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A historic setting for Luz's
largest sea view terrace

Perched above the clifftop with spectacular views to the rugged coastline, the Fortaleza is housed within the beautifully manicured private gardens of an old fortress opposite the village church - it is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a good meal.

Opening times: Lunch 12.30 - 15.00 Dinner 18.30 - 21.30

We close on Mondays



Fortaleza welcomes Ussef Bling - Meet Our Chef -

The Fortaleza restaurant extends a warm welcome to their new Executive Chef Ussef Bling.


Born in France, Chef Bling started working in restaurants at the tender age of 13. Spotted for his talent he was offered a scholarship to study at the reputed Lausanne Hotel school.


Since then he has worked with a number of prestigious restaurants round the world including a 3 Michelin star restaurant in the heart of Paris.


For the grand reopening of the restaurant he has reinvented Fortaleza's menu. He promises to titulate your palate with a selection of Mediterranean flavours and will use his Gallic talent to conjure up modern interpretations of our Portuguese favourites.


He insists that everything in his kitchen is freshly made on the premises using local ingredients and fish from the local market. He is also keen to highlight seasonal produce that comes from our own farm just a few miles away. The menu will be fluid and will change according to the season.


From Farm to Table

Guaranteed every day freshness

With over 300 days a year of sun and fertile soil vegetables grow extremely well in this part of the world.


Our farm just a few kilometres away is a living inspiration for the creation of our dishes offering unique taste and creating lasting memories.



 This regional dish regional dish is one of our specialities. It is the iconic fish and shell fish stew typical to the Algarve region and is surely one of Portugal's tastiest dishes.

What makes this dish so special is that it is cooked in a clam- shaped copper dish which concentrates theflavours during cooking.