Carvoeiro Recommended Restaurants

A Paleta (Estrada Lagoa a Carvoeiro, Lagoa)
Portuguese & International Cusine
Roughly €10 per head
Good value
A down to earth local restaurant serving good portions with a mixture of regional and tourist food. The interior is lacking in atmosphere but has an outside terrace which is popular in the season. Offers a value for money lunch menu for 7.50 with friendly service. Closed on Mondays.
Bon Bon (Urb. Cabeco de Pias, Carvoeiro)
Mediterranean & International Cusine
Roughly €60 per head
Quality cuisine and presentation
This restaurant is the newest addition to the Michelin Star awarded places within Portugal. The chef Rui Silvestre has created an imaginative cuisine using the best of the local fresh produce. The location is inland to the north-west of the village of Carvoeiro and prior reservation is recommended.
Chrissys (Praca da Republica, 16 - 8400-305 Lagoa )
International & French Cusine
Roughly €35 per head
Cuisine & table service
Pedro and Saul have been involved since 2008 and are now the new owners of Chrissys Restaurant. This restaurant is to be found in the centre of Lagoa next to the Market. Its cuisine is a mixture of French and International dishes and a variety of specialities relating to the season.
Farragood (Rua Zeca Afonso, Ferragudo)
International & Portuguese Cusine
Roughly €25 per head
Good atmosphere and fair value
Parking, steep stairs down to toilet
The restaurant is composed of a small inside room and an enclosed outside terrace area. It is both popular with both residents and tourists for its cuisine and the owner Gilberto Rosa has a value for money approach. Their cataplanas can be recommended. The restaurant is on the northern side of the gully which divides the village and just up a steep street on the right side of the road.
Fernando dos Leitoes (Rua Comendador Vilarinho, 27, Silves)
Suckling Pig & Monk Fish Stew Cusine
Roughly €25 per head
The cuisine
No atmosphere
This restaurant is considered to be one of the best locations to eat the Portuguese speciality Leitao a Bairrada - suckling pig. They are prepared in their own wood heated ovens and served with the homemade potatoes crisps and a special mustard sauce. The dEcor of the restaurant is very basic that you know you are only there because of its menu. Its location is almost next door to Marisqueira Rui and you have to look twice due to a very modest exterior.
Fim do Mundo (Rua Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 28, Ferragudo)
International Cusine
Roughly €28 per head
Friendly & relaxed atmosphere, generous helpings
This is a popular restaurant serving International cuisine in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The lady owner Jo has a steady clientele with her warm character and serves generous helpings. Its location on the north side of the village and is somewhat hidden in a small side street. Only open for dinner and closed on Wednesday evenings. Reservations recommended.
Hexagone (Urb, Presa de Moura, Carvoeiro)
International Fine Dining Cusine
Roughly €45 per head
Cuisine and table service
The owner and chef Gilberto Gato provides a professional team offering exciting and well served food for both lunch and dinner in a comfortable but chic atmosphere. Located on the southern end of Sesmarias at the entrance to Urb. Presa de Moura.
La Bella Vita (Algarve Clube Atlantico, 20, Carvoeiro)
Italian Cusine
Roughly €40 per head
Pleasant atmosphere & good cuisine
Chef Andrea Fusco and his excellent team provide a good Italian cuisine in a smallish restaurant overlooking the pool in the Algarve Club Atlantico. Besides the attractive main dishes they also serve pizzas for the aficionados Open only for dinner and reservation recommended. Accepts Credit Cards.
Marisqueira Rui (Rua Comendador Vilarinho, 27, Silves)
Seafood & Shellfish Cusine
Roughly €25 per head
High reputation for its fresh shellfish
Slightly expensive for a Tasca
The restaurant enjoys a considerable reputation within the locals as being the right place to go to when wishing to eat good fresh shellfish or fish. The dEcor is straightforward and of a modest Tasca style, with the essence on the fact that this is where one should eat. Located in a street in Silves leading up from the main riverside road and it is recommended that reservations are made due to its popularity.
