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Restaurante O Cesteiro

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Edf Vilamarina Avenida do Cerro da Vila | loja 84, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-403, Portugal
+351 289 312 961
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12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is on the upper levels above the Vilamoura Marina. The restaurant is run by a Portuguese family with the speciality being a wide selection of fish. There are no menu's you simply have to select your fish from the counter at the entrance and the fish is priced per weight. The wine menu has a good selection, the service... More 

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london
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best fish restaurants in Vilamoura. Fantastic views over the Marina. Pricey but worth every cent. Unfortunately they do not take bookings after 8pm, as due to popularity they have no need, but this means that you are not always guarantee a good view. It works on a first come first serve basis.

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Essex
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly we don't get to Villamoura as often as we'd like but this is a firm favourite and very reliable every visit. Ok fish can be expensive but fresh fish is, cooked however you desire, with simple accompaniments, like salad, boiled potatoes or Portuguese garlic potatoes. The cod fish nibbles are a real treat and some excellent wines and great... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This restaurant is excellent if you enjoy fish. You choose your fish from the chilled selection, the waiter brings it to the table perfectly cooked and fillets it expertly before serving it. Really nice to watch. Delicious to eat.

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Sarasota, Florida
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941 reviews
660 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The restaurant has superb views over the marina (get a table outside on the balcony!) and the fish is excellent/fresh. The sardines were top notch... Don't be put off by the fish being sold by the kg - usually it's a sign that it's going to be a very expensive dinner indeed, but the prices here are very fair and... More 

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Thank Geoff and Jenni G
northumberland
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant is easily visible up above the marina although the stairs up to it take some searching for. The welcome on arrival was a bit luke warm but we managed to get a nice seat outside overlooking the marina. The waiter gave no explanation of the restaurant format which as it turns out does not include menus. We were... More 

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Enfield
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I simply cannot believe some of the poor reviews on here, it's sounds like a different restaurant. We go there as a family 4 or 5 times a year and always have a first class dining experience. It is not the cheapest, but does compare to anything else on the marina, but it is the best by a merry mile.... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had heard about this restaurant from a couple we met who recommended it. A little difficult to find as it is above the Marina so you may miss it. We had lunch there although I would imagine it is beautiful for an evening meal. You literally select the fish from a slab and they weigh it so you effectively... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Good Food but very disappointing staff attitude. We had booked a few days earlier so that we could have a table outside, looking over the marina but on arrival we were told we could not. We complained twice as others were shown to tables outside but our complaints were ignored. Best seats obviously not given to those on holiday but... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Ate lunch here twice during our stay on the Algarve. The restaurant is located on the first floor above the shops surrounding the marina in Vilamoura. As you enter you see the fantastic selection of available seafood in the chiller. Good friendly service and well cooked food. three course lunch cost 91 Euros and 108 Euros including drinks. good value... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$69
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edf Vilamarina Avenida do Cerro da Vila | loja 84, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-403, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 289 312 961

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