Cafe - Bistro
Taberna de Portimão - a charming restaurant in the centre of Portimão, serving local flavours and algarvian dishes. Packed with antiques and traditional tavern decor, and with live music every night, Taberna de Portimão recreates the fun and relaxed atmosphere of taverns of old.
Open every day except Sunday, for lunch and dinner, stepping into Taberna de Portimão is like stepping into the past. The restaurant is packed with old artefacts - pottery, antique kitchen implements, traditional tools and ornamental pieces, creating an evocative ambience that calls for leisurely meals shared with friends.
In keeping with the best tavern traditions, there is live music here every night, ranging from Portuguese Fado, to modern favourites. Impromptu singing at the tables is not uncommon here, and the atmosphere is lively and relaxed.
The menu at Taberna de Portimão reflects the passion for local heritage and history, with a range of dishes showcasing products from the coast as well as the inland areas.
There is an array of tapas - petiscos, as they are known here, - such as octopus salad, marinated mackerel, baby squid and cuttle-fish, cheese platters and smoked ham. There is usually a choice of dish of the day as well as several seafood options, steak, pork and chicken dishes.
Taberna de Portimão is open all year round and is a great experience for the food, the fun and the unique atmosphere.