Faro restaurants

Top Choice Portuguese in Faro

Vila Adentro

With tables on the square in Faro's old town and a dining room decorated with floor-to-ceiling azulejos, this Moorish 15th-century building is a romantic spot for elevated Portuguese cuisine: pork, clam and lobster …
Madeiran in Faro

Restaurante Madeirense

For an exotic take on Portuguese cuisine, this small Madeiran restaurant bangs down plates loaded with specialities you'll only get on the Island of Eternal Spring. Espada (scabbard fish), bolo de caco (potato bread…
Seafood in Faro

Estaminé

Built to look like a crab when viewed from above, this remote restaurant rises up on boardwalks from the Ilha da Barreta as its sole building. It's an entirely self-sufficient operation, using 100% solar power and d…
Portuguese in Faro

Faz Gostos

Sophisticated twists on Portuguese classics at this stylish restaurant in the old town might include xarém (maize porridge) with Ria Formosa clams, steamed sea bass with olive oil–poached potatoes, cornbread-topped …
Portuguese in Faro

O Palhacinho

Located within Faro's municipal market, this very unassuming treat of a place is frequented by everyone and anyone, especially local office workers doing lunch (get here before 1pm or plan on waiting for a seat). It…
Portuguese in Faro

Adega Nova

With a menu of simply grilled fish and meat, this popular place has plenty of country charm, with a beamed ceiling, rustic cooking implements on display and seating over two levels, including long, communal tables, …
Seafood in Faro

Restaurante O Murta

This simple place has been here for decades, so it must be doing something right. It grills quality meat and fish, and prepares excellent seafood dishes such as açorda de marisco (seafood stew in a bread bowl) and i…
Portuguese in Faro

A Venda

Homestyle Portuguese food at bargain prices – Monchique blood sausage stew; fava bean fritters with smoked paprika sauce – and a retro interior with an ancient tiled floor, mismatched furniture and antique glass dis…
Cafe in Faro

Maktostas

Students and bohemians head to the tree-shaded terrace of this laid-back hang-out for char-grilled seafood and meats, and traditional stews, plentiful vegan and vegetarian dishes including tofu steaks, bean burgers …
Portuguese in Faro

Pastelaria Coelho

This deceptive spot looks like a pastelaria (pastry and cake shop) from the outside, yet inside it morphs into a restaurant, serving hearty Portuguese home cooking for a song, including tuna steaks, seafood açorda (…