Best restaurants in Portimao

Like much of the holiday-favourite Algarve area, Portimao has some excellent restaurants to choose from, many of which are child-friendly. You can sample Portuguese specialities, get a really good curry, or stick with international favourites. To help you choose, below are some of Portimao’s finest restaurants and gastro-bars.

Harbour view and tasty cuisine at Restaurante Ruccula

This popular restaurant has a menu range which includes British, Portuguese and Mediterranean dishes. You’ll enjoy sunset views over the harbour from the balcony while you linger over your perfectly cooked meal. Try the succulent lamb shank with dauphinoise potatoes, or the tasty poached pears.

Amazing balti and masala at Tasty Cuisine

This smart Indian restaurant is known for serving the best baltis and masalas in town. Helpful staff will advise on dishes that are as hot or mild as you’d like and there’s also a good selection of side dishes to complement your meal, such as their delicious stuffed naan breads.

Fresh fish and seafood at Bar O Arco Da Velha

If you enjoy fresh fish and seafood, be sure to try out this family-run restaurant bar. The owners always give a warm welcome and take pride in serving perfectly cooked and tasty dishes. Try the turbot, sardines or grilled prawns, followed by melt-in-the-mouth mango mousse.

Watch the chef cook your fish at Restaurante Chefe Joao

Chefe Joao cooks your food himself in this small, unassuming restaurant which boasts an impressive indoor barbecue. Joao likes to know your first name, so he can cook your dish with you in mind. It’s a real treat if you love tiger prawns, golden bream or salmon steak, although the menu also includes several tasty meat options.

Birthdays and celebrations welcome at Solar do Farelo

A great choice for families with children, the staff at Solar do Farelo are happy to help make sure everyone finds something they like. They serve excellent local dishes that are a staple of any holiday to {:Portugal}, such as Portuguese fish stew and champagne sorbet. They also do a set price all-you-can-drink wine deal, so it could turn out to be a really fun experience.

Kid's menu and complimentary port at Salsa Bistro

This small, cosy restaurant makes a great choice for birthdays and celebrations that occur during your Algarve holiday. It has a children’s menu and all adults get a complimentary port at the end of the meal. Salsa Bistro’s range of menu options includes European favourites and traditional Portuguese dishes, like their rich and indulgent chocolate pie.

Delicious curries and ice cream at Masala House

The staff at Masala House are certain to make your dining experience a good one. Choose from seats in the modern and stylish interior or a terrace for open-air dining. The food here is carefully prepared, full of flavour and well-presented – you might just want seconds of their delicious pistachio ice cream.

Toasties, wraps and tasty bar snacks at Cactos II

This popular, laid-back bar is a great place to meet friends and relax while having a bite to eat. The owners are really friendly and you get the best toasties in town here, alongside a good choice of wraps and a selection of bar snacks and nibbles.

Tapas and live music at Gastrobar 13

Enter the leafy charm of the courtyard garden at this lively gastro-bar. They’re happy to do veggie and vegan versions of their tapas, and serve specialities such as dates wrapped in bacon and Portuguese cheese. Join in the fun with the live music and friendly atmosphere.

Perfect lobster and scallops at A Lota

Serving international and Portuguese cuisine, this restaurant takes great care to use the best ingredients and produce perfectly cooked dishes full of flavour. Located in the marina, it has a chatty, vibrant feel where you’re free to linger and relax.