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The Best Restaurants in the Algarve


A land of fishermen, facing the sea, the Algarve is the paradise of those who enjoy fish, clams, shrimp or octopus. From famous "Razor clam Rice", grilled sardines in Portimão, to the "Dom Rodrigos" desserts, in Algarve rests the home of the marvels of every palate. 

Traditional Cuisine

Jacinto - Quarteira

This is probably the best-known seafood restaurant in the Algarve. Located in Quarteira, it focuses masterfully on fish. On the menu, you’ll find fresh fish to grill or steam and shellfish to make your mouth water.

Ribeiro - Almancil

Ribeiro has become a famous restaurant due to its excellent fresh fish and grilled meat selection. The fish and shellfish are handpicked daily from the market to ensure quality and freshness.

Jorge do Peixe - Quarteira

Located in Quarteira, this restaurant offers a varied choice of fresh fish and shellfish dishes, served with traditional Algarve and Alentejo flavours. The specialties: Razor-clam Rice, Fish Pastry, Algarve-style Clam Cataplana and Squid Cataplana.

Retiro - Boliqueime

A rustic and cosy place whose specialty is the charcoal grill; a variety of fresh fish, high quality meat, seafood, regional desserts, wine tasting and a gourmet wine cellar are only part of what the full selection offers.

Tasca Rasca - Faro

Located in Faro, this is a small, traditional and cozy restaurant, known for the quality of its Algarvian cuisine: It has represented the region in several food festivals. Two daily specials are suggested every day.

Our Selection of Beach Restaurants in the Algarve

Búzios Beach Club - Marina Beach in Vilamoura

Located on the Marina Beach in Vilamoura, Búzios Beach Club is a restaurant/bar with a fabulous sea view. Open all summer from 10am to 10pm, it offers a very diverse menu, from fresh fish to the house specialties, such as the delicious whelk feijoada (bean stew) accompanied with champagne sangria. An important element of Marina Vilamoura Beach.

Evaristo - Evaristo Beach, Albufeira

Situated on Evaristo Beach in Albufeira, this restaurant doesn’t have a menu. Choose your fresh fish or shellfish when you arrive, and then you’ll be shown to your table. At the end of your meal, be sure to taste a glass of medronho, the Algarve’s traditional spirit.

Reservation recommended.

Izzy's - Vale do Garrão

Set right on the beach at Vale do Garrão, this restaurant offers a lovely esplanade and a diverse fish and shellfish menu. Specialties: Tiger Prawn, Chef's Sole, Seafood Cataplana, Monkfish Rice and Monkfish Pataniscas. Be sure to try the mojitos and caipirinhas and enjoy the live music played on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Gigi - Quinta do Lago, Almancil

An old wooden restaurant with sun umbrellas on the beach of Quinta do Lago. Top quality food and a wine list that includes green wines and a white sparkling wine sangria (the famous «Gigibola»), a favourite amongst public figures such as Princess Caroline of Monaco and Prince Ernst of Hanover.

Our selection of terraces for meat and pizza lovers in the Algarve

Parrila Natural - Almancil

In an idyllic location, the Parrilla Natural offers a true gastronomic experience for meat lovers. With an exotic garden and an elegant and relaxed place a with a patio.

Casavostra - Almancil

Casavostra is an Italian restaurant, café-bar and meeting point in Almancil, and is one of the best restaurants serving pizzas, cooked in a wooden oven, the tastiest in the Algarve. Here, traditional Italian cuisine is served in a traditional space with an informal and comfortable décor, as well as a large and pleasant patio.

Top Restaurants in Vilamoura


A restaurant and deck that serves Scandinavian cuisine and specialties. We recommend the house salmon recipe, Mar strand fish soup and the scallops.


A family restaurant in Vilamoura, open since 1986. The specialty is fish and shellfish fresh from the Algarve region, traditional Portuguese dishes, a good wine cellar and a panoramic view overlooking the Vilamoura marina.

Nosolo Italia

Nosolo Italia has become a daily meeting point, providing great moments of leisure between cups of ice cream, crepes, pastas or pizzas. With an authentic Italian flavour, the restaurant is on a patio overlooking the Vilamoura marina.


The restaurant Thai, located on Vilamoura Marina’s main avenue, offers specialties that aim to provide the best of Thai cuisine

Tasca do Manel

A rustic restaurant housed in a wooden building with a large patio where you can enjoy the lovely view of Vilamoura Marina. Only serving fish.

International Cuisine

Casa do Lago - Quinta do Lago, Almancil

This restaurant is set in the fabulous Quinta do Lago landscape, with an elegant, informal atmosphere and a panoramic view of Ria Formosa, the menu gives precedence to shellfish and fish from the Algarve coast.

Paicha - Vale do Lobo

Located near the entrance to Vale de Lobo, this is a rare restaurant that combines a modern and sophisticated décor with a laid back atmosphere and a kitchen inspired by European and fusion cuisine. Try the octopus and prawn cataplana, game pastry and ‘pura paixão’ (pure passion) cake.

Alambique - Silves

With a pleasant country décor, this restaurant is burrowed into a natural setting. Chef Rosa Sousa offers carefully prepared dishes of international cuisine.

Buddha House - Almancil

The Buddha House restaurant offers a welcoming atmosphere with captivating decor. This restaurant allows you to take a diverse gastronomic journey with the rich and exquisite specialties of India, China, Thailand and Nepal.

Michelin Star Restaurants in the Algarve

Vila Joya - Galé, Albufeira

The Vila Joya restaurant, a gastronomic paradise by the sea, has maintained two Michelin stars since 1999. Dining at Vila Joya is a true experience, due to Grand Chef Dieter Koschina who continues to reinterpret classic Central European dishes using modern concepts.

Ocean - Porches

Oceano is a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the Algarve, with superb sea views that are complemented by a perfect balance of fine cuisine, full of vitality, colour and creativity, and with a marked international flavour.

Bon Bon - Lagoa

The Bon Bon restaurant provides high quality cuisine, which made it one of the restaurants with a Michelin Star in the Algarve. The chef has created a tasting menu that reworks regional recipes through the use of contemporary techniques and a meticulous approach to presentation and textures.

Gusto - Almancil

This Michelin-starred restaurant in Almancil, inside the Conrad hotel, is overseen by award-winning chef Heinz Beck. At Gusto you can sample his meticulously prepared Mediterranean and international dishes. Attractive, urban, contemporary and with a touch of Scandinavian design.

Come and live a true gastronomic experience in the restaurants in the Algarve, and stay in one of our hotels in the Algarve, we are waiting for you! All these restaurants, and many others, can be found on the official Visit Algarve website.

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