Faro Local Food and Drinks

Tasca Do Ricky


Slightly away from the main tourist spots of Faro lies Tasca Do Ricky, a small restaurant, serving traditional dishes. Unassuming from the outside, most tourists pass straight pass this, so you’re sure to be dining with the locals for an authentic Portuguese dinner!

Must Try Dishes: Owner Ricky will be more than happy to offer suggestions as what to eat and is definitely worth listening to – he is the one who knows what is fresh after all! Otherwise, Ricky’s is known for its delicious garlic squid, worth the hype? We think so.

Contact Details
Phone Address
+351 919 111 05
Rua Do Frono 21, Faro
Opening Times
Price Opening Timing

Lunch: 12:00-13:00
Dinner 19:00-22:00



Instead of just viewing the Ria Formosa from Faro township, why not take a boat and explore the lagoon from within. Estaminé is an award-winning 120-person restaurant. You will enjoy authentic Algarve cuisine with endless and uninterrupted views of the ocean. The coolest thing; the restaurant operates solely on renewable energy!

Must Try Dishes: Estaminé prides themselves on simple dishes using fresh seafood and only the best ingredients. Dishes served are authentic to the Algarve so expect a lot of seafood and seasonal ingredients!

Contact Details
Phone Address
+351 917 811 85
Ilha Desserta, Faro.
Opening Times
Price Opening Timing
10:00-19:00 every day of the year

Ria Formosa Restaurant


Right in the centre of town lies Ria Formosa, run by acclaimed chef Alberto Carvalho, this restaurant offers panoramic views over the marina and township from the fourth floor. Visit on Saturday nights to enjoy the live music whilst watching the sunset over the ocean.

Must Try Dishes: Traditional Portugese dishes are tastefully blended with modern Mediterranean dishes. Choose from either seafood, meat or vegetarian dishes. You cannot go wrong with the Algarvian take on Gaspacho!

Contact Details
Phone Address
+351 289 830 83
Praca D. Francisco Gomes 2, Faro
Opening Times
Price Opening Timing
50-60? for a meal for two with wine

Breakfast 7:30-10:30
Lunch 12:30-15:00
Dinner 19:30-22:30

O Castelo Bar


After a long day of sight-seeing O Castelo Bar is the perfect place to wind down with arguably Portugal’s best Sangria whilst watching the incredible sunset over the ocean. O Castelo offers both indoor and outdoor seating, so don’t be deterred be the weather! If you’re not already convinced, come during the day to have an uninterrupted view of the Ria Formosa lagoon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal – what more could you want?

Must Try Drinks: The White Sangria offers a really unique sangria experience – a must for all white wine and sangria lovers!

Contact Details
Phone Address
+351 919 846 40
Rua do Castelo, 8000-243 Faro, Portugal
Opening Times
Price Opening Timing
Monday-Sunday 10:30am – 4:00

Mezzanine Bar & Vinoteca


Come for a drink and an array of tapas! The bar is home to many different rooms, all decorated by local artists. You are sure to be nostalgic for the past walking around the quirky antique furniture and art. The perfect place to relax and wind down after a long day sightseeing.

Must Try Drinks: It is an absolute must to try some of the professionally made gin-tonics here! The bar features an extensive variety of gins, each being served using different technics .

Contact Details
Phone Address
+351 912 510 33
Rua de Santo António 58-60, Faro
Opening Times
Price Opening Timing

Tuesday to Sunday 17:00-02:00.
Closed on Monday

Columbus Cocktail and Wine Bar


You may have been to many bars in your life, but have you been to one in an old hospital? The Columbus Cocktail and Wine Bar is a hit with the locals and tourists alike. With over 90 types of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks you can’t go wrong and there’s sure to be something for you.

Must Try Drinks: Columbus offers three types of mojitos, one of the locals favorite drinks, so why not decide for yourself which is better, the regular, Asian Mojito or Spiced Mojito.

Contact Details
Phone Address
+531 917 776 22
Praca Dom Fransisco Gomes 13
Opening Times
Price Opening Timing
12:00-04:00 Daily

Ria Formosa Catamaran Trip to Ilha Deserta From Faro



  • Boat trip takes approximately 45 minutes each way.

    Viator: €10.44 GetYourGuide: €21.00

    4.5 (1300 reviews)

  • Ria Formosa Catamaran Trip to Ilha Deserta From Faro


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