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Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, classic Portuguese food. Reasonably priced and lovely service. Fish was absolutely beautiful. We will be back post covid

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 April 2021 via mobile

We have had several home delivery meals and they have all been lovely . Delivered to your door and always service with a smile. This week we had the daily special , Chicken legs, chips and side salad , very good and most reasonless priced.... We highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 8 September 2020

My husband had the fish soup which was lovely and I had the cover starters,it doesn't pretend to be a fancy restaurant The mains of swordfish and sole with oranges couldn't be faulted together with rice and a delicious salad The wine was fine and...very reasonableMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

We took advantage of the early season to eat here. Later in the year you would have to book. We both had the grilled salmon. It was the nicest salmon we have had in Alvor (which isn't easy). Previously had golden bream here which was...great also. Very good value for the quality you receive. Staff were very pleasant as usual.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Great food, really friendly staff, family run so they care about your meal. Rustic, no pretentiousness, just good hones cooking of meat and fish with a smile!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020

The best restaurant in the algarve lovely people lovely food and I wish I can visit this year we were regular customers in the 1990s to 2010

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 25 November 2019

We have always made a least one visit to restaurant Chef Joao when in Alvor and have never been anything other than very satisfied and had a great evening. Joao does most of the cooking on his BBQ and the fish and meat served are...always delicious. Fresh fish is excellent and has a special flavour from Joao's cooking. Great staff and support means the small space is always popular so booking is advisable. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 15 October 2019 via mobile

You always feel welcome here by à very nice team, and excellent food❤️ Easy to miss this jewel due to location.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 13 October 2019

This is an awesome restaurant!!! We went when we were in Alvor and went twice on this trip. Had the sea Bream one time and the lamb chops the other. Ana is an amazing server and keeps the whole joint running on her own, we...love her!! The Chef is amazing and could sell tickets to watch him cook. The best seafood for a very fair price. Shame they don't take cards.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 23 September 2019

Small restaurant mainly serving fresh fresh and a limited meat selection. All cooked superbly. My wife had salmon which she said was amazing. Booking is essential. Prices for food an drink are very reasoanble. Thank you Chef Joao and the staff for a lovely evening....Especially Ana who was great fun. Cannot wait to return next yearMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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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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Restaurante Chefe Joao is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5