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Esquina Restaurante

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Rua Principal | Opposite the bus stop, Burgau 8650-117, Portugal
+351 282 695 545
18:30 - 22:00
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Natasha and Jorge (the owners) along with the lady chefs in the kitchen make this a go to restaurant. It has recently been updated and decorated and the ambience has improved. Both of the owners are characters in their own rights. It is a pleasure and privilege to eat in this restaurant. The food is of a consistently high standard,... More 

Thank cheshirelass095
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and atmosphere of this elegant restaurant in the center of the small village of Burgau could be comparable to a restaurant of fine dining in central London. It is unexpected and immensely pleasurable. The service is intelligent and first class, the food never disappointing. Thank you for many cherished evenings.

1 Thank Ellena H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited last week after being recommended by the Italian restaurant on the opposite corner who they said they served the best Cataplana in town. We were not disappointed! We had piri piri chicken and chorizo to start with followed by the monkish Cataplana which was exceptional! We finished off with a wonderful coffee liquor. Great atmosphere,... More 

Thank Craig H
Chorley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small, intimate (and, rightly so, busy) restaurant run by the charming couple George and Tash which never fails to provide excellent food, attentive service and all delivered with a smile. Esquina is always on our "must visit" list when we make our regular sojourns to the beautiful Burgau!

Thank Richard B
Devizes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Certainly one of the best local restaurants still maintaining very high stylish standards. Food and wine very good with excellent service. Only drawback is that the popularity of Esquina has meant that tables are a bit cramped which can be a bit off putting at times However well worth a visit when in the area though advance booking is recommended

Thank clive m
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We arrived in Burgau on 23rd Dec and didn't manage to eat here as it was so busy until 3rd Jan; we had heard so much about this place and read the reviews - we were not disappointed. Jorge and Natasha are wonderful hosts, I understand they had just done a refit - it was so tasteful and relaxing with... More 

1 Thank barbarawightman
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went with friends to Esquina restaurant having not been there for a while. It has had a re-fit, which can only be described as stunning! The ambience was warm and welcoming & we immediately felt comfortable and spoilt. The service from Natasha was faultless. She is utterly charming, helpful, efficient, fun and professional in every way. Her knowledge and helpful... More 

1 Thank ALI_WALKER666
Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We are regular visitors to this area but hadnt tried this restaurant before. The restaurant looked great, although I agree with another review that the tables are too close together, but this was not the problem. I ordered the mussels to start and was a bit concerned when they arrived with just one half of the shell - usually 'moules... More 

Thank Gill E
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Really nice place to eat, excellent food, really well cooked and presented, lovely staff, quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Really can't recommend this place enough

Thank Russell M
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Absolutely great place to dine. Booking is usually essential as it's always busy. Great menu friendly service. Love it

Thank Jan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Principal | Opposite the bus stop, Burgau 8650-117, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Burgau
  • Phone Number: +351 282 695 545

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