Restaurants

Top Choice Portuguese in Faro

A Venda

Sit down to a plate of honest, homestyle Portuguese food like avó (granny) used to make at this trendily retro backstreet place everyone's talking about. 'The Shop' has an ancient tiled floor, mismatched furniture a…
Top Choice Portuguese in Faro

Faz Gostos

Elegantly housed in the old town, this restaurant offers high-class French-influenced Portuguese cuisine in a spacious, comfortably handsome dining area. There's plenty of game, fish and meat on offer with rich and …
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

Like a spaceship landed on an alien planet, 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 desalin…
Vegetarian in Faro

Gengibre e Canela

Give the taste buds a break from meat and fish dishes and veg out (literally) at this Zen-like restaurant. The buffet changes daily; there may be vegetable lasagne, vegetarian feijoada (bean casserole) and tofu dish…
Portuguese in Faro

Chefe Branco

A fabulous local spot with appealing street-side seating and a slightly tacky but cosy interior. The delightful staff serves honest, homestyle fare including rabbit, goat and seafood dishes. The half portions are th…
Portuguese in Faro

Vila Adentro

With street-side tables in old Faro and a handsome dining area decorated with bright furniture and lovely tiled panels, this conversion of a historic building has a lot going for it. Service is multilingual and well…
Portuguese in Faro

Santo António Atelier de Comida

Modern in design rather than cuisine, this place has a confusing entrance and an open kitchen. Trendy seating abounds, but there are few fripperies on the lengthy menu, which excels with juicy cuts of pork and delic…
Portuguese in Faro

Pastelaria Coelho

This has to be the most deceptive spot in Faro. It looks like a pastelaria (pastry and cake shop) from the outside, yet inside it morphs into a restaurant, serving up some hearty daily specials for a Portuguese song…
Seafood in Faro

Restaurante O Murta

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