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Maria's Restaurant

Rua da Aldeia Poente | Dunas Douradas 8135-170, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
+351 289 358 675
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (42 reviews)
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Closes in 1 min
12:30 - 22:00 Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Rua da Aldeia Poente | Dunas Douradas 8135-170, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our second visit to Maria's and it was just as good as the first. We visited on a Wednesday evening, the restaurant was nearly full but felt comfortable. The staff are always very friendly and on the ball. The food is excellent -...More

Thank crackerjack2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

I reviewed Maria's in 2016 when we had a great meal and a really lovely experience however last year and this year we have not found it to be nearly as good. The service has been ridiculously slow both this year and last and when...More

Thank _lindaoneill107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best beach restaurant @ Algarve? I think so! Fantastic food, not expensive, great quality! Bern many times and will go again.

Thank ds250574
Reviewed 1 week ago

You want fish, you want Portuguese flavours, you want fresh local breads, you want great views of the beach, then this is the restaurant. Yes, staff are too busy to chat, and it's noisy with folk enjoying themselves, but the fish is wonderful

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can you say about Maria's that haven't been said already. Great position, fabulous food, relaxed vibe with the added bonus of the live music on Sunday lunchtime. They got the place rocking. Warning, be prepared to book a year in advance for Sunday lunchtimes.

Thank Clive S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a place to visit. Great seafood. Super service. Worth a visit to the roof top bar beforehand for cocktails 🍸🍸

Thank lisamcl2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 5th visit to Maria’s and probably our last. Over the years as the restaurant has expanded and got more drinking groups rather than diners it’s lost its high standards of service and food quality. We did not feel relaxed at all, waiting staff not...More

2  Thank spondie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think we booked the table a little late at. 8.15pm. The restaurant was buzy & very busy when we arrived and therefore the service was rather slow. We had booked a table on the terrace, this would have been fine if the weather had...More

1  Thank VonyWaltononthames
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great evening at Maria's. Usual buzzy atmosphere with restaurant almost completely full despite the England match. Excellent service and food consistently good makes this place the one to eat at on the beach in Vale do Lobo. Also, great value for money with amazing...More

1  Thank callemargarita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Maria’s based on a recommendation. I called twice to make a booking and was told they were fully booked, with no suggestion of when the next available date/time was. When I then suggested alternative times I was able to book, but very quickly told...More

Thank Nam S
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22 January 2018|
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Response from Maxima5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would say so. Don't recall the music being intrusive. The kids will enjoy the view and have space to move around.
sue j
2 November 2017|
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Response from GospelJon | Reviewed this property |
Think not , remember being there off season and it was closed. many places open as Christmas is popular with many homeowners there.
29 May 2017|
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Response from Lynne C | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, I have no idea.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Aldeia Poente | Dunas Douradas 8135-170, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 358 675
  • E-mail
Situated between Vale do Lobo & Quinta Do Lago. Open everyday from 12.30. We also manage the beach concession and have sunbeds and shades for daily rental. We have a beach shack service drinks, snacks and ice cream. Reservations by phone during summer busy periods are recommended. Otherwise please email us. Thank you
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