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Portuguese in Praia da Rocha

F Restaurante

A large and rather cheeky Facebook-style 'F' on a pink background (and possibly a tout) greet you at this classier-than-most-here restaurant on the strip. There are super views over the beach and a quality menu of P…
Portuguese in Praia da Rocha

Marisqueira Praia da Rocha

An unusually traditional restaurant for Praia da Rocha, this popular, low-key place opposite Algarve Mor hotel offers decent Portuguese fare, with a hearty array of daily specials. The exotic fish in the aquariums a…
Bar in Praia da Rocha

Nana's Bar

The best bar in town by some distance, Nana's has much more local character than the others, pours better drinks and keeps it real with Portuguese lingua franca.
Club in Praia da Rocha


Everything is brutal about 'The Cathedral', from the grey-granite cladding and industrial metal doors to the 1am opening time. Nights here can get boisterous, especially in the hot 'n' bothered summer months.
Casino in Praia da Rocha

Casino do Algarve

This glitzy casino, midway along the esplanade in Hotel Algarve, has the gaming lot.
Fort in Praia da Rocha

Fortaleza da Santa Catarina

This petite fort was built in the 16th century to stop pirates and invaders from sailing up the Rio Arade to Portimão.