The best cafe's and restaurants in Carvoeiro

Updated: Jun 20

Staying in the beautiful beach town of Carvoeiro and not sure where to go for a bite to eat? Well look no further, if you're after the best local food and drinks, you've come to the right place. Have a look at my favorite cafe's and restaurants in (and around) Carvoeiro! 👇

Favoriet restaurants in Carvoeiro
Decadente, Carvoeiro

Decadente

Cocktails, wine and snacks.


In de middle of Praia do Carvoeiro you find this amazingly cute little cafe called Decadente. The picturesque patio terrace is perfect for enjoying a good glass of wine and a cocktail with some sardines and olives. There is also a cute concept store that is perfect for buying presets to bring home. I also really love this cafe in winter time. They always have a cozy fire burning on the enclosed patio to keep you warm especially after sunset!

​Food

Small snacks

Best time to visit

Before or after dinner for drinks

Best thing

Ambiance on the patio and cocktails

 

O Bote

Cocktails, wine and snacks.


If you love watching the ocean whilst enjoying your sunset drink, O Bote is the perfect cafe to unwind from a beach day. It situated right on the the main beach of Carvoeiro and has a beautiful view of the ocean.

​Food

Small snacks

Best time to visit

Before or after dinner for drinks

Best thing

The view 😍

 

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Rei das Praias

Rei das Praias

Sunset drinks, lunch and dinner


If you love drinks by the ocean like me, this is great place to go. Situated just in between Carvoeiro and Ferragudo you'll find this cute beach bar/restaurant. The roof terrace is a wonderful place to enjoy a late lunch and a glass of Vino Verde with a view on the clear blue ocean and beautiful golden cliffs. They also serve excellent (sea)food for dinner and you can sit either inside or outside.

​Food

Lunch and dinner

Best time to visit

During day time to enjoy the view

Best thing

The view and fresh fish

 

Earth cafe

Lunch, coffee and cakes.


This cute little cafe has a nice view overlooking one of the many valleys and the beautiful ocean. It's the perfect place for an almond cappuccino, homemade scones or Portuguese almond pie and avocado on toast. They have a variety of smoothies and serve many vegetarian or vegan options.

​Food

Lunch and cakes

Best time to visit

During daytime

Best thing

The fresh cakes

 

O Stop

Lunch and an afternoon beer.


O Stop is a cafe/restaurant 5 minutes outside the town centre of Carvoeiro. The cafe is situated at the beautiful beach of Praia do Vale de Centeanes. They serve local seafood and I very much recommend their octopus salad. Order a Vino Verde with it and your life is complete. 😉 One of the best things about this cafe is the outdoor terrace on the beach sheltered from the wind. Who doesn't love their feet in the sand and looking at the ocean whilst enjoying a freshly caught lunch?

​Food

Lunch and dinner

Best time to visit

Day time to enjoy the beautiful beach

Best thing

The beach and octopus salad

 

the best cafe's and restaurants in Carvoeiro
Bar Bacchus, Porches

Bar Bacchus - Porches Pottery

Coffee, cake and lunch


Porches pottery is a traditional Portuguese pottery about a 5-10 minute drive from Carvoeiro. Here you enter an oasis of Portuguese ceramics. Tiles, plates, wall decoration, tea pots and more is all to be found right here in this beautiful place. There is also a really cute little cafe, called Bar Bacchus next to the pottery. They serve the best carrot cake I've ever had in my life here! The cafe. is perfect to sit outside on a hot sunny day in the shade of the bougainvillea enjoying your coffee or late lunch.

​Food

Lunch and cakes

Best time to visit

Lunch and afternoon

Best thing

The pottery and carrot cake

 

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Casa Velha do Pescador, Benagil

Casa Velha Do Pescador

Dinner, lunch and drinks.


With its amazing view, cute interior and lovely ambience this is one of my favorite restaurants in the region. It's located just outside of Carvoeiro near Praia do Benagil. The restaurant has a beautiful view over the Atlantic and praia do Benagil and serves great local (sea) food and wines.

​Food

Fresh fish and Portuguese cuisine

Best time to visit

Lunch and dinner

Best thing

The view and fresh fish

 

Villa di Medici

Dinner and drinks


Ok. Going for Italian food on your holiday in Portugal might seem a little weird but the food here is fabulous! They have one of the best pizza's (have the one with spinach) I have ever had! It's also a great restaurant to go in low season when it's a little colder outside as they have a nice ambiance inside with many fire places. The service is excellent.

​Food

Italian

Best time to visit

Dinner

Best thing

The fooooood

 

the best restaurants in Carvoeiro
View from Donna Maria, Carvoeiro

Donna Maria

Dinner and drinks


Right on the beach square in Carvoeiro you'll find the cute tiny restaurant, Donna Maria. A small Italian restaurant with a terrace overlooking the town center and beach. When evenings get colder off season, this place is perfect for enjoying dinner outdoors. The comfy and cozy terrace outside is heated on the colder evenings. I recommend to order the ameijoas (clams), they're amazing!

​Food

Italian

Best time to visit

Lunch and dinner

Best thing

The location and wine

 

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Avô Casimiro, Portimão

Avô Casimiro (Portimão)

Tapas


My absolute number 1 in the region when it comes to traditional food!! It's about a 15 minute drive from Carvoeiro, but so worth it! You have to be okay with eating lots of shellfish and seafood but if you do, this is the best local Portuguese food you'll ever have (promise). The super tiny restaurant is tucked away in one of Portimão's cobbled city centre streets. No tourists, no English, just Portuguese locals and local freshly caught food. I can only recommend!

​Food

Portuguese amazingnesss!

Best time to visit

Dinner

Best thing

Just try everything!!

 


the best cafes and restaurants around Carvoeiro
Club Nau, Ferragudo

Club Nau

Lunch, drinks, dinner


On the beautiful beach of Praia Grande in Ferragudo, 10 minutes from Carvoeiro, there is one of my favorite places to go for sunset drinks and dinner. Enjoy a cocktail and (also vegetarian) sushi on the beach! The perfect place to kick back and out after a bug salty day. They have many veggie and vegan options, good service and live music on the weekends!

​Food

Fusion

Best time to visit

Cocktails and dinner

Best thing

The view!

 


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Gaspacho & Migas, Carvoeiro

Gaspacho & Migas

Dinner


In the centre of Lagoa, just a 5 minute drive from Carvoeiro, you'll find this cute little restaurant with a big menu. It is nothing short of a gastronomic dream!

They opened in February 2021 and are already the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice 2021 winner. This tiny Portuguese restaurant is all about breathing new life into traditional Algarve recipes. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with a modern interior. It's a fine dining experience. I found the menu to be varied with a range of meat, fish, seafood and vegan and vegetarian dishes.

​Food

Fine dining

Best time to visit

Dinner

Best thing

The octopus

 


If you’re looking for the perfect place to eat with amazing ocean views in a beautiful beach location, make sure to check out my favorite restaurants in the Algarve with the best ocean views.


Besides the great restaurants in Carvoeiro there is so much more to do. So check it out! 👇


 

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