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Rua Padre Mendes, Alvor, Portimao 8500-022, Portugal
+351 929 058 153
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place whilst out having a drive about and stopped off to check out Alvor. The colours, music, smells, bustle and friendly staff just told me this was the place I wanted to eat. A small selection of shrimp, olives, bread and tuna with onion and beans was promptly brought out as a starter, we ordered sardines and... More 

Thank refurbisher
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a good reliable typically Portuguese restaurant. The menu is varied and the fish dishes are especially good. Unfortunately, it is a victim of its own popularity and unless you get in early you may have to wait awhile. However, if you are not in a hurry, the wait is worthwhile.

Thank Alan C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Now I know how the fish feel! My wife and I saw what we wanted on the board and sat down. Immediately bread and tapas were set down without asking. We asked for water - we were given the biggest bottle automatically while the waiter then talked us out of what we asked for and into more expensive dishes. While... More 

Thank BoulOC
Minorca, Spain
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We have had lunch here three times since November and have never been disappointed. This definitely not fine dining, it is an unpretentious, outdoor taberna serving predominantly fresh fish and shellfish. Yes, when busy, the service can be a bit erratic, but the quality of the food in terms of freshness and flavour compensate in my opinion. Covers of bread,... More 

1 Thank qualityspy1
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

As you would expect, a restaurant beside the moored fishing boats, lovely fresh fish. Tried scabbard - and for €9 had good meal with potatoes and tomato salad. Previously had fish soup - delicious too, €2.50 and partner had vegetables soup €1, very good value, and tasty

Thank brenwin
Lisbon, Portugal
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice lunch in early January, in a beautiful day which seemed coming from a warm spring (sunny, 20° C). The starter was an excellent fish soup, with a strong tomato flavour and many chunks of fish meat (no bones!). The main dish was a generous dose of "clams with pork meat", very tasty with fresh clams, a traditional dish in... More 

1 Thank Jose A
Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A real pity.We used to visit when this was a humble fish restaurant.However,due to the location, a colouful redesign and frequent live music, the place has now become an uncaring tourist trap.Service is thoughtless,without charm (except when they usher you in) and disorganised.Avoid.There are far more deserving places in Alvor.

1 Thank Jantopher
Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The sort of place locals eat, it seems to have reopened recently; I asked the owner if I could buy on of their lovely branded serving dishes; "Sorry, we only have three of them. More coming next week. I'll give you one next time you're in Alvaro." 😆 I had salted/grilled Mackerel, which was lovely, and house white wine which... More 

Thank djgos1
Bideford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stopped for lunch in Ze Morgadinho and we were not disappointed. The sardines that I ordered were cooked fresh and the couvert was ample and very cheap.We were entertained by an accordion player and the chef who enthusiastically played the traingle.

Thank Malcolm489
Marlow, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was busy on dull Monday lunchtime so we decided to try it... the staff were pretty disorganised if friendly... We ordered without problem and were happy to wait for my fish to cook over charcoal. It was tasty and well cooked but the tomato salad was watery and the potatoes fairly dull. My husband enjoyed his ribs. No... More 

Thank cnb134

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Padre Mendes, Alvor, Portimao 8500-022, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 929 058 153

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