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“Friendly staff and great local food”
Review of O Palhacinho

O Palhacinho
Ranked #111 of 374 Restaurants in Faro
Price range: US$7 - US$70
Description: Tipical Portuguese Restaurant at the hart of the tradicional fish and meat city market. Here you find fresh products at any time of the day. You can park at the lower floor parking and acess directly to the restaurant. Any particular desire from the fish market you can find at this restaurant.
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Description: Tipical Portuguese Restaurant at the hart of the tradicional fish and meat city market. Here you find fresh products at any time of the day. You can park at the lower floor parking and acess directly to the restaurant. Any particular desire from the fish market you can find at this restaurant.
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant by the market on a recommendation from the tourist office and ended up eating there twice in one day. It was our first day in Portugal and we know little Portuguese, but the waiter was very friendly and helped us with our menu selection, and we got to try local food which we enjoyed very much. The place was full of locals. Highly recommended for a genuine Portuguese experience.

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Reviewed January 26, 2017

The positives are, the location is lovely as it is in the centre surrounded by other restaurants. Good outside seating.
Sadly from start to finish I found it extremely disappointing. It took nearly one hour to be served. It was lunch time but there weren't that many tables to attend and I have been in bigger and busier restaurants at lunchtime. The menu was difficult to decipher and when eventually I managed to get the attention of a staff member I was left totally uninformed. My order of Perch arrived, sitting alone on a plate, nothing else so I ordered a side salad which consisted of a chopped tomato, piece of onion and lettuce. The fish was lovely but I would not return. Far too expensive for what was on the plate.

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Thank VoLeary
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Alexandre B, Gestor de Relações Públicas at O Palhacinho, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2017

Dear VoLeary
Thank you for your comentary.
We are very sad with your disapointement. the problem with the lunch time is that we usually are to full and we work better with the day meals, usually fresh fish from our market in the same building.
Next time please ask for Mr. Manel and we guarantee that we will try our best to conpensate you from your not so good experience.
Best Regards...

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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice local restaurant, good food and relatively cheap. Unfortunately there is no lavatory and if you order a salad you have to ask for olive oil and salt & pepper but that's no big deal. Highly recommended.

Thank Joost H
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

This restaurant is a local hang out for many of the locals at the Mercado Municipal. There are other good restaurants in the area and inside the market. This one has a variety of dishes of good quality. The only downside is that it can get pretty busy and the wait can be a bit long, especially if you go after or around 1 pm.

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Thank ofilha
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

This restaurant is located at the municipal market in Faro. It is a cosy local restaurant with good local food, friendly service, good wi-fi, and reasonable prices.

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Thank 441charlottes
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Alexandre B, Gerente de relações públicas at O Palhacinho, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2017

Dear Charlotte
Tank you for your comentary
Last year we installed a High Speed Fiber conection for our customers to enjoy the wi-fi
Also subscribed a 4K TV Service, and installed a Full HD Projector in order to transmit some Sport events.
We Hope you could enjoy it in the next visiit....

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