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PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$29
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 23 November 2022 via mobile

One year on,I am back in Portimao and I had to come back to this lovely restaurant. This time around, I brought my boyfriend who loved this place. We have visited twice this place for dinner during our one week stay. Food was delicious as...always, service excellent and friendly staff. You must try this place if you want to try local, Portuguese food and wine.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 November 2022

We were in Portimao in October 2022, and looking for a place to have dinner that is local Portuguese food, yet not expensive or austentacious. We found it in this restaurant. We were two couples, my wife had the braz style cod, and I had...the authentic Portuguese dish call the francesinha,, which was like a hot turkey sandwich with a fried egg and melted cheese on top served in a dish of gravy. Hmmhmm delicious. All at a very reasonable price, with a bottle of local wine included.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022

Great food and service. Pedro our server was delightful. The food was great and the atmosphere was like being with family. If you want authentic Portuguese cooking made by momma then this is the place. I am already looking forward to our net trip to...Portugal and our return to this great restaurant. It was nice to visit a family run business with people you can tell enjoyed providing great food and services..More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2022 via mobile

Everytime I come to Algarve, I have dinner at this restaurant. It always surprises me with their dishes full of flavours. It’s one of the highlight of my holidays here!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022

We visited Viriato twice this summer and it was a delight on both occasions. We tried different dishes each time, and everything was wonderful: good size portions, and very tasty. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Booking in advance is greatly recommended, at least in...the summer months, the restaurant is quite busy. Greatly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2022 via mobile

Went to Viriato twice - once as a couple and once with a family of 7, both experiences were excellent. We have both foreigners (American) and Portuguese (from Portimão) in our group and all loved their food. Portions are excellent and well presented - especially...the bacalhau a lagareiro (salted codfish). Octopus salad was fresh and had correct garnish. Bread basket included assorted breads including corn, wheat and seed options. They accommodated change requests to plate without hesitation ( from chips to rice and veggies). Service is attentive and friendly which can be rare in peak august rush season. Te Very much appreciate the care and attention they give to their customers. We will be back and recommend them to friends and family! P.S. make a reservation!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2022 via mobile

I read reviews on this place before booking a table . What can I say from starter to dinner great service great food from a traditional family owned business the salmon with prawns was totally out of this world highly recommend this place A*****

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022

We went for lunch, small place but great atmosphere inside, the staff is very kind and willing to provide a great experience, giving recommendations and explanations on the dishes. The food was great, better than we were expecting, overall it was a good value for...money.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2022 via mobile

We walked to this restaurant after spending the afternoon on the beach. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the cheese board to start, which was amazing. Lovely cheese selection and some fruit and nuts. I then had the salmon with potato’s and salad, which...they adapted so it was gluten free and my partner had the giant tiger prawns with chips and salad. There wasn’t much left. It was really good. We had a table outside and enjoyed the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

We found this restaurant near our BnB at 3 Castellos. Its off the main drag which is great, but neverthess you will need reservations. The food and service was excellent. The staff are very attentive and the owner is very personable and they had no...issue with us bringiing our puppy. We've eaten here twice and will go again before we leave. Well worth it. You will not be disappointed and the prices are reasonable.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022 via mobile

Had some amazing garlic prawns to start. Grilled Sole and the wife had baby squid with HAND MADE chips which were divine. Way too many frozen chips so far in Portugal. Pedro served us wonderfully and his twin brother and Father and in the kitchen....It’s a very small restaurant so booking is advised, especially in the evening.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022 via mobile

First of all: great service and family friendly- this is not always the case. Second: fantastic food- we had the whole seafood experience with razor clams and prawns Portuguese style, followed by octopus and baby squids. All fresh and fingerlicking delicious. Third: the wine selection...was very good and matched perfectly with the food. We even took a bottle for home.;-) If you still haven‘t enjoyed enough, don’t miss the house „sobremesa“ Bolo de bolacha. In summary 10 out of 10 for a great evening. We‘ll come back.:-))) AnMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and even better service! We had a bras codfish and pork tenderloin in mushroom sauce and they were very very tasty. Highly recommend :)

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

The food was very good and the service was great. The owner attended us and he was great too. I would definately recommend.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022

This is the best restaurant in Portimao and there's nothing that hasn't been said. The food is spectacular full of flavour. I've never had such a tender, juicy and tasty grilled octopus in my life...so well cooked! It was also the first time I tried...a francesinha and omg. What have I been eating all this time? This people definitely had us all spoiled after such a nice welcoming and friendly service. Overall we had an unexpected food experience for the books! I couldn't recommend enough this place.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Restaurante O Viriato is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4