My name is Joana and I was born within a family of different nationalities. My grandparents were born in Morocco with a Portuguese and Spanish background and my mother in France. Years later, they moved to Lagos in Portugal and started a small family business, a guesthouse. Visiting my grandparents and talking with guests always went hand in hand with great home cooked food and a familiar environment sprinkled with laughs and conversations.
In 2014, I started my own guesthouse business in Lagos, “Lagos Guesthouses”. Daily conversations with my guests made me become more and more aware of what makes people travel: the direct contact with locals and real gastronomical experiences.
As a Food Lover and someone who enjoys travelling, understanding and enjoying local cuisine fascinates me.
Eat at Local´s emerges from my own life experiences, my dedication as a host and a willingness to innovate. This platform aims to connect hosts and guests from different cultures at the same table, in search of a real and unique experience centered around the authentic Portuguese cuisine.
Portugal is where this project is starting and with plenty of reasons to do so. Great food and hospitality are some of our best resources and we are sure that with the quality of our certificated hosts, every single guest will participate in a valuable and exceptional experience in a dedicated and intimate environment. Each guest will also be given the chance to learn how to cook some of our most famous and traditional dishes, share experiences and take home more than a souvenir, a life story.