Rocha de Palha

Algarve-Quinta do Lago

4.3 / 5

May 11, 2018

Located on the beach in Portugal's Algarve, Rocha da Palha restaurant and beach bar has been making holiday dreams come true for nearly three decades.

Located directly on the beach in Portugal’s Algarve, Rocha da Palha restaurant and beach bar has been making holiday dreams come true for nearly three decades. Whether you choose to dine on delectable dishes inside the restaurant, have a beer on the breezy terrace, or relax with a fresh-shaken tropical drink with your toes in the sand, we’re fairly certain Rocha da Palha is the precise place you had in mind when you were planning your trip to Portugal. Home to hands down-one of the friendliest staff in the entire Algarve – many of whom have worked here for years and know their customers from previous trips – Rocha da Palha welcomes all with gregarious open arms and confirms your arrival to a warmer place straight from the first glance at the cocktail menu. The list is heavy on fruit and rum shaken with ice or blended up into a smooth and sippable frosty concoction – think mojitos, daiquiris, and pina coladas – but Rocha da Palha is also known for making great gin and tonics, served in beautiful balloon-shaped goblets, as is the custom in Iberia. As previously alluded to, many people are known to come back to Rocha da Palha every year as part of a holiday tradition, and with warm sunset views and cool nights under the stars on the beach, don’t be surprised if you find yourself joining them.