8 days in Portugal-5-11 to 5/18/2022

Day 1-Lisbon
Arrival/Igreja Sao Cristovao

Praça da Figueira, Confeitaria National
Praça de Comércio
Streets in Baixa and Alfama
Dinner at Farol De Santa Luzia
Day 2-Lisbon
Lisbon Cathedral
Church De Sao Vincente de Fora
Lisbon National Pantheon
Lunch at Time Out Market
Walking around
Dinner at Boi-Cavalo
Day 3-Lisbon
Belém Tower
Upper level
Jeronimos Monastery
Upper level/High Choir
Church of Santa Maria
Dinner at Basque
Day 4-Faro
Old town
Old town continuation
Church of San Pedro
Dinner at Villa Adentro
Day 5-Faro/Albufeira
Farmer Market

Sao Rafael Beach
Lunch at Rocha Palha
Old town, Albufeira
Stoll in Faro
Dinner at Pigs & Cows

Day 6-Faro

Ria Formosa

Desert Island

Desert island cont'


Faro Island

Dinner/Faro @ night

Day 7-Beja/Lisbon

Beja Castle

Beja Cathedral

Lunch-Adega 25


Bairro Alto, Lisbon


Day 8-Peniche/Lisbon

Surf beach

Old town

lunch @ Sardinha

Coast line

Dinner @ Ramiro

Lisbon at night

Day 4- Dinner at Villa Adentro , Faro-5/14/2022

Villa Adentro is located in a lovely square in a historic building.  We sat outside because the weather was so nice so I did not see the interior.  They offer traditional Portuguese dishes with a modern twist.

Good thing we made reservation as the restaurant is pretty full but the time we get there.


We got a love table right in the center.


Very love place to have dinner.



Menu are brought out and we are ready to order.




Across the street from the restaurant there is a water bowl for dogs and on the poster is said: A pause to wet your snout!


Funny how they set the table by turn the plate face down.  


Octopus Carpaccio flavored with red fruits and arugula sauce - 9.50 Euros


We shared this appetizer.


The octopus was very good but the red fruits and the sauce are a bit too sweet for me.


For our main dish I selected the Xarém with razor clams à bulhão pato (Clams with lemon and garlic) -14 Euros


Xarém is a traditional Portuguese dish and a specialty of Algarve taht is prepared by combining corn flour, white wine, clams, smoked bacon, ham, pork sausages, and seasongings.

Really delicious and I love the razor clams, excellent sauce that is similar to a cioppino.




Hoa ordered the Monk fish loin wrapped in bacon with mustard sauce


The monk fish has an excellent texture, everything on this plate was delicous.  The sauce was super rich so we could not eat the whole thing but overall a solid dish.


The restaurant has a friendly and relax atmosphere, sitting outside is really nice, the food is good, and the service was also really good.



NEXT.... Day 5-Farmer Market/Breakfast




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