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Le Marquis Restaurant

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Fusion, French
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Monte da Palhagueira, Santa Barbara de Nexe 8005/488, Portugal
+351 916 076 540
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6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful food, excellent hosting

Extremely grateful for Trip Advisor as you'd never find this place without it. The food is exquisite and the service extremely personable. A touch more expensive than we've paid at other restaurants but the standard is equal to the expense. Oxtail stuffed squid and scallop starters were incredible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Julainesp8
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Extremely grateful for Trip Advisor as you'd never find this place without it. The food is exquisite and the service extremely personable. A touch more expensive than we've paid at other restaurants but the standard is equal to the expense. Oxtail stuffed squid and scallop starters were incredible. Duck and steak mains equally as good. A must visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A really lovely meal,eaten in a beautiful courtyard setting. We all chose from the set 3 course menu and the quality was superb. It also included an amuse bouche,which was excellent. I would happily recommend this restaurant.

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Note: TripsAdvisor's map is not correct, it directs you to the city centre, while the restaurant is 15 minutes north of the city by car, but well worth the trip! The atmosphere and surroundings were terrific, and the staff was very friendly and quick. The reasons for not giving them 5 points were a) that we got rollers that were... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Firstly, as others have written, this is not in Faro but is actually about 15km North. You can find it accurately positioned on Google maps 2km north of Santa Barbara de Nexe. We ate here last night at a fund-raiser with a large group which filled the restaurant. The cost was therefore different to the norm but I can see... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Excellent. Very helpful and friendly staff. Delightful and interesting surroundings. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The lamb melted off the bone and the fish soft and tasty. Far better than other more expensive places.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was our third visit. NEVER lets you down. The hosts are Dutch but been in Algarve years. Helma front of house and Vincent chef There is a beautiful courtyard dining area (inside too) but go outside if you can. The food is simply wonderful. There is a 32 euro 3 course menu, and frankly I don't know how they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Visited three times in a week and had superb meals owners Vincent and helma where prefect hosts looking forward to getting back next year

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Faro, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The limitations are:Oft repeated menus, especially desserts. Very little variety in the seasonal menus. In the past they employed too few staff, so service was terribly slow in 2012/13, The courtyard is a lovely setting in which to dine in the summer. The indoor restaurant has a nice ambiance in winter. Quite pricey for Portugal. "Indonesian nights" have a lovely... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Terrific food in a lovely serene courtyard. Ideal for that special lunch occasion. Not easy to find,unless you have been there before,but worth locating the restaurant. Have not tried the inside restaurant at night time due to location. For lunch,I repeat,wonderful setting and food to match.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Le Marquis is run by Dutch couple. He cooks and she does front of house and speaks several languages. She said gets very hot in summer (up to 43C and the locals, who have no air con, sleep on the beach at Faro to get some sea breezes and cool down at night. I had terrine of smoked salmon, anchovy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Monte da Palhagueira, Santa Barbara de Nexe 8005/488, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Santa Barbara de Nexe
  • Phone Number: +351 916 076 540

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fusion, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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