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Tasca do Petrol

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Corgo Do Vale, Monchique 8550-117, Portugal
+351 282 955 117
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
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Alvor, Portugal
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This former petrol station turned restaurant is absolutely fantastic. I really don't want to give it a good review because l don't want too many people to discover it!! Seriously, if you want to go there for lunch, it is best to book in advance as it is extremely popular. The food is gorgeous traditional Portuguese fare and plenty of... More 

Thank Newdun2
Bootle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic meal as always. Friendly people all food has been lovely never had a bad meal. All my friends love coming here.

Thank Caroline H
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here twice last week on the recommendation of friends and loved the place. Delicious food and very welcoming people in a quaint little village in the mountains.

Thank Alan O
Motza Ilit
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Tasca do Petrol is famous for its pork but don't ignore the fish -- and let them pick and plan the dish. They know what they are doing and arguments about quantity are futile. They gave me seven sardines even when I asked for five and what a joy there were.

Thank Larry100
Edzell, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went here on the recent local holiday. The Sunday lunch menu was on and it is fantastic. No menu as such. They bring local starters such as liver, black pudding, local ham followed by various new cooked in the oven. Leg of pork, chicken stew, pigs cheek. They just place several dishes on the table for the party to... More 

Thank heatherrjolly
Stirling, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were recommended to visit this restaurant as a good example of cuisine from the hinterland behind the Algarve coast. Marmelete is situated in the green rolling hills about 20 minutes east of the Cape St Vincent way and 20 minutes west of Monchique. Four of us were make a circular journey via the capes at St Vincent and Sagres... More 

Thank tony1046
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I had pork leg and my partner had pork chops. Both were cooked perfectly, the roast potatoes with my pork leg were lovely but both were just meat and potatoes dishes could have done with more veg or salad. Service was good, very quick for portugal. The carob desert hit the spot to finish!

Thank Tom S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on a recomendation and we weren't disapointed!Mainly a meat restaurant.They grill the meat really well and everything we eat was delicious!We went twice with our 3 children and they loved it too.We paid about 45/50€ for dinner (2/3 main meals,breads & butter,mixed traditional starters plate and puddings/ice cream for all).

Thank Marta C
Moreton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Second time we have visited whilst in Portugal visiting my parents, lovely food, very reasonable. Pork steaks with mushroom sauce is highly recommended....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

On the way back to the hotel and decided to drop into the place, initially just for a dink, but we ended up having a late lunch. Lunch was excellent even though lunch was nearly over. Good choice of local dishes at a very reasonable price. Would recommend to any passing travellers.

Thank owensblue

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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
Average prices
US$15 - US$29
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corgo Do Vale, Monchique 8550-117, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Monchique
  • Phone Number: +351 282 955 117

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