Restaurante 2 Irmãos
Nestled inconspicuously on a bustling square just north of the commercial centre, Restaurante 2 Irmãos (Two Brothers) is both Faro’s oldest restaurant and among the oldest in Portugal. Previously an old welder’s shop, it began as a tavern in 1925 that attracted bartering merchants. By the 1960s, its bar snacks had become famous across the Algarve, and due to popular demand, the wine bar became a full-fledged restaurant. Today, Restaurante 2 Irmãos features beautiful azulejo tiles with wooden decor to give it that airy, open feel. Come here for a trip into Portugal’s past, where you’ll sample the same simple pleasures that delighted earlier travellers. Don’t leave without trying the steamed clams, percebes (goose barnacles) and mackerel alimados, as well as the finely grilled catch of the day.