The Petisco Route is Back to the Algarve

Petisco Route 2018
Par Francisco CANDEIAS Il y a 6 ans

Rota do Petisco’s eighth edition has already arrived at the Algarve


Rota do Petisco 2018

The petisco route started on the 4th of October and will run until the 4th of November in the southern Portuguese region of the Algarve. The initiative by the cultural organization Teia d’Impulsos consists of a gastronomic route through several restaurants and cafés in the region. Besides, there’s also a charity purpose to it.


This year’s edition is bound to be the most comprehensive ever, with over 270 establishments involved, spread across 13 municipalities for 32 days. As always, there will be special menus exclusively thought out for the event. The petisco menu (petisco + drink) will be sold at 3€ and the Regional Pastry Meu (dessert + drink) at 2€. For each menu that you buy, you will be given a stamp that will serve as an entry ticket to win one of the Route prizes


Another new feature of this edition is the “Vegetarian Stamp”. Whenever you see it on a menu, you can rest assured that it will be possible for you to order a meat or fish free petisco.




History and Mission

The first Petisco route originated in Portimão in 2011. The purpose of this recreational, cultural initiative is to dynamize the region right after all the tourists have gone. Besides, it aims to promote local businesses at the same time making traditional Portuguese cuisine known, especially that of the Algarve. 


According to the organization’s website, “the route was able to revive the concept of petiscar (the concept of having a petisco) as a synonym of stopping and having a break from the daily routine to chat with those we love”. That is to say, it’s not just about the food.


Maybe that is the reason why Rota do Petisco has become so famous between locals and fellow countrymen and women who roam southwards every year to enjoy the best petiscos.


Source: event's Facebook page


Another aspect that is worth highlighting is the fact that the revenue from the festival’s pass sale will be given to social and charity local projects