The Cheeky Pup

The Cheeky Pup

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 1:00
Mon
12:00 - 1:00
Tue
12:00 - 1:00
Wed
12:00 - 1:00
Thu
12:00 - 1:00
Fri
12:00 - 1:00
Sat
12:00 - 1:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
features
Does this restaurant offer outdoor seating?
About
The Cheeky Pup is an Irish owned and operated pub in the heart of the Algarve. Our aim is to offer friendly customer service and great customer experience!
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
Top 3 reasons to eat here
Sponsored by: The Cheeky Pup
1. Outdoor Seating
"a gorgeous outside terrace which I imagine will be fab in the summer"
5.0 of 5 bubblesGAL4392
2. Delicious Food
"The food, wine and service couldn't be faulted"
5.0 of 5 bubblesA TripAdvisor Member
3. Irish Charm
"lively Irish pub with a great vibe, brilliant service and lovely food"
5.0 of 5 bubblesPaul R
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles682 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Joanne C
Crumlin329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
Love coming here every year. Nice to see some of decicated, loyal staff from the De Barra days are still here. All of the Cheeky Pub team are super friendly, nothing a bother with fast service. Good looking menu, reasonably priced and as a pescatarian they catered to anything I requested. Freshly made cod gougons was a hit with the kids & the location is safe for them to play. The prawn curry & Laura's linguini is a must.
Written 10 June 2021
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rockydogz1
Venice1082 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
This was a nice restaurant that offered a reasonable variety. Limited seafood selection that was a surprise as this is the heart of seafood country. The selection of the day was salmon which is obviously not fresh fish from the area. Excellent service and a fun environment.
Written 19 February 2020
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BeatriceCaetano
Hi Rocky! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're delighted to hear you loved our service and environment. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Beatriz
Written 2 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

