3moco – ​Praia do Ancão – Portugal

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If you’re travelling to Portugal, check out my Top Places to Eat in the Algarve Post here3moco Beach Bar - Praia d'ancao, Algarve, Portugal by Emma Eats & Explores3moco is the beach bar associated with the restaurant 2Passos (read my review here) a delicious seafood restaurant and probably one of the best ones in the area for a beach lunch.

It’s situated just on the Ancão Beach in front of the restaurant.  It’s a little shack, almost like a shipping container with decking out the front and bar stools and a chill out area with bean bags on the sand.  You can read more about it in my Top Restaurants to Visit in the Algarve.

I’d rather have a drink here anyday than at any of the other beach bars nearby.  It’s fun, friendly and unpretentious and makes a fantastic sundowner margarita!

The staff are very friendly and the Hendricks & Tonic is to die for, served with plenty of ice and cucumber (and a nice healthy serving of gin) in a huge goblet glass, it’s the perfect way to end a day on the beach – and I think we tend to end most beach days here – we were certainly on first name terms with the bar staff by the end of our trip!

Day time G&TS and night time G&Ts!

They play great music – we even took down the names of some of the albums they were playing to download later and the atmosphere is always fun and buzzing!

They don’t serve food other than ice creams, and crisps/nuts etc but there are plenty of restaurants nearby if you want a proper lunch.  My little godson was more than happy with the ice cream selection!

Ice cream smiles!!

Open from June to September it’s a rustic little gem in an area of glitzy expensive bars and restaurants.

3moco Beach Bar - Praia d'ancao, Algarve, Portugal by Emma Eats & Explores
My dad and my godson having a whale of a time!

Try it out – as you can see, we love it there!

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Susannah says:

    Looks fantastic! If I’m ever visiting Portugal and end up on that beach I’ll definitely go here!

  2. This looks like a fun place to try out. I have heard so many good things about Portugal, and wanted to visit for so long. I might have to bookmark this post for my future travels.

  3. Looks like a great place to hang out in while in Portugal. Would be lovely to have a drink or binge on ice cream in the lovely environs of this place. Hope to get there someday.

  4. Having sundowner watching sun paint the sky and beach scream good times. Most of the shacks near the beaches do dish out good Sea food rather than expensive restaurant.

    You guys seems to have an amazing time especially your son who seems to be so happy 😊

  5. Zwitsy says:

    Not bad if you are looking for a place where you can just unwind like drink a little gin and so. Good thing that they offer ice cream too. That makes convenient for those who are bringing kids with them at the said place.

  6. indreamworld says:

    Just come back from a holiday in Portugal’s Algarve. This beach looks lovely, if I ever go back it’s on my to do list! 🙂

  7. awesome post. looks like you all had so much fun especially the kiddos

  8. I really love seeing the beach in picture but i do not like going there

  9. Leticia says:

    Wow looks like such a really pretty place and like you had lots of fun and your photos are really good ☺️

  10. Jen says:

    Great place. and lovely photos. I am a beach fanatic. It must be really fun out there.

  11. The beach is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  12. Love Portugal, didn’t go to Praia do Ancao, love for story thanks for sharing

  13. Neha Verma says:

    I have got to agree with your about that beach bar. It indeed looks very fun and beautiful too.

  14. Sounds like you had a great time! Our last trip to Portugal was incredible, and I can’t wait to go back. You took some great pictures. Look like everyone had a great time!

  15. Patricia says:

    Love your stories and recommendations. Have been coming to the Algarve for a very long time, decades in fact, but never made it down for drinks to 3Moco. Will try in September as my 2017 accommodation is very close by.

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Thanks Patricia – do you have any recommendations for me? I’m always keen to try somewhere new – which restaurant is your favourite! I’m heading back there in July so need some ideas! 🙂

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