
    Cuisine: Creative / Modern
    Price Range: > 50 €
  • Orangerie, Moncarapacho

    The Orangerie in Moncarapacho, offers a cuisine based on Algarvian products and ingredients organically grown on the estate, namely citrus fruits, figs, almonds and fresh herbs. The flavours are well delimited and creativity is visible. Extensive choice of wines. The views from the terrace are quite superb.

    Orangerie
    Restaurant Orangerie
    Vila Monte Resort, Moncarapacho
    289 790 79
    Website
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: 41 - 50 €
  • Rúccula, Alvor

    Great restaurant, family owned and run with a wonderful friendly atmosphere, Ruccula as been voted the number one restaurant in Alvor. Food taste and presentation is very good with good wine recommendations and you are always guaranteed a very warm welcome. For sure, one of the best meals you'll have in town. Very nice atmosphere. Need to book in advance.

    Rúccula
    Restaurant Rúccula
    Rua Poeta João de Deus, Alvor
    965 839 902
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • Capelo Marisqueira, Santa Luzia

    This is a nice restaurant overlooking the Ria Formosa in the quiet Santa Luzia village. Capelo is a place - open all year round - to eat seafood and grilled fresh fish. Clams and prawn starters are a must. Meat lovers this might not be your first choice restaurant... Local and portuguese patrons. Rustic atmosphere. Friendly service.

    Capelo Marisqueira
    Restaurant Capelo Marisqueira
    Av Duarte Pacheco 40, Santa Luzia
    281 381 670
    Cuisine: Seafood
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • A Noélia, Cabanas de Tavira

    This typical straightforward restaurant offers a very interesting range of portuguese dishes. Delicious fresh food. Recommend the tapas, clams, octopus, pork and chicken all cooked to perfection. Great location, friendly relaxed atmosphere with good wine selection. Value for money.

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    Restaurant A Noélia
    Edificio Cabanas Mar, Cabanas de Tavira
    281 370 649
    Cuisine: Local
    Price Range: < 20 €
  • Taberna da Maré, Portimão

    Taberna da Maré is a nice typical restaurant in the center of Portimão and considered one of the best restaurants in town. Offering a fresh ingredients menu based on the Algarvian cuisine. The fish daily catch, clams or seafood rice are just some of the delicacies will discover for a relaxed and enjoyable meal. The décor is set as and traditional portuguese tavern. Reasonably priced, well worth a visit if you're staying in the area of Portimão.

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    Restaurant Taberna da Maré
    Largo da Barca, Portimão
    282 414 614
    Cuisine: Local
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • Don Alfonso, Vilamoura

    Don Alfonso, located next to Vilamoura Marina offers an international menu on a modern stylish and confortable set. The food is well prepared, no matter if you choose meat, fish or pasta dishes. The staff is welcoming and attentive.

    Don Alfonso
    Restaurant Don Alfonso
    Rua do Clube Náutico, Vilamoura
    289 312 688
    Website
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • My Thai, Vilamoura

    My Thai is a stylish restaurant located couple hundred meters from the marina and one of the best choice for a meal in Vilamoura. The food is authentic and high quality. The portions are correct. Friendly and efficient service. Well worth a visit if you are in town. Reasonably priced for the location and quality of food. Definately worth a visit.

    My Thai
    Restaurant My Thai
    , Vilamoura
    289 302 370
    Website
    Cuisine: Thai
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • KOKO Lane, Quinta do Lago

    Set overlooking the driving range at Quinta Do Lago, with the mountains beyond, Koko Lane is a fresh and bright bistro offering indoor and outdoor seating. Good array of food choices that includes steaks, piri piri chicken, wood fired pizza's and some choices of vegetarian dishes, all reasonably priced - as are the drinks. Great place for breakfast. The staff is helpful and friendly. Great for the young crowd and baby friendly. Good value for money. Take Away available.

    KOKO Lane
    Restaurant KOKO Lane
    Quinta do Lago, Quinta do Lago
    289 356 087
    Website
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: < 20 €
  • São Gabriel, Quinta do Lago

    For gourmets and fun-loving guests. You can enjoy finest Mediterranean and international cuisine surrounded by lovely gardens.

    São Gabriel
    Restaurant São Gabriel
    Estrada Vale Lobo , Quinta do Lago
    289 394 521
    Website
    Cuisine: Creative / Modern
    Price Range: > 50 €
  • Le Paradis, Ferragudo

    Located between the beach and the town of Ferragudo, the private parking and the kiddy park, the family environment, the music and the friendliness of its staff make “Le Paradis” restaurant a place you do not want to miss. Telephone: 00351 282 461 123

    Le Paradis
    Restaurant Le Paradis
    Vale da Azinhaga, Ferragudo
    282 461 123
    Website
    Cuisine: Local
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • A Sagres, Sagres

    This friendly and family run restaurant is just out of Sagres, but easily within walking distance of the town centre. The décor is tasteful, but not pretentious, with marine theme. Be sure to visit "A Sagres" if you're looking for genuine local food, specially the delicious fresh fish. If you not familiar with fish do not worry... the staff will gladdly help you with your choice. Very good value for money on a friendly eatery.

