From now on, restaurant foodblog Hotspots Algarve, will provide the daily restaurant reviews for The Portugal News.

Founder Peter Cruiming of Hotspots Algarve: "Our concept is unique. Unlike other review sites, we visit all the restaurants ourselves. And only the positively rated restaurants, are put on We give an objective review. We take pictures and write a review, and inform you about the food, the service, the ambiance, the menu AND the price, so that the visitor can properly determine whether this restaurant is what he is looking for."

The restaurant reviews will be posted daily on The Portugal News website and social media platforms, weekly in the newspaper and also in Central Magazine.

In addition, a guide featuring the 100 best-rated restaurants in the Algarve will be published soon. It will be available for free at the top 100 restaurants and at other selected distribution points.

"We are very happy with the collaboration! The Algarve has so many great restaurants and hidden gems that we love to share with readers," says Richard Clingen, CEO of The Portugal News.

Peter Cruiming is a Dutch serial entrepreneur and food blogger and lives in the Algarve. Before that, he lived in the Netherlands, where he was General Manager at Golden Tulip Hotels, San Francisco, Barcelona and New York.

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Meet Peter Cruiming, an Algarve-based food blogger. Residing in Almancil with wife Marlot Anna, a professional photographer, and their 7-year-old son, Elyas. Explore daily Algarve dining stories at, focused on Peter's passion for healthy and vegetarian food.  Photo by

Peter Cruiming