Cuisine: Uruguayan | Price: About €100 for Two People
They say: “quality and style with a South American touch.” We say: “superb cuisine served with passion on a romantic terrace under the stars.” Either way, Parrilla Natural brings Uruguayan flavors and emotion to the central Algarve.
On top of a hill, on the road between Almancil and Vale do Lobo, in a renovated villa, Parrilla Natural is a little world unto its own. The central focus is the open flame grill. In Uruguay, it’s called a “Parrilla.” Here, the fresh meats and seafood are cooked to perfection. Outside, a multilevel terrace unfolds among a lush landscape. The setting is peaceful, intimate, elegant and sophisticated. The only rival to this unique ambiance is the cuisine.
The parrilla is the focus of most dishes on the menu. Starters include Pan Rustico (homemade bead filled with bacon, cheese, onions and herbs (€5) and Presunto (€6), Camaron del Diablo (fried prawns in spicy barbecue sauce (€16) and Brisas del Faro (€17) (crab cakes, prawn cocktail, seafood empanadas) for two.
From the grill, diners can order fillet, rib eye, sirloin, chicken breast and more (€12 to 24). Or, a table of four can feast on Brasero de Hierro, which includes rib eye, sausage, pork and rump steak (€65).
For dessert, indulge in the chocolate fondue for two (€15). Creamy chocolate served with seasonal fruit, coconut macaroons, orange biscuits and lemon meringue biscuits.
Parrilla Natural is open for lunch too, with big salads (€8-13) and meats seafood from the grill (€14-22).
For more information and to make reservations, visit the Parrilla Natural website.