Restaurants in Faro
Some of the other restaurants I visited are here:
Based in the old town of Faro is the beautiful O Castelo, meaning the castle, with fantastic views of the sea (yes you may have guessed it by now that I love a good view).
The outdoor terrace is spacious and we managed to nab a table right by the edge. Slightly more upmarket than some of the other places in the old town (apart from Faz Gostos) it was a little pricier but very much worth it. There are a large selection of cocktails on offer although I stuck with my one of my summer favourites, an Aperol spritz and a Sagre.
O Castelo offers large plates and small tapas dishes. We opted for the hamburger with cheese and ham and fries and a ham and cheese toastie which was way better than I thought (and huge!) We were pretty hungry so also tried the chorizo, which is cooked in front of you over a BBQ grill which was so flavoursome.
We had such a good view that we had to stay for another drink – a lovely glass of rose!! All of that came to just over 35 euros but is definitely worth it.
We were on a hunt for pastel de nata in Faro and had heard that Pasterilia Chelsea’s were fantastic so decided to give it a go.
Spacious cafe with seating inside and outside and absolutely scrumptious cakes and pastries on display as you walk in.
The pastel de nata’s (Portugeuse custard tart) lived up to my expectations – so much so that I ordered another two to take away (I really do need to find some good ones in London!!) The staff were friendly and joking with us about the football and the fact I support Chelsea!
4 pastel de natas and 2 cokes only came to a reasonable 11 euros – a must visit for pastel de nata!
Eme is based right by the Marina with a terrace area for drinks and dining. Whilst the service wasn’t particularly attentive, for sandwiches or salads at lunchtime, it is reasonably priced, plus the view is pretty wicked!
We had a steak sandwich and pork panini with chips (served with delicious garlic butter) two glasses of rose and 2 waters for just over 20 euros – not bad at all considering the location.
East London Girl Travels: Restaurants in Faro