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Solar do Farelo

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Varzea do Farelo | Portimão, Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimao 8500-160, Portugal
+351 964 080 719
12:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service was good considering how full the restaurant was. The food was very tasty from a varied menu including items that you would rarely see in a British restaurant. Worth trying the wild boar stew and the Cataplana. Wine was serve yourself from large Barrels. The atmosphere in the restaurant was noisy and enjoyable probably helped by the wine.... More 

Thank billm77
Portimao, Portugal
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been there several times, Food good and to top standard, feels like cooking at home Wine is wonderful ambience as well

Thank AC690Flyer
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday lunch, did not book, mistake, very busy, well over 100 people in. Owner said wait 10 mins I will fit you in. 5 mins later sat down. Chalk board menu but must have been 12 choices. Very nice meal, cover, main, sweet and coffee, €14-50, plus €2-50 if you wanted wine which was self service from large barrels either... More 

Thank Steven C
Lagos, Portugal
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On recommendation we visited this restaurant for the first time last week. We hadn't pre booked but thankfully Fernado found us a table. The food & hospitality was so good we returned this week with friends. This time we pre booked , which is recommended. We will keep going back in order to try out every dish available. Our only... More 

1 Thank Jennie V
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely scenic country location, recommend SatNav or a good map. We had not visited this restaurant before but went on a strong recommendation, it was not wrong. Very ordinary building from the outside but open the door and the originality and atmosphere inticed you in. We went at lunch time and it is recommended that one books in advance as... More 

Thank calonge78
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very lovely restaurant that has a very nice menu and gift items. The lunch menu is a great value and the supper menu satisfies a variety of pallets. The lamb shank and chops are outstanding, each with their own complements of vegetables. The bread course before the meal is a nice mixture of goat cheese, butters, black olives and... More 

Thank George H
Bransgore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful farewell lunch experience in fact the best meal I have had in the area. We had a vegetarian friend with us and she was catered for extremely well. Would highly recommend a visit but word of advice do book as extremely busy. We will be booking a month in advance of next visit to experience a good... More 

1 Thank cmjm10
Flitwick, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved it here. The setting is fab. The wine is lovely. I smelt an amazing smell when the dishes came to the table and was delighted when the good smell was my lunch!! I had seafood and white bean stew. THE BEST!!! Can't wait to go again.

Thank KimOzPom
Lagos, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Thank you Fernando, we always enjoy I like the lamb stew & the red wine, lovely Carla likes the fish

Thank 22Jonny77
Albufeira, Portugal
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great selection of local stews and traditional dishes... not to mention the 'help yourself' wine from the barrel. Fixed menu at €22.50 was excellent value...fried prawns as a starter with cheese bread olives etc... great selection of dishes- I had the oxtail...a friend had the lamb shanks... falling off the bone and the sauce...rich as you can get...the menu is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Varzea do Farelo | Portimão, Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimao 8500-160, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Mexilhoeira Grande
  • Phone Number: +351 964 080 719
Opening hours: Lunch Time: Open from 12:00 to 16:00 (kitchen service until 15:00) Dinner Time: Open from 18:30 to midnight (kitchen service until 21:30) The restaurant is closed sunday evening and all day monday.

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