our guide to some of the best restaurants in praia da luz
From local cuisine to international dishes - Praia da Luz offers food to suit all tastes
Whether you are looking for fine dining or just a quick bite to eat, Praia da Luz has an excellent and varied range of restaurants to suit all tastes - Portuguese, Italian, seafood, Chinese, Indian, Tapas and even Fish & Chips on a Friday! We simply cannot list every great restaurant in Luz (we are spoilt for choice) but below is an A-Z of some of our guests' favourites.
A full list of Praia da Luz's restaurants, cafes and bars can be found on www.algarveluzbay.com
(+351) 282 789 177
Rua 1 de Maio, Edificio Luztur (Commercial Ctr near to Spar)
The only restaurant in Luz to have acquired the accolade of a recommendation in The Michelin Guide. Fantastic food and a great atmosphere created by Sergio who is a wonderful host & Vitor a fantastic chef. The open kitchen always has typical Portuguese dishes on the menu. Try the Chef’s couvert for a gourmet’s delight. Fine dining at affordable prices. Set in an intimate environment, it is essential to reserve a table. Closed on Sundays. Open from 19:00
Boaty’s Tapas & ZaZu
(+351) 282 010 851
Av. Pescadores and/or Rua do Poco
Boaty’s is a beachfront restaurant serving hot and cold tapas. All menu includes a range of vegetarian options. Its location is perfect for a drink and tapa whilst overlooking the beach and enjoying spectacular sea views. Open from 12.00 – 21.00!
ZaZu Beach Club is located on the 1st floor of Boaty’s with fabulous panoramic sea views from the terrace. The restaurant serves delicious Portuguese, Mediterranean and Asian dishes. Open from 12.30 – 00.00!
(+351) 282 789 992
Rua da Calheta, 14A (just one minute walk from Ocean Villas)
Established in 1997 by his father, Wim and his wife Zenrika are charming hosts who combine the delights of South African cuisine with traditional Portuguese dishes. This is one of the most unusual and best choice menus in Luz. Why not try Ostrich, Kudo Fillets, Beef Sosaties (cubes of filet), Babotie (curried beef mince) or Potjerkers (lamb stew) or the ‘Steak Forestiere’, ‘Surf and Turf’ or a ‘Carpetbagger’ steak. Dinner served from 18:00. Closed on Sundays
(+351 969 094 065)
Rua Calheta 5 – on the same road as Ocean Villas Luz
The (upstairs) restaurant at The Bull offers a great combination of excellent food, fabulous views and friendly service. Our long-time friend (and owner) Carlos renovated the restaurant in August 2022 and it is become one of our favourite places to eat in town. Our advice is to reserve a table in time to watch the sunset.
(+351) 282 788 584
Av. dos Pescadores 6
With an enviable beachfront location, A Concha’s speciality is fresh fish and seafood. What started as a small kiosk in 1964 has developed into one of the best restaurants in town. Take in the wonderful sea views from the roof terrace as you tuck into Cataplana d`Ameijoas (clams in the cataplana pan) or a monkfish kebab.
(+351) 282 761 492
Rua da Praia 18
A Fábrica (the factory) pays tribute to the sardine canning factory that originally stood in its location from 1884. It is now a bistro-style cafe offering an excellent international menu with a contemporary flair. The service is impeccable and the range of wine and craft beer is excellent. They even produce their own gin.
(+351) 282 789 926
Rua da Igreja, 3
There is no doubt that Fortaleza da Luz has the prime location in town. Set within the exotic gardens of a 17th century fortress, it is bolstered by magnificent ocean views. Its menu focusses on traditional and modern Portuguese food. Every Sunday in summer for the past twenty years, they have held a ‘Jazz lunch’ in the gardens which has received huge acclaim. Open for lunch every day from 12.00 -15.00 with both A La Carte and set menu and 18.00 – 22.00 with daily ‘chefs’ specials.
(+351 282 105177)
Rua da Calheta 4
Opened in summer 2022, Jacaranda has quickly established itself as one of the finest restaurants in Luz. The menu is varied with a good selection of meat and seafood, whilst the presentation is colourful and vibrant. The location is perfect for Ocean Villas guests as it is positioned on the same street. Friendly service and tasty food. Recommended.
Latitude – Wine & Tapas
(+351) 282 782 115
Tv. do Bill 10, 8600-138
Casual dining with an extensive range of high quality hot and cold tapas. The service is excellent, the wine list is plentiful and the atmosphere is very civilised. Opened in 2021, Latitude has quickly become one of the best places in town – booking essential in high season or at weekends.
Nah Nah Bah
+351 910 189 366
R. da Praia 4, 8600-156
Like its sister restaurant in Lagos, Nah Nah Bah has quickly established a reputation for high quality burgers. Using the best local and organic ingredients, the restaurant is a large step up from the usual burger joint and offers a good selection of cocktails and craft beers.
Arte (+351) 282 792 736
Intimate and ever-friendly, Arte offers a wide range of sumptuous dishes. Look out for the daily special which is both delicious and great value.
Ondaluz (+351) 282 767 350
Ondaluz has a convivial and inviting atmosphere as well as an impressive range of seafood and local dishes.
Paulo’s (+351) 282 792 355
An excellent choice if you are looking for a family-run restaurant with a consistently great menu. Many happy Ocean Villas guests have enthused about their experience.
Urban (+351) 282 457 443
Tasty local food and friendly service – look out for the menu of the day, steak on a stone and the fresh fish.