Dois Irmãos
The Mediterranean Gastronomy Restaurant


The “2 Irmãos” Restaurant was founded in 1925 and is one of the oldest restaurants in Portugal.
In the first decades of its life it was a tavern where wine was stored in several wine barrels that made this space a place of conviviality in the center of Faro where traders discussed the prices of carob and almonds.
In this typical Stock Exchange, the fame came from the cockles, opened on an oil stove, accompanied by traditional horse mackerel and other regional food.
Over the years, this house of flavors and aromas has become a gastronomic reference in Faro, naturally evolving into the renowned space it is today.


In 1965, the restaurant deserves prominent honors on two pages of the book “Algarve, a portrait of a guide” by David Wright and Patrick Swift.
This South African poet and this Irish painter turned their travels into a guide and a travel chronicle that fabulously portrays the environment experienced at a time when tourism, as an industry, was not yet part of Portugal's economic life. His passion for this land led Patrick Swift to live in the Algarve from 1962 until his death in 1983.


Since 1974, the Brasuna couple have continued to grow this house, which D. Isilda's culinary wisdom has turned into a museum of the gastronomic tradition of this maritime area.
Mr. José Maria's hospitality and D. Isilda's mastery and dedication to cooking have contributed to making this house a source of pride for the city of Faro and its inhabitants.


With the collaboration, since 1995, as manager, of his son Henrique Brasuna, the restaurant gained a more up-to-date management method in accordance with today's most modern and demanding processes.


In 2007, the Municipal Council of Faro awarded the Medal of Municipal Merit – Gold Degree to the “2 Irmãos” Restaurant for the valorization of gastronomy as cultural heritage, the flagship of this century-old establishment.


Nowadays, the restaurant continues to be a landmark of Algarve gastronomy in Faro. Inviting you to come and taste the fresh fish and seafood, and the succulent meats.