We arrived in Sagres just in time for lunch. We were driving around and ended up at the harbour. Just above the harbour you can see a restaurant A Tasca. This typical Portuguese restaurant is one of the oldest in the region, boasting a fantastic terrace with views over the Baleeira fishing port and the sea, open all year around and easy to park. There speciality is fish and shellfish.
We always like to eat things that we normally don´t cook at home. I choose Lulas Algarve, that is small squid filled with onion, tomato, squid and rice. Then cooked in a tasteful tomato sauce, so good for 14 Euros. I ordered salad to go with that. Stene took there Feijoada de Choco – stew with octopus for 12 Euros. Both typical local dishes well worth trying. Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Closed Wednesdays.
In the evening we wanted to have a nice and good dinner, since it was my birthday. The selection fell on Vila Velha a very nice restaurant opened 1995. You find it on Rua Patrao Antonio Faustino. We could walk in less than 10 minutes from were we stayed. We were welcome in a nice and friendly atmosphere.
The menu had a lot to offer, typical Portuguese cousin as well as International dishes. We started with some tapas, marinated olives, ham, and a goat cheese and took a glass of cold Prosecco to celebrate my day.
Main dish Stene choose Sirloin steak Vila Velha with mushrooms, bacon and onions for the price of 17 Euro. It was very tasteful and served with salad and French fries.
I selected the lamb cutlets Vale Santo style with garlic and herbs and selected a salad to go with that. They were superb for the same price 17 Euros. They also had a wide selection of fish dishes and vegetarian dishes.
To that we took a small bottle of red wine. Cortes de Cima from Alentejo could never go wrong.
For dessert they had many chooses but Stena made his choice on homemade walnut and honey ice cream with flamed banana and chocolate sauce for 7,70 Euros
I took the Vila Vela special Cinnamon parfait with baked apple (gluten free) for 7,50 Euros both put a lovely end to a nice birthday dinner.
The next day was the highlight of our trip the stand-up-paddle tours. We went on that tour at 11.00 and came back around 15.00 so then we were really hungry. Many restaurants have closed their kitchen but we found Carlos a friendly and nice place that wouldn’t mind to serve as late lunch. You find this at Rua Commandant Matoso. Stene really wanted to have grilled Sardines, and grilled Sardines it was, 12 of them! That dish was 10,50 Euros
I love Squid so I had to choose that again:) Look at my plate and you know why, so Paleo!
My plate was 14 Euros. We had a glas of house wine with that at 3,50 Euro/each. Everything served with very friendly and nice waiters. We can highly recommend this place too, open for lunch and dinner.