The Algarve has a variety of
international restaurants catering for tourists but they are rarely as good or inexpensive as their
Local starters include fish soup, fresh cheese, smoked ham
smoked swordfish - a little like smoked salmon but
with a grainier texture and less sweet.
plays an important part in the Portuguese diet and delicious seafood is always available. Try the
Atlantic white tuna which is leagues better than its brown-fleshed cousin, and if you like your
fish ultra fresh, many restaurants invite diners to select their own live shellfish from a tank.
As fish are priced on weight though, be clear about the cost.