Restaurants in Albufeira

Best restaurants in Albufeira

Albufeira has long been one of the Algarve’s most popular resorts - and it’s easy to see why. The old centre is a highly picturesque medley of whitewashed houses atop low sandstone cliffs, facing a fantastic town beach. Home to delicious food, from grilled chicken to tempting fish mains, you’ll never go hungry in Albufeira. What’s more, the resort is a sure hit for diners who are travelling with kids!

  1. A Ruina
  2. Casa da Fonte
  3. Casa del Mar
  4. O Penedo
  5. O Zuca
  6. Teodósio

There is a fantastic selection of Albufeira restaurants which will tickle your fancy. Find everything you could ever want to eat here. You will be able to dine on incredible fresh fish, spicy chicken and tasty meat. If you have kids who are fussy eaters, they will enjoy the range of food choices on offer here. There are plenty of beautiful views in Portugal while you enjoy your meal too - imagine fine soft sands and crystal clear waters.

1. A Ruina

The A Ruina restaurant is partly built into the old town walls. The restaurant overlooks the beach, with rooms and terraces at various levels. The lower, beachside area is the best place for those who are travelling with kids, as they can play in the sand while you eat. They won’t be complaining about that! Fresh fish is the thing to go for on the menu, but check the price carefully when you order and expect to pay over €25 a head. One of the best restaurants in Albufeira for more for a splash out evening.

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Recommended dish: Any of the fish dishes

2. Casa da Fonte

Casa da Fonte is a popular spot. It’s set around a beautiful Moorish-style courtyard complete with azulejos and lemon trees - the setting is simply superb! Do get to Casa da Fonte early if you want a courtyard table, as they can be the first to go. There’s a long menu, with mains from roughly €12.

Vibe: Gorgeous settings

Recommended dish: The fish kebabs

3. Casa del Mar

Casa del Mar is a spacious, modern seafood restaurant. It’s home to a lovely terrace overlooking the sparkling beach. Mains can start at around €15 - but the staff are knowledgeable and will guide you through the menu. A good choice is the tasty fish kebabs.

Vibe: Modern seafood

Recommended dish: The salmon burgers - simply delicious! A top choice for kids, too.

4. O Penedo

O Penedo is one of the top restaurants in Albufeira. And it’s not hard to see why. With tasteful contemporary decor and a terrific terrace overlooking the beach, this small, arty place serves a varied menu including chicken piri-piri and pasta dishes at around €9-15. Note that the restaurant is closed in January.

Vibe: Trendy with a fabulous view

Recommended dish: Try the bacalhau à brás (salted cod with egg and potatoes).

5. O Zuca

Despite its proximity to the main square, O Zuca is the locals’ choice - a simple, family-run restaurant which serves good-value, tasty meat and fish from around €8. The pork with clams is a top choice to try.

Vibe: Number one for locals

Recommended dish: The tourist menu is recommended: around €14 for three courses and drinks - a bargain!

6. Teodósio

A short drive from Albufeira sits Guia, a lovely spot in Portugal. You’ll need a car to reach this giant restaurant, Teodósio, which is around 1km from central Guia on the Algoz road. Don’t let that put you off though, its popularity is clear from the hordes who pack out its ample spaces. This is one of the best places in town to sample grilled chicken which is both delicious and good value (full meals cost around €14). The interior is unglamorous, but it’s certainly a buzzing spot. Looking for Albufeira holidays? It’s a fabulous place for a holiday - with friends, family or as a solo trip. Make the most of the pristine summers there, with pleasant temperatures and plenty of sun. And of course, lots of fantastic cuisine!

Vibe: Popular grilled chicken restaurant

Recommended dish: Opt for the chicken served with piri-piri.

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