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Mèm – Creative Mediterranean Cuisine, near Loulé

Mèm – Creative Mediterranean Cuisine, near Loulé

By | April 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm | No comments

“Mèm” is short for the Portuguese word “mesmo”, which in Algarvian slang is an exclamation for “it’s that!” or “indeed!” And, indeed, the team at Mèm intend to make a lasting impression via creative cuisine, cozy ambiance and an envious hillside location with...

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La Muchacha Parrilla Mexicana – Fiesta in Almancil, Algarve

La Muchacha Parrilla Mexicana – Fiesta in Almancil, Algarve

By | April 4, 2015 at 4:44 pm | No comments

A continental shift has occurred in Almancil, in the central Algarve. The former Couleur France has become La Muchacha Parrilla Mexicana. The contemporary minimal décor and Mediterranean cuisine are gone. In its place is a cool, casual and modern Mexican steakhouse, sure to...

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Gastronomy Restaurant – Cosmopolitan Cool in Cabanas, Algarve

Gastronomy Restaurant – Cosmopolitan Cool in Cabanas, Algarve

By | March 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm | No comments

Facing the Ria Formosa in the former fishing-village-turned-holiday-haven of Cabanas, near Tavira, is a contemporary and cosmopolitan space, serving contemporary and creative cuisine. In fact, their tag line is “more than a restaurant…a unique experience.” It’s a...

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Lagar da Mesquita – Modern Mediterranean Cuisine in São Bras, Algarve

Lagar da Mesquita – Modern Mediterranean Cuisine in São Bras, Algarve

By | March 11, 2015 at 3:36 pm | No comments

It took the recommendation of cool visiting friends from London for us to learn about and experience this delightful restaurant. Lagar da Mesquita is in the center of a very small village, just to the east of São Brás de Alportel on the way to Tavira. From the outside, Lagar...

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2015 Michelin Star Restaurants in Portugal

2015 Michelin Star Restaurants in Portugal

By | November 19, 2014 at 11:13 pm | No comments

And the Michelin stars just keep on coming!  For 2015, the Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal has added two new restaurants in Portugal to the distinguished list of gastronomic excellence, and elevated another to two-star status. In total 17 stars on 14 chefs are spread...

Posted in: Alentejo, Algarve, Central, Dining, Lisbon, Madeira, Porto

Quarenta e 4 Vilamoura – Casual, Contemporary & Cool Cuisine

Quarenta e 4 Vilamoura – Casual, Contemporary & Cool Cuisine

By | August 5, 2014 at 1:39 pm | No comments

Quarenta e 4 is exactly what Vilamoura needs. Light Mediterranean cuisine, complemented by a fresh sushi menu. Beautiful landscaped terrace for alfresco dining. Young, hip, attractive staff. Cool, sophisticated urban design. And, far enough away from the over-crowded marina to...

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