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€18 - €99
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful seafood restaurant right opposite the fish market. The food, service and staff are all fabulous. A must visit if you are in Quarteira

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

Omg. What a deliciouz dinner we had. Wine bread and olives to start. I got the Shrimp Pasta. The bisque was divine. My partner had the Iberico Pork Veggies and Chips and he was delighted. He loved my pasta too. We didnt even realise we...were across from the fish market at that time. We were only sad we didnt have room for dessertMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

What a lovely restaurant. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Really enjoyed my entree of shrimp spaghetti. Not an "italian" red sauce as you might expect but an indescribably delicious seasoned white sauce. They are closed Sunday night and all day Monday.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Brilliant seafood opposite the fish market. We ate the tuna steak which came thinly cut and beautifully cooked with buttered onions, and the squid which was grilled, sliced and cooked in garlic, lemon and olive oil. The white sangria was sweet and the kids were...well catered for. Service wise we were well catered for but largely left alone as the restaurant was understandably packed out. Altogether a cracking meal, and certainly a quality destination for seafood loversMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food at reasonable prices, good sized portions too, it wasn’t too busy at 8.30 but worth a visit. 3 courses for under €15

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023 via mobile

Lovely friendly Portuguese restaurant.. Great menu selection from Fish to Steaks .. Great for couples or families... Be aware some dishes are not translated correctly.. Example: Edible soft Crab is in fact Atlantic Brown Crab

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2022

We were skeptical after reading reviews of this restaurant buy buoyed by a recommendation from a Portuguese friend, are we glad we ignored the bad reviews and comments. We were met with friendly staff and made to feel very welcome. The vaiety of dishes were...extensive and as fish lovers, enjoyed every mouthful. We didn't think we could have room for a desset but managed it. The almond traditional dessert with caremalised topping with nuts was delicous, best we have ever tasted. Advice ... like us ... try and decided for yourselves. Will be going backMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

We had amazing sea food here after a recommendation by a local taxi driver. We hadn’t booked and were disappointed to see the restaurant closed on arrival but then saw the staff/owners arrive. Within ten minutes of opening it was full! Really enjoyed our food...and at a great price, would recommend particularly if you prefer something a bit more local than the restaurants around vilamoura marina.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022

Went as a party of four on a Tuesday night. As we didn’t have a reservation, we were seated outside (not a problem) where we waited about ten minutes to get menus. We ordered a bottle of wine and appetizer. Another long wait only to...be brought the wrong wine. When they brought the correct wine, we ordered our mains. Then the appetizer showed up, a very good octopus salad. We then sat while waiters and bus staff wandered around apparently ignoring us and some other customers. The meals came out slowly, one-by-one. We had a salmon filet (good) a tuna steak (ok, but only warm at best, a veal picanna (under spiced and tough) and grilled calamari (cool, unsliced, and tough). We asked that the squid be heated which was done quickly in a microwave. We ate, while looking for wait staff, trying to signal wait staff, to no avail, I order to get more wine. We finally ordered another bottle of wine that never came. After another long wait we signaled for a check, asked two different restaurant staffers for a check and waited again for about ten minutes before somebody boroughs us our bill, and for the first time we were asked how we liked our meal. We didn’t and commented o the poor service and problems with the food. No apologies, no comment, no check. Five minutes later, another person actually brought the check and asked about our experience. We we explained our complaints, again no comment form staff. Finally a third person came with a credit card machine, asked how we liked our meal and explained a final time; no comment by that staffer either even after we advised that we would not come back. My wife and I own a condo a short walk from this restaurant. This was our fourth time dining there. Each time there has been a problem with at least one of our meals (which the always remedied). This, however is the end. We will not be going back. There are many good, even very good restaurants in the Quarteira-Vilamoura area that have good food and staff that values our patronage. This is not one of them.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

This is a first class tourist trap. The food looks really good for the eye but didn't taste anything. Asked for something to spice it up with and was given butter with raw garlic... The staff wasn't interested in recommending or helping out with the...order (it wasn't full dishes, you had to add veggies or potatoes to your fish).More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2021 via mobile

I’m not a massive fish fan but my wife is and this looked the place to go as it’s right opposite the fish market. They had plenty of meat options on the menu so I thought I’d try. Ended up with a gorgeous sharing cataplana...of monkfish rice. A large cooking pot which had cooked rice and enough monkfish for 4! It all sits in a beautiful broth which was full of flavour. The monkfish was so fresh and tasty. This will be my go to in future. The restaurant is lovely and bright with simple furniture all tinged with their signature blue. The staff were lovely. Very attentive throughout our service and offered us a drink of our choice on the house. I had cognac, my wife limoncello. Lovely wine list too. But don’t shout about it too loud as I want to get back in, and soon.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

To slow. A disapointnent. The sardine was to salted. People to near. No 2 meters distance. The average revisões in my option dont match what I found.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 October 2020 via mobile

Came here with friends one evening during a recent visit to Quarteira . I had the swordfish, a Creme caramel and a bottle of Borba red. Everything was excellent, good service and good value for money. Recommended.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 13 October 2020 via mobile

I’m very disappointed about this restaurant, I’m a tourist and wanted too eat seafood but a left the restaurant absolutely hungry. Everything was too salty and not tasty at all. Price was quite hight for bad quality food.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 14 July 2020 via mobile

We were looking for a more authentic Portuguese restaurant amongst the very touristic places around Vilamoura but were disappointed. Despite it having a more typical menu the rice with seafood we ordered was mediocre and the food overall was overpriced. What made our experience worst...was being treated very arrogantly by the owner. Not a pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Sorry I don't actually know. All I can say I always book a table the day before I want to go. It's always full of Portuguese, which is a good sign.
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