Mercado de Olhao
Mercado de Olhao
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malc1005
Kettering, UK5,254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We stopped off at this market, on a wander around Olhao, they sell a large assortment of goods, and is worth a wander around.
Written 22 May 2024
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Frank Z
Ottawa, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A well located and stocked market close to everything. It has many booths with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as many meat products. Many times more interesting and colourful than the supermarkets in the area.
Written 7 May 2024
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johnhp702
Derby, UK19,618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Two markets, one all things fish and the other all thing fruit/veg/cheese. There is also a Saturday market held outside which is well worth a walk around.
Written 1 October 2023
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Mary K
Lausanne, Switzerland5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
No atmosphere in such a lovely building , the merchants are so used to tourists they dont bother
Nothing more to say
Written 15 June 2023
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Bobman
Bobcaygeon, Canada190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Interesting market - two buildings side by side - one the fish market, the other a showplace for regional products. Lots of cafes in the area and don't miss the pedestrian streets just north of the market.
Written 2 June 2023
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Jayne H
Keighley, UK183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Well worth a visit if you are staying in the area. Fabulous fresh in one section and fruit veg and meat in the other..
Written 7 March 2023
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK1,742 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Divided into two parts. The fish section which was fabulous with the freshest of fish. Huge tunas. Other section had vegetable and fruit stalls and stalls that sold home made biscuits and cakes..lovely atmosphere.
Written 17 February 2023
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Ken C
Alpharetta, GA64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We took a day trip to Olhao from Faro; what a great little town! Caught an UBER each way ($8 per ride)—easy way to roll in this area—they are fast, cheap and dependable. We had originally considered an apartment there but decided against it, thinking it as too backwater, but this was not the case at all. Instead, we found a vibrant, bustling town with a lively, colorful waterfront area anchored by the central seafood market. Really nice vibe to the place; especially along the wharf, with dozens of outdoor cafes specializing in—of course—seafood. Have a coffee and a pastry and just linger in the sun; we walked through the entire market; many stalls selling fresh tuna ($15/kilo), local sea bass, octopus, cod, anchovies and eel. Another section was for veggies, meats, cheeses, all very nicely organized; friendly vendors who don't mind you taking pictures and overall, just a very nice, lively hustle to the place. Take time to explore some of the older section of town, right across the street--you'll find your typical whitewashed buildings with narrow, winding lanes, lots of local cafes, then work your way back to the port. We had lunch in--of all places--a Chinese restaurant right next to the market (Jin Shan) and it was quite good. Rice noodles, seafood hot pot, a spring roll the size of an empanada, and hot/sour soup. Add a cold beer and the tab was 20 Euros.
One tip: the market is mainly a morning activity; they close at 2:00 PM, so get there early. Both the market and the town are great places to visit.
Written 19 January 2023
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Eve Smift
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Outstanding food. Excellent and friendly service . We paid attention to the reviews and choose this restaurant because of all its 5 star ratings.
Written 12 November 2022
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Mike Goldberg
Lisbon, Portugal19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
If you are foodie and shop in the USA, you think you have it all. But you don't these European open air market (even inside buildings like this one, offer a plethora of produce, fresh seafood and fish, butchers block meat and fowl like you will not see at home. If you like to cook going to one of these markets is like being home do it yourself junky going to a Home Depot, Lowes and Ace hardware all at one time. There will more choices of the freshest and best quality food stuffs than you ever see at home. It is where all the restaurateur chefs shop and you should to. Even not speaking Portuguese you can get by with a cell-phone translator and just being friendly and polite. It will be worth every moment you spend there!

Best of all, the prices are unbelievably good by our standards. You'll walk away feeling like you legally stole whatever you bought.
Written 26 October 2022
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