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Restaurants with phenomenal ocean views in the Algarve

When it comes to dining in the Algarve, it's not just about the food - it's also about savoring the breathtaking ocean views. If you're searching for the ultimate dining experience with panoramic views of the coast, look no further. This blog is your go-to guide for discovering the best restaurants in the Algarve that offer stunning vistas of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Indulge in exquisite cuisine and soak up the idyllic beach ambiance while taking in the awe-inspiring scenery. Let's explore the top culinary destinations that offer a feast for both the eyes and the palate in this beautiful region of Portugal. 🤍

The best restaurants with beautiful views in the Algarve
Vila Joya Sea, Albufeira | photo @Vila Joya Sea Management - Tripadvisor

Vila Joya Sea


Great for lunch & dinner.

If you're looking for high quality food and authentic gastronomic delights whilst enjoying stunning ocean views, this is the place for you to go! Vila Joy at Sea has the ambiance of an exclusive sophisticated beach bar and offers the perfect high end fine dining experience.

Keep in mind: Vila Joy at Sea features both a star-rated restaurant and a distinct beach bar, each with its unique charm and ambiance.


The best restaurants with beautiful views in the Algarve

EDDS Beach


Great for lunch & drinks.

Enjoy the sunshine, feel the ocean breeze, and treat yourself to delicious meals at this perfect ocean view beach club and restaurant in the Algarve. At Edd's Beach, every meal comes with a stunning view of the sea, making dining here an unforgettable experience. Located in the beautiful towns of Ferragudo, next to Carvoeiro, Edd's Beach isn't just a restaurant—it's a place where you can relax and enjoy the pool and the coastal scenery while indulging in tasty food.


The best restaurants with beautiful views in the Algarve
Zazu Beach Club, Praia da Luz

Zazu Beach Club & Boaty's Tapas Cafe

📍Praia da Luz

Great for dinner, lunch and sunset drinks.

You'll find these two unique culinary experiences on the beautiful bay of Praia da Luz. A perfect open-air location with stunning views of the Atlantic and the beautiful beach of Praia da Luz. ZaZu Beach Club occupies the first floor and rooftop and Boaty’s Tapas Café is located on the ground floor and also offers tables on the boulevard. Two options in just one place with different dining experiences but with equally beautiful views! I personally love going here after a long hike and kick back with a cold Vino Verde to watch the sunset.


The best restaurants with beautiful views in the Algarve
Casa Velha Do Pescador, Benagil

Casa Velha Do Pescador


Great for dinner, lunch and drinks.

With its amazing view, cute interior and cozy ambiance, this is one of my favorite restaurants to go for dinner. It's located just outside of Carvoeiro near Praia do Benagil in the steep valley just a few meters from the famous Benagil cave. This restaurants serves a great selection of wines and local (sea) food which can be enjoyed overlooking the cute little bay of Praia do Benagil.


The best restaurants with beautiful views in the Algarve
Rei das Praias, Ferragudo

Rei das Praias


Great for sunset drinks, lunch and dinner.

If you love a good ocean view, this is THE place to go. Located just in between Carvoeiro and Ferragudo, you'll find the cute beach bar (and restaurant) of Rei das Praias. Unwind after a big hike or beach day on the roof terrace and enjoy a late lunch whilst overlooking the clear blue ocean and beautiful Algarvian cliffs. Rei das Praias serves excellent fresh (sea)food for lunch and dinner but is equally as perfect for enjoying a sunset cocktail. Enjoy!

restaurants with the best ocean views in the Algarve, rei dat praias
Rei das Praias, Ferragudo


The Shack, Quinta do Lago: restaurants ocean view
The Shack, Quinta do Lago

The Shack

📍Quinta do Lago

Perfect for sunset drinks, lunch, dinner and beach hang outs.

Nestled on the tranquil lagoon in Quinta do Lago, this hidden gem is a genuine paradise. Boasting great service, fresh cuisine, a restaurant, bar, and beach beds, this place has everything you need for a truly enjoyable waterfront experience.

If you're traveling with kids, you'll be delighted to know that this beach club also features a dedicated water sports club, offering a wide array of activities perfect for children. From SUPs (Stand-Up Paddleboards) to inflatables and canoes, there are plenty of options to keep the little ones entertained and make their time at the club truly memorable.


