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Cepa Velha

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Rua Vasco da Gama | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-294, Portugal
+351 289 543 604
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just returned from a great evening at Cepa Velha ! Beautiful food , very friendly staff and great entertainment! The Portuguese music was excellent and great fun ! We also had breakfast yesterday, which was excellent too.

Thank Julia K
Newport, South Wales
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited many times on Thursday evenings between January & beginning of April. Thank you John, Olivia, Robiero, Carlos & all staff, the food is wonderful. Staff are very friendly & professional, highly recommend this restaurant. Thursday evening is a joy, Jose Praia & Aqua Viva, play super Fado, some fun music & also more serious Fado music. Bruno gives... More 

Thank LynT925
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the calamari rings with rice, while it was slightly on the oily side the food overall was good. Portions are large and I was stuffed afterwards. A nice restaurant to visit if you're staying at St Topazio Hotel.

Thank Roccoco M
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in the Topazio Hotel opposite this restaurant, so decided to give it a try one night. Glad we did, food and service were lovely. Nice wine too. So impressed, we went for breakfast the following morning, although we were B&B at the Topazio (hot breakfast not so good there).

Thank andymgriffin
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Me and me partner had omelette and piri piri chicken and was both delicious and affordable. The waiter was friendly and considerate and made sure we was happy. Always clean and had great atmosphere, would recommend to anyone.

Thank Jordanb38394
Coventry, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Lovely evening meal of fresh calamari and fresh tuna. Very quiet but then we are here in February. Owner very helpful, offered me fresh squid cooked in butter rather than calamari rings, excellent. Good house wine. Not cheap but good fresh cooked food

Thank LandCC
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Perfect place for lazy lunch. Call several every time we visit Albufeira. Best chips & Calamari in Albufeira.

Thank Tesh1960
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Me and my partner dined here Monday night, we were staying at the auramar just down the road which was poor to say the least so this restaurant was a welcome relief, I ordered the peppered steak and my partner had the Portuguese steak, both were fantastic, the service was great and a warm friendly welcome from the staff

Thank Brett R
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I went last night to see what was available as it is out of season, quite a few restaurants are closed. The Cepa Velha is just over the road from the Topazio where I am staying. Quite a small menu, staff very welcoming. I ordered the chicken steak with vegetables, cooked to order so waited a while. I am on... More 

Thank Jules G
Skipton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Love this place, especially on Thursday nights for their lively 'Fado' night ! Great food, friendly staff in pleasant surroundings, well worth a visit !

Thank BObell_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Vasco da Gama | Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200-294, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 543 604

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?