Inside Restaurant Guide
Price guide for an average three-course meal for two including wine
€ up to €50
€€ €50 – €70
€€€ €70 – €90
€€€€ €90 – €110
€€€€€ over €110
Opening status and hours were verified at the time of print. We recommend calling the restaurants before visiting.
BAUSHI SUSHI & BAR €
Serving quality sushi and perfect thirst-quenching beverages, Baushi Sushi & Bar is a great showcase of Japanese cuisine. Make yourself at home on the relaxed outdoor seating area or escape the heat and stay cool in the stunning indoor space. With tasting menus as well as à la carte, including vegetarian options, the restaurant also serves fruity cocktails, fine wine, and tea, along with lovely desserts. Take away is available and they also accept private events.
Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner | Tel: 968 706 151
BONECA BAR €
Found in one of the best locations in Carvoeiro, Boneca Bar is the perfect place to sit back and while away the time. Set within the cliffs of Algar Seco, this restaurant and bar serves fresh fish and a selection of meat, complemented by a carefully put-together wine list. A family-run establishment, there is also a range of cocktails and sangria if you simply want a drink whilst you enjoy the surroundings.
Closed for holidays. Check online for reopening details. | Tel: 282 358 391
CHEF’S KITCHEN €€
The spacious restaurant is tastefully decorated, cosy in the winter and with pleasant outdoor terrace spaces for the warmer months. Enjoy the excellent calf’s liver, great steaks and regular fish specials, as well as tasty homemade burgers made from prime meats.
Closed for holidays. Check online for reopening details. | Tel: 282 083 332
Boasting a stunning outdoor patio and elegant décor, Decadente is the perfect drinks lounge to enjoy an Algarve afternoon or evening. The space also houses a concept store selling traditional Portuguese products, such as canned sardines. Serving quality wines, cocktails and the perfect G&T, alongside local specialties, cheeses, presunto and more to nibble on.
Closed in February. Open Monday to Saturday from 11am | Tel: 912 471 282
GURKHA KITCHEN €/€€
This lovely restaurant is a favourite amongst locals. The menu offers a wide variety of Nepalese specialities, and lovers of spiced food will find the dishes are all very different with mild and balanced flavours. This cuisine is also great for people who are not too comfortable with the hotter Indian flavours. They have an Indian menu as well, so there’s something for everyone’s palate. When you reach O Cantinho and The Wolf, on Estrada do Farol, walk up the steep hill.
Open daily from 11am to 11pm | Tel: 282 185 776 / 920 169 028
A cosy restaurant with a relaxing ambience, L’Orange specialises in international and French-inspired cuisine created by Belgian chef patron Jan Mortier, complemented by the delicious homemade desserts made by wife Karin. The interior is pleasantly decorated, whilst outside, a pretty terrace is perfect for al fresco dining. L’Orange is located just outside Carvoeiro, near the Carvoeiro Hotel.
Closed in December and January. Check online for reopening details. | Tel: 282 357 297
An attractive trattoria-style restaurant at the top of Estrada do Farol, Primavera serves Italian/Mediterranean cuisine, including pizza, pasta dishes, fresh fish and great steaks. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and features a stylish interior décor, as well as a large, partially glazed outdoor area ideal for al fresco dining.
Open Monday to Saturday from 12pm | Tel: 282 358 017
TAPAS DA VILA €/€€
Boasting one of the nicest views of Carvoeiro Beach, this restaurant serves tapas and small snacks, perfect to enjoy an afternoon chatting with friends, as well as main dishes. There are traditional Portuguese favourites, such as small seared squids, prawns with garlic, clams and chicken wings. For those with a bigger appetite, there are burgers, a stunning ribeye steak and a meat board for two, and more.
Open Thursday to Tuesday from 10am to 10.30pm. | Tel: 966 655 987
Taste is located at the end of Rua do Barranco (the out road). A laid-back, bright and thoughtfully designed venue, serving a selection of tapas alongside a number of Mediterranean/international dishes on the à la carte menu. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, with Fridays Tasty Tapas, when diners can enjoy all-you can-eat tapas; and steak night on Saturday. Their cocktail menu is fantastic, and you can enjoy their creations on the large terrace.
Open Wednesday to Monday for dinner | Tel: 282 358 092
THE WOLF BAR & GRILL €€€
Delicious, quality steaks, rack of lamb and daily fish and seafood specials are served in this upscale bar and grill with smart interiors and outdoor dining on the ground floor, and an elegant upstairs lounge on the terrace. Located on Estrada do Farol, the restaurant’s star attraction is the US Black Angus beef, including an excellent T-bone cooked on the charcoal grill/oven. Lunch and dinner served indoors or on the bottom terrace. Reservations recommended.
