Nestled in an unexpected spot at the end of the bustling Strip, away from the usual burger joints, lies a true culinary treasure - The Market. With Chef Marcio Silva at the helm, this eatery offers delightful surprises.
Perched on the first floor, The Market boasts a bar, restaurant, and a spacious terrace that overlooks both the sea and the Strip, making it a prime people-watching spot.
Jorge Mateus, the owner from Northern Portugal, has proudly overseen the restaurant for 27 years. His personal touch ensures a seamless experience for every guest.
Friendly and swift service complements the exceptional menu.
In addition to regular dishes, The Market stands out by offering a thoughtful array of vegan and gluten-free options, such as the tofu burger, tofu poke bowl, gluten-free bruschetta, and lentil soup. This is a rarity in dining establishments, making it a standout choice for those with specific dietary needs.
Chef Marcio Silva's expertise, honed through experiences at renowned establishments like Grande Real Santa Eulalia, Tivoli Hotel, and Vila VitaPark, shines through in the dishes that rival Michelin-star quality without the hefty price tag.
Embark on your culinary journey with a refreshing glass of white wine (€5) and savor the exceptional bruschetta (€6.50), a flavorful blend of tomato, carrot, onion, capers, and beetroot hummus.
The ravioli filled with seitan (€18) is a revelation with its pumpkin and tomato sauce. Indulge your sweet tooth with a vegan cashew nut cheesecake (€8.90) adorned with raspberries.
Despite its location at the quieter end of the Strip, The Market defies expectations and offers one of the most memorable dining experiences for vegans and those seeking gluten-free options in the Algarve. A must-visit during your Albufeira stay.
For reservations and more information, visit: http://www.themarketrestaurant.pt/
Operating hours: 18:00–22:00, open seven days a week.