Portugal is known for it’s fine cuisine and superb selection of wines. It is also known for its mile long coastlines stretching all around the Algarve. If you combine all these elements, what do you get? A beachside dining experience like no other! There are numerous restaurants offering delicious food and drinks all over the Algarve, but if you’re after sea views whilst eating out, here is a list of some of the best popular beach view restaurants in the Algarve.
Julias Beach Bar & Restaurant – Vale do Lobo
Julias is one of the restaurants located on the beach at Praia do Garrao in Vale do Lobo. It offers clients’ a wonderful experience providing live music a few times a week. You will be dining under the beautiful Algarvian sunshine during the day and under the star-lit skies in the evenings. This popular spot opened over four decades ago and is still going strong serving fresh, delicious cuisine whilst boasting a beautiful sea view.
Vila Joya – Gále, Albufeira
Vila Joya is located within the grounds of the Vila Joya Boutique Resort which sits on the doorstep of The Atlantic Ocean. The cuisine here is simple, yet precise in the aromas followed by pristine presentation. It’s no wonder why this fine dining restaurant featured in The World’s Best 50 list. At this Michelin starred restaurant, a new six-course menu is served every single day! Now if that’s not impressive, I don’t know what is!
Rei Das Praias – Ferragudo
Located on the peaceful Caneiros Beach in Ferragudo, Rei Das Praias is tucked between two cliffs having access to its own private beach front. This restaurant sits on stilts and serves the most delicious cuisine specialising in seafood accompanied by the finest wines of the Algarve. Rei Das Praias boasts exquisite service, ambience and attention to detail when it comes to looking after customers. After watching the sun go down whilst enjoying your tasty dinner, the night air gets a bit cooler and this is when the friendly staff hand you a blanket to help you continue to enjoy the rest of the evening comfortably. The little touches really do matter!
Boia Bar – Budens
Budens is in the western Algarve and is home to the infamous beachside Boia Bar. If you’re after lunch (or dinner) with a view then this is the spot to go! The highlight of this restaurant is the fresh fish counter. You have the option of choosing a freshly caught fish of your choice, have it prepared and cooked to your liking. A great fishy experience indeed!
Quatro Águas – Tavira
This restaurant sits right on the edge of Algarve’s most picturesque and unspoilt city of Tavira. The Quatro Águas is well known for its filetes de polvo com arroz de feijao (deep-fried octopus fillets with rice-and-bean stew). Another very tasty dish is the peixe na cinza com migas de lingueirao (fresh fish and herbs steamed over coal embers). This normally comes with bread dumplings with razor clams and prawns, definitely a delight to eat. A popular dessert at Quatro Águas is the Segredo de figo (pumpkin, almonds and figs cake).
Sandbanks Beach Restaurant – Vale do Lobo
Situated in Praca de Vale do Lobo, this beachside restaurant offers a great view of the sea straight from your table. They serve the most mouthwatering seafood and many more delicious dishes. The restaurant has a large downstairs dining area as well as an upstairs terrace bar. This area is perfect for capturing those sunset pictures as it offers a breathtaking panoramic view overlooking praia de Vale do Lobo.
This is just a handful of some of the best popular beachside restaurants in the Algarve. Just something to tickle your taste buds to give you the perfect sea view dining experience in Portugal.
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