“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 spectacular views to the sea.
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 delightful option for...
What was once a large olive mill (lagar) is now a popular modern restaurant. Austrian expat owner Gudrun Tschiggerl purchased the already-renovated mill and transformed it into a rustic and casual, yet sophisticated and cosmopolitan space for international dining and live entertainment.
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 it’s not. Cantina del Lobo is on the popular Praça of the Vale do Lobo resort in Almancil.
São Gabriel is a gem of a restaurant in a traditional house placed in the middle of lush gardens, hidden from the busy Estrada da Vale do Lobo. Walking up to the restaurant from the parking area, changes are already evident.
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.
No trip to the Algarve is complete without a delicious meal at a fabulous beach restaurant. It’s the ideal combination of exquisite cuisine mixed with water’s edge location that makes for an incredible dining experience. Arte Náutica, in Armação de Pêra, is, no doubt, the top choice of many for best beach restaurant.
The Algarve has more Michelin stars than other parts of Portugal, including Lisbon and Porto. Certainly, a major influence in this recognition is the emergence of Executive Chef Hans Neuner at Ocean Restaurant. With exquisite cooking, outstanding service and an opulent setting, Ocean is an essential experience for aficionados of fine dining.