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Back To O Lusitano, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Back To O Lusitano, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Following the disappointment of returning to our once favourite restaurant in Albufeira to find it had changed in every way possible (none for the better) we were unsure whether to risk ruining more happy memories by going back to another old favourite. We’d enjoyed O Lusitano very much on the first day of our trip in 2012 so didn’t want to be let ... Read More »

Rossio, Albufeira, Portugal – They Say You Should Never Go Back

Rossio, Albufeira, Portugal – They Say You Should Never Go Back

They say, whoever they are, that you should never go back to somewhere you have fond memories of, in case it’s not as good as you remember. Perhaps I should have listened to them. The highlight of our trip to Portugal’s Algarve coast in 2012 was the tiny seafood restaurant without a menu, A Tasquinha do Rossio. A year later, despite ... Read More »

Restaurante Quinta da Balaia, Albufeira, Portugal

Restaurante Quinta da Balaia, Albufeira, Portugal

Walking from our apartment just outside Albufeira one day, we spotted a small blackboard by the entrance of a fancier nearby complex saying that its restaurant was open to the public. Despite not knowing anything about the place we decided to check it out, it seemed a nice complex and as the sign said they sell ‘fresh fish’ and ‘piri-piri chicken’ which ... Read More »

O Alentejano, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

O Alentejano, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

For my last day on the Algarve (sniff) I wanted something really traditional and very Portugese. After some searching I found O Alentejano which sounded like exactly what I wanted. It was another win for the internet as not only would I never have heard of the place without TripAdvisor reviews but I wouldn’t have found it either without Google Maps ... Read More »

Shalom II, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Shalom II, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

There’s a board outside Shalom II which states that they serve “the best ribs in town”. It certainly grabbed my attention but as I consider myself a bit of a rib connoisseur I would be judging for myself. I came back later to find out. Unfortunately just as I sat down a table of 20 arrived completely unannounced, filling almost ... Read More »

La Cigale, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

La Cigale, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Olhos de Água is a tiny Portuguese parish in the municipality of Albufeira. It’s located on the coast and is famous for having one of the best beaches on the Algarve which is why I was there. I can confirm that the beach is fantastic, so much quieter and more peaceful than the other beaches around but just as pretty. ... Read More »

Restaurante Zé Carlos – O Careca, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Restaurante Zé Carlos – O Careca, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

If i’m being honest the only reason I visited Restaurante Zé Carlos was because it’s just around the corner from the apartment I was staying in. It didn’t look particularly inviting from the outside and the menu looked fairly basic. Day 3 of the now customary ‘couvert’ was OK but definitely the weakest olives and bread we’d received so far ... Read More »

A Tasquinha do Rossio, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

A Tasquinha do Rossio, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

I’d read about A Tasquinha do Rossio on TripAdvisor before arriving in Portugal and was very much looking forward to eating there. It sounded fantastic, i’d also read that it gets busy quickly so I went out of my way to find it during the day and make a reservation for later on. I’m glad that I did because when we ... Read More »

O Lusitano, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

O Lusitano, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

On our first evening in Portugal we were very tired after an early flight so went out to find something to eat early. We arrived at O Lusitano before 6:30pm to find that it didn’t open until 7pm. A waitress overheard us deciding whether to wait, go and come back or look elsewhere and very kindly offered to open early ... Read More »

Roberto’s Chicken, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Roberto’s Chicken, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Being a massive Nando’s fan I was naturally looking forward to tasting some real, authentic peri-peri chicken in Portugal. I didn’t have to wait long as I spotted Roberto’s Chicken on the drive from the airport, roughly 1 hour after landing. Roberto’s Chicken is essentially a fast food restaurant. It’s a takeaway but with a small number of tables outside ... Read More »

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