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Sushicafé Avenida

Sushicafé Avenida (Rua Barata Salgueiro 28, Lisbon) – this restaurant creates traditional Japanese meals made by chefs with extensive experience at similar restaurants around the world. The space is elegant and contemporary, divided into different ambiances, from the bar and dining area for faster sushi meals, to the more formal dining room lit in purple […]

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Restaurante Adega Nova

Restaurante Adega Nova (Rua Francisco Barreto 24, Faro) – located close to the historic heart of Faro, this restaurant, which serves traditional Portuguese meals, offers house specialities, such as: Caldeirada de Peixe (fish stew), Massa com Lingueirão (pasta with razor clams), Feijoada de Buzinas (bean stew with sea-snails) and Feijoada de Chocos (cuttle-fish and bean […]

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Restaurante La Cigale

Restaurante La Cigale (Rua da Praia, Albufeira) – located 35 minutes west of Faro (via route N125), this restaurant (located at Olhos d’Água beach in Albufeira) draws in patrons interested in the seaside views. Typical items served there are clams a la Cigale, shellfish rice, steak with pepper sauce, sea bass, and a daily selection […]

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Tavares

Tavares (Rua da Misericórdia 37, Encarnação, Lisbon) – another upscale restaurant in Lisbon, this is perhaps the city’s oldest, since it opened in 1784. The menu here is inspired by the traditional meals of the region, brought to a new life by a crew of young and trendy chefs. From sole cooked in a champagne […]

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Ria Formosa

Ria Formosa (Praça D. Francisco Gomes 2, Faro) – this restaurant offers an array of local and international dishes – from seafood to meat items like Carpaccio with Parmesan and Peppers. However, it’s best known for its wonderful view of the city of Faro, due to its location on the fourth floor of the Hotel […]

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Restaurante Akvavit

Restaurante Akvavit (Edf. Vilamarina, Loja 4, Marina de Vilamoura) – located 30 minutes west of Faro (via Route N125), this restaurant is already a hit among its patrons, due to its ideal locations within a popular marina in the heart of the Algarve. It serves a mix of Swedish specialties (such as Toast Skagen, and […]

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Pap’ Açorda

Pap’ Açorda (Rua da Atalaia 57, Encarnação, Bairro Alto, Lisbon) – this restaurant is named alter a locally popular stew (made of cilantro spiced bread and shellfish). Along with serving that stew, Pap’Açorda is also known for its original seafood dishes, including Spanish mussels and shellfish rice also, especially for the meat lovers, a spicy […]

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O Gimbras

O Gimbras (Rua General Teofilo da Trinidade 3, Faro) – this highly-rated Portuguese restaurant is known for its roast octopus and lamb chops, prawn curry, and pasta & prawns in garlic as well as dessert items like pudim (crème caramel / baked custard). That, and attention to quality and customer service.

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Eleven Restaurant

Eleven Restaurant (Rua Marquês da Fronteira, Jardim Amália Rodrigues, Campolide, Lisbon) – this is one of Lisbon’s more upscale restaurants, which serves international cuisine (mainly contemporary Mediterranean dishes). The accolades it has receives includes being awarded a Michelin star. Given the high elevation of Parque Eduardo VII where the restaurant is located, diners also come […]

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Pedro e o Lobo

Pedro e o Lobo (Rua do Salitre 169, Lisbon) – located at a former art gallery, this restaurant’s chefs have created a menu that has its roots in Portuguese flavors, but explores all aspects of contemporary haute cuisine. Consider grilled octopus salad or apple mayonnaise with island cheese. For the main course, oxtail with mashed […]