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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 Monte da Ria
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Restaurante Monte da Ria

Largo António Ferreira de Araújo, loja J , Faro

www.montedaria.com

Restaurante El Sombrero
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Restaurante El Sombrero

AV da República, 138 R/C , Faro

Art' aska
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Art' aska

Largo Coronel Figueiredo , Silves

 Fusion
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Fusion

Avenida Cerro da Vila, Praia da Falésia - Hotel The Lake Spa Resort, Apartado 811 , Loulé

www.thelakeresort.com

A Carpa
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A Carpa

C.C. Parque das Amendoeiras , Loulé

Snack-Bar da Xica
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Snack-Bar da Xica

Largo Dr. Francisco Sa Carneiro, 10-11 , Faro

Burger Ranch
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Burger Ranch

Parque de lazer de Silves, Lote 1, Tapada , Silves

Casa Cinzas
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Casa Cinzas

Pocilgais, Caldas de Monchique , Monchique

Restaurante Casa Bitoque
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Restaurante Casa Bitoque

Rua General Humberto Delgado, 64 , Albufeira

Pizzaria Mr. Pizza
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Pizzaria Mr. Pizza

Rua Infante Dom Henrique, 104 , Faro

www.mrpizza.pt

Restaurante Fools and Horses
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Restaurante Fools and Horses

Rua António Viana Barbosa Viana, n.º 7 , Lagos

www.foolsandhorses.com

Restaurante Ásia
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Restaurante Ásia

Marina de Lagos, n. º 32 - 33 , Lagos

Restaurante Pizzaria Telepizza
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Restaurante Pizzaria Telepizza

Av. Comunidades Lusiadas, Edf. Jardins da Rocha, Lj. M, R/C , Portimão

Restaurante Casa do Lago
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Restaurante Casa do Lago

6ª Rotunda, Quinta do Lago , Loulé

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