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Dia de Portugal 2017

Sunday, 11 June 2017 | Gastronomy
Dia de Portugal 2017

To celebrate the National Holiday of Portugal we went out for lunch to our favourite fish & seafood restaurant at the marina in Faro. We know this place for many years and appreciate the excellent quality and the ample choice as well as the great view from the terrace to the historical old town of Faro wi...

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Feira do Chocolate 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017 | Gastronomy
Feira do Chocolate 2017

This year we managed to go to the chocolate market in Loulé together with our friends for the first time. For already 7 years the municipal market in the centre of Loulé is the venue for this sales exhibition of a variety of sweet temptations. Enjoy the photos we brought home together with se...

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Rei dos Mares

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 | Gastronomy
Rei dos Mares

During recent years most of the original beach bars on the Algarve beaches have been replaced by modern but impersonal constructions. Last Sunday we were lucky to find one of these old places following the recommendation of a Portuguese friend. The beach restaurant Rei dos Mares is situated next to the hot...

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Café Aliança in Faro

Sunday, 31 July 2016 | Gastronomy
Café Aliança in Faro

The emblematic café in the centre of Faro opposite the marina has been reopened end of July 2016 after a longer period of renovation. Erected already in 1930, it is one of the oldest coffee houses in entire Portugal, together with the A Brasileira in Lisbon (1905) and Café Majestic in Porto (192...

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Marisqueira O Fialho

Friday, 15 July 2016 | Gastronomy
Marisqueira O Fialho

We know and love this traditional fish and seafood restaurant since over 25 years. It is located in the hamlet Pinheiro on the Ria Formosa between Fuseta and Luz de Tavira and can be accessed from the EN125 by a small road. When we had lunch there for the first time it was a well kept secret, only populate...

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Há Caracois

Friday, 08 July 2016 | Gastronomy
Há Caracois

Every year in the beginning of July the people of Castro Marim celebrate the "Festival Internacional do Caracol" on the hill Revelim de Santo António. ...

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Loulé: Algarve Chefs Week 2016

Saturday, 30 April 2016 | Gastronomy
Loulé: Algarve Chefs Week 2016

From May 6 to 15 twelve of the best chiefs of the Algarve – from Carvoeiro in the western to Praia Verde in the eastern Algarve – are serving a special three course menu, composed around the emblematic Ceviche, for a price of only 30 € (drinks not included). The 6th edition of this already...

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Valentine’s Dinner at Willie’s

Sunday, 14 February 2016 | Gastronomy
Valentine’s Dinner at Willie’s

Since many years Willie’s in Vilamoura is well known among the top gastronomic spots in the Algarve. Nevertheless until today we never managed to dine there – the only “white spot” on our Algarve map of restaurants awarded with stars by Guide Michelin. When we tried to go there a long ...

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Bovino Steakhouse

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | Gastronomy
Bovino Steakhouse

A new star on the gastronomic horizon of Quinta do Lago The Bovino Steakhouse, situated on top of a hill overlooking the lake near roundabout 6 in Quinta do Lago, had been inaugurated early in June 2015. We have been the first guests to enjoy a lunch at the pool bar, and a few days later we came back with ...

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