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N0 1 Rua Carlos Luis Correia Matoso, Vila do Bispo 8650-411, Portugal
+351 282 639 745
09:00 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely fish soup Grilled sardines very tasty 2nd visit had the ribs they were fantastic. Good portions Great service and very good value

Thank princess186220
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Went there for a family lunch. Asked for grilled sea bass, fish cataplana and monkfish rice. The sea bass was nice, the cataplana needed some more taste on the fish. The big issue was the rice. We asked for monkfish rice and it was delivered seafood rice. Since it takes 30 mins +/- to cook we decided to eat it.... More 

Thank Rui M
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Being a restaurant in a village like VILA DO BISPO is not easy with so many great restaurants around. This Palheiro is nice, but comparing with Tasca do careca, Cafe Correia or Poço da Ribeira has a lot to learn ...

Thank PedroAlex
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty bad service, had to wait a solid half before they let us know they didn't have the wine we chose. Meals arriving out of sync, they didn't have cold water?!? Food was below average for Portuguese standards, but the worse was definitely everything taking hours to get to the table, despite the waitresses excuses. There are so many amazing... More 

Thank ana l
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321 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

...an hour after finishing. 3 of us shared a shellfish rice and a salad. There was a whole crab, several large mussels and loads of clams in a very tasty sauce with rice. A bottle of very passable BSE (really) white wine, a coke, bottle of water, 2 bicas and a free almond liquor for €47. The owner and his... More 

Thank BrightonShredhead
Lisbon, Portugal
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Being common costumers of Vila do Bispo restaurants we decided to visit Palheiro for the first time. We were expecting good service and high quality shellfish and all we get was a long waiting time to be served, common barnacles (in a village that is well-known for this food) and poor quality mussels, we didn't eat it at all. All... More 

Thank T_Almeida25
Los Lagos Region, Chile
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

we've got out of the beach late, and went to Vila do Bispo, This place was the only that served us a meal, and it was very good. I've hat a chat with the owner and he was very nice. We've had Perceves, very tasty and very fresh!

Thank Isabel P
Lagos, Portugal
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281 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

We were near Vila do Bispo at a Geocaching Event, and as it was my birthday we decided to look for some perceives (barnacles) for lunch as we are into the season. Ignoring the touristy and crowded restaurant on the main Avenida, we struck off to the top of the town to O Palheiro. The main part of the restaurant... More 

Thank Paul A
Lisbon, Portugal
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140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

There is nothing much to say about this restaurant. Despite having a nice variety of dishes to choose, the food is nothing special; not bad, but not amazing. The prices are pretty normal for a medium rate restaurant. Also, I heard someone in the table next to me complaining about some undercooked shellfish.

Thank Rui P
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249 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

As this was the first week of the year , our favorite restaurants in Vila do Bispo were close. So we tryed O'Palheiro. Was a wrong experience. In the best town of Soth Portugal for fantastic fresh fish , the offered badly frozen fish. The owner, Mr. José Manuel, wanted to deceive by telling us that it was fresh. As... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Restaurant features
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N0 1 Rua Carlos Luis Correia Matoso, Vila do Bispo 8650-411, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Vila do Bispo
  • Phone Number: +351 282 639 745

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