Eating and Drinking in the Algarve

Our local skippers have collected some tips for you about eating and drinking in the Algarve.

Eating  in the Algarve

Traditional Portuguese restaurants offer a selection of fish dishes, one of which is certainly grilled sardines with boiled potatoes and vegetables or salad. Also commonly are a range of salads and some meat dishes, like thin pork slices or chicken piri-piri. Other local meals are Cataplana (fish and sea food stew in a copper pot), Ameijoas A Bulhão Pato (clams), grilled Sea Bass (Robalo) and Dourada (Golden Bream). The prices are reasonable, the food is good and the portions are generous. On average a 2-course meal for 2, including house wine, can cost less than €25. (Soup of the day €1.50, main course €7.00 and a bottle of house wine €8).

Wines of the Algarve

Due to the abundant sunshine in the region and the soil which includes clay, limestone and sandstone, the Algarve is a breeding ground for rich vines that produce high-quality grapes. 

Medronho of the Algarve

This is a typical drink that locals consume after a big meal. The Aguardente de Medronho (Medronho fire water) is a liquor distilled from the Medronho (Arbutus Fruit Strawberry Tree). This drink often reaches levels of around 48%alcohol content.

When booking one of our skippered boats, you can expect many more tips about where and what to eat and drink in the Algarve.

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