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Estamine Restaurant

Ilha Deserta | Ilha da Barreta, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
+351 917 811 856
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (10 reviews)
“oysters” (8 reviews)
“gazpacho” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 19:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Ilha Deserta | Ilha da Barreta, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving at the island we had a beer, they served if quickly and we asked to pay after the walk when we would eat lunch - no problem. Bathrooms are free to use, even if you dont eat at the place. Very clean. We had...More

Thank Kataeng
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This very isolated restaurant on the Isla Deserta can only be reached by ferry, and is not open for dinner (though lunch goes on late). Nice ferry trip through the wetlands, strange restaurant all on its own on this deserted spot. Food is good, quite...More

Thank SkeffIreland
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We had a fabulous day at Ilha Deserta, highlighted by our leisurely lunch at Estamine. The seafood (oysters, tuna carpaccio, shellfish rice) was fresh and delicious. The wine and port recommendations were great and the service attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank yns_10
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A well placed restaurant with good views, but unfortunately we thought the prices were very high, reflecting the location rather than the food.

1  Thank Penny T
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We had a water taxi ride from Ricardo on the catamaran belonging to Hotel Faro & Beach Club. The seafood restaurant sits in isolation & is the only venue on this peaceful unspoiled desert island, therefore having the monopoly. It is very exclusive and as...More

Thank Scrumpy123
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We took friends to visit Isla Deserta, and had booked for lunch to have a nice day out. We were all very dissapointed with the restaurant in every way. It seemed to be run in an amature fashion. Only huge fish available sold by weight....More

Thank mandifirman
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

A colleague recommended Estamine and we are very glad she did! The ferry service from Olhao was not running so we took a water taxi, no problem. Arrived earlier than our booking so took a gentle stroll to build our appetites. Arriving at the restaurant...More

Thank kevandee
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Good service. Excellent position but this is a monopoly as it is the only restaurant. So the food should be tip top. Actually it is average at best and fish being its speciality was not great. Compared to GiGi in Quinta do Lago this like...More

1  Thank Mark C
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear Mark C, Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. It is very important for us to hear the voice of our customers. We take notes of the points described and we inform that we have taken the...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed 1 night in Faro, realizing not much there to see, eat nor do! However we had plan to do an Island hoping day, first stop was Ilha Deserta!!!, turned out to be the one and only stop we needed! Had a BEAUTIFUL lunch...More

Thank Theresa S
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hello Juan Theresa S Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. Our main goal is to keep improving and doing better day after day. We hope to see you soon on Estaminé Restaurant again. Bruno Lima

Reviewed 30 August 2017

We enjoyed some really tasty seafood in a nice atmosphere, a bit on the expensive side but well worth it. Also able to spend some time afterwards on the sandy beach!

Thank Juan Antonio N
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello Juan Antonio N Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. Our main goal is to keep improving and doing better day after day. We hope to see you soon on Estaminé Restaurant again. Bruno Lima

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baxterjane73
15 August 2017|
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Response from Blanca K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering. I was on a small island in Croatia without wi-fi. I recommend you to take a ferry from Faro to Ilha Deserta. If you are in Olhao then you can take a train from Olhao to Faro first. There are... More
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Linda S
4 July 2017|
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Response from BrunoLimaAnimaris | Property representative |
Hello Linda S The ferry departure from Cais da Porta Nova Faro. Know more at : go.deserta.pt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$35
Meals
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ilha Deserta | Ilha da Barreta, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: +351 917 811 856
  • E-mail
Description
There are very few places where one can appreciate the freshest fish and shellfish among other genuine algarvian specialities, set in a background of a desert island and a sight of an ocean until the eye can see. The Estaminé is more than just a restaurant. It is a unique experience of the natural beauty that surrounds it.The new Estaminé, totally made of wood is the only building built on the Ilha Deserta (Desert Island). The restaurant is involved in the tranquillity of the Island, and through the panoramic windows, the view joins, the Dunes, the Coast and part of the Algarvian Mountain Range.The restaurant serves, apart from Gilt-headed Sea breams, Breams and Groupers a variety of other fresh Fish too: Clams, Prawns, Cuttlefish and traditional “Estupeta” salads of Tuna or Octopus. These are cooked using their very own recipes or refined from experiences of algarvian generations.There is a snack-bar at the Estaminé where we serve sandwiches, ice-creams, jars with sangria and other cool drinks.
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