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Fortaleza da Luz Restaurante

Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
+351 282 789 926
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“prawns” (49 reviews)
“black pig” (12 reviews)
“veal” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal in this restaurant that is situated in a building full of ancient character. The menu was good and the fish dish of the day was yummy!!

Thank Dal503
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic views over the sea. Staff were great and didn’t have the set lunch menu. We ate fantastic prawn cocktail with mixed grilled seafood and my husband had steak with pepper sauce which was cooked perfectly and lovely bottle of local wine. The position of...More

Thank dianeb234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a regular visitor to this restaurant and enjoy the laid back but friendly and efficient style. Particularly good for a Sunday midday when you can enjoy their Jazz lunch in the garden and terrace, overlooking the fabulous sea view - brilliant.

Thank William O
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Food was good, but not exceptional, service was slow and impersonal, not once were we asked if everything was ok. Disappointing as the location is one of the best in Luz, unlikely to visit again.

Thank Alistair C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Slow service, nice food, unstandard quality on drinks. Wanted a nice drink but I don´t know what I goT in the glass. Definately not the Strawberry Daiquiri iI asked if they coud make before I ordered it. Very nice food though to go with the...More

Thank pyttip
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Got one of the last tables here for lunch on a beautiful sunny Sunday in October. Jazz session runs from 12:30 to 2:30pm. Menu was fixed with cold tapas to start, choice of chicken or fish for main course and choice of banoffi pie or...More

Thank WinnieacreZZ
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We have been there before and had nice meals and service but this time they were obviously busy and not prepared for it !! Very slow service, got the main course before the starters we ordered. The saltimbocca was raw and had to be returned...More

Thank aretaken
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch on Tuesday, 4 waiting staff supposedly working, it was quiet but we had to wait 10 minutes for a menu and another 10 for our drinks, the setting is fabulous looking out over the sea but the staff seriously need to...More

Thank jazzboyle
Reviewed 19 October 2017

As requested stood to be seen to a table. After being ignored for 10 minutes decided to seat ourselves. Started with cocktails. Asked for a banana daquarai. Asked for another one - sorry madam only 1 banana. Well can I have a mojito - sorry...More

2  Thank glynis27
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The Fortaleza has improved over recent years but still has a way to go to challenge the better restaurants in Luz. A few years back I would have given it 1 or 2 stars. Staff are ok. Food is ok. Service reasonable. Still a bit...More

1  Thank Docman76
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Luz
  • Phone Number: +351 282 789 926
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17th Century Fortress serving traditional Portuguese; freshly prepared, locally sourced with breath taking views across the coastline.
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