Best restaurants in Albufeira

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    Vila Joya Restaurant

    Helmed by Austrian chef Dieter Koschina, this fine-dining restaurant in the Vila Joya resort was Portugal's first to gain two Michelin stars. Koschina draws on a variety of culinary influences and premium Portuguese produce to create exquisite dishes such as confit bacalhau with goat's-milk yoghurt and beetroot coulis, or roast goose liver with smoked eel and caviar.

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    Veneza

    Famed for its cataplana – here, a delicious pork and clam combination – Veneza also turns out superb dishes such as polvo à lagereiro (tender octopus with baked potatoes). Its wine cellar is one of the region's finest, with over 1000 references. It's 11km north of Albufeira; you'll need a car to get here.

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    Dom Carlos

    Higher-end restaurants tend to be out of town, but here you can splash out and still walk back to your hotel. The elegant but intimate interior, dressed in white and pale blue, feels worlds away from the frenzied centre, and the five-course menus (no à la carte) utilise market-sourced produce in intricately presented dishes.

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    Casa da Fonte

    Footsteps from the Turismo, Casa da Fonte serves everything from sandwiches to charcoal-grilled fish in a beautiful courtyard lined with azulejos (hand-painted tiles) and set around a lemon tree. Staff are friendly, and the atmosphere is relaxed and more authentically Portuguese than at many of Albufeira's other restaurants.

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    Os Arcos

    One of the original tourist restaurants – it's been around since 1978 – the Arches serves no-nonsense, traditional Portuguese steaks and grilled seafood at tightly arranged dark-wood tables. The menu is more meat than fish, with fillet steak the house speciality.