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Solar do Farelo

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Varzea do Farelo | Portimão, Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimao 8500-160, Portugal
+351 964 080 719
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Lagos, Portugal
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267 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here several times over the past couple of years - probably more often if it wasn't so far out of town. This time it was chosen as a venue for Pre-Christmas lunch for our Walking group. 34 of us sat in the panoramic verandah room overlooking the valley behind. We had prechosen the menu, a choice of... More 

Thank Paul A
Portimao, Portugal
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is very popular with locals and 'foreigners' alike because of the quality of its cuisine, its warm atmosphere, its impressive choice of wines (more anon) and the welcome from Fernando! it takes a bit of finding as its website does not feature its GPS details but once you are there, the experience is worth the trouble. First, pick... More 

Thank Yves F
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit, with friends who had been before. The welcome from the host was nice and on a Friday night the atmosphere was really good. There was a good wine list but we went for the local stuff out of a barrel - four Euros with free refills all night and the white we had was quite ok. Our... More 

Thank AustinSpeedy
Leicester, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant a couple of years ago and were tremendously impressed. We went there again this summer and were no less so. The food was fantastic – there was a blackboard with 15 choices of main course and between the six of use we chose five different dishes all of which were excellent, as was the pudding... More 

Thank David E
Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was recommended to us by a friend Beggar of a place to find - especially in the dark! Food - over expensive and underwelling Wine deal - 4 euros for the help yourself jug - which may up the ratings Owners recommended wines - we tried the white - very pale and thin on palate - also rather expensive... More 

Thank Rosethered
Greater London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have been here before with friends who live locally and always look forward to going back. The food is consistently good (for me personally,the black pork or the rabbit stew is best )the service is quick and the staff very helpful and attentive. The owner makes a point of shaking hands with all his patrons and takes you personally... More 

Thank Flyer1949
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with two friends who live in Portugal at their recommendation. Have to say it lived up to their glowing reviews. If you are looking for an excellent choice of food, well cooked and well presented this is the place for you. The four of us had prawns and goats cheese starters, followed by 2x lamb chops,... More 

Thank Patrick B
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have been visiting this restaurant for 14 years now and although we dine out in many places around the world, it is one of our favourite places to be. Great food (the best lobster bisque - ever!) and wine. Lovely location and very friendly service. We frequently eat here as a couple, but often have friends and family join... More 

Thank HilsAH
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were taken there by friends who are very familiar with the area. As already mentioned by other contributors you need to book in advance. Excellent food and service all in a unique restaurant. Serving yourself from the two barrels of wine was an added bonus/attraction. I had the Duck in Orange Sauce and it was quite easily the best... More 

Thank Penny G
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

You need both to book and preferably have someone else to do the driving. We have enjoyed good food here on numerous occasions and this was our first Sunday Lunch experience. Do not expect your normal roast beef and yourkshie pudding but in stead a vast menu of lovely Portuguese and European dishes. Be careful to leave some room to... More 

Thank Ron D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Varzea do Farelo | Portimão, Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimao 8500-160, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Mexilhoeira Grande
  • Phone Number: +351 964 080 719
Opening hours: Lunch Time: Open from 12:00 to 16:00 (kitchen service until 15:00) Dinner Time: Open from 18:30 to midnight (kitchen service until 21:30) The restaurant is closed sunday evening and all day monday.

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