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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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Restaurante Senhor Frango
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Restaurante Senhor Frango

ESTR da Fonte Santa, 268 B - Escanxinas , Portimão

www.srfrango.com

Restaurante ZIZÁ
Cafés/Bars, Restaurants

Restaurante ZIZÁ

RUA JUDICE FIALHO Nº 18 R/C , Portimão

Cato
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Cato

Horta do Rio , Aljezur

Capri
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Capri

Praça da República 4 , Olhão

A Charrua
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A Charrua

Rua Padre Júlio Alves de Oliveira 44 , Tavira

Churrasqueira O Recife
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Churrasqueira O Recife

Largo das Mouras Velhas 4 , Faro

Restaurante Almancil Casavostra
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Restaurante Almancil Casavostra

Av. 5 de Outubro, 364 Encerrado , Loulé

Restaurante Nortada
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Restaurante Nortada

Rua do Martinhal , Vila do Bispo

Restaurante O Caçador
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Restaurante O Caçador

EN 125 Vale De Éguas , Loulé

Marenostrum
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Marenostrum

Praia da Falésia The Lake Spa Resort Apartado 811 , Loulé

www.thelakeresort.com

Restaurant Mesa Algarvia
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Restaurant Mesa Algarvia

Rua Ascenção Guimarães, nº 84 , Loulé

Restaurante
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Restaurante "Vila Velha"

Rua Patrão António Faustino , Vila do Bispo

Restaurante O Infante
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Restaurante O Infante

Quinta da Bellavista , Albufeira

Taberna do Peixe
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Taberna do Peixe

Rua do Nascente 4 , Loulé

Snack-bar o Cruzeiro
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Snack-bar o Cruzeiro

Travessa João Marreiros Leite n 2 , Silves

 A Floresta
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A Floresta

EM 527 862A , Loulé

S.Martino
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S.Martino

Av Infante de Sagres Edf Atlântida I Lt 2 25E , Loulé

www.sanmartino.pt

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