Gwen’s Guide to Dining Well in the Algarve has grown up and is now available in print as well as in a free e-book PDF format!
Along with these changes has come a name change. Algarve Dining . . .Gwen’s Guide to Good Eating is the new name for both publications. You can buy an A4, magazine format paper copy of Algarve Dining at several locations in the Algarve. Or you can purchase a pocket sized version via Amazon.com. Both contain over 60 reviews of Portuguese cuisine restaurants across the Algarve, along with dining customs, food terms, tips and pronunciation guides. Plus the print version is richly illustrated with colour photos.
We’re pleased to still offer you a free PDF e-book version of Algarve Dining. To keep download times to a minimum it doesn’t contain any pictures and there aren’t as many reviews. But it’s a great way to have a look to decide if the print version of Algarve Dining is for you.
Why an independent Algarve restaurant review guide?
When in first began visiting the Algarve on a regular basis a few years ago I was surprised that there didn’t seem to be a comprehensive restaurant review guide available. Many of the websites that promoted things to do, including eating out in the Algarve, seemed to only talk about 5-star dining experiences and international cuisine restaurants. Indeed, as I read many of the reviews they seemed more like advertorials rather than independent reviews. So being an enterprising sort, I decided to write my own reviews that focus on the great Portuguese restaurants available throughout the region.
Algarve Dining . . .Gwen’s Guide to Good Eating is filled with reviews of owner operated, Portuguese cuisine restaurants all across the Algarve, especially those away from the major centres. The focus is on good food, service and ambience in smaller towns and off-the-beaten-track locations. I’ve not only eaten personally at every restaurant I’ve included in Algarve Dining, but I’ve paid for my meals and only reveal that they are being included in Algarve Dining as I leave. While I accept a few advertisements to help defray printing costs, you’ll find that none are for restaurants. I’m very clear that no one can buy their way into Algarve Dining!
In addition to this foodie oriented blog site, I maintain two other Algarve focused blogs, one called Algarve Experiences, the other called My Algarve. You’ll notice that I especially enjoy those parts of the Algarve that are less developed and that invite a relaxing rambling about, exploring sights, sounds, smells and experiences of the countryside, vistas, and people. I rattle at will up and down less trodden roadways, always curious about what’s around the next bend. So many of the 60+ restaurants that I talk about in Algarve Dining are in smaller centres. I hope I encourage you too to get away from the hustle and bustle near the coast and discover what a magical corner of the world is available to you.
Easy to read and filled with details about dining customs, farmers markets and photos, will enhance your Algarve experience. Algarve Dining . . .Gwen’s Guide to Good Eating