Algarve cuisine tastes of the sea. The fish and seafood are, of course, the flag-bearers for the quality of the food served in the Algarve. Restaurants in the Algarve have excellent ingredients that they can transform into truly sublime dishes. Delight in tasty octopus rice, seafood açorda, tuna with onions, salt cod and fish stew “Algarve style”, whelk and bean stew, migas with baby clams, shark soup and maize porridge, amid a host of other delicacies that go straight from the sea to your plate.
From the oysters and other bivalves farmed in the Ria Formosa to octopus and tuna, a whole symphony of flavours marks the rhythm of the Algarve’s cuisine.
With their clearly defined characteristics, the region’s wines and sweets are stars in their own right and complement the flavours of the Algarve’s seafood to perfection. And why not round off your meal with a delicious Algarve orange?