Those are just a few of the restaurants that I have visited in Albufeira -I will be adding more as time passes . The following are places I will return to again and again for the quality of the food rather than the prices on the Menu.
A lovely Bar/restaurant , IL VESUVIO, is a few minutes walk from the villa . Open for Lunch and Dinner. Italian cuisine using fresh local produce and prepared by a master chef. A Tourist Menu consisting of 3 courses for 11.90 e has to be one of the best value meals in the Algarve. Quality food served by friendly staff at reasonable prices. £****
O Poente: Rua Brejos, Albufeira.
Located 5 minutes drive from the villa , this great Portuguese restaurant is hard to beat for quality and value. Always busy and frequented by locals and tourists alike . A little off the beaten track -North at the Globe/Bullring roundabout - but well worth the effort . Friendly waiting staff who are very helpful with a good level of English. £****
Restaurante O Manuel: Travessa 25 de Abril, Olhos de Aqua.
Another 5 minutes drive to Olhas de Aqua and another great value varied menu . The usuall superb fish dishes , salads and steak on a stone ,will cover all bases .
Friendly staff ,laid back ,not a quick in and out place ,and all the better for it . A long and languid evening of food and wine in a nicely decorated cozy atmosphere . ££***
Cabanitas: At the Vale de Parra roundabout .
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at very good prices . Good food and well priced drinks . Locals and multi regional tourists from the appartment complex across the road keep this bar and restaurant busy from the large breakfast to late dinner . Its bar area is smallish so holiday makers soon make friends with their "new " neighbours .Very friendly . ££***
Villa Joya: Praia da Gale.
The dress code , Casual Elegant,just about sais it all about this 2 Michelan star restaurant . Lunch ,89e pp.not including drinks,was an epic affair . Three courses stretched to 7 which included an amuse bouche ,2 palate cleansers and an offering "from the chef,just for you ".The waiter was charm to the heels and described each presentation (and it was a presentation) in detail .Views, service and food were flawless. For a one off, totally worth it . £££££.
Churrasqueira Beira: Rua Corcovada Santa Eulalia.
A Portuguese menu with the usual tourist items .We were 9 adults and 1 child on this outing . All had 3 courses and a variety of drinks that was served as ordered and in a timely manner ,with lots of smiles and chit chat .No complaints, and everyone well pleased with the food and venue . We got the Tourist Train to Fishermans Beach for the free fireworks and New Years Eve concert .A great night had by all . ££***