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Great view, average food, poor service.

It took forever to get served, the servers avoid eye contact. We were served a gin cocktail in a... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
CasaCalicos
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lunch with a view

This was our second visit to Faro. Having searched for a lunch restaurant with a view we came... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Marie G
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6 Aug 2018
“Great view, average food, poor service. ”
25 Jul 2018
“Lunch with a view ”
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I've been waiting for my salad half an hour now (still counting) with the most depressing playlist ever. Don't come and stay happy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SarineE3
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

It took forever to get served, the servers avoid eye contact. We were served a gin cocktail in a glass with a huge crack in it, the replacement took forever. There were only 6 main courses on the menu. The bacalhau was ok. I had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to Faro. Having searched for a lunch restaurant with a view we came across this bar/cafe. The food is good, beer good and the view is superb overlooking the Ria Formosa . It's a little slow with service this is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marie G
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place yesterday evening at 9 and hoped to get some nice drinks and tapas. The service however was very inattentive - we had to ask 4 times over 30mins for the menu and more times until we got our wine. We didn’t...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

We went there for a beer(me), coffee(girlfriend)... the view there is spectacular... The coffee was good and the have a big menu for alcoholic and other refreshing drinks to have with the view... Prices are totally reasonable for this location... -Bottle of Heineken 2,5€ -Espresso...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JanK1311
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Situated in the old town inside the castle walls is O Castelo Cidade Velho; bar, a restaurant. The menu is reasonably basic but the view makes up for this. Prices are are fair, service quite good but a plus for the super friendly servers. With...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

We arrive 1520 after a boat trip through the lagoons for some midday snacking and wine. At 1530 still no attention from personnel, let alone a menu. So 1545, I ask for a menu; girl asks "food or drinks". Answer: "both please". Few minutes later...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Very nice view! Came down and ordered a cocktail out of the menu, barman on the ether hand offered me to try something else. He made a fantastic cocktail... Ended up having a nice bunch of them:) highly recommend this place!

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Niina P
Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We popped in here during a stroll around the old town fully expecting it to be a tourist trap but not really caring as it was warm and sunny with a nice view over the water (and the airport). We had a pre-lunch cocktail for...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Tom W
Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Wow what a view! The ambience is very relaxed and the view is spectacular! My kids gobbled up the delicious gelato while my husband and I had drinks! The dinner menu looks amazing! We watched fisherman come in with their lute from today's catch! This...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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