Carapaus alimados (Horse mackerel Algarve style) - The typical Algarvian dish

Carapaus alimados (Horse mackerel Algarve style)It’s in the confection details as well as the knowledge acquired from the past generations, that the richness of Portuguese regional gastronomy is based. If there are dishes that identify the Algarvian culinary heritage, the carapaus alimados (horse mackerel Algarve style) is, undoubtedly, one of them. Characteristic of the Algarve coastal area, when it was necessary to preserve the fish in the brine, this dish illustrates the simplicity and purism of this ingredient so appreciated by us, the Algarvian people.

Só Verão - try some chilled beachside dining in Armação de Pêra

SoVeraoSmallTo the Praia dos Pescadores in Armação de Pêra and the new beachside restaurant, Só Verão, for a summer lunch with friends.

So good to be out of town for the day, taking the wooden walkway from the parking area at the eastern end of dear old Armação with a view over open countryside to the north and the sand to the south leading to a crystal blue sea.

Where To Eat In Lagos & Luz?

Antonio Restaurante, Porto do Mos beach, LagosLiving in Portugal is very much about the lifestyle, so restaurants play a large part of life here - the quality and freshness of the food, the location of the restaurant, the atmosphere and the service.

We have put together a list of our favourite restaurants to eat out in the Lagos and Luz areas of the Algarve. There is something for everyone, for all tastes and occasions, and to suit all budgets. We've even included a restaurant map so you can find them quickly and easily!

Summertime Farmers' Market opens at the Garden Café at Natura Garden Centre

ChampagneFineDiningOpen for light lunches, snacks, afternoon tea or even an early sundowner, the Garden Café by Fine Dining in Style, now open at Natura Garden Centre in Almancil, is a new ‘pop-up’ casual concept for the summer.

Located in a shaded, tranquil spot in the middle of the popular garden centre on Estrada de Vale do Lobo in Escanxinas, the Garden Café’s menu includes tapas-style sharing starters and salads; grilled prawns, steak, fish and chicken; grazing platters of Portuguese meats and cheeses; dishes of the day; and freshly-made cakes and desserts. A variety of items are also available for delivery or take-away.

Seventh Grand Gold Medal and Best Wine of the Algarve for Quinta dos Vales's wines

Seventh Grand Gold Medal and Best Wine of the Algarve for Quinta dos Vales's winesOn the 7th May, Quinta dos Vales was once again honoured at the “XI Concurso de Vinhos do Algarve 2018” winning the Grand Gold Medal and the coveted distinction of “The Best Wine of the Algarve” for the seventh time in the competition's short history, and totalling also 12 other Gold medals alongside the prestigious award.

Avenida - a brand new restaurant in Lagos

Avenida - a brand new restaurant in LagosAvenida is a brand new restaurant located in the main avenue of sunny Lagos, Portugal. Its part of the Lagos Avenida Hotel, just opposite Lagos Marina. 

The Restaurant serves international cuisine, locally sourced and globally inspired. The food is European, you have a mixed gastronomy, to complement the wines they have selected - the best wines in the world !

The traditional flavour of the sea

The traditional flavour of the seaWe set foot towards the other side of the Algarve, with chef Megan, to realise why there are traditional flavours that are worth keeping. The smell and the taste of the sea continues to be present in the octopus eggs that are dried through a method that is becoming uncommon. In search of authenticity, we understand that the people of the Eastern Algarve continue to choose octopus roe to eat with their friends in the company of one or two beers. So we were trying to figure out how this product is made and how it is typically consumed.

Wine, gastronomy, entertainment and lots of smiles at Quinta dos Vales’ “Open Door”

Wine, gastronomy, entertainment and lots of smiles at Quinta dos Vales’ “Open Door”As usual, Quinta dos Vales’ visitors were greeted at the “Open Door 2017” with beautiful Spring weather, even if the sun was a little shy. On Sunday 22nd April, over 3.000 visitors strolled once again through the grounds of the estate, where on display were numerous dance and musical performances, falconry and reptile presentations, as well as fashion shows.