Great informal bistros for lunch or dinner
1 – Rocha da Palha
Place: Armação de Pêra - (http://www.armacaopera.com)
“Rocha da Palha” is actually a cafe in Armação de Pêra seaside. It's got an extremely wonderful balcony, with a stunning sea see. The meals is very very good and also the charges are certainly not quite costly (<20 euros person). It’s a fantastic put to eat sea foodstuff.
2 – La Traviata
This is usually a “pizzeria” in Armação de Pêra, with other kind of dishes to choose from. The interiors are incredibly great and modern. It also has a take away-service superb and fast. The prices are not pricey (<20 euros person).
3 – Serol
Place: Armação de Pêra (http://www.armacaopera.com)
Rua Portas do Mar 2/4
Armação de Pêra
8365-119 ARMAÇÃO DE PÊRA
A classical cafe in Armação de Pêra, with great tradition. Pretty informal environment, usually an extremely busy restaurant, but with the best sea foods.
4 – Mr. Chicken
Place: Sr. Frango - Estrada de Fonte Santa, Escanxinas, Almancil (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almancil)
This is an casual restaurant to eat excellent grilled chicken and chips. The interiors are incredibly modern and generally it is actually a really busy restaurant, full of people. The food stuff may be very good, and so is the price (<20 euros person).
5 – Praia da Galé restaurant
Place: Praia da Galé
A modern cafe (wood style beachfront restaurant), with wonderful sea foodstuff and a terrific sea see. Can be a little more high-priced, depending on wherever you choose to eat (20-25 eur).
Trendy dining establishments for lunch:
6 – Salgados Seaside Restaurant
Place: Praia dos Salgados - Vale de Parra
This is usually a very good restaurant is SalgadosBeach. It has two different areas – one for light foods (hamburguers, soups), other for more exquisite foodstuff (especially sea foodstuff!). It can be pricey (>20 eur person).
7 – 2 Passos
Place: Almancil - Vila Sol beach (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almancil)
A modern restaurant (wood style beach restaurant), with exquisite and very good sea food and quality of service. It can be costly (> 20 eur person).
8 – Gigi
Place: Praia do Gigi – Quinta do Lago (http://www.quintadolago.com)
One of Algarve´s most famous eating places, the best sea food items you will ever eat. Highly-priced.
Trendy dining places for dinner:
9 – Paixa
Place: Almancil (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almancil)
This is actually a modern super fashionable cafe. You can choose from dozens of specialties that the chef has to offer (including typical Algarve food stuff). It can be expensive (>20 eur person).
10 – Vila Joya restaurant
Place: Praia da Galé
Very trendy Michelin cafe with terrific ambience, food and high quality of service. Costly (>25 eur person).
11 – Evaristo
Place: Praia do Evaristo
Very wonderful and stylish cafe by the beachfront, in an incredibly modern setting. Fantastic sea food stuff.
12 – S. Gabriel
Place: Vale do Lobo (http://www.valedolobo.com/home)
Trendy Michelin restaurant, with beautiful gardens and exquisite foods. High quality of service and highly-priced (> 25 eur person).
13 – Grande Real Santa Eulália
Place: Praia Santa Eulália
Everthing is beautiful here. Awesome watch and good ambience. It can be high-priced.
14 – Pine Cliffs Resort Albufeira
Place: Albufeira (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albufeira)
Beautiful place and high quality service. Fantastic perspective.
15 – Restaurante L'Olive (Vila Sol)
Place: Vilamoura (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilamoura)
There are a lot more good eating places but hope this 15 will be a good start for you. Have fun!