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Praia Do Garrao Nascente, Almancil 8135, Portugal
+351 289 396 512
10:00 - 23:30
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Mon 10:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 23:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted a nice lunch at this well-located restaurant. Able to eat by the window and the food was really good. We had a delicious crab salad and a very nice monkfish. Good bowl of olives and bread too. Service ok, maybe a little leisurely (they weren't busy). However, with just three glasses of house wine, the bill came to €57... More 

Thank IanSimpson
juliasalgarve, Owner at Julias, responded to this review

Thank you Ian I guess it is all relative and certainly all opinions count in TripAdvisor world. Glad you enjoyed the cuisine The wine is €5 per glass and the cover is charged for if requested by the client. I had a dinner last week at a hotel with one course and a bottle of house rose.. I found the... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a couple of beers before the meal, staff were efficient and engaging. Ate their last year in Feb and it is still providing a high standard of food. Had the sardines followed by a sirloin steak - very good. Wife has goats cheese followed by lemon sole and smoked salmon - again very good. Will go back

Thank Peter W
London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is on the beach but extremely difficult to find. The food is expensive, perhaps double normal Portuguese prices. The food is ok though. Nothing special just ok.

Thank loungeseeker
juliasalgarve, Owner at Julias, responded to this review

Hello extremely vague For someone who appears to be a fully paid up member of the TripAdvisor "community" your review does seem extremely vague and devoid of a many elements which would make up a review . Granted, if you haven't been to Julia's before, one would look online unless one didn't want to pay for roaming, in which case... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very pleasant Sunday lunchtime with lots of menu choice, good food and service. Stormy weather meant ate inside and the restaurant was full so good atmosphere. Have eaten here in summer midweek when live music which was really good. The location is excellent right on the beach. Well worth a visit

Thank florence006
London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Julia's yesterday for relaxed lunch and to have a base from where the kids could play on the beach. Service was great and the lunch menu has lots of great options - salads, fresh seafood, toasties, kids menu etc. Nice place to relax and spend the afternoon, especially during the off season when it's not too busy!... More 

Thank AlexandraJH15
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We return here every January for at least one lunch. The big prawns are delicious, served with African rice. The ambience is superb, with great views of the deserted beach. The beach bar is also very good. We popped in for Irish coffees one sunny afternoon, and sat watching the sun go down. A favourite.

Thank Richard J
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up on a Saturday night without a reservation to find the restaurant totally empty. We were the only four people in there. It was a shame because the food was delicious but there was no atmosphere whatsoever. I'm sure it's a totally different scenario in high season. Would like to visit again in the summer.

Thank Chillin1963
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here today and it was very good. I myself got the sardines with a side salad it it was lovely. My partner got the prawns with rice and it was very good. The sun was shining and it is right beside the sea. Such a lovely place for lunch and dinner

Thank juicyisthebest
Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main attraction of this famous beach restaurant is the beautiful locationon the praia de Garrao. The food is not bad, the tiger prawns are good but the prices are high. The staff is nice and helpful. For the amazing location this is a must, when you visit the central Algarve.

Thank Remco H
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the beach, magical. Food, wine and service excellent and very friendly. The best for miles around.

Thank barristerbard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praia Do Garrao Nascente, Almancil 8135, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 396 512
Julia's restaurant,beach barand lounge.
The original beach restaurant.
Beware of imitations.

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