This famous restaurant in Portimão opened in Largo da Barca Square in 1980. The owners come from families who, in bygone days, used to buy fish in the old warehouses, and the fish is grilled over charcoal by former fishermen who handle the day’s catch with masses of experience and expertise.
So it hardly surprising that the Dona Barca Restaurant has won a number of culinary awards, which only serves to prove the impeccable quality of everything that you might eat there.
Among the typical Algarve dishes on the menu, and which are made to recipes handed down from generation to generation, we would highlight the fried fish with broad beans or tomato rice, the cataplanas, the baby squid Algarve style and, of course, the barbecued sardines.
The desserts are a celebration of the sweet flavours of the Algarve, such as figs, almonds and egg-based desserts.
The ambience at the Dona Barca Restaurant is very relaxed and casual. The décor features fishing nets and old photos to make you feel welcome in this, one of the best-known restaurants in Portimão. You will surely find that the flavours and service clearly justify the reputation it has earned over more than 30 years.
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