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Pôr-do-Sol: Restaurant in Alvor (Algarve, Portugal)

Restaurant Por do Sol: façade

Tourism in the Algarve (south of Portugal)? If you are looking for a great restaurant in Alvor, drive your attention to Pôr-do-Sol. It’s one of my favorite restaurants — I’m always there with my family. (The name of the restaurant means “sunset” in Portuguese.)

Very, very clean, with delicious food and amazing staff, the place is a hit specially among British and German tourists since the 80’s. It’s too much quality for all those low prices we see in the menu.

 

Pôr-do-Sol Restaurant, Alvor

The staff

The staff is a special thing to notice there. They are all extremely kind, lovely, funny. They talk to the customers, make them laugh. Cândido, Rui, Mariano and some others become our new friends.

People feel like home there, in a family atmosphere. In consequence, Pôr-do-Sol proudly keeps a high customer loyalty. This is not easy to achieve! Tourists who come to Alvor every year usually book a table for the next trip before they leave the restaurant. “Hey, we’re in October. I’ll be back next April. Please, book a table to me!”

Restaurant Por-do-Sol, in Alvor: Entrance

Restaurant Por-do-Sol, in Alvor: The room

 

The food

The kitchen is open, at the reach of our eyes. We can see how clean and organized it is.

Great dishes come from there. Steaks and fishes are the best ones. And maybe you will choose some fish. After all, you are in the Algarve, where fish is a tradition. Consider to try a cataplana. I love the fried shrimps too (with garlic and pepper).

However, if you are a vegetarian, there will be only two simple options in the menu. Restaurants in the Algarve usually don’t pay attention to this. Sad!

Restaurant Por-do-Sol, in Alvor: The Kitchen

Restaurant Por-do-Sol, in Alvor: A meal

Restaurant Por-do-Sol, in Alvor: A meal

Restaurant Por-do-Sol, in Alvor: A meal

But…before your main course, do not dare to miss the DELICIOUS olives they serve. You know: Portuguese olives are the best in the world. I eat a lot of them. Really, a lot! They taste even better while we drink the fabulous Portuguese beer.

Restaurant Por-do-Sol, in Alvor: Beer and olives

I believe you will enjoy the desert too. They prepare some of them in front of your table, using fire. The preparation turns to be a show, and the customers love to take pictures.

Restaurant Por-do-Sol, in Alvor: Old wine
Ask about old Portuguese wines. This one was a Vintage 1980.

Restaurant Por-do-Sol, in Alvor: The bar

Restaurant Por-do-Sol, in Alvor: The bar

 

Location & Contact

The address is Estrada de Alvor — Vila Marachique. Follow this link to locate the restaurant on Google Maps.

The telephone number is +351 282 459 505. In Summer, it’s very important to book a table in advance.

 

Before you go…

Have you ever seen an almond tree? We can find a lot of them in the Algarve.

There is an almond tree in front of Restaurant Pôr-do-Sol.

Restaurant Por-do-Sol, in Alvor: An almond tree

By GLAUCO DAMAS

Moro em Portugal. Atuo como autor desde 2001. Publiquei livros infanto-juvenis, inclusive pela Editora Saraiva. Em 2013, surgiram o primeiro livro técnico e o primeiro guia de viagem.

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