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Alphonso's Restaurante
Ranked #4 of 398 Restaurants in Quarteira
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice last year on holiday but stupidly failed to write a review.
For the past couple of years the restaurant is now run by the daughter-in-law of the the person who opened it in 1981. She is a very friendly person who is in charge of 'front of house', greets customers warmly & speaks very good English. The other waiting on staff are also friendly, as their English is not so good they will turn to her for advice, apologising as they do so.
On both visits we reserved a table so we could sit outside.
On our first visit this year we had the coverts of bread, olives and garlic carrots followed by deep fried calamares for myself & my husband had bacalhau lagareiro, which is cod covered in roasted peppers & garlic accompanied by roasted small potatoes. The sauce was based around olive oil. This was washed down with a bottle of house rose wine, which totalled €36.50.
On our second visit we again had the coverts, followed by us both having the bacalhau lagareiro. The reason being my husband enjoyed it so much the first time & I thought his food looked very appetising. The cod was really white in colour & very flakey, not at all overcooked. We did not have desert or coffee, but we did partake in the complimentary port (both visits), which is of good quality.
The bill came to €42.50.
Card payments are taken.
The toilets are very clean & modern.
The restaurant is closed on a Saturday.
The downside is that it is situated in a street adjacent to the Dom Jose hotel. The view of the ocean is very limited & is also next to an English pub with karaoke etc. but all this is outweighed by the service & quality of food.
Customers with limited mobility may find access a problem as it is up about 4 steps. On all of our visits I have been using crutches & was able to manage.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant. We wouldn't of returned if the food & service wasn't good!


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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Excellent value and service, unfortunately discovered late in our holiday although had walked past a few times. Don't be put off by slightly run down side road , Alphonso's were friendly and welcoming with a good menu . Food was lovely as was the house red, one of the best we'd had locally. Just around corner from Dom Jose hotel and before the English pub.

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Thank Lindsey C
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here tonight and we're very happy with our experience. We had the liver and the Portuguese steak. Can't fault it. Thanks for a nice meal and friendly service.

Thank PedroandTan
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Quite a small menu but excellent food served beautifully in high class surrounding. Very clean and welcoming, We had meat Cataplana, steak Alphonso and sea bass over 3 visits and all were well cooked and tasted lovely. Service good, expect to spend around 60 Euros including drinks for two.

Thank Shinner71
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This was just around the corner from our hotel so chose for convenience the first night. What a find. Excellent food, staff very friendly. We were only in Portugal for 4 nights and ate here twice

Thank paulah0me
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