€ Adega Nova (289 813 433. Rua Francisco Barreto, 24) Rustic restaurant, serving good fish and meat dishes at very reasonable prices.
€€ Camané (289 817 539. Ilha de Faro. Closed Mondays.) Located on Faro island, this restaurant is famous for its outstanding selection of fish and seafood. Specialities include Caldeirada de Lagosta (Lobster stew), Arroz de amêijoas (clam rice) e Arroz de Tamboril (monkfish rice).
€€€ Faz Gostos. (289 878 422. Rua do Castelo, nº 13. Closes on Sundays and Saturdays for lunch). Excellent cuisine in a cosy environment.
MONTE DO CASAL
€€€ Monte do Casal (289 990 140. Just outside Estoi village.) This restaurant, inside a 4-country house hotel just outside Estoi village, serves several fish and meat dishes as well as a ménu de dégustation accompanied with fine wines. Booking recommended.
€€ O Aldeão (289 823 339. Largo de São Pedro, 54). Enjoy variations on typical Algarve and Alentejo dishes in a relaxing atmosphere.
€ Tasca Rasca (289 825 996. Rua do Forno, 21) Good food, cheerful atmosphere and efficient, friendly service. Speciality: Cataplana à Tasca (meat/fish/seafood steamed in a copper pan).