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“Lost its sparkle”
Review of Atlantico

Atlantico
Ranked #16 of 61 Restaurants in Luz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$28
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Atlantico has had a change of ownership this summer and this creates something of a dilemma for my review. For those who've never known the place and are eating for the first time, you will get a fairly decent meal here with. effective service. Menu is now based primarily around a 'grill' offering. However, for those who knew Atlantico from previous years prepare for some disappointment. The menu has been completely changed : the strawberries in vodka appear to be one of the only items that made it through the cull. The wonderful starters (that unusual sausage thing) and the fabulous sauces in their mains (as well as the sauteed potatoes mentioned by others) are now distant gastronomic memories. The same waiters serve but even they appear to have lost their joie de vivre and there's no quirky 'bill in a clog' and complimetary nightcap. I wish the new owner well but it's really a completely different restaurant now and I think a name change may have been more honest too - trading on its wonderful past just doesn't seem right.

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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely evening meal at Atlantico. Reasonably priced and very friendly staff. Service was good. Food was absolutely delicious. Best meal we had in Luz.

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Jan L, Owner at Atlantico, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Dear KAH77,

Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We are delighted to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your evening with us and hope that we will be able to welcome you back soon.

Best Regards,

Jan

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Having read all good reviews about the restaurant, decided to have early dinner there. It all started ok - the staff were friendly and attentive, our starters were quite nice. However the mains were drowned in oil(we had cod loin and pork with sweet potatoes). Couldn’t even finish them, particularly pork main, which was too dry but covered in finely chopped sweet potatoes drowning in olive oil. Dissapointing

Thank Elena W
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Jan L, Owner at Atlantico, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Dear Elena W,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us and other travellers.
We appreciate your positive comments regarding our team and the starters that you enjoyed.
Your constructive critiscism has been shared with our culinary team and wil be taken into consideration.

Best regards from the Atlantico team.

Kindly,

Jan

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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

So good we ate there twice! Small homely restaurant with a fairly small menu however everything was really tasty and well presented with very little wait time. The waiters were more than happy to recommend some dishes that were very nice. These included piri piri prawns and the Swordfish. The deserts were delicious including the banoffee pie and the homemade fondant. The banoffee desert was one of the best deserts I’ve ever tasted!!! I would definitely visit this restaurant if you were in the area.

Thank Craig W
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Jan L, Owner at Atlantico, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Dear Craig W,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review here on TripAdvisor.
We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visits with us and hope that we will have a third chance to welcome you in the future.

Best Regards,

Jan

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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Read the reviews & thought we'd give it a try & we weren't disappointed. Food was really delicious & also the wine. Only had a chance to visit once sadly.

Thank Dhun P
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Jan L, Owner at Atlantico, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Dear Dhun P,

We are certainly happy you came to give us a try and enjoyed your experience.
Hopefully until your next visit in Praia da Luz.

Regards,

Jan

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