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Posted by portugalpress on June 28, 2017

The gastronomic event Rota do Petisco is proving it is hugely successful no matter where it is held in the Algarve.

It is taking place for the first time in Faro and Olhão and the first two weeks of the event in the so-called ‘Terras da Ria’ has already seen over 5,000 tapas sold at the 34 eateries that are participating - a number that has pleased organisers Teia D’Impulsos.

The Portimão-based association has become better known as the entity that brings the reputable event to life every year.

It involves scores of restaurants offering a variety of typically Algarvean dishes and delights at reduced prices, and the concept is pretty straightforward.

People buy a 'passport' – which is a guide to all the venues and their menus – and can enjoy ‘petiscos’ (tapas) accompanied by a drink for €3. Local sweets and desserts can also be tasted for €2.

One euro of the passport’s price goes to help local charities and institutions.

This year’s Rota started on May 5 in the ‘Terras do Infante’ (Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo), where it remained until June 11.

The Faro and Olhão initiative continues until July 9, while the 'Terra do Arade' Rota do Petisco (Portimão, Lagoa, Monchique, Silves) runs from September 8 to October 15

Last year a total of 250 eateries in six boroughs took part, selling an impressive €700,000-worth of menus.

For more information about the event, visit www.rotadopetisco.com

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