Restaurant Leme - a hidden gem in the Algarve
We stumbled upon restaurant Leme at lunchtime on a Sunday and fell in love with it's rustic charm, autenticity, quirkiness. Situated at the train station in Parchal and you can sit inside or outside at the front or at the back by the train tracks with the occasional train stopping for passengers. The view is of crumbling ruins and is also a lovely sun trap. Frequented mainly by locals, the food is divine. Starting with incredibly fresh local bread and carapaus (mackeral) "alimados". The most delicious perfectly grilled freshest of fresh sardines served with lush boiled garlic herb potato and the most perfect algarvian salad with lush ripe tomatoes, onions, roasted peppers and herbs in a wonderful olive oil and vinegar dressing. The house wine is excellent and served chilled with nice wine glasses to enjoy it in. Great coffee and the final bill is very low which allows you to tip genrously and still leave smiling :) We cannot wait to return and gradually try the entire menu!