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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.

Other services and facilities

 Mexicano Rosa's Cantina
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Mexicano Rosa's Cantina

Rua do Sol, Edf. Impervilla Bloco 7/3 , Loulé

Scoop It Gastro Café
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Scoop It Gastro Café

Rua Dr António Cabreira 15-A , Tavira

 Chico´s
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Chico´s

Marina Plaza BL 11 LJ 7 Vilamoura , Loulé

Restaurante Snack-bar Luz
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Restaurante Snack-bar Luz

E.N. 267, Marmelete , Monchique

Restaurante Snack Bar Griséus
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Restaurante Snack Bar Griséus

Av Comunidade Lusíada EDF Hotel Eva , Faro

Crispim
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Crispim

Rua da Liberdade 16 , Olhão

Terra i Mar
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Terra i Mar

Av 5 de Outubro 20 , Olhão

Restaurante Clubhouse
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Restaurante Clubhouse

Urbanização Quinta da Boavista Sítio da Atalaia , Lagos

www.boavistaresort.pt

Restaurante Chinês Jade
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Restaurante Chinês Jade

Rua Alexandre Herculano Vilanova LT 13 LJ H - Areias de S. João , Albufeira

www.restaurantejade.com

Restaurante Big China
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Restaurante Big China

AV José da Costa Mealha, 98 , Loulé

 Pier One
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Pier One

Club Náutico, Marina de Vilamoura , Loulé

Restaurante Prato Feio
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Restaurante Prato Feio

Rua do Calvário, 86 , Loulé

Come na Gaveta
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Come na Gaveta

Av Dr Mateus Teixeira de Azevedo 36 , Tavira

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