Open everyday for lunch & dinner. | Tel: 282 354 022
THE ONE €€€€
Celebrating national products, Tivoli Carvoeiro’s flagship restaurant takes a simple recipe and infuses it with international influences. With a spectacular view out over the glistening Atlantic, The One has a sophisticated style and presentation. The team is very knowledgeable and keen to showcase the best offerings from local winemakers, taking the dining experience to another level. The menu is varied with fish, meat and vegetarian options.
Open for dinner | Tel: 282 351 100
TOURIGA WINE & DINE €
A wine lovers’ paradise at the top of restaurant hill, this is a very grown-up wine restaurant with one of the most impressive collections around. Owner Jorge has been collecting wine for years and you’ll find some rare bottles here beside a more accessible, wonderful Portuguese range that has been specially selected. The food is a casual dining affair with some Portuguese dishes along with small plates for those who are looking for something to go with their wine.
Open from 5.30pm to 12am. Closed Sunday. | Tel: 282 075 834
A ESQUINA €/€€
QUINTA DOS SANTOS, SESMARIAS
A vineyard, a craft-beer brewery, a stunning dining space with terraces and a fabulous courtyard just on the edge the Pestana Gramacho golf course. The menu has a variety of tapas and sharing dishes so guests can enjoy a leisurely snacking, beer or wine tasting experience or a more traditional three-course meal. All dishes are made with fresh, local ingredients and packed with great flavours. They sell their own wines and craft beers on site, so you get the full Dos Santos experience, and there is live music on Wednesdays.
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 10pm | Tel: 282 343 264
ALVOR WINE €/€€
Passionate about wines and a deep connoisseur of the winemaking process, owner João Machado created a space where the pleasure of tasting a good dish with a good wine is perfectly matched. At Alvor Wine, chef Lucas Santos uses the freshest ingredients to create innovative dishes with a Mediterranean concept and a modern twist. Providing a true gastronomic experience, rich in combinations full of flavours, aromas and colours, the restaurant favours local produce and the wine list features more than 300 national labels.
Open Monday to Saturday for dinner | Tel: 968 457 570
ARTE NÁUTICA €€/€€€
ARMAÇÃO DE PÊRA
Located on Armação de Pêra beach, well away from the built-up part of town, this is a high-quality fish and seafood restaurant owned and operated by the Vila Vita Parc resort. Fresh produce is always in abundance and the restaurant has a large terrace with uninterrupted sea views and an air-conditioned interior.
Closed until mid-December. Check online for reopening details. | Tel: 282 314 875
BON BON €€€€€
With chef José Lopes at the reins, Carvoeiro’s only Michelin-starred restaurant has long been known as one of the best in the area for fine dining. The menu is backed up by a solid wine list of Portuguese and foreign labels, carefully selected by owner and sommelier Nuno Diogo. Dine inside by the central log fire in the cooler months or out on the terrace with view of the Monchique hills.
Open for dinner from Thursday to Monday and lunch on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays | Tel: 282 341 496
CASA JOÃO RESTAURANT & PIZZARIA €/€€
Inspired by the freshest ingredients and seafood, this popular restaurant is also known for its pizzas. Ranging from classics such as the Margherita or the Hawaiian, there are also creative options such as the Picasso, with Pepperoni and Gorgonzola cheese or the Carbonara pizza. For pasta lovers, the menu features dishes such as linguini nero with spicy shrimp and a delicious, classic lasagna. There are also vegetarian options.
Open everyday (except Thursday) from 5pm to 10.30pm. Lunch & Dinner on Sunday | Tel: 926 013 910
Serving top-quality meats, a wide range of cuts, all cooked to tender, juicy perfection. The menu also offers a variety of fish, seafood and vegetarian option and is backed up by an extensive wine cellar featuring some of Portugal’s finest labels. With an elegant dining room, lounge bar and outdoor terrace, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.
Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday and Sunday from November. | Tel: 282 342 485
MARISQUEIRA RUI €€
One of the Algarve’s most famous seafood restaurant. The food is as fresh as it gets, and the ambience relaxed and noisy from the sound of crab cracking. You’ll find a vast selection of seafood cooked to order, and speciality dishes such as seafood rice and cataplanas are also available. This is a very popular place with locals on the weekends, so arrive early for a table.
Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. | Tel: 282 442 682
O LEÃO DE PORCHES €€/€€€
Located in the centre of Porches, this is one of the oldest and most appealing restaurants in the Algarve. Established in the 1960s and now run by Belgian owner Bianca Salden, the restaurant serves Belgian and Mediterranean cuisine complemented by a well-balanced list of more than 80 Portuguese wines. The building still retains much of its 18th-century charm, and the creative menu perfectly complements the cosy and inviting ambience of the restaurant.
Open for dinner only. Closed Wednesdays | Tel: 282 381 384
VILA VITA PARC / ALPORCHINHOS
At Vila Vita Parc, Ocean, with two Michelin stars, enjoys a prime location set just back from the cliff-top with stunning views both from the terrace and from the inside. The ambience is refined, with discreet service and exquisite tableware setting the scene for a special occasion. Diners are offered a fixed tasting menu consisting of 12 “moments” prepared by Austrian chef Hans Neuner and his team, with optional wine pairing to accompany each dish.
Closed in select dates from December to February. Check online for opening times. Tel: 282 310 100
Located opposite the water tower in Sesmarias to the west of Carvoeiro (next to Bon Bon restaurant), Oregano offers a mix of Italian and Portuguese cuisine. Complementing a selection of fish and meat dishes such as fresh cod lagareiro-style are pasta dishes and a good selection of light meals, including tasty wraps and salads. An excellent option for lunch, with a great three-course special, except Sunday when the special is roast lamb.
Open Thursday to Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Tel: 282 353 465
SEMI XO €/€€
This beautifully kitted-out lounge/bar/restaurant can be found in between Carvoeiro and Lagoa, near Intermarché. Stylish and welcoming, serving French and Asian-inspired cuisine, this is a grown-up place with a menu for food lovers. The wine list features carefully selected bottles that have been chosen to compliment the menu and light bites are available. You can stop off for a drink and enjoy a G&T or maybe even the family’s own Edd’s wine.
Open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner | Tel: 915 555 977
VILA VITA BIERGARTEN €/€€
Located on the EN 125 in Porches is a traditional, Bavarian-style beer garden. Owned and operated by the five-star Vila Vita Parc resort, this authentic Biergarten serves German beer, homemade sausages from the resort’s butcher and other German specialities. The Herdade dos Grous wine label is available here and is made in their Alentejo vineyard. With lovely gardens and filled with authentic touches, it also features a great kids play area.
Open every day from 12.30pm to 10pm | Tel: 282 381 177
CLUB NAU €/€€
Serving a wonderful selection of fabulous sushi from their extended Sushi Corner along with classic European dishes and, of course, fresh fish. A comprehensive snack menu paired with a spectacular cocktail and wine selection complete the experience. Live music every Sunday and a busy entertainment schedule along with a great Sunday Roast.
Open daily from 10am | Tel: 282 484 414
EDD’S BEACH €€
Nestled in the heart of the Algarve, this beach club is perfect to unwind. Serving fresh smoothies and snacks to enjoy by the pool, such as oysters and poke bowls, there is also a full menu featuring fresh seafood, Brazillian-style picanha and mouth-watering desserts. The drinks menu includes an array of cocktails such as the classic Piña Colada, as well as the Edd’sprtiz with gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and Prosecco, alongside the family’s own wines.
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am | Tel: 915 555 977
FERRAGUDU’S TERRACE €/€€
Boasting panoramic views of the quaint fishing village that inspired it and the river Arade, this gastrobar run by brothers João and Pedro serves freshly caught local seafood. From a delicious spider crab soup to unique raspberry, tuna and basil tartare, the menu is well complemented by a carefully selected wine list that features mostly Portuguese labels. Cocktail lovers will also be ecstatic, as the drink’s menu is far from ordinary.
Open Tuesday to Friday from 5pm and on weekends from 12.30pm Tel: 966 299 215
C REI DAS PRAIAS €/€€
Located on Caneiros beach between Carvoeiro and Ferragudo, this high-quality restaurant offers a very good selection of prime fresh fish that can be plain grilled or oven-roasted and then deboned at your table. For a special treat, ask for the fresh giant carabineiros (scarlet prawns). There is an excellent selection of fine wines and Champagnes, including Billecart-Salmon, served at the lounge-bed area on the beach. Reservations are essential.
Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner; lunch only on Sunday | Tel: 282 461 006