Faro Restaurants and Bars
You will be spoilt for choice for places to eat and drink in Faro - enjoy the view across the marina, stop for a leisurely bite at one of the many town centre restaurants, pick a quiet leafy corner in the old city or go across to the island beach, Praia de Faro - the choice is yours. Faro has a large student population so there is always plenty going on at night time too!
In terms of cuisine, you can find anything that tickles your taste buds! Don't forget that Faro is the capital city of the Algarve and a truly metropolitan city, offering anything from the most traditional Portuguese cuisine to international food such as Italian, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Mediterranean, with plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options too!
We love popping across to enjoy the many restaurants along Praia de Faro island beach (near to the airport) and another one of our favourite places for a stunning view over the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is "O Castelo" restaurant. Faro restaurant "Portas de Sao Pedro" is also a must-visit for a fantastic mixed menu at a great price!
To get the most out of your stay we recommend checking Faro Restaurants on TripAdvisor to see other diner's reviews and check opening hours as some may close for holidays out of season. If you set your heart on somewhere book it, especially during peak season and for the popular restaurants as they'll be busy. If you're staying in self-catering accommodation and fancy a takeaway, there are dedicated takeaway restaurants but a lot of Faro restaurants will also provide a take-out service if you pop in and ask.
To get an idea how much food and drink will cost you in Faro, what the gastronomy is like with not-to-be-missed local Portuguese cuisine such as the delicious "Pastel da nata", or the traditional Chicken Piri-Piri and seafood "Cataplana" and to learn some useful Portuguese words see Faro Food and Drink Information.