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Ave.25 de Abril | Rua da Liberdade, Olhao 8700-011, Portugal
+351 929 020 717
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München
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Since three years we come to Fuzeta for holidays. And we found out every year that the Restaurant Galactica serves the very best grilled fish in Fuzeta. The stuff is very nice an friedly and the chief has really a good hand for grilling the fish so well that it tastes fantastic. The home made very good desserts round off... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Superb staff, really enjoyed the food and wine. Good selection of extremely fresh produce, fair price. Ate here every day. Recommended.

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flitwick
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

It may just look like the other BBC fish bars in Fuzeta, but they offer other choices which you should not miss. We saw the advert for a Cataplanass, so took a chance and ordered ready for that evening. You have to give several hours notice. What we had was unbelievably tasty and such a choice of seafood. Crab, Smoked... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

On a sunny Friday I had lunch there with my family. We had Robalo and Salmao and chicken. The fish was grilled perfectly and the chicken was also very good. The service of this family restaurant is good and very helpful. It is a simple place with good service and lovely people who like to give you a good time... More 

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Fuseta, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

First off, this restaurant is NOT in Olhão, it is in Fuseta. Another place that is best out of season as during the week the owner Pedro's wife then cooks a different traditional dish every day and very good it is too! Pedro cooks fish and meat on the barbecue and serves and his wife is in the kitchen. A... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

The food is excellent (the roasted pork...melt in the mouth). Grilled fish (succulent and very generous serving). Algarve carrots (one of the best in the area). Prices are unbelievable, very inexpensive. The man who runs the place....does it all.....friendly, pleasant, efficient.

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Wijchen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

Take your time here. Don't go when you are in a hurry. But wait and watch what is going on and you have a good time and good food also.

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essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Agree with the comment that dont be put off by the words Snack Bar, the meal warranted Restaurant status in our opinion. We had the best grilled chicken ever, cooked to order and served with chips and salad, all for €4.50 euros! Local caraf of wine cold and very acceptable and fresh bread, butter, olives and carrots in herbs,total for... More 

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Wijchen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

This was always our favorite restaurant in Fuseta. But last time we came in Fuseta at may 24th we had a really good meal again en the day after it was closed. After a week it opened again and we went there. There were different people and we were a little dissapointed. But luckely we had a great meal again.... More 

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Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

This café is listed as being in Olhao but more accurately is in the village of Fuseta or Fuzeta. We came across it after visiting the fish market round the corner, and the item which immediately caught our attention was the pavement (sidewalk) BBQ, a tall metal thing with a up-and-over cowling and a chimney. One swordfish and one salmon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Portuguese, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave.25 de Abril | Rua da Liberdade, Olhao 8700-011, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Olhao
  • Phone Number: +351 929 020 717
Description
Snack-Bar Galactica is a small family run restaurant situated opposite the Camp Site.
Excellent Value for Money – House wine very acceptable.

Parking is available outside.
The Menu is mainly fresh fish and local fare – all cooked fresh on the BBQ or baked in the oven using traditional methods.
We ate here every night and sampled all traditional dishes.
Cataplana is truly amazing but also either the King Prawn and Black Pig kebabs or King Prawn & Monk Fish kebabs – presented hanging on its own special plate with chips and salad straight from the BBQ........... Clams Carne de Porco à Alentejana (Portuguese Pork and Clams) – brilliant.
We were so delighted by the service/ food and overall ambiance; we ordered the night before and tried something different each night.
Highly recommend this restaurant excellent food at very reasonable prices, after the second visit the locals recognise you and make you feel very welcome even practising their English!

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