Eat and Drink in Algarve
One of the nice things about living here in the Algarve is being able to sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy a leisurely meal in a pretty restaurant, savouring good quality, simple and tasty food.
Some careful planning can mean that you can make your budget stretch just a little further and will mean that you can leave the restaurant with a full stomach and still have some cash left in your wallet!
If you love fresh fish and a tasty tomato salad, you’ll be satisfied on the Algarve, for simplicity is the soul of its cuisine. Regional food can be heavy yet tasty and there is a wide choice of cakes and pastries, many using the local ingredients such as carob and almonds.
In any tourist resort, you are going to pay a premium for the restaurants with a sea view of course and the Algarve is full of restaurants, bars and cafés with stunning views of the beautiful Algarve coastline and sandy beaches. Eating at lunchtime instead of in the evening, however, should ensure that you can enjoy that amazing view for a little less as menus at lunchtime are often cheaper than in the evening, and many places are open all day in the tourist areas especially in the summer months.