The best cafes and restaurants in Carvoeiro

Updated: Aug 12

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. Wether you're looking for the perfect sunset cocktail, a traditional Portuguese dinner or the best lunch in town, I've got you! Have a look at my favorite cafe's, bars and restaurants in (and around) Carvoeiro! 👇



Decadente

Cocktails, drinks and bites


Located in de middle of Praia do Carvoeiro, you'll find this cute little cafe called Decadente. The picturesque patio terrace is perfect for enjoying a good glass of wine or a cocktail with some sardines and olives. There is also a cute and stylish concept store inside that is perfect for buying presets to bring home with you. 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!

Favoriet restaurants in Carvoeiro
Decadente, Carvoeiro

​Food

Small snacks

Best time to visit

Before or after dinner for drinks

Best thing

Ambiance on the patio and cocktails






 


Rei das Praias

Sunset drinks, lunch and dinner


If you love drinks by the ocean (and seriously, who doesn't?), this is the perfect place to go. Located just in between Carvoeiro and Ferragudo, you'll find this cute beach bar and 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.


Have a look at their website and Instagram.


The best restaurants in Carvoeiro
Rei das Praias, between Carvoeiro and Ferragudo

​Food

Lunch and dinner

Best time to visit

During day time so you can enjoy the view

Best thing

The view and fresh fish




 


Casa Velha Do Pescador

Dinner, lunch and drinks


With its amazing view, stylish interior and cozy 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 across the Atlantic and Praia do Benagil and serves great local (sea) food and wines.


The best restaurants in and around Carvoeiro
Casa Velha do Pescador, Benagil

​Food

Fresh fish and Portuguese cuisine

Best time to visit

Lunch and dinner

Best thing

The view and fresh fish



 


O Bote

Cocktails and bites


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. Make sure you're not in hurry when you order a drink here. 😉

​Food

Small snacks

Best time to visit

Before or after dinner for drinks

Best thing

The view 😍





 


Earth cafe

Lunch, coffee and cakes


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


Check out their Instagram.


the best lunch cafe in Carvoeiro, Algarve
Earth cafe, Carvoeiro

​Food

Lunch and cakes

Best time to visit

During daytime

Best thing

The fresh cakes and veggie/vegan options



 


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



 


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.


Have a look at their website.


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

​Food

Lunch and cakes

Best time to visit

Lunch and afternoon

Best thing

The pottery and carrot cake



 


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 super good! It's 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



 


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!


* This place is from the same owner as Vila di Medici and the food is quite similar. For this reason I would not recommend eating trying both places two days in a row.


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View from Donna Maria, Carvoeiro

​Food

Italian

Best time to visit

Lunch and dinner

Best thing

The location and wine



 

Avô Casimiro (Portimão)

Tapas (dinner)


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!


My favorite restaurants in/ around Carvoeiro
Avô Casimiro, Portimão

​Food

Portuguese amazingnesss!

Best time to visit

Dinner

Best thing

Just try everything!!




 


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!


the best cafes and restaurants around Carvoeiro
Club Nau, Ferragudo

​Food

Fusion

Best time to visit

Cocktails and dinner

Best thing

The view!



 

Gaspacho & Migas

Dinner


In the centre of Lagoa, just a few minutes 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.


the best restaurants in Carvoeiro: gazpacho e migas
Gaspacho & Migas, Carvoeiro

​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.


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