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By PETER | Villa Specialist | Thursday, January 5, 2023

10 Top Algarve Restaurants

The Algarve is bursting with a variety of wonderful restaurants, ranging from local barsa to some high-end cuisine with fine dining experiences that’ll leave any serious foodie wanting more.

Here's a list of some of our favourite places to eat whilst in the Algarve... 

#1 Sandbanks 

Fish & Seafood Restaurant | Vale do Lobo

Sandbanks Fish & Seafood Restaurant is the perfect place for a lazy lunch or a romantic dinner. Overlooking the majestic Atlantic and the beach at Vale de Lobo, you couldn't ask for a better location to enjoy the best the Algarve has to offer.

The unbeatable location and varied menu makes Sandbanks Fish & Seafood Restaurant a must visit when you in the Algarve. You can opt for simple but delicious grilled fish or the very traditional Cataplana or Seafood Rice. The Fish and Seafood Platters are also excellent options. For the ultimate in fresh seafood ask your waiter about the catch of the day to enjoy a true taste of the Algarve or choose from their live crab and lobster tank.

Vegetarians are not forgotten and meat lovers are also catered for with a choice of chicken and beef dishes.

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Sandbanks, Vale do Lobo, Algarve

#2 Restaurante Limoni 

Fine Dining Italian Restaurant | Quinta do Lago

If you like Italian cuisine, then this restaurant is certainly worth visiting.

Nestled within the lush greenery of Vale dos Pinheiros. From the stunningly high ceiling to the beautiful cherub fountain and the hand painted features. you will be instantly charmed by the elegant but informal ambiance.

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Restaurante Limoni, Quinta do Lago, algarve
Restaurante Limoni

#3 As Velas 

Portuguese Fine Dining Restaurant | Quinta do Lago

Restaurant As Velas, at the Four Seasons Country Club in Quinta do Lago, is open to public for dinners and all day for guests and members with fresh seasonal produce. Located overlooking the pool and gardens, the restaurant is a firm favourite. Its extensive menu includes Portuguese specialities and international dishes, accompanied by an excellent wine selection.

The ideal place to dine out for a special romantic setting.

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As Velas, Quinta do Lago, Algarve
As Velas

#4 Parrilla Natural Steak House

Uruguayan-inspired Steak House Restaurant | Vale do Lobo

Parrilla Natural offers a truly wonderful dining experience.

The mature gardens, large deck and famed Pine tree, create a memorable setting, to enjoy one of the best dining experiences in the Algarve.

Whether for a romantic dinner, family get together or evening with friends, the staff at Parrilla Natural will take care of your every need.

The Children’s play area offers the little ones an escape, whilst you take in the ambience and enjoy one of our stunning cocktails.

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Parrilla Natural, Vale do Lobo, Algarve
Parrilla Natural Steak House

#5 Casa do Lago

Lakeside Seafood Restaurant | Quinta do Lago

Casa do Lago is Quinta do Lago's iconic all day lakeside restaurant. The relaxed beach vibe, the fabulous views across the lake and Ria Formosa, the gorgeous décor and amazing food all add up to that perfect summer feel restaurant, all year round.

As you could image, given it seaside location, the menu at Casa do Lago feature fabulous fresh seafood including lobster, fresh fish of the day and scallops, as well as great beef, chicken and lamb options.

You will not be disappointed!

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Casa do Lago, Quinta do Lago, Algarve
Casa do Lago

#6 The Bold Octopus 

Fish & Seafood Restaurant | Quinta do Lago

The Algarve offers some fantastic places to eat out and the Bold Octopus is definitely one to look out for, especially if you're a lover of seafood!

Located in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park close to Quinta do Lago, The Bold Octopus is a beach restaurant and bar that offers unrivalled views of the Ria Formosa nature reserve and the Atlantic Ocean. So you can eat your dinner in the restaurant or enjoy a drink in the roof top bar with live music. Serving freshly sourced seafood, a carefully chosen wine list in the restaurant, and cocktails and nibbles on the roof top bar with live music... what could better!

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The Bold Octopus, Quinta do Lago, Algarve
The Bold Octopus

#7 The Square by Raquel Marques

Restaurant | Carvoeiro

The Square by Raquel Marques restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Tasty sea bass, filet mignon, scallops, delicious wine, parfait and truly amazing ice cream are all on the menu

This place is famous for its great service and friendly staff...  The fantastic reviews speak for itself! 

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The Square by Raquel Marques, Carvoeiro, Algarve
The Square by Raquel Marques

#8 Al Quimia

Fine Dining Restaurant | Vilamoura

Al Quimia restaurant, part of Sana Hotel located close to the coastal town of Vilamoura offers creative and delicate cuisine that aims to bring to the forefront the freshness of the sea catches and the authentic local and sustainable in-land ingredients of Algarve. An inspired seasonal sea - and - farm-to-table dining experience with the modern twist of our Executive Chef Luís Mourão.

The menu has been carefully crafted to make full use of the richness of local Algarve produce to make the best Portuguese cuisine.

There is a good wine list with 300 of the best national tipples, with special focus on wines of small production but superior quality.

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Al Quimia, Vilamoura, Algarve
Al Quimia

#9 2 Passos

Mediterranean Seafood Restaurant | Quinta do Lago

Located near Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo 2 Passos stands on high stilts atop sand dunes overlooking the Ria Formosa nature reserve.

Founded over 30 years ago, and having passed through several generations, the 2 Passos new restaurant exists in harmony with nature, and is situated on Ancão Beach in Ria Formosa Natural Park. The uninterrupted sea view, the dunes as a backdrop, and the Ria Formosa Natural Park create a stunning environment and one of the most beautiful landscapes in The Algarve.

2 Passos menu is based on a Mediterranean and Regional Portuguese food, using fresh fish and shellfish sourced daily from the local markets, Algarvian "tapas", salads and locally sourced meat.

The setting alone makes a visit to 2 Passos and unforgettable experience.

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2 Passos, Quinta do Lago, Alagarve
2 Passos

#10 Bovino Steak House

Steak House Restaurant | Quinta do Lago

Bovino Restaurant is a sumptuous steakhouse set in the luxury resort of Quinta do Lago. Serving supreme quality beef from around the world, in a setting that beautifully combines contemporary and traditional touches, Bovino delivers an exceptional steakhouse experience.

In a bespoke setting, created by one of Europe's most acclaimed designers, located within Quinta do Lago resort, overlooking the lake and the Ria Formosa Natural Park, Bovino combines modern interiors with cooked-to-perfection food to produce the most exclusive steakhouse experience you can have in the Algarve. 

Look out for fantastic summer events like Bovino's Beats & Brunch, for an unforgettable afternoon of food and good times.

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Bovino Steak House, quinta do Lago
Bovino Steak House


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