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O Algar

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8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
00351-282-35-89-51
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: As you drive down to the little fishing village of Praia de Benagil...the...
As you drive down to the little fishing village of Praia de Benagil...the O Algar is on the side of a hill on your left.This is a family run restaurant with a very friendly atmosphere and service.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Place for Fish

Have been going to this restaurant for the last 2 years every time we visit The Algarve. The food is great and the service is very good too. This place is great for fresh fish and it is reasonably priced too. The almond cake is really worth trying as it's the best one I have had in years.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Christine O
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Kent England
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Kent England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Have been going to this restaurant for the last 2 years every time we visit The Algarve. The food is great and the service is very good too. This place is great for fresh fish and it is reasonably priced too. The almond cake is really worth trying as it's the best one I have had in years.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We have eaten at O'Algar several times on various visits to the Algarve over the past couple of years. We have always had a very friendly welcome and the food is superb. The fresh fish, the grilled pork and the almond tart are out of this world.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have visited O Algar many times over the past 20years and it still remains one of our favourite restaurants in Portugal. It's always nice to go back and see the family running the restaurant together. The fish soup and prawn kebab are delicious, the fish dishes always please as does the chicken piri piri. Alas it wasn't warm enough... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We have been here many times in the past and were looking forward to going again after a gap of 5 years. We wish we had not bothered. Terrible service (60 minutes for fish soup which was actually a veg soup with 2 bits of fish in it. Go to Litoral or Lamy in Benagil instead - we did!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended by Ricardo from our hotel to this fabulous restaurant in nearby Benagil. What a find - beautiful fresh fish - simply cooked - the fish was the star of the show and the quality of the raw ingredients and cooking - meant that there was no need for any fancy sauces etc - simple tasty fresh food... More 

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Lincoln
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Superb location of that there is no doubt but we found the service a bit lacking and was any atmosphere within the restaurant.What was great was that the waiters would be very friendly and conversational with regulars but that seemed to be the expense of other diners. We had to wait quite sometime for a menu to appear (despite the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

As a regular visitor to the Algarve we always make it our business to eat in O Algar at least one night of the holidays. As usual met by the same friendly faces of the brothers with the usual welcome. Fresh fish option is always a decision with a great choice on offer, hard to beat the Portuguese steak for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We have been coming to O Algar for over 10 years and it never fails - the food is wonderful as is the service. It is friendly, courteous and very welcoming. Time after time. We love it!!!!

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have been communing to Portugal for some years and always make a point of going to O Algar, the fish is always superb and is perfectly cooked, Carlos, Anna and the boys always make you welcome more as friends than customers, nothing is too much trouble for them. The silver bream I had this time was beautiful and served... More 

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Another visit another great meal with great service as always. What ever your choice be it meal of fish you won't be disappointed. You will always be made welcome by Carlos and Anna and their family.

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Address: 8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
Phone Number: 00351-282-35-89-51
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagoa
Cuisine: European

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagoa
  • Phone Number: 00351-282-35-89-51

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Description

As you drive down to the little fishing village of Praia de Benagil...the O Algar is on the side of a hill on your left.This is a family run restaurant with a very friendly atmosphere and service.

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