Apart from those in Santa Catarina I can recommend these restaurants (among others):


Cafe Restaurante Horta

Coming from Santa Catarina (7 km)  direction to Sao Bras de Alportel, apprx 2 km bevor on

the left side. Horta has become a really recommended restaurant, varied cuisine and

good service. And now also with a covered terrace. In the meantime my favorite ........



In Moncarapacho opposite the post office (correios), specialty: Kebab, meat from black

pig (porco preto),  steak on a hot stone


Restaurante Antonio 

In Moncarapacho opposite the Banco Agricola

Fine cuisine and excellent service


Luis de Frango  (Chicken King) in Sao Bras de Alportel

from Santa Catarina to Sao Bras, on the left hand side at the approach of the town.



Towards Sao Bras de Alportel; after about 6 km you pass the signpost to Mesquita; the restaurant is immediately next to the road on the left.


Pasto do Carmo in Quelfes

Direction: Moncarapacho/Olhao; at the approach of Quelfes follow the signposts by a house with green tiles on the right; about 2 km


Restaurante Constantino 

by the road from Santa Catarina to Sao Bras; 200 m behind the driveway to the cottage you turn right towards Porto Carvalhoso and left after 300 m; lovely terrace.


At Olhao

Various restaurants and bars opposite the covered market on the quay.


At Fuzeta

Small restaurant and various cafés at the “sparrow square”. Over a dish of “tosta mista” you can splendidly watch the passers-by and buy European papers. Recommendable is also “Ponte Grande”. It is in the direction of Bias do Sul immediately next to the railway line. You should try “arroz de marisco” (rice with seafood).


Jota Jota

1 km on the left on the road to Tavira


At Bemparece

Bemparece consists of five houses, one of which is a recommendable restaurant. Enjoy the marvellous view of the sea over a glass of Portuguese wine and a regional dish of wild pork or duck. (Direction of Porto Carvalhoso)


In Mealhas

on the road from Santa Catarina to Sao Bras, appr after 6 km turn right to Mealhas, after another

3 km the restaurant  Beira Serra is on the right, with large parking place. I was 2017 there with friends and all were very satisfied. Excellent food and service. Highly recommended !


Feel free to test restaurants on your own, you’ll find delicious cooking at reasonable prices everywhere. Don’t let the appearance put you off. If trucks are parked outside it mostly indicates tasty meals.