IntheAlgarve
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Cheeky Pup is one of the best and most consistent restaurants and bars in the Algarve for food, atmosphere, service and value for money. It is a fun fit for families, a romantic fit for couples and an exciting fit for groups of friends who want to enjoy amazing food or a night out. Cheeky Pup makes you feel at home. The staff are so friendly and always welcoming with a smile. A 10/10 for me and any friends or family I have brought there. You need to experience the Cheeky Pup if you're in the Algarve.
Written 24 July 2020
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Peter K
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
First they lost our booking then brought the wrong table water our food order came so fast we were finished the meal 20 mins after we sat down. Wine list poor and very expensive. We explained to the waiter that we were unhappy and he told the manager who didn’t bother to come over and speak to us.We have coming here 18 yrs long before it was under this ownership and it was never this bad. This restaurant seems to be based on fast turnover of tables - if I wanted fast food I’d have gone to a chipper.Save your money and eat elsewhere.
Written 12 June 2022
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kristinh
Berlin42 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
We've been going to the cheeky pub for the past few years, sometimes we had a lovely dinner, sometimes just a drink, but this year. !!? We missed the warm Irish hospitality, either last year's owner sold the place, or he just wasn't there. Any way, it was all very commercial and sloppy, the food lacked the quality of last year. The worst experience was the treatment of special wishes. I ordered half a portion of the curry with prawns. because I am on a medication that often leaves me without enough hunger for a full amount. The waiter (who was friendly and tried, but obviously had nothing to say himself) asked and was send to our table with the message "not possible". I explained my medical condition (why do I have to do that in a restaurant), and the waiter went, asked, and came back with the message "not possible". We tried again and at last I got half a Portion. But on the bill, we were charged the full amount. It is remarkably simple to split a portion of curry with a portion of rice in half, it is not a well-prepared piece of meat an entrecote or. an expensive fish. After three tries with an unnecessary and a little bit humiliating medical explanation to split it but charge the full amount shows too clearly that the customer is not important but only the revenue per customer. The quality of food has deteriorated extremely. The Curry just tasted of cheap curry powder, incredibly old and stale, the cauliflower soup missed any trace of cauliflower, and the lemon rice had no salt, and the lemon taste was supposed to come out of a Lemon zest that was old dry and without taste. Something to chew on it We will miss the old cheeky pub very much, but this place we will not visit again.
Written 31 August 2022
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The Cheeky Pup
Hi Kristin H I would like to apologise for your recent experience with The Cheeky Pup. We have already discussed these specifics with our team and this situation came down to a breakdown in communication between the Floor and Management. As much as we are embarrassed by your review, we appreciate it and we will strive to do better. We are still the same Cheeky Pup that you know & love and next time you visit Portugal, given the opportunity we would like to demonstrate this to you. The Cheeky Pup Management Team
Written 2 September 2022
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Guide317650
Essex11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 couples
Having visited the Cheeky Pup and enjoyed meals with family previously I felt let down by our experience this time round. Visited as a couple, restaurant fairly busy but not at full capacity - quickly shown to a table but perhaps the waiter for our section wasn’t made aware. No drinks menu provided, when we asked for one it didn’t appear and then asked what food we’d like to order… eventually ordered food & drinks together. Drinks service very slow and food arrived minutes after our drinks did. No check back to ask if our food was ok… took our plates & asked for the dessert menu, again never materialised and then presented with the bill. So we didn’t bother to ask for the menu again - paid and left. Food was delicious and the staff friendly but service was seriously lacking… disappointed this time round and not sure we’ll return.
Written 15 September 2022
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Wesley J
London13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
We really wanted to like the Cheeky pup. We tried last year to get in & we couldn’t; they were understandably busy coming out of covid & couldn’t accommodate us, thats fine but the way they dealt with us then left us feeling a bit like second rate citizens. So this time round we booked and we were looking forward to enjoying this place. Food was outstanding Selection of drinks were first class Location was perfect Sport was on leading to a Great atmosphere with a mix of age ranges Sadly however the lack of service and attention to us again made us feel like second rate citizens. Food was delayed, we had to chase twice; both times brushed off with “kitchen is busy” it would have made all the difference to have been pro actively approached. Third time we asked for a time of arrival as it had gone beyond 40 mins with people who had arrived later than us enjoying their dessert. Table waiter was grumpy, we felt rushed despite them not needing the table; it seemed like a general air of couldn’t care less at the cheeky pup which is a real shame We teally wanted to enjoy the cheeky pup, everything is there apart from the approach to its clientele. If service doesn’t matter to you then go; it’s one of the best in Quinta for food and drinks.
Written 7 July 2022
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The Cheeky Pup
Hello Wesleyj2014, I would like to apologize for your recent experience with The Cheeky Pup. We have already discussed these specifics with our team, and we will strive to improve and make each visit enjoyable in every detail. Thanks again, your feedback is very valuable to us. Hope to see you again The Cheeky Pup Management
Written 12 August 2022
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xnesx
Brighton198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 couples
We had a delicious meal here. After waiting for the shack after 2 hours, we’d had enough and called here and they quickly accommodated us. The service was brilliant. We ordered a bottle of wine and they were always topping up our glasses. My husband had the burger which he said was extremely tasty and I had the peri peri chicken and chips which also was very tasty. For dessert we had a chocolate brownie and tiramisu which were both also delicious and large. They clearly understand their customers and are extremely attentive. Thank you for a lovely meal!
Written 18 June 2021
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Ashley A
United Kingdom150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Firstly this is a very busy eatery come bar so I would suggest booking though they do need to get better at answering enquiries. Arrived a little early shown to our seats with no drama, with initial service a little slow as busy. Ordered the Rioja which was good. For food we shared the bang bang chicken which was really good, then we both had the burger which we enjoyed. Gone for very good primarily for the comments noted earlier but a decent place all in all.
Written 15 October 2021
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Anton Ego
London4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
Extremely poor service, this is a classic example of a place that has a good name, then the staff think they own the place. Very pleasant management team, waiting staff poor, inattentive, and somewhat rude. Sat for 50 minutes with no food, had to ask the management where starters were, to be then told they hadn’t been put through, funnily enough by the same aloof waitress who didn’t bother ordering our drinks. She then come over and blamed “the printer” in a most condescending manner. I wasn’t born yesterday. Food then average, couldn’t wait to get out of there. Disappointing, I can accept mistakes, I can’t accept plain rudeness with it. Won’t be back.
Written 12 June 2022
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Andy B
Purkersdorf2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
Dermot and the staff continue to make the experience at this gastro pub exceptional. Weird times and caution needed due to covid. They take all the actions to protect guests and staff it seems and still manage to make it feel business as usual. Daily food specials have great variety, and quality. try the monkfish if its on! Staff are super friendly in a relaxed environment, but still super attentive to guests needs.
Written 13 December 2020
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Alex U
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Very poor service. It took an hour before our wine arrived that we ordered. Which arrived after our starter. Our particular waitress seemed very over stretched. Food quality was OK. My fiancé ordered a burger which was a crumbled mess at best. Lots of people smoking on tables all around us blowing smoke over our food. We were really looking forward to the Irish band which were due to start at 10:00pm however sadly the band didn't actually start until around 11:15pm and played for 45 minutes before calling the last songs of the night. (the band were excellent just wish they started when they were meant to!) Overall I would recommend going here for a drink and listening to music and that's about it.
Written 19 August 2023
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Tracey L
London228 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 friends
I went here after a recommendation and after reading great reviews. The pub itself is lovely and the staff were excellent but the food was a big letdown. Very average and very overpriced for pub food. The steak was cremated and the salad limp (although the waiter didn’t seem bothered when I told him). My friend had authentic prawn curry , which literally was just prawns in a chip shop curry sauce. Maybe give the chef cooking lessons.
Written 30 June 2021
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Beatriz C
Hi Trace, We would like to thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to The Cheeky Pup. We're disappointed to hear that our food didn't meet your expectations. You can contact us directly at reservations@thecheekypup.com regarding your visit, so we can look into your experience further with our management team. Thank you, Beatrice
Written 5 July 2021
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kbaker627
Weston super Mare319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 friends
Lively restiarant with a chilled out pretty setting and amazing food. The team were great and were very attentive to ensuring wine and water were poured, they gave advice re menu and were very friendly. The food was amazing and tuna starter was fantastic and so tasty. The sea bass was also lovely and other friends rated the bang bang chicken starter Lovely place and a must try
Written 10 October 2021
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robertslpaul
Yarm49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 family
Visited the Cheeky Pup a couple of times over the Easter break and couldn’t fault the overall service and the quality of the food. If visiting I would recommend to book as the place is very popular and can get busy. A great atmosphere for a bar/ restaurant and will definitely be returning again when in Quinta do Lago.
Written 20 April 2022
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