As you step through the lounge, you are greeted by the inviting restaurant adorned with a beautiful bamboo roof and warm brown beams.
The menu at Restaurante Xerém caters to a diverse audience, featuring dishes described in four languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. Whether you crave fish, meat, or vegan options, you'll find a variety of delectable choices to suit your taste.
The main course prices range from 14.50 to 26.50 euros, offering a range of options to accommodate different budgets.
In the semi-open kitchen, three passionate chefs (Robert, Simar and Miraela (chef) work diligently, creating culinary delights without the burden of stress. Their dedication and enjoyment of their craft are evident in every dish.
Adding to the pleasant experience, Marianna, the friendly waitress, serves you with joy and enthusiasm.
The smaller team size contributes to a heightened sense of engagement and hospitality that larger establishments often lack.
To enhance your dining experience, Restaurante Xerém offers a delightful selection of beverages. For a mere 15 euros, you can indulge in a delicious bottle of Douro, a significant value compared to the prices typically found in the Golden Triangle.
Prepare your taste buds for a divine treat as the tomato gazpacho arrives, tantalizing your palate with the refreshing combination of tomatoes, cucumber, and even strawberries—a delightful surprise!
As for starters, the mushrooms catch your eye with their beautiful presentation and prove to be delicious.
Elyas savours a gluten-free spaghetti complemented by a rich tomato sauce, while Marlot enjoys the flavours of polenta with herbs and grilled vegetables—a truly appetizing choice!
For your own delight, you can opt for the tempura—crispy deep-fried vegetables accompanied by almond rice and apple sauce—a combination that leaves you yearning for more.
The indulgence continues with a selection of tempting desserts, including a fruit salad, sorbet ice cream, and the tantalising Trio Algarve.
Upon receiving the bill, you are pleasantly surprised that the three-course meal, complete with a bottle of wine and water, amounts to just 99.60 euros— remarkable value for such a memorable dining experience with 3 people.
Despite its slightly remote location, Restaurante Xerém has won your hearts, and you eagerly plan to return. The cozy and inviting atmosphere, coupled with the genuinely warm and friendly staff, make it a place worth revisiting.
P.S. Convenient free parking is available adjacent to the restaurant.
Look for more information and the menu: https://www.hotspotsalgarve.com/restaurants/xerem-bistro/
Rating: Food 8.0 Service 8.5 Price/Quality 8.5 Atmosphere 9.1
TTL rating 8.5 Vegan friendly: 3/5
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 www.HotspotsAlgarve.com, focused on Peter's passion for healthy and vegetarian food. Photo by www.MarlotAnna.com.
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