Where to eat

Eating out on your holiday abroad is one of the pleasures one looks forward to and if you haven´t been to Santa Luzia before you will not be disappointed in what is available here. For such a small place there are so many choices of fine food available. The focus is on seafood and in particular on Polvo (Octopus). Do not be concerned if you are not too keen on seafood as all restaurants will have meat alternatives.

The majority will also have menus in English or will speak English together with many other languages if your Portuguese isn´t too good. Although the styles are primarily Portuguese, we also have a French Restaurant and one owned by a Dutch couple. Prices vary at the different establishments but we find them all very competitive compared to those in some of the more touristic areas of the Algarve. Please see our Restaurants page for the specific venues and information about types of food served. Some Restaurants have days off even in high season and wherever possible we have highlighted the days here.

Please see our Restaurants page for the specific venues and information about types of food served. Some Restaurants have days off even in high season and wherever possible we have highlighted the days here.

A great alternative if you don´t want a formal meal or want something lighter is to visit one of the many cafés in the village. Nearly all will have a menu of sorts and will be pleased to assist you. Many will also have Polvo on the menu with Polvo Salad being a very popular snack. We even have one that specialises in Venezuelan snacks. Sandwiches or Toasties are very popular and check out the cake (Bola) section. Some will have a host of different types. A great addition with your morning or afternoon coffee. The famous Pastel de Nata (a special kind of custard tart) can be bought in most cafés.

A few years ago, we were lucky enough to a new bakery opening in the village. It is called Padaria Vila Doce. It is situated near to the fish market. It produces wonderful bread rolls and other forms of bread baked on the premise and fresh every day. However, for those with a sweet tooth they also have the most wonderful cakes. Just ask Wendy, she has tried most of them.

Delicious cakes at Padaria Vila Doce Santa Luzia
Delicious cakes called 1000_Folhas at Padaria Vila Doce Santa Luzia
Delicious cakes Amendoa_e_Gila called at Padaria Vila Doce Santa Luzia
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