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O Retiro

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en 125 fonte de boliqueime no 118 | 8100-069 boliqueime, Loule, Portugal
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Lovely place to eat, newly refurbished to a high standard, Veal steaks a must. Fantastic range of wines.

Thank Mark L
Braunston, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

First visit since this restaurant was remodelled, now extremely spacious, light and bright after having incorporated the wine shop next door. Didn't feel the food was as good as previous visits. The Lonbinho do Porco Preto (black pork tenderloin was slightly overlooked and certainly smaller portions than previous.Perhaps just a slightly off night. 44euros per couple for a main course... More 

Thank Tony G
Algarve, Portugal
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great Portuguese food with a modern twist. Very stylish restaurant. Extensive selection of good wines. Well worth a visit

Thank CTAlgarve
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Sat outside in a rather basic patio area as it was a hot evening. The food was good, no complaints, the steaks and the veal were excellent. We enjoyed our evening but it needs re-furbishing outside as the inside looked great. Would eat there again.

Thank Neal T
Darlington, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visited this place after eating in another restaurant the evening before and seeing the outdoor kitchen here. The decor certainly outmatches the food. Staff are very casual and this matched with the interior create a confusing match. Is it trying to be a quality fine dining place or a snack bar??? Service was good though and the food was fairly... More 

Thank Paul P
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Good grill place. We had the tuna belly (not common to find at a grill house) and the secretos. Everything was cooked to the point and the sides were up to the protein. This was our first visit we will return for sure.

Thank Jnamaral
Vilamoura, Portugal
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This was my second time going there the first time it was ok but too expensive and not worth it. This second time was horrible they don't season the food at all ...blend fried garlic shrimp and sad couvert. I ordered the picanha which is a steak and it tasted like fish how bad is that ... The rice and... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

I always try to include O Retiro in my trips to Algarve. Great central location, and mainly, great food and petiscos (portugueses little portions).

Thank zedojambe
Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

My husband and I had dinner here last evening after a portugese friend referred it to us. We were not disappointed. I had the sea bass which was wonderful and my husband had the sirloin steak. We couldn't fault the meal or the service and have decided to go back again tonight. Really worth a visit away from the marina... More 

Thank Pamela M
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We are regular visitors here and our favourite dishes are the lamb chops and the picanha. The meat and fish is cooked on the big open grill at the front of the restaurant and the result is succulent juicy dishes. The house red is a Douro and is excellent. It might be worth having a jar of mint sauce in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: en 125 fonte de boliqueime no 118 | 8100-069 boliqueime, Loule, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Loule
email address geral@restauranteoretiro.com the restaurant is situated on the N125 portimao to faro road just before the traffic lights in boliqueime

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