    A Sagres
    Restaurant A Sagres
    Sitio do Tonel, Sagres
    282 624 171
    Website
    Cuisine: Local
    Price Range: < 20 €
  • Vale do Douro, Monte Gordo

    Vale do Douro restaurant offer popular portuguese dishes on a non-pretentious style setting. This little restaurant has a family atmosphere and the food is well prepared and the portions are generous. This is a recommended-visit restaurant if you are staying in Monte Gordo. Really good value for money!

    Vale do Douro
    Restaurant Vale do Douro
    Rua Gil Eanes 17, Monte Gordo
    281 544 080
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: < 20 €
  • Escondidinho, Lagos

    If grilled sardines is what you want, this traditional Portuguese restaurant is your place. The sardines came with salad and potatoes and the sardines came until you said no more. The restaurant is not easy to find but is well worth the effort. The service is ok, don't expect any frill, and the rest of the food good. Low key in terms of interior design. Popular with the locals. Very affordable prices.

    Escondidinho
    Restaurant Escondidinho
    Beco Cemiterio 2, Lagos
    Cuisine: Local
    Price Range: < 20 €
  • Aquário, Praia da Luz

    Despite its hidden location, compact size and modest decor, the Aquário's traditional menu comes as a pleasant surprise, offering guests a unique dining experience in the region. Carefully presented cuisine based on high quality ingredients. This is one of the best restaurant in Praia da Luz.

    Aquário
    Restaurant Aquário
    Rua 1º de Maio, Praia da Luz
    282 789 177
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Moiras Encantadas, Paderne

    This restaurant is split between a café and a welcoming dining room featuring stone walls and a warming fireplace, where the emphasis is on cuisine with a regional flavour. The menu isn't extensive but all very appetising and delicious with large portions. Very attentive service.

    Moiras Encantadas
    Restaurant Moiras Encantadas
    Rua Miguel Bombarda 2, Paderne
    289 368 797
    Website
    Cuisine: Local
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • O Alambique, Silves

    A single-floor property next to a main road. It has two dining rooms with high ceilings and welcoming furnishings separated by two stone arches. Reasonably priced international menu and friendly staff.

    O Alambique
    Restaurant O Alambique
    Estrada de Silves, Silves
    282 449 283
    Website
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • A Casa do Avô, Vale Parra

    Expertly run by its owner, this restaurant has a typically regional ambience. This provides a backdrop for abundant traditional cuisine in the form of an enticing set menu and buffet or à la carte options. Seatting in garden or on terrace.

    A Casa do Avô
    Restaurant A Casa do Avô
    Sítio de Vale de Parra, Vale Parra
    289 513 282
    Website
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Vila Joya, Praia da Galé

    A gastronomic paradise by the sea! The Vila Joya's culinary excellence is the result of the joint expertise of its two chefs, one who focuses on classic dishes, the other on more innovative cuisine. Superb porticoed terrace and bedrooms to die for!

    Vila Joya
    Restaurant Vila Joya
    Estrada da Praia da Galé, Praia da Galé
    289 591 795
    Website
    Cuisine: Creative / Modern
    Price Range: > 50 €
  • Willie's, Quarteira

    Located in a popular tourist area where the focus is very much on golf. In the welcoming, intimate and classically decorated dining room, enjoy meticulously presented international cuisine. It is always prepared with great attention to detail by the owner-chef. Meals are served in garden or on terrace.

    Willie's
    Restaurant Willie's
    Rua do Brasil 2, Quarteira
    289 380 849
    Website
    Cuisine: Creative / Modern
    Price Range: > 50 €
  • Henrique Leis, Almancil

    In this delightful house guests can choose between rustically styled dining rooms decorated with great taste and an attractive balcony-terrace on the first floor offering good views. Contemporary cuisine with its roots in classical dishes, with an emphasis on meticulous preparation and creative detail.

    Henrique Leis
    Restaurant Henrique Leis
    Vale Formoso, Almancil
    289 393 438
    Website
    Cuisine: Creative / Modern
    Price Range: > 50 €
  • Casa do Polvo Tasquinha, Santa Luzia

    This small coastal town facing the Ría Formosa is known around Portugal as the country's 'octopus capital', hence the reverence paid here to this popular culinary speciality. Maritime inspired cooking and decor.

    Casa do Polvo Tasquinha
    Restaurant Casa do Polvo Tasquinha
    Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco 8, Santa Luzia
    281 328 527
    Website
    Cuisine: Local
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • Caniço, Alvor

    This restaurant will impress customers with its magnificent sea views. In the simply arranged dining room carved out of the rock, choose from a traditional menu featuring delicious rice dishes, as well as fish and seafood costed by weight.

