The Algarve Restaurants

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  • 1. A Esquina

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    The family-run winery and brewery Quinta Dos Santos started as a tap room, but his since established the restaurant A Esquina on site, with a...

    The family-run winery and brewery Quinta Dos Santos started as a tap room, but his since established the restaurant A Esquina on site, with a gorgeous courtyard ringed by arches and a surprisingly sophisticated dining room serving sharable Portuguese dishes.

    Rua do Pestana Golf 1, Carvoeiro, Faro, 8400-049, Portugal
    282 343 264

    Known For

    • Craft beer brewed on-site
    • Contemporary takes on traditional dishes
    • Portuguese wines sold by the glass

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Mon.
  • 2. Calhou

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    Set away from the hustle and bustle of the coast and outside the touristic area, Calhou is a traditional Portuguese restaurant with a side of...

    Set away from the hustle and bustle of the coast and outside the touristic area, Calhou is a traditional Portuguese restaurant with a side of Italy—serving incredible Neapolitan pizzas from a wood-fired oven. A wood-paneled interior makes the restaurant feel rustic and cosy.

    Rua Dr. António Guerreiro Tello 10, Lagos, Faro, 8600-672, Portugal
    282 769 237

    Known For

    • Delicious Algarvian specials
    • Authentic, unpretentious feel
    • Fantastic steaks

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Mon.
  • 3. La Dolce Vita

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    Locals flock to La Dolce Vita for its fabulous homemade pizzas, hearty pastas, refreshing sangria, and charmingly old-fashioned decor. Meals are served on bench tables...

    Locals flock to La Dolce Vita for its fabulous homemade pizzas, hearty pastas, refreshing sangria, and charmingly old-fashioned decor. Meals are served on bench tables with blue-and-white tiled surfaces, which give a delightfully traditional feel.

    Av. Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Faro, 8500-802, Portugal
    282 419 444

    Known For

    • Popular with locals and visitors alike
    • Heaping portions of Italian favorites
    • Quirky decor
  • 4. Loki

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    In a brave move, there's no menu at this restaurant. Promising diners 11 carefully curated dishes, chef João Marreiros weaves his passion for his country...

    In a brave move, there's no menu at this restaurant. Promising diners 11 carefully curated dishes, chef João Marreiros weaves his passion for his country in every bite. The decor is pared back; modern and yet traditional. Sit back and enjoy the journey knowing you're in safe hands.

    Rua Vasco Pires 5, Portimão, Faro, 8500-740, Portugal
    962 109 656

    Known For

    • Each dish comes with a side of history
    • Immaculately presented dishes
    • A real gastronomic experience

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.
  • 5. No Patio

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    Despite the misleading name, this cheerful restaurant actually does have a patio, and a beautiful one (the name translates roughly as "in the courtyard"). The...

    Despite the misleading name, this cheerful restaurant actually does have a patio, and a beautiful one (the name translates roughly as "in the courtyard"). The chefs incorporate premium local produce in dishes that have an international flair.

    Rua Lançarote de Freitas 46 r/c, Lagos, Faro, 8600-605, Portugal
    282 763 777

    Known For

    • Alfresco dining at its finest
    • Romantic setting
    • Modern takes on lamb and duck

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Mon., Reservations essential
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  • 6. Noélia e Jerónimo

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    From the outside, owner Noélia's restaurant (which she shares with her partner, Jerónimo) looks like just another unassuming local place, but inside the flavors sing...

    From the outside, owner Noélia's restaurant (which she shares with her partner, Jerónimo) looks like just another unassuming local place, but inside the flavors sing and the senses are delighted, particularly with the tomato rice with seafood or, to be even more indulgent, the rice with champagne and local oysters. Make reservations, or be prepared to wait.

    Rua da Fortaleza, Edifício Cabanas-Mar, Loja 6, Tavira, Faro, 8800-591, Portugal
    281 370 649

    Known For

    • Beautifully presented dishes
    • Draws foodies from all over
    • Open-air dining room

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Wed.
  • 7. O Barradas

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    Dine beneath the canopy of trees at O Barradas, a farmhouse restaurant set on its own leafy grounds. Portuguese charm comes in spades here, in...

    Dine beneath the canopy of trees at O Barradas, a farmhouse restaurant set on its own leafy grounds. Portuguese charm comes in spades here, in the decor as well as in the menu, which sources herbs and vegetables from the kitchen garden. Wine poured is from an on-site winery, and other regional specialties feature too, like Mirandesa beef from the north of Portugal, and wild Atlantic shrimp.

