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Rafael Restaurante Bar

Avenida Tivoli | Inside the Hotel Portobelo, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
+351 289 324 558
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Restaurant Hours
Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida Tivoli | Inside the Hotel Portobelo, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

We came here on our first night in Vilamoura and the food was excellent, the wine was also lovely. Great service.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SarahC11244
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed with this. Burger arrived warm and not cooked through!! This was the gourmet burger, so not cheap! Staff took it away and cooked another one. This was ok but had to eat it alone as my partners burger was long since gone!! Would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WestYorkshireAndrea
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Had a very good meal here. My husband had the ‘fish of the day’ which was filleted at the table. He said it was very tasty and accompanied by nice boiled potatoes and veg. I had the Piri Piri chicken which was lovely with a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 906janec
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We are here several times during our stay and every meal was delicious. My son has allergies and they catered for him without any fuss. Great helpful staff and atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JamJarLondon
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Lovely welcome from the waiters and the restaurant was spacious and comfortable. Both the grilled salmon main and almond tart dessert were well presented, decent sized portions - and very tasty! Reasonably priced for the quality of food.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Faefiobha
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This restaurant is a good choice off the marina (where prices are inflated routinely). Great professional service, good range of dishes and wine, friendly atmosphere. Recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank KingKongScotland
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Guided here by Tripadvisor. Lovely food. Good service. Was hoping for Portuguese food but was a ‘Euro’ hit with pasta and fish dishes a highlight.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Steve J
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Been going here for 4years and it gets better every visit. The food is always superb well cooked and delicious. They are updating the furniture and it is so comfortable. They are family run and very friendly and caring nothing is a bother. Not the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank surose7
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating here twice during our week in Vilamoura, great service, polite staff and excellent food, highly recommend this place, thank you

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Dublingirl811
Reviewed October 16, 2018

As a surprise we were invited by Walter the owner of the wonderful WOW chauffeur company to this place of excellence . What a night firstly the welcome was as if we were royalty and the food and service were beyond belief. Cannot wait to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tony_dalstenne
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November 12, 2017|
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Response from whiterosegen | Reviewed this property |
I can't imagine that it would be closed. Rafael's restaurant fronts onto and is part of the Dom Pedro Portobelo Aparthotel and that is certainly open over the entire Christmas period. An email to the Dom Pedro would confirm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tivoli | Inside the Hotel Portobelo, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 289 324 558
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With over 25 years of experience, Chef Luis Rafael, after working in various hotel units reference in Algarve, now boasts of having your own space where you have the greatest pleasure to welcome you for lunch or dinner, enjoying an area of ​​excellence, friendly, able to bind more than 80 seated and with ample poolside terrace.
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