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Fortaleza da Luz Restaurante

#15 of 36 Restaurants in Luz
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Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
+351 282 789 926
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location and that where it ends. This is the worst customer service I have experienced. Total indifference from the staff. A dinner had been booked as a 60th birthday celebration for 8 people as part of our holiday. The booking had been taken a couple of days prior. On arrival we were asked if we wanted to sit inside... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great restaurant, great service (especially Anna and her brother) but with totally the best view of any in The Algarve I believe. Great Sunday lunches with music after your 11.30 High mass across the road. Gotta try it i mean it......Luc the owner often present to oversee which is good...Try their iceceam stall on your leaving next door... I will... More 

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Thank Douglas B
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by the entrance to this restaurant and were enticed in because of the stunning location. The menu on the door was frankly not very exciting, but it turned out that that menu is for lunch only and the dinner menu was brimming with enticing choices. We had veal cheeks, tortellini and Thai curry (possibly the less exciting of... More 

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Thank CN1703
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice position overlooking the beach and promenade. The food was very average. I had salmon steak, but it was as dry as anything. My husband had chicken peri peri, but reported that it was tasteless-quite difficult to achieve I think! The children enjoyed their lunch, but the service was not particularly brilliant either. Won't revisit in the future.

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Thank Liz W
Edinburgh
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This served me one of the best fish dishes I have ever tasted. To add to this, it also had great service and lunch was amazingly priced (3 course set menu for 15 Euro. To add to this, the view was stunning. Must go to restaurant if you are in the area. On the wine front, great house white.

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Thank Maureen A
Madrid, Spain
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147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fairly decent meal in this place. 30€/head. Great view. They have a different menu outside in the garden. Good to note as we saw a menu outside and then sat down inside and were expecting the same menu but it was more expensive inside. It's actually built into the old Luz fort. The cheesecake dessert was to... More 

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Thank SarahJupiter
Central Portugal, Portugal
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting was fantastic view but from there it went down hill the starter prawns in fairness was great had steak for main if I had known it was that tough I've would have taken my chain saw the service was like being served in faulty towers didn't have clue and I'm 85 Euros lighter not worth a visit

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Thank Adamrichards01
Hettange-Grande, France
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154 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The terrace is a very nice place with a great view on the sea. The children could all play in the restaurant's garden gently ignoring the "Do not walk on the grass!" signs. Our dinner was composed of good fresh fish and meat. The children's menu was very satisfying as well. Unfortunately the service was in general not satisfactory: when... More 

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Thank flxmx
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great setting, but food and service lacking for us. Food choices similar to others in the area, but didn't stand out from the crowd.

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Thank Emma S
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking forward to a great meal and jazz evening 5th April 17. Music was great. We unfortunately waited 1 hour for our starter, then 50 minutes for our main course. The food was so disappointing. The staffing was chaotic, no organisation at all. Such a shame as it is such a beautiful setting. The food should come up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$22
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Luz
  • Phone Number: +351 282 789 926
Description
17th Century Fortress serving traditional Portuguese; freshly prepared, locally sourced with breath taking views across the coastline.

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