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Traditional

  • 7 Imeio

    Olhão

    Tapas and wine bar on the main promenade, with an eclectic decor and a vibe which changes with the seasons, and the time of day.

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  • A Casa do Avo

    Guia

    With the emphasis on fresh Algarve produce, the buffet option gives you the chance to try a little of everything.

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  • A Charette

    Monchique

    Not a sign of commercialisation in sight, a real locals' restaurant specialising in superb traditional mountain cuisine. Work up an appetite with the climb!

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  • A do Joao

    Ilha do Farol

    Apart from the amazing food - the freshest fish and seafood, plus house specialities such as acorda, rice and cataplana in a variety of permutations - it’s so different from almost anything else in the Algarve.

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  • A Eira do Mel

    Vila do Bispo

    Traditional western Algarve farmhouse that specialises in good quality, freshly-cooked, and locally-produced food.

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  • Ababuja

    Alvor

    This sleepy fishing village still retains its charm despite the buildings surrounding the old village. Fresh fish, creamy Mozambique curries and a table with a view make this harbour-side tavern the perfect lunchtime-into-lazy-afternoon venue.

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  • Adega - Vila Vita Parc

    Porches

    Traditional restaurant meets five-star resort, with the best of Portuguese cooking combined with modern style.

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  • Cafe Ingles

    Silves

    A traditional cafe-restaurant that makes the most of its location, right under Silves Castle. Great for a pit-stop during sightseeing, and for tea and cakes anytime.

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  • Colina Verde

    Algoz

    Some inventive dishes are mixed with authentic Portuguese dishes, and it is well worth trying the house specialities. Good wine list.

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  • Flor de Sal

    Almancil

    The chef spends a lot of time at the markets choosing the very best local produce, and it shows - everything has to be fresh.

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  • Herdade dos Grous - restaurant

    Beja

    Organic meat, fruit and vegetables form the basis of the inventive menu in this rustic-chic restaurant. Award-winning wines make it the perfect day out.

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  • La Cigale

    Olhos D'Agua

    An Algarve institution. Ask for the catch of the day and enjoy wonderful beach views from the terrace.

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  • La Terrazza

    Vale do Lobo

    Great food, superb atmosphere and full of old-fashioned Italian gusto. This family-frenzied environment is simply the perfect place to go and enjoy being on holiday.

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  • Lemon Tree (O Limeiro)

    Almancil

    Tasty, homemade dishes combining the best of Portuguese and British styles.

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  • Mariscos e Petiscos

    Tavira

    You'll go a long way to find better seafood than this in the Algarve. Friendly and unpretentious, the emphasis here is firmly on substance over style - and superb value.

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  • Monchiqueiro

    Silves

    A great place to drop into if you’ve been shopping or sightseeing, for good, honest, tasty and exceptional-value traditional Portuguese food. A meal for two, with wine and coffee, comes in at under €30.

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  • Monte d’Eira

    Loulé

    Traditional, rustic but very comfortable surroundings in the pretty village of Clareanes.

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  • O Bote

    Olhão

    With a down-to-earth atmosphere, this locals' favourite serves excellent fresh fish and seafood, grilled within sight of your table on Olhão's busy promenade.

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  • O Cabaz da Praia

    Albufeira

    Traditional Portuguese restaurant in the heart of the old town with spectacular views over Pescadores beach.

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  • O Cantinho Algarvio

    Lagos

    A wide variety of Portuguese dishes including monkfish rice, cataplanas, fresh fish, seafood rice, kebabs and steaks, plus house specials.

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  • O Horta

    Olhão

    Fish and seafood is the speciality of this traditional eastern Algarve restaurant, right on the main promenade.

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  • O Lagar

    Olhão

    Traditional Portuguese in the village of Pechāo serving fresh fish and seafood, and good, hearty Portuguese rural dishes.

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  • O Serol

    Armacão de Pera

    A seafront location, an excellent selection of fresh fish and seafood, together with cataplanas, fish stew and seafood rice, and terrific house wine. Real value for money, in the real Algarve, and barely a non-Portuguese tourist in sight.

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  • O Ze

    Monte Clerigo

    It’s worth the drive to Monte Clerigo just for the beach - finding a lunch venue like this is an added bonus.

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  • Ramires

    Guia

    The original, and arguably still the best, chicken piri-piri restaurant in Guia, the Algarve's self-styled cidade do frango - "city of chicken."

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  • Retiro do Campones

    Vale Judeu

    Good traditional Portuguese food at a reasonable price where you can enjoy a leisurely meal in relaxed surroundings. Huge portions and an interesting wine list.

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  • Rui

    Silves

    Despite being inland, it's the most famous seafood restaurant in the Algarve, and never disappoints, serving the freshest prawns, crab and lobster.

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  • Santola

    Armacão de Pera

    As traditional as it gets, exactly what you’d expect (and hope for) in an Algarve seafront restaurant.

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  • Solar das Oliveiras

    Galé

    Converted from a 100-year old farm building, and serving some of the best steaks and black pork dishes in the Algarve - plus a superb wine selection.

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  • Taberna da Mare

    Portimão

    This small, family-run tasca hasn't changed much in 20 years. An authentic taste of the real Algarve.

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  • Veneza

    Paderne

    Authentic Algarvean country cuisine combined with an award-winning wine shop make this family-run business popular.

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  • Vila Velha

    Sagres

    An eclectic mix of Portuguese favourites with an international flavour - fresh, tasty and interesting food, including several vegetarian options.

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  • Xerem

    Albufeira

    Traditional Portuguese dishes with a modern twist. Wood, stone and local artefacts set the cosy and welcoming tone.

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  • Ze do Norte

    Vilamoura

    It doesn't get more Portuguese than this. Hearty and unpretentious Algarve cuisine - and lots of it. The butcher cuts meat to order, from black pig to Brazilian picanha steaks. Make sure you're hungry.

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