♥ Restaurants ♥

There is a fantastically diverse selection of restaurants in this part of the west Algarve. You can choose between top quality seafood restaurants of Lagos or tapas on the beach in Sagres to pizza and live music in Salema or the famous vegan restaurant, 'Mums'. Typical Portugese grilled sardines over the road here in Figueira or fine dining in the hills of Monchique. If your willing to explore the area then then there really is something for every body. A few links below from some of our favourites to get your taste buds going.


(Click each restaurant link to view their website)  


Sapino bar/restaurant ,Figueira:

Cross over Casa Meranka is Sapino located, a bar/restaurant run by Rui, a friendly english speaking local. They serve nice, simple menu, decent quality for an average price. In the high season is recommended to reserve a table.

Kitchen open around 11am 3pm- 7 pm until late* Closed on Tuesday.

O Sabor da alegria, Figueira:

Just a two minute walk from Casa Meranka you find O Sabor da Alegria. This restaurant run by Jacob, a friendly young local serves delicious homemade pizza’s, simple tasty pasta and salads. For lunch and dinner.

Kitchen open from 12 -3 pm and 6pm until late *Closed on Wednesday.

Ideal for young families who like to eat early* vegetarian option*

Pizza Mobile, Salema:

Best pizza around! Good selection of craft beers and a easy friendly atmosphere with great staff! Easy with children with early dinnertimes.

Kitchen open from 5pm -11:30 pm* 5 min drive from Casa Meranka*

Ideal for young families who like to eat early* vegetarian option*

Beach restaurante do Sebastião on Ingrina beach:

Definitely one of our favourite Beach restaurants. It’s a very simple, local family run restaurant. If you want good fresh fish or you fancy a local steak, a stunning view and within two steps of a beautiful small beach jsut visit this place. Beautul with sunset and great after a nice day on Ingrina beach.

Kitchen open 10am until 10pm* closed on Tuesday* 20 min from drive Casa Meranka.

*Easy with children *

Restaurant Zavial:

Beach restaurant for nice lunches and dinners with a beautiful view on one of the nicest and most populair surfspots. Terras protected from the wind and a view steps from the beach.

*Kitchen open 10am until late* Closed on Monday* 10 min drive from Casa meranka*

*Easy with children* minimal vegetarian option*

Beach bar/ restaurant Castelejo:

Easy on a nice beach day for lunch or dinner. Fresh fish and above all a magical view with sunset.

*Kitchen open 11am until 9pm * Closed on Thursday* 20 min drive from Casa Meranka*

*Easy with children*

Three little birds, Sagres

Three young creatives made this beautiful place to feel at home. Great to enjoy good food oudside in their garden or have a great night out with cocktails and chilled atmosphere. Keep an eye on their facebook page for funcky events, BBq’s DDJ nights!

*Kitchen open 5pm until late* 20 min drive from Casa Meranka*

*Easy with children* Vegan Options*

Mum's restaurant, Sagres:

For veggies and vegans this place has a very creative menu and is famous in the area. Using wild flowers and herbs and the look of the food & drinks feels like a real treat!

*Kitchen open 7pm until late* 20 min drive from Casa Meranka*

Chiringuito, last Chance, Sagres:

  Great coffee in the mornings, tasty salads for lunch, tapas and cocktails by night. All with a beautiful view out over Maretta beach.

  • Kitchen open from 10am until 10pm* Closed Wednesday* 20 minute drive from Casa *

Cashina, Sagres:

Top quality Portuguese menu with the freshest ingredients available.

*Kitchen open from 12:30pm until 3pm and 6:30pm- 10pm* Closed on Sunday*

Restaurant, A Sagres:

Run by three generations from a local family. You can choose the traditional Portugese side or the international side with beautiful home made pastas. Both really good and are super friendly atmosphere.(there webside dose the restaurant no justice)

*Kitchen open from 1pm- 11pm* Closed on Wednesday*

The Garden, Lagos:

Casual BBQ style menu in a magical garden setting in the old town of Lagos. Reservation definitely recommendable 00351 913 187 142.

*Kitchen open from 1pm every day* 30 min drive from Casa Meranka*

*Easy with children*

Coffee & waves, Lagos:

Funky small coffee shop owed by a surfshop shaper with a eye detail. Serves coffee, smoothies, toasties, and bowls of yummy foods. Great for your daily surf report!

*Kitchen open from 9am until 3 pm* Closed on Monday* 30 min drive from Casa Meranka*

*Vegetarian option and vegan friendly*

Golding, Lagos:

Vegetarian bistro serving breakfast food, a daily vegan dish for lunch, vegan cakes, raw vegan cakes, vegan ice cream, organic coffee with plant milk.

*Kitchen open Tue-Sat 9am-5am Sun 10am-4pm*30 min drive from Casa Meranka*

Lalitana, Lagos:

Vegetarian international cuisine prepared on the basis of local, biological ingredients. From 3:00pm to 6:00pm the kitchen is closed, but continues serving coffee, fresh juices, smoothies, cakes, etc.

*Kitchen open Wed-Sun 11am-3pm, Wed-Sat 7pm-10:30pm.*30 min drive from Casa Meranka*

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