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A Cantina

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Estrada de Albufeira, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200-609, Portugal
+351 289 580 387
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Already eaten there on four occasions this holiday. It's a lovely restaurant with very pleasant well mannered staff. We have dined with family and as a couple and the food has been excellent. We love the complimentary Prosecco on arrival and the lovely little appetisers sent compliments from the chef. These have ranged from melon balls with Parma ham, large... More 

Thank Sue D
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As guests at the adjoining Oceanus hotel, we decided to treat ourselves to a meal at the A Cantina restaurant. The main waiter in particular (who served us during the day when we were at the small pool) was a true gentlemen in all senses of the word, nothing was ever too much trouble for him, he is very quiet... More 

Thank Podojojo
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are currently halfway through a two-week stay in Olhos d'Agua and we eat at A Cantina every evening. From beginning to end, the eating experience is outstanding. The welcome is warm, the ambiance is friendly and the food is superb. Full marks to all concerned at A Cantina. It is an excellent restaurant and I cannot speak too highly... More 

Thank Chris B
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the hotel next door and walked passed this restaurant for several days before we gave it a try. As soon as we entered we were given complementary drinks and treats from the Chef. The food was amazing, really really good. This is by far the best restaurant in the area which had a really nice vibe. A... More 

Thank Simon2462
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As staying in Oceanus apts, this restaurant/bar which backs on to the swimming pool was very handy to have drinks in. We were always served by lovely waiter, Joachim who made excellent mojitios! Only sorry we missed having dinner there but definitely next time we will dine there.

Thank 595MaryD
Level Contributor
35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Daily menu varies each day but the value and taste never changes. Includes drink and dessert. Grate family owned business. Will visit again

1 Thank Graham T
Accrington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What ever I write here won't do this place justice It deserves a Michelin star José Martins is a complete star I will be back

Thank Edward M
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Went here as a top restaurant on Trip advisor was closed for Winter. Nice welcome with a glass of fizz and some interesting amuse bouche. Great T bone and rack of lamb, and the mango chicken were all very well received as were the couvert.... Local pudding a bit strange but palatable, other desserts were nice. Cost € 150 for... More 

Thank John S
West Malling
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My wife and I went to this restaurant recently, mainly because it opened at 5.30pm. We were the only customers when we arrived and the staff were attentive and very helpful. We were welcomed with a complimentary glass of fizz followed by a series of treats from the chef. The food we ordered was excellent and freshly cooked. We will... More 

Thank GWCandMLC
Waterford, Ireland
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Staying at Oceanus apartments we went here on our first night as we were arrived late.Having had a lovely meal last year we thought it was the place to go for our first night.There has been almost a full change of staff except for one waiter since last year and in my opinion the the meals are not as good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada de Albufeira, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200-609, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira  >  Olhos de Agua
  • Phone Number: +351 289 580 387

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?