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A Lota

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Rua Doutor Frederico Ramos Mendes 79, Alvor, Portimao 8500-018, Portugal
+351 282 458 444
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly, clean and great seafood restaurant! I really enjoyed their octopus and potatoes! Very soft and tasty! And my orange zest, strawberry GIN tonic was so good too!

Thank Hi_kitty123
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there once for dinner and had lobster which was amazing. The service was very friendly and helpful although the place was packed and it was high season. Definetely recommendable!

Thank Manuel P
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great evening here (although it was absolutely freezing inside - this area isn't designed for cold weather dining; we were there in Dec!) and the food and service was superb. The only criticism I have is that we were offered the fish of the day, for 2 people, and the chap suggested the turbot which we duly went... More 

Thank MysteryBradley
The Hague, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Had a fantastic new year dinner at A Lota. We had a huge grilled sea bass for main course, but as I also wanted to try the octopus (in Portugal, we never had any bad experiences with octopus. Their octopus dishes were all good!), we had it for appetizer, which turned out to be an excellent choice. Ambiance is good... More 

Thank diana0618
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Easy to describe our evening at A Lota. Superb food, service and atmosphere. Over the years we have eaten at many Michelin starred restaurants, and some have failed to match the standard of A Lota. Congratulations to everyone for giving us the best night possible. Surely A Lota can give Alvor its first Michelin restaurant. Stanley Green Alvor

Thank Bikerstan
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very clean and welcoming restaurant. I have coeliac disease and they had a allergy booklet which they gave to me ,this contained all the dishes on the menu and was easy to use. Good food and wine and the fish of the day was very tasty.olive staff very polite.

Thank ann52015
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Beautiful food, not one for fish really but it is my husband's favourite. Loved that they do pick of the day. Great service! Lovely Wine

Thank musicjazz
Vasteras, Sweden
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Food tasted good, but when you leave the resturant after a eating a starter and a main dish and still feel as hungry as when you arrived you lost me. If they had served bigger portions it would be a resturant above medium. For me purpose is to eat good and much.

Thank hallandsnyheter
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Have eaten in A Lota many times, most recently for lunch ordering Pork and Bean stew off of the lunchtime menu, whilst my wife had Steak Portuguese style. The service as usual was excellent and the lunch menu is excellent value for very tasty food. Never had a bad meal here, recommended.

1 Thank weeboaby
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere, service, and dinner was truly a wonderful experience!! The host had attention to detail that we haven't experienced in a long time!! Recommending to all our friends!!

1 Thank Maurice E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$26
International, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Doutor Frederico Ramos Mendes 79, Alvor, Portimao 8500-018, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 444
Group discounts,events,open all day.

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