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Cuisine of Algarve for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Faro Algarve is often called ‘the fishermen’s land’ that fully describes the main distinctive feature of the local cuisine. Tourists visiting one of the local fish markets will feel an indescribable joy, as they won’t find such an abundance of fresh seafood at the most competitive prices in any other region of Portugal. Every morning, hundreds of colorful vessels come to the sea; they return by noon with a rich yield. There are many eminent athletes among fishermen; for many of them fishing is the main work.
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Plaice, sea bram, conger, sea bass, mackerel and dorado represent just a few of those fish delicacies that can be purchased at every market of the region. Natives believe grilled sardines to be their national dish; lobsters are common too.
Fish dishes are generously flavored with spices; many of former may seem rather unusual to foreign visitors. Fish is often seasoned with ground almonds; meals can be served with sweet fruits, such as figs. In addition to exquisite treats, restaurants of Algarve would offer local wine. The largest winemaking center is Lagoa. Those fond of stronger drinks would like fruit vodka aguardente de medronu; it is made of fruits of the strawberry tree. Copyright
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Locals are so fond of grilled sardines that they have dedicated an amazing holiday to this popular delicacy. Sardinha Festival takes place in early August; the birthplace of the holiday and its permanent venue is the city of Portimao. Numerous tents are set at the city's main streets and squares and chefs cook delicious grilled sardines there.
Faro During the festival there are often interesting competitions; fiercest admirers of sardines gladly eat fish for a time, achieving new records. Interesting concert programs, which take place every evening, could help to diversify the program of leisure. Despite the fact that seafood represents the vast part of the national menu, meat dishes are also common in the Algarve; foodies appreciate local vegetable salads and other local dishes popular in Portugal.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Algarve
♥   Restaurant 'Faz Gostos' Faro. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Casa Velha' Almancil. Type - International. 8.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Florian' Almancil. Type - International. 10.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'São Gabriel' Almancil. Type - Traditional cuisine. 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Alambique' Almancil. Type - Traditional cuisine. 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Casa dos Pinheiros' Almancil. Type - Seafood. 12.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Henrique Leis' Loulé. Type - Modern cuisine. 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Pequeno Mundo' Almancil. Type - French. 13.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Vincent' Almancil. Type - International. 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Emo' Vilamoura. Type - Modern cuisine. 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique sights around Algarve

Benagil Beach

From the series “10 Natural Wonders of the World”
Those who like to relax at the picturesque beaches should definitely go to Portugal. Here, they’ll find one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Benagil, that can be called a natural wonder. The beach is very close to Algarve area, it’s situated in the eponymous village. The sandy beach is primarily notable because of natural rock formations and caves. … Read further
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Algarve

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