O Alambique (Poco Barreto, Silves)
Modern International & German Cusine
Roughly €35 per head
Interesting cuisine with sensible portions & friendly service
Poor lighting
The German owner-chef Marlen Schmid brings her own personality and cooking skills together to present modern tasty international cuisine with a friendly table service. Menu changed weekly with an emphasis on local seasonal products. The modest rustic decor is in keeping with the equally modest outside look of the restaurant which is on the side of the road between Silves and Alcantarilha Gare at Poco Barreto. Reservations are recommended and there is a small parking area alongside the building.
O Barradas (Venda Nova,Silves)
International & Portuguese Cusine
Roughly €30 per head
Good cuisine & friendly table service
Not easy to find
The friendly and experienced service offered in this restaurant in a modest atmosphere compliments its Portuguese cuisine. Its owner Luis will make your visit very welcome. His knowledge and cellar of Portuguese wines is extensive. It is somewhat hard to locate as the restaurant is off the motorway to Silves and on a corner on the old road from Lagoa to Silves. Not too far from the Silves Train Station.
O Charneco (Rua Sancho II , Estombar, Lagoa)
Traditional Portuguese Cusine
Roughly €25 per head
Atmosphere and cuisine
A very typical small Tasca restaurant where you sit on benches and consume Portuguese cuisine originated by past award winning chef. Serves a large multiple course set dinner with all included. No Credit Cards and located near the church.
O Ciclo (Rua Fonseca de Almeida, 13, Lagoa)
Regional Portuguese Cusine
Roughly €20 per head
Good cuisine & attentive table service
Clean and comfortable but lacking in atmosphere. A Tasca semi-style restaurant popular with local businessmen. Uncomplicated good and fresh Portuguese cuisine served in a tasty and straightforward manner. Recommend you order half portions which will still give you a good meal. Tends to be very busy at lunch but quiet in the evenings. The owner Sr. Joao maintains a good selected wine list at slightly lower than normal prices. He also serves a very recommendable dish of the day based on his daily shopping. Parking is reasonable and located in a road down from the old Town Hall.
Portarade (Largo Rainha D. Leonor, Ferragudo)
Portuguese & International Cusine
Roughly €25 per head
Good table service & cuisine & also outside tables
Can be touristy
An old adapted large fishing barn with atmosphere serving good value International cuisine. Ideal location as it has a frontage on the small main square and so offers outside tables to view the passing populace - also often with live evening entertainment. Do not accept Credit Cards.
Praia Grande (Praia Grande, Ferragudo)
Portuguese & International Cusine
Roughly €15 per head
A typical beach restaurant with a particularly attractive view for lunch or dinner. Uncomplicated menu with fresh fish and normal alternatives. Located near the bottom of the steps to the beach from the parking area. Accept Credit Cards.
Rei das Praias (Praia dos Caneiros, Carvoeiro)
Regional seafood Cusine
Roughly €35 per head
Fresh fish with charnming ocean view & good atmosphere
Slightly expensive
This is one of the most fashionable beach restaurants in the Algarve and on of the favorites of the famous football manager Jose Mourinho. Located on the beach on the western side of Carvoeiro on the coastal road to Ferragudo and past Sesmarias. Known for its quality and genuine fresh seafood served on a small semi-open terrace. Reservations are strongly recommended especially in or out of the season. The parking area also serves the beach visitors so it tends to be crowded on sunny days.
Village Inn (Mexilhoeira da Carregacao, Portimao)
International Cusine
Roughly €25 per head
Very friendly with intimate atmosphere & good cuisine
A long established small restaurant for those in the know. Due to its limited size and the friendly nature of its owner, Canadian born Kathy Lancaster, a cozy well-being atmosphere is created whilst serving homely cuisine with an attentive table service. Located on the opposite river bank to Portimao in a small village between the old and new bridges across the river. Easy to spot as it is a small building standing on a corner in the village. Reservation recommended.
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