Restaurants

Top Choice International in Luz

Pastelaria Chicca

You could visit Luz for no other reason than to dine here. Among the superb offerings are savoury bread-and-butter pudding, vegetable stacks (and other veggie options), amazing salads, fish and meats, and top-notch …
Top Choice Portuguese in Sagres

A Eira do Mel

It’s worth driving 10km north of Sagres to Vila do Bispo to enjoy José Pinheiro's creations at this much-lauded slow-food restaurant. The meat leans towards the Algarvian; the seafood has a more contemporary touch. …
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 Modern European in Albufeira

Vila Joya Restaurant

Run by Austrian expat chef Dieter Koschina, this is one of Portugal's best fine-dining restaurants, located in the Vila Joya resort. Koschina draws on a variety of culinary influences and sources the best Portuguese…
Top Choice Portuguese in Silves

Restaurante O Barradas

The star choice for foodies is this delightful converted farmhouse run by Luís and his German wife, Andrea. They take pride in careful sourcing, and use organic fish, meat and fruit in season. Luís is a winemaker, s…
Top Choice Portuguese in Lagos

A Forja

Like an Italian trattoria, this buzzing adega tipica pulls in the crowds – locals, tourists and expats – for its hearty, top-quality traditional food served in a bustling environment at great prices. Plates of the d…
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 …
Top Choice Seafood in Vila Real De Santo António

Sem Espinhas Guadiana

One of four sister eateries in the area, this large, clean-cut restaurant, done out in crisp brown, white and blood-red livery, serves excellent seafood such as razor clams, shrimp and octopus with gourmet-like pana…
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…
International in Lagos

Dom Vinho II

Removed from the main-street bustle where its parent restaurant stands, this elegant upstairs dining area boasts solid dark-wood furniture and a refined feel. Service is truly excellent, and there's a top list of vi…