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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...

Posted in: Algarve, Dining

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...

Posted in: Algarve, Dining

Cantina del Lobo – Mexican Favorites in Vale do Lobo, Algarve

Cantina del Lobo – Mexican Favorites in Vale do Lobo, Algarve

By | April 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm | No comments

Olé! Viva México! And, Viva Cantina del Lobo, the new Mexican restaurant in the central Algarve. With colorful lanterns hanging above, Dia de Muertos masks and iguanas on the wall, and the stunning Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, the setting could be mistaken for Cancún…but...

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Restaurante São Gabriel – Creative Cuisine of Leonel Pereira in Quinta do Lago, Algarve

Restaurante São Gabriel – Creative Cuisine of Leonel Pereira in Quinta do Lago, Algarve

By | April 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm | No comments

Since 1990, Restaurante São Gabriel has maintained a solid reputation of serving gourmet international cuisine to the many residents and visitors in the Central Algarve. Recently, some subtle, and not-so-subtle, changes have been made to this gastronomic institution. Long time...

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Adega Restaurant – A Tour of Portuguese Regional Cuisine

Adega Restaurant – A Tour of Portuguese Regional Cuisine

By | February 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm | No comments

Embark on a gastronomic tour of Portugal from the comfort of one elegant restaurant in the Algarve. Adega, at VILA VITA Parc resort in Porches, features a menu of some of the best traditional Portuguese dishes from across the republic. Pork from Alentejo, chicken from Loulé,...

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