    Sítio da Venda Nova, Silves, Faro, 8300-054, Portugal
    282 443 308

    Known For

    • Dishes you'll struggle to find in the vicinity
    • Excellent service
    • Varied range of dishes for vegetarians

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Wed.
  • 8. Ocean Restaurant

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    Done up in vivid shades of blue and gold, this upscale restaurant at the Vila Vita Parc impresses with its innovative tasting menus, fabulous wine...

    Done up in vivid shades of blue and gold, this upscale restaurant at the Vila Vita Parc impresses with its innovative tasting menus, fabulous wine selection, and wonderful ocean views. Choose from two tasting menus of four or six courses featuring interesting riffs on Portuguese classics. That means lots of fish and seafood along with perfect wine pairings.

    Rua Anneliese Pohl, Armação de Pêra, Faro, 8400-450, Portugal
    282 310 100

    Known For

    • A top dining experience in the Algarve
    • Five-star service
    • Quirky and creative presentation

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch
  • 9. Vila Joya Sea

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    The extraordinary Portuguese dishes served here are the creations of Austrian chef Dieter Koschina, who has been awarded two Michelin stars for 23 consecutive years....

    The extraordinary Portuguese dishes served here are the creations of Austrian chef Dieter Koschina, who has been awarded two Michelin stars for 23 consecutive years. A stone's throw from the ocean and surrounded by greenery, the dishes are inspired by these very surrounds. Choose the Signature Menu, for a four-course tasting experience. Though reservations are strongly recommended, call in the morning for last-minute openings.

    Praia do Xiringuito, Albufeira, Faro, 8200-416, Portugal
    289 591 795

    Known For

    • Consistently excellent meals
    • A local institution
    • Fresh, seasonal produce

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Reserve well ahead of your visit.
  • 10. 7imeio

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    With its quirky interior illuminated by dozens of pendant lamps, this lively tapas bar—with inventive cuisine and fine wines—is popular with locals for a big...

    With its quirky interior illuminated by dozens of pendant lamps, this lively tapas bar—with inventive cuisine and fine wines—is popular with locals for a big night out. There's a strong focus on Portuguese wines, but the menu ranges further afield, with sushi rolls, shrimp tempura, and chicken gyozas.

    Av. 5 de Outubro 38–40, Olhão, Faro, 8700-302, Portugal
    965 258 266

    Known For

    • Good selection of wines by the glass
    • Bartenders serve creative cocktails
    • Festive vibe

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun.
  • 11. A Charrette

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    Regional cuisine's on the menu at this intimate timber-clad restaurant, stacked floor-to-ceiling with antique wares and hand-painted ceramics. Choose the regional sausage—usually grilled, stewed or...

    Regional cuisine's on the menu at this intimate timber-clad restaurant, stacked floor-to-ceiling with antique wares and hand-painted ceramics. Choose the regional sausage—usually grilled, stewed or baked as a daily special—for an authentic taste of Monchique. 

    Rua Dr. Samora Gil 30/34, Monchique, Faro, 8550, Portugal
    282 912 142

    Known For

    • Black pork, expertly prepared
    • Great range for vegetarians
    • Old-fashioned vibe
  • 12. A Ruina

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    Built in the ruins of an 8th-century castle tower—hence its name—this eatery serves fine renditions of typical Algarvian fare in four dining rooms with balconies...

    Built in the ruins of an 8th-century castle tower—hence its name—this eatery serves fine renditions of typical Algarvian fare in four dining rooms with balconies overlooking the beach. It's a unique option for a special occasion, but great food in a historic setting comes at a price.

    Cais Herculano, Albufeira, Faro, 8200-061, Portugal
    289 512 265

    Known For

    • Wide selection of fish and shellfish
    • Excellent wine list
    • No fixed menu means dishes can be flexible, great for vegetarians

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Mon.
  • 13. Adega Nova

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    Popular among locals for celebrations, this down-to-earth adega (wine cellar) serves typical Portuguese dishes like monkfish rice, salted cod, or grilled rump steak served with...

    Popular among locals for celebrations, this down-to-earth adega (wine cellar) serves typical Portuguese dishes like monkfish rice, salted cod, or grilled rump steak served with rice and stewed beans. The seating arrangement on benches around long wooden tables helps keep things lively, and you'll find more good cheer in the tile-covered bar.

    Rua Francisco Barreto 24, Faro, Faro, 8000-344, Portugal
    289 813 433

    Known For

    • Warm, lively ambience
    • Fresh local seafood
    • Plenty of vegetarian options

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Tues.
  • 14. Atlântida

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    This charming restaurant has an absolutely lovely location on the eastern edge of a dramatic beach. Specialties here include fresh fish and delicious seafood stews,...

