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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

    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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  • Herdade dos Grous - restaurant

    Alentejo

    Organic meat, fruit and vegetables form the basis of the inventive menu in this traditional rustic restaurant.

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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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  • 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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  • Marisqueira 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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  • 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 Horta

    Olhão

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

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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

    Excellent 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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  • 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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