Salsa Bistro is a relatively new addition to Alvor’s restaurants and it is rapidly building itself a strong reputation that belies its modest size.
Located in the winding streets right in the heart of Alvor old town, Salsa Bistro appears on first glance to be a traditional little Portuguese restaurant – and while it is it also has some delightfully quirky touches that make its décor and ambience stand out from the crowd.
The dining room features some lovely traditional azulejos, or ceramic tiles, for which Portugal is so famous, along with plenty of deeply coloured carved wood features. I also includes a lovely corner bar in which most of the drinks are prepared and the complimentary wine that is generously offered to every diner is uncorked. When inspected more closely, you will find the walls covered in pages from different books, adding a unique flavour to this quirky restaurant.
Jan, the owner, is on hand to greet you as you arrive at the door and whisks you to a well-positioned table before offering a complimentary welcome glass of wine. For larger groups it is not unusual to be offered an entire bottle of the local nectar to enjoy with your meal.
The tables are well positioned to appreciate the lovely décor whilst providing a quiet sanctuary in which to enjoy some conversation and the seating is particular comfortable.
Favourites include sole with plantain in butter sauce, traditional Portuguese pork and signature Salsa Bistro duck special. Finish your evening with a chocolate fondue for a touch of opulence and elegance and some lasting memories of your meal.
This quirky little restaurant is becoming more and more popular so booking is advisable during high season.
Expect to pay around twenty euros per head for a three-course meal including wine, which represents excellent value for a tasty meal of this type in a popular resort setting.
Rua Pedro Alvares Cabral, 36??
?8500 Alvor ?
Tel: ?+351 927 696 992
Open daily for dinner