The Algarve is a beautiful coastal region alongside the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal. This breathtaking area is perfect for a weekend getaway or an extended holiday. No matter how long you’ll be in the area, or what you intend to do, you'll find that the Algarve has exactly what you're looking for to relax and enjoy yourself. Of course, one of the most important elements of any holiday is dining out. The Algarve is known for its traditional cuisine and with so many restaurants in the region, catering for so many varied cuisines, there’s something for everyone here - including some restaurants that are truly world class.Ocean Restaurant
This restaurant is located inside the Vila Vita Parc Spa Resort, which is right near Porches. It holds a two Michelin star rating, making it one of the finest restaurants in the entire region. Almost everything on the menu is freshly caught, so if you are a lover of seafood, this is one of the best in terms of fine dining and overall quality. Henrique LeisThis restaurant holds a single Michelin star and is located in Almancil. The restaurant mainly offers French cuisine, although it does feature a variety of other international influences. Whether you are looking for a light salad or a thick, hearty rack of Iberian pork, there really is no limit to what you can find here and it is going to be a truly exceptional meal.Fim Do MundoSituated around Rua Manuel Tiexera, this is one of the highest regarded restaurants for visitors of the area. It specialises in Portuguese food, and since you're visiting the country, you might as well experience some of the best local cuisine. This is a perfect restaurant for after-hours dining, so if you’re out dancing or visiting a few bars, there are several different options here that are going to keep you feeling full. However, if you stop by during the day, it's always best to check ahead and see if a reservation is required, due to the limited seating.Dom Carlos RestaurantIf you want a restaurant for a romantic evening or to celebrate a special event, consider Dom Carlos Restaurant in Rua Alves Correia. You’ll want to book your table ahead of time, because it can get very busy. That’s because the food is outstanding though, and this is one of the best restaurants out there. There’s no shortage of excellent restaurants in the Algarve region, but for those looking for a really excellent meal, you can’t do much better than these.
Written by Thomas Edwards. Thomas has been an international traveller since the early ‘80s. He has travelled accross Europe, the USA and as far afield as Thailand, Hong Kong and China. He has written as a business, individual and family traveller and a language or two has given him the opportunity to engage with locals in most places he visits. You can share your travel stories Thomas on Google+.