Seafood Cataplana Cooking Class

Duration: 10:30 to 14:30

Location: Faro Food Market and city center


87 €

over 18 years old


44 €

Aged between 8 and 17


77 € p.p.

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Visit Faro Market and learn to prepare one of the region’s most iconic dishes: the Fish Cataplana with a local chef from Tertulia Algarvia!

  • Visit Faro food market and learn to choose the best ingredients for cooking an authentic fish "Cataplana"
  • Where the cataplana come from? What cooking method is used? What recipes can be prepared using this utensil? Video about Cataplana Algarvia
  • Cookery lesson during which participants will learn to prepare a cataplana with fish and shellfish
  • Enjoy the recipe you have prepared and other specialities full of the flavors of the Algarve, paired with a glass of good wine!
  • Visit to the shop selling regional products

Free Recipe e-book 'The Algarve cataplana: traditions and reinterpretations'

Experience hosted by Tertulia Algarvia Restaurant

Children >8 years old are welcome, accompanied by adults. Children aged 7 or under can only watch.

The word Cataplana refers not only to the utensil but also to the dishes that are prepared in it.

The characteristic of this pan allow a wide range of dishes to be created that are a delight for all the senses and are good for one’s heart, as the cataplana enables little fat to be used in recipes.

Throughout this experience, partecipants will have the opportunity to discover all the potential of the most iconic utensil in Algarve gastronomy and will learn to make a Cataplana with fish and shellfish.


At Municipal Market you will be welcomed by the chef of Tertúlia Algarvia, who will help you to choose the best ingredients for Cataplana

Faro Food Market

Visit to Faro food market and fresh ingredients purchase

Tertulia Algarvia

At the restaurant you will learn to prepare these ingredients and to make a cataplana like a true chef. Finally, you will be invited to enjoy the recipe you have prepared

We will meet at Faro Municipal Market in front of the main entrance in Largo Dr. Francisco Sa Carneiro 52, 8000-150 Faro

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Are children allowed?

Generally Yes. IDs will be checked. Please refer to our Compare Page in order to check if the tour is Family Friendly or not.

The Lunch at the Vineyard experience and Sunset Picnic in Tavira are adults only.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.

On the Orange Farm and Silves Food Tour we can accommodate vegetarians, gluten or dairy intolerances, but not vegans.

On the Moncqhique Hills & Flavor, Portimao Evening Food&Wine Stroll and Sunset Picnic in Tavira, we are unable to accommodate vegetarians, vegans, gluten or dairy intolerance.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

Most of the tours are held rain or shine. That’s how much we love the food! We ask you to check the weather before hand and dress appropriately. And don’t worry, tasting will occur indoors if needed as things don’t taste as good soggy.

The only experience that could be rescheduled in case of severe bad weather conditions are the E-Bikes Tour of Rural Algarve and the Sunset Picnic in Tavira.

Do you support corporate, or private events?

We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, Birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate, conventions, festivals, parades, grand openings and more).

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

Margarite and Miquel were our hosts for an amazing day at the Mercado de Faro followed by a cooking class on cataplana Algarvia. They were informative, friendly and offered a historical tutorial on cataplana cooking. The food was absolutely delicious. The meal was plenty and complete.

PeggyU18, Saint Louis, Missouri, Tripadvisor