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The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

Influenced by various civilisations and different levels of knowledge and practices, from the most traditional to the most cutting-edge, the Mediterranean diet in the Algarve is one of the most fascinating and vivid expressions of the region’s entire culture. Based on fresh, natural and mostly locally-produced foodstuffs, the use of pure olive oil as the preferred fat, the constant presence of fresh fish and, in particular, varieties rich in omega 3 fatty acids, such as sardines, mackerel and tuna, the limited consumption of red meat, the role of fruit, pulses and green vegetables, and even the moderate consumption of wine containing natural antioxidants, everything in this diet is an integral part of a healthy and appealing lifestyle.

Even though it is not a particularly big region, the Algarve boasts an incredible variety of culinary propositions. The differences between the cuisines of the coastal area, the uplands and the barrocal, and between east (Sotavento) and west (Barlavento) are many and all contribute to an enriched shared heritage. The passing down of knowledge and methods from generation to generation, as well as the rituals of conviviality and socialising, mean that rather than being simply foodstuffs, what we are talking about here are the elements that make up the identities of families, communities and the whole Algarve. The awareness of this treasure, an essential condition for its preservation, is yet another ingredient that is harmoniously in keeping with the discovery of everything else that the Algarve has to offer body and soul.

The Algarve is the gateway to the Mediterranean, with a taste of the Atlantic. An octopus salad or some maize porridge, a razor-clam or chickpea stew, a fig star or a little carob cake, all bring more than just pleasure to the senses. They are part of an entire way of life, a healthy relationship between generations, between those who are here, those who come and those who go, between the Algarve itself and the whole world around it. Come and enjoy it.

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Jin Yuan
Restaurants

Jin Yuan

Rua Dr. José Dias Sancho, 128 , São Brás de Alportel

Pans & Company
Restaurants

Pans & Company

Avenida Eng.º João Meireles, Posto 2 , Loulé

Restaurante
Restaurants

Restaurante "O Marinheiro"

Sesmarias - Estrada da Praia da Coelha, 350 H , Albufeira

www.o-marinheiro.com/pt/home.aspx

Fonte do Vale
Cafés/Bars, Restaurants

Fonte do Vale

Urb. Vale da Telha - Sector D, Lote 1 , Aljezur

Restaurante o Vigia
Restaurants

Restaurante o Vigia

Estrada Cabo de S. Vicente , Vila do Bispo

Restaurante O Parque
Restaurants

Restaurante O Parque

Rua Engº Duarte Pacheco,54 , Monchique

Restaurante
Restaurants

Restaurante "Ababuja"

R da Ribeira, 11 , Portimão

 Cataplana II
Restaurants

Cataplana II

Vila Lusa Lt. B LJ 5 , Loulé

Restaurante Duarte
Restaurants

Restaurante Duarte

Estrada de Albufeira - Olhos de Água , Albufeira

www.restauranteduarte.com/

Restaurante República
Restaurants

Restaurante República

Avenida da República, n.º 40 , Faro

La Dolce Vita
Restaurants

La Dolce Vita

Rua Dr. António Padinha 14 , Tavira

Restaurante Meridiano
Restaurants

Restaurante Meridiano

EN 268 Vila de Sagres , Vila do Bispo

Marufo
Restaurants

Marufo

Av da Fonte Santa , Loulé

O Armazém
Restaurants

O Armazém

Rua José Pires Padinha 184 , Tavira

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