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Restaurante Chefe Joao


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

Three of us popped into the small restaurant , which has about 8 tables, and we were greeted by Joao; the chef who was busy at the open grill. The food was excellent especially the fish soup , the freshly grilled piri piri chicken and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank NPIviews
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Good staff come and go. However the fabulous food delivered by Chefe Joao remains simply the best. We are fortunate enough to visit Alvor a few times each year, This is our favourite restaurant for fresh fish. Thank you Ana for an enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank sallyl667
Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

very charming place to enjoy a great food...also very lovely staff. Coming summer gonna come again with my friends.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank abhinav4691
Reviewed 6 January 2019

I'm sure some people find Susanna fun, but her school matron attitude just rubbed me up the wrong way. She is abrupt and chastises guests, albeit I presume in a way that she thinks people like, and it would appear that many do. If the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Clearwell
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We ate twice at this small, basic restaurant which is run by Susanna, a super-friendly and well organised waitress, and Chef Joao, an expert on the grill which is sited next to the front door. Tables are quite tightly packed but it was a warm...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Biriani
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere really authentic and having read the reviews on here decided to eat here. We are glad we did as it was a great experience. We were lucky to get a table (we got the last one, outside), and Susana made...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank TravelGuru71
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to Alvor for years and had walked past multiple times as it’s so small. Wow, what a find! What a fabulous wee restaurant - a firm favourite now. Fabulous food cooked on the grill by Joao, where you can see everything...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank M9703JLnicolam
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Had dinner at this lovely little gem in Alvor. The food is excellent and not overly expensive and is plentiful in size. The service is excellent with Susana providing a lovey welcoming face to all who enter the restaurant. Highly recommended and a must when...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kennym247
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has such amazing seafood, I had sea bass and husband had salmon. Host Susana goes out of her way to look after us. Great atmosphere, fish soup, seafood and Sangria!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank traveller8357
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely food as per usual for here, A no frills restaurant but great food and always fresh fish, grilled over hot coals in full view of the diners, the chef shows the fish or meat to the customer before he seasons and grills it. Most...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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24 April 2017|
Response from Andrea S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure the address but if you know Alvor it is in the main centre, virtually opposite the restaurant with the lobster on the roof 😀
5 July 2016|
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Response from Paula M | Reviewed this property |
To book a table call in bot you probably won't get one for that evening. Alternatively phone them on 282 457 077 Susanna usually takes the bookings. No e-mail address for the restuarant. Good luck.
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