    Caniço
    Restaurant Caniço
    Aldeamento da Prainha, Alvor
    282 458 503
    Website
    Cuisine: Seafood
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Fuzios, Almancil

    Located beside the Quarteira road, it has two dining rooms with inviting classic-regional décor. International cuisine with a predominance of Italian dishes.

    Fuzios
    Restaurant Fuzios
    Rua do Comércio 286, Almancil
    289 399 019
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Mr. Freddie's, Almancil

    Located by a main road, this restaurant serves traditional dishes such as cataplana de ameijoas e peixe (a fish and clam stew), alongside international favourites including Steak Diane, which the owner cooks in front of you.

    Mr. Freddie's
    Restaurant Mr. Freddie's
    Estrada de Vale do Lobo, Almancil
    289 393 651
    Website
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Três Palmeiras, Albufeira

    Well-established restaurant known for its fish dishes. Well-managed, clean and attentive table service.

    Três Palmeiras
    Restaurant Três Palmeiras
    Av. Infante D. Henrique 51, Albufeira
    289 515 423
    Website
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • A Chaminé, Altura

    This restaurant is located on a main avenue close to the beach. It serves an extensive Portuguese menu featuring fish, seafood and a few international dishes.

    A Chaminé
    Restaurant A Chaminé
    Av. 24 de Junho, Altura
    281 950 100
    Website
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Dom Sebastião, Lagos

    Highlights include the rustic style décor and two dining areas, one outside and one in the courtyard. Traditional Portuguese menu and an open wine cellar with a good selection of port.

    Dom Sebastião
    Restaurant Dom Sebastião
    Rua 25 de Abril 20, Lagos
    282 780 480
    Website
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Alambique, Almancil

    A good option if you are keen on discovering traditional Portuguese cooking. Two attractive dining rooms with a classic, regional decor to try specialities such as angler fish with rice.

    Alambique
    Restaurant Alambique
    Estrada de Vale do Lobo a Quinta do Lago, 4 km, Almancil
    289 394 579
    Website
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: 41 - 50 €
  • Faz Gostos, Faro

    A family-run restaurant located close to Faro's cathedral. Portuguese cuisine is complemented by several set menus in the classic yet contemporary dining room.

    Faz Gostos
    Restaurant Faz Gostos
    Rua do Castelo 13, Faro
    289 878 422
    Website
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €
  • Casa dos Pinheiros, Almancil

    Angler fish with rice, fish baked in a salt crust, and angler fish and prawn curry are just some of the specialities that have made this restaurant a popular choice. Enticing fresh fish and seafood display counter.

    Casa dos Pinheiros
    Restaurant Casa dos Pinheiros
    Estrada de Vale do Lobo, Almancil
    289 394 832
    Website
    Cuisine: Seafood
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • L'Orange, Lagoa

    This inviting villa-type house boasts a small terrace at the entrance and a classic-style dining room. Good table service and an international menu.

    L'Orange
    Restaurant L'Orange
    Sítio do Mato Serrão, Lagoa
    282 357 297
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Florian, Almancil

    The Florian is situated in a residential development next to a golf course. Pleasant terrace and colonially inspired dining room. French inspired international cuisine.

    Florian
    Restaurant Florian
    Vale Verde, Almancil
    289 396 674
    Website
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Dos Artistas, Lagos

    Cuisine international Menu: 25€/ 78€ - Carte: 35€/55€ The Dos Artistas boasts a pleasant terrace and a well-appointed dining room in a classic-colonial style. There is an international-style menu including imaginative dishes, myriad combinations, and several set menus.

    Dos Artistas
    Restaurant Dos Artistas
    Rua Cândido dos Reis 68, Lagos
    282 760 659
    Website
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: 31 - 40 €
  • Zé Leiteiro, Armação de Pêra

    If you are in Armação you simply have to visit this, basic and rustic, family run restaurant. All you can eat for a little over 11€ and the waiter brings you more food until you tell him to stop. The fish dishes are very simple but cooked to perfection Dishes of tomato salad and potatoes are included in the price. Great value for money. A "Fish lovers heaven"!

    Zé Leiteiro
    Restaurant Zé Leiteiro
    Rua Portas do Mar, 17, Armação de Pêra
    282 314 551
    Cuisine: Local
    Price Range: < 20 €
  • Brisa do Rio, Tavira

    Lovely restaurant with outside seating and buzzing atmosphere. Portugese food filled with fresh Mediterranean flavours. A very pleasant dining experience, and, let's face it... that's what you want on a holiday relaxed restaurant.

    Brisa do Rio
    Restaurant Brisa do Rio
    Rua Dr. Augusto Silva Carvalho 6 Tavira 8800-324, Portugal Rua Dr. Augusto Silva Carvalho 6 Tavira 8800-324, Portugal Rua Dr. Augusto Silva Carvalho 6 , Tavira
    281 321 670
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: 20 - 30 €