Restaurants in the Algarve with beautiful ocean views
A Tasca, Sagres

A Tasca


Great for dinner.

If you're into seafood this is a must-visit in Sagres! The big terrace is perfect for enjoying the phenomenal views and fresh local Portuguese food on a hot summer night. The restaurant interior can also not be left unmentioned. The unique and cozy interior is decorated with walls made out of shells, glass and old bottles. Enjoy a good glass of wine overlooking the sea and enjoy local dishes caught freshly from the ocean.


O Stop


Great for dinner, lunch and sunset drinks

O Stop is a cafe at the beautiful beach of Praia do vale de Centeanes, 5 minutes outside the town centre of Carvoeiro. The food here is simpel, traditional and Portuguese. Order a cold beer after a long hot summer day and enjoy the stunning view with your toes in the sand. 😉 One of the best things about this cafe is that the outdoor terrace is on the beach in the sand and sheltered from the wind.


The best restaurants with beautiful views in the Algarve
Club Nau, Ferragudo

Club Nau


On the beautiful beach of Praia Grande in Ferragudo, you'll find one of my favorite beach bars. This is the perfect place to go for a sunset drink followed by dinner with a beautiful view of the sandy bay and ocean. Enjoy a cocktail and (also vegetarian) sushi on the beach with your toes in the sand. This is the perfect place to kick back and hang out after a big surf day. I love that besides the tasty fresh fish, they also serve many veggie and vegan options. I recommend visiting here on weekends and enjoy the live music and chilled vibes. A must go-to restaurant in the Portimão area.


The best restaurants with beautiful views in the Algarve
NoSoloÁgua, Portimão

NoSoloÁgua Restaurant Portimão


Great for dinner, lunch and sunset drinks.

The NoSoloÁgua restaurant is located on the Marina of Praia da Rocha next to the NoSoloÁgua beach bar. This is a unique dining experience with paradise like vibes and a chilled beach atmosphere. Barefoot luxury as I like it to be! 😉

This slightly fancy restaurant is perfect for unwinding after a big sunny beach day. I personally love the live music nights the NoSoloÁgua restaurant. Enjoying live jazz and Bossa nova whilst enjoying a sunset drink and dinner overlooking the pools and ocean, doesn't get much better than this right?


restaurants with ocean view algarve
Caniço beach bar and restaurant | Photo by Caniço



The simplicity of traditional cuisine and freshly caught fish with one of the most beautiful views you will ever see in you live! Caniço is a restaurant situated in (yes, in!) the rocky cliff formations of one of my favorite beaches, Praia dos três Irmaos in Alvor. To get to this tiny beach restaurant you first have to take a beautiful and somewhat adventurous route trough narrow cliffs and beautiful rock formations. Don't miss out on this gem with phenomenal ocean views.


restaurants with ocean view in the Algarve
CAL, Arrifana

Cal Arrifana


Cal is located on top of the sublime cliffs of the Arrifana bay. The cozy yet stylish restaurants offers a menu with a variation of beautiful fresh dishes. Gaze over the incredible bay of Arrifana whilst enjoying you lunch here. This location is stunning!


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Mark Mcloughlin
Mark Mcloughlin
Feb 03

Sandbanks Restaurant: A Culinary Gem by the Sea

Why Dine at Sandbanks?

Exceptional Location: Perched on the edge of the stunning Algarve coast, Sandbanks boasts an unparalleled sea view, offering a serene dining backdrop that captivates every visit.

Exquisite Cuisine: Our menu is a celebration of flavours, specializing in fresh, locally sourced seafood. Each dish is a testament to culinary craftsmanship, blending traditional recipes with contemporary flair.

The ambience of Elegance: Sandbanks is more than a restaurant; it's an experience. Our sophisticated yet welcoming atmosphere makes every meal unique, whether it's a romantic dinner, a family gathering, or a business meeting.

Expert Service: Our attentive staff are dedicated to providing an impeccable dining experience, ensuring that every detail of your visit is perfect.


Anna Rijnders
Anna Rijnders
May 06
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Looks very lovely!

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