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Restaurante Casa da Tocha

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Travellers' Choice2022
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PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$22
CUISINES
Portuguese, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Healthy, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 November 2022

This is a nice restaurant serving authentic Portuguese cuisine. I had the Cataplana which was very tasty but a little gritty due to an errant mussel. Staff were friendly although offered no recompense for my less than perfect meal. Unfortunate!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2022
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Agradecemos a sua avaliação,deveria ter dito algo que fazizmos uma nova, por vezes as ameijoas e basta uma para que...More

Reviewed 9 November 2022 via mobile

We ate here for the first time having seen other reviews. We were greeted on arrival and the entire service was very friendly but efficient. The food was excellent and we had sheep's cheese and honey Bruschetta and Sausage Balls. Both were excellent but be...warned - portions are very generous. We golliwog this with Iberico Pork leg with mixed vegetables and potatoes. This was beautifully cooked and the meat just fell off the bone. The tuna steak was also excellent. One dessert of Pavlova with red berries, cream and ice-cream finished us off. We will definitely be back. One word of advice - the restaurant is really tucked away in narrow back streets where parking is tricky. If going by car then park by the waterfront and walk for a couple of minutes.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2022

thank you

Reviewed 21 October 2022 via mobile

Booked dinner here at last minute and they found us a table. I'm so glad they did because the food and service were top class! Menu has great selection and a huge wine list. Ordered churrasco flambé and tomato bruscheta as starters and they were...fantastic. For mains we had Pork leg and Cod and they were beautiful. So soft and tender. The staff were very friendly and chatty and the bill.was very reasonable for such high quality food. Will definitely be back soon. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2022
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muito obrigado pela sua avaliaçã

Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

Visited last night for Petiscos shared dining experience for three. Lovely traditional and full of character restaurant in old town Portmão. Full main meal menu and extensive range of petiscos on offer accompanied by fabulous wine list and full bar. A shared selection of a...smoked meat and cheese board and six petiscos traditional Algarve offerings selected. Very generous portions, beautifully cooked and presented then followed. A couple of bottles Cartuxa and water washed everything down. All shared in a relaxed and nice ambience with very attentive service throughout. The level of business proved how popular this place is. Pre-booking is essential. Summarising a delightful sharing dinner experience with good food and wine at very reasonable prices. Recommended for sure.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2022
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obrigado pela sua avaliação

Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem in the heart of Portimo. We have been regular visitors over the years and we have never left disappointed. Chef and owner Paulo and his wife and team are very friendly and welcoming and take great pride in what...they offer. During our most recent visit we shared Prawns in a chilli and garlic oil. Superb. I had lamb chops (5) with roasted vegetables and my partner had Angus beef burger which was also first class. Fries on the side were a different class. Huge wine selection and no problem in getting good bottle for under 20 euro. Left desert for next day. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2022
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Obrigado

Reviewed 14 September 2022 via mobile

Very cosy location to eat dinner in Portimao. The is decorated with wine bottles. You have a large assertment of tapas and of regular main courses. We took a shared plate of fried fish as a starter, and had the fish and a steak as...a main. The waitress recommended a nice bottle of local wine. We ended with the desert, a simple but tasty chocomousse and added a desert wine. Overall very delicious dinner in a cosy setting. We enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2022
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obrigado

Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

Spent a week in Portugal and tried many restaurants. I had the best steak ever here. If you are visiting Portimão, you must go there.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Paulo A, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2022
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Obrigado

Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

I'm a head chef. Thr food here was amazing, staff very friendly and helpful. Chef is a great cook. Steak was cooked professionally to perfection.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Paulo A, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2022
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Obrigado

Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

The best place in Portimao to eat high quality food, with original plates and perfect flavors. The grilled cheese, meat and the tofu were great. Perfect service and nice place. It is important to reserve previously. Prices were good according to quality and service. Best...place, not typical touristic.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2022
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obrigado

Reviewed 11 August 2022 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. It offers fantastic food. Very good service and a nice atmosphere. All restaurant staff are extremely friendly and accommodating.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2022
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obrigado

Reviewed 5 August 2022 via mobile

I didn't know food could be so incredibly simple while so fresh and delicious. We were large group of 7 and we all couldn't get enough of the perfect food. The carrot appetizer, fried chicken, steak, salmon burger, tuna, tridente were all Amazing.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2022
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obrigado pela sua avaliação

Reviewed 7 June 2022 via mobile

We visited Casa da Tocha when in Portimao, for a few hours on Saturday. We didn’t have a reservation but as it was early we took a chance and thankfully we were accommodated although most tables were reserved. We had the best meal we have...had in the Algarve, starting with Sardine Bruchetta, Shrimp Curry and Cataplana, finishing with Chocolate Mousse and Passionfruit Mousse. Absolutely delicious. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2022
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muito obrigado

Reviewed 23 May 2022

Excellent restaurant, friendly staff. The veal is an excellent starter. The fig flambé is perfect! Thank you!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2022

THank you

Reviewed 11 May 2022

Well worth searching out. Easy to find and you won't be disappointed. Fabulous wine bar and restaurant with delicious food a greta staff. You will need to book as not a large place.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2022
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obrigado

Reviewed 7 May 2022

A cozy meal with wonderfully fresh fish. I had a mixed grill with three types of fish and sweet potatoes, everything was cooked to perfection. I tried my partner's duck too and it was amazing! As was the specialty Portuguese dessert, which has to be...tried with ice-cream- The lovely server agreed to add the ice-cream!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Paulo H, Proprietário at Restaurante Casa da Tocha, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2022
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obrigado

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Restaurante Casa da Tocha is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5