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A Fonte

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Rua Dr. Jorge Correia no. 7, Cabanas, Tavira 8800, Portugal
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Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food but poor staffing ratio

We ate here on the second night of our visit to Cabanas. The food was very good though slightly more expensive than most places we ate in . While this was not a big issue the big problem was that the restaurant was understaffed - we waited ages as a couple however there were some groups who came in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
Cochebuncle
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Went here with my family. Service incredibly bad. Very few in the restaurant but it took half an hour just to get drinks. Food was certainly the worst we have had in Portugal and amongst the worst I have ever had anywhere. Decor really bad. They need to gut this place and start again. All this for slightly more than... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Day 3 into our 10 day break in lovely Cabanas. We had to visit another backstreet favourite....restaurante A Fonte. It was very quiet...we were the only 2 souls dining...though we didnt arrive till About 8.30pm. We tend to have our favourite dishes and at A Fonte its the portugese steak for him & the duck in honey sauce for me.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We ate here on the second night of our visit to Cabanas. The food was very good though slightly more expensive than most places we ate in . While this was not a big issue the big problem was that the restaurant was understaffed - we waited ages as a couple however there were some groups who came in well... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited La Fonte on our first night. Had fish kebabs which were absolutely delicious and a bottle of Muralhas Vinho Verde. The waiter made a big fuss of our son and gave him a balloon. Didn't visit again as we found cheaper places but the food was very nice.

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Yes it's off the main walk, yes it's a little bit more expensive but you get what you pay for! Great great food and made feel very welcome. If you want a good meal to finish off a great holiday or want that one special night, then this is the place by far!

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Heggedal, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Fantastic steaks on stone. We tried both sirloin & entrecote. So nice we had to come back for the seafood cataplana :) with green wine.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I dont want to be too mean here as the staff are very nice - but the meal was let down by a small wine list with all the wines about €15 out of stock. They did try to come up with some alternatives but they weren't good. The food itself was adequate. Good clams with a nice sauce, but... More 

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Lisbon
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This restaurant is set in a quiet street and tends to be less crowded that others located in the main street. Service was good, customer minded (this is not always the case during the summer in several Cabanas' restaurants), although started to slowdown as other tables become filled. Food is not spectacular, we had have better meals in Cabanas for... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We have always visited this restaurant when on holidays in cabanas. Whether it is seafood or steak, the presentation and taste are superb. We've never seen the place too busy, the service is good and children are made feel very welcome. On this holiday, we saved our visit here until or last night and I'm glad we did because if... More 

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Gibraltar
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had come across this restaurant a day earlier, and had a chat with the owner and chef. We decided to pop in the following evening. The menu has plenty of choice, including local dishes, seafood and of course fresh fish. I was dying to have the Cataplana and these did not disappoint ! The "Algarve" one was rich with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Dr. Jorge Correia no. 7, Cabanas, Tavira 8800, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira  >  Cabanas

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine

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