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O Charneco

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R. Joaquim M. Charneco, 3, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-037, Portugal
+351 282 431 113
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
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Portimao, Portugal
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

in a small corner of Estombar, the food is very reasonable but the quality and the service can vary. Perhaps sometimes under staffed, or just too busy. Cant really say but this is a problem to be addressed.

Thank trudy G
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

There is no menu and local home cooked Portuguese food is offered according to the season. Everything is included in the price (drinks as well). All in all a good selection and variety for most people with the desserts being slightly disappointing. Great lamb, tapas and fish though!

Thank Alexander T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Set menu meal of local dishes, really well cooked in a relaxed atmosphere. Highlights for me were the monkfish and rice soup and the cuttle fish and potato salad.

1 Thank Ally1111
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We read the trip advisor reviews and our hotel accommodation booked us into the restaurant - 7pm on a Saturday evening. It was so lovely. There is a warm positive atmosphere that accommodated us with younger children. The way the restaurant works is what you get is what you get. Great examples of Portuguese dishes. Our children tried every dish... More 

1 Thank terrinuge1
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

These is a very typical Portuguese restaurant, the small starters are delicious and the main courses are very good aswell. If you are in holidays in the Algarve you have to go to O Charneco and try the real Portuguese kitchen!

1 Thank Jony-internacional
Saltaire, West Yorkshire
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying nearby at Quinta dos Vales and our host recommended we book here for dinner. It is a small unassuming place. No menus, you just get what you get. In our case we had four or five little tapas starters and dips, including hams, cheeses, and olives. Then eggs with tomatoes, kind of scrambled. But light and delicious.... More 

1 Thank domburch
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Came here on Monday for my mother-in-law's 70th birthday party and had the most wonderful and fantastic evening. Fourteen of us ranging from three yrs old to 70 (obviously) and we were all looked after so very very well. Eight courses and each one a fresh delight and delicious plus plenty of wine and soft drinks throughout the evening. Our... More 

1 Thank Spencer C
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Went to this fab venue last Saturday with the brunette and our Belgian friends: Monsieur le Juge and family. They are frequent visitors and boy are we so pleased they invited us to join them! For all foodies do not miss out; this is a sensational place and not to be missed. No frills, no menu - simply well cooked... More 

1 Thank RIG50
Alvor, Portugal
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Some people by the pool suggested we try this restaurant in Estombar by the church. We were expecting something really special, unfortunately it was not an exciting culinary adventure. Although the prices were ok we would not go back for this uninspiring cuisine.

Thank Trudy888
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant with, family feel to it. There isn't a menu as such but you receive an eight course menu which came to about €50 with beer. The meal was nice and each course was a little different...fish and meat. You will end up very full by the time you leave.

Thank Cobolt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R. Joaquim M. Charneco, 3, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-037, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagoa  >  Estombar
  • Phone Number: +351 282 431 113
Pequeno restaurante tradicional, que se dedica á Confeçao e divulgação da comida regional algarvia.

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