Restaurants in Algarve
Restaurants in the Algarve are plentiful, with a huge selection of Portuguese and International cuisine available.
Food is a very important part of Portuguese life, with all meals being highly valued, lunch is rarely a quick sandwich and school children are always served healthy soup before their main meal and fresh fruit.
To get a real taste of the Algarve try the traditional Portuguese restaurants, not only are they generally cheaper by European standards, but quite often the portion sizes are enormous and you will sometimes see the locals asking for half portions or sharing their meal asking for two plates. Do what the locals do and go for the dish of the day (Prato do Dia) and if accompanied by a glass of one of the many fantastic Portuguese wines, you cant go wrong.
In and around the main resorts you will find more international style cuisine, where you can find everything from Chinese, French, Mexican and Italian to Indian and British pub food restaurants.
Restaurants in the Algarve welcome families and children with many local families dining out quite late in the evening, most kitchens, especially in the high season will be open until 22.30 - 23.00hrs and the waiters and restaurant staff appear to genuinely appreciate your custom.
We have put together a small list of restaurants in the Algarve within the resort we work, some of which we have visited personally and some which have been recommended by friends and visitors, and hope you enjoy browsing through and getting your taste buds tingling!