    This charming restaurant has an absolutely lovely location on the eastern edge of a dramatic beach. Specialties here include fresh fish and delicious seafood stews, supported by a selection of fine wines. The crepe dessert is a must.

    Alvor, Faro, 8500, Portugal
    282 459 647

    Known For

    • Beautiful wood-paneled dining room
    • The beach's tastiest sangria
    • The freshest ingredients

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Tues.
  • 15. Barroca

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    Service comes with a smile at this humble Portuguese seafood restaurant, with ocean views. Sip a sundowner on the rooftop bar. The spare ribs are...

    Service comes with a smile at this humble Portuguese seafood restaurant, with ocean views. Sip a sundowner on the rooftop bar. The spare ribs are also popular with the local clientele. There's weekly live music, too—a blackboard outside the restaurant advertises the times.

    Rua Direita, Praia da Luz, Faro, 8600-160, Portugal
    282 762 799

    Known For

    • International dishes served as well as Portuguese favorites
    • Simple and satisfying food
    • Friendly service

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues.
  • 16. Bollywood Indian Tandoori Restaurante

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    Although it's located directly opposite Praia Nossa Senhora da Rocha, this eatery is a world away. The always-crowded dining room has a romantic feel. Hot...

    Although it's located directly opposite Praia Nossa Senhora da Rocha, this eatery is a world away. The always-crowded dining room has a romantic feel. Hot and spicy tandoori dishes are the draw, but mild options are plentiful.

    Rua da Praia, Edifício Vista Mar 1, Armação de Pêra, Faro, 8365-114, Portugal
    282 313 755

    Known For

    • Some of the best Indian food in the Algarve
    • Lots of vegan and vegetarian dishes
    • Fantastic value for money

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Tues.
  • 17. Casa Velha

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    The resort's first restaurant is still one of its best. Casa Velha occupies an old farmhouse and focuses on French-style fine dining. Many of the...

    The resort's first restaurant is still one of its best. Casa Velha occupies an old farmhouse and focuses on French-style fine dining. Many of the ingredients come from Quinta do Lago's organic farm or the ocean right nearby.

    Quinta do Lago, Rotunda 6, Almancil, Faro, 8135-024, Portugal
    289 394 983

    Known For

    • Refined setting
    • Romantic terrace
    • Elegant seafood dishes

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun.
  • 18. Check-In

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    Decorated Portuguese chef Leonel Pereira (who previously earned a Michelin star at restaurant São Gabriel in Almancil) now helms this bright and breezy restaurant nearby...

    Decorated Portuguese chef Leonel Pereira (who previously earned a Michelin star at restaurant São Gabriel in Almancil) now helms this bright and breezy restaurant nearby the Doca de Faro marina. Since opening in 2020 it's received a Bib Gourmand, and its menu celebrates traditional and seasonal Portuguese fare, like confit cod in garlic sauce or pork cheek stewed in red wine. A sommelier is on-hand to pair courses with Portuguese and international wines.

    Rua do Castelo, Faro, Faro, 8000-243, Portugal
    289 824 178

    Known For

    • Impressive new kid on the block
    • Asian flavors woven into the menu
    • Chic interior that matches its location

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun.
  • 19. Dois Irmãos

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    Since 1925, this family-run restaurant has attracted a robust clientele, thanks to its excellent regional dishes and vast national wine selection. The large dining room...

    Since 1925, this family-run restaurant has attracted a robust clientele, thanks to its excellent regional dishes and vast national wine selection. The large dining room and plant-filled indoor terrace have a homey vibe, with exposed-brick arches and high-backed chairs.

    Praça Ferreira de Almeida 15, Faro, Faro, 8000-156, Portugal
    289 823 337

    Known For

    • Charming and traditional interior
    • Outstanding seafood dishes
    • Great value for money

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun.
  • 20. Dom Sebastião

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    Traditional Portuguese cooking (especially charcoal-grilled fish) is the draw at this Michelin-listed restaurant. You can dine at elegant candlelit tables inside or on a sidewalk...

    Traditional Portuguese cooking (especially charcoal-grilled fish) is the draw at this Michelin-listed restaurant. You can dine at elegant candlelit tables inside or on a sidewalk out front. You may wish to start your meal with a typical lobster or shrimp dish, followed by grilled fish or the seafood stew—all extremely good.

    Rua 25 de Abril 20-22, Lagos, Faro, 8600-763, Portugal
    282 780 480

    Known For

    • Fish presented tableside before being prepared
    • Interesting local wine list
    • Unobtrusive service

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