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8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 36 Restaurants in Lagoa
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A weeks Vila holiday in the area and we went herein our last night. Four adults and four children; I was not looking forward to it however, the family run business were fantastic and entertained the kids and prepared special meals for them. Their signature dish is Steak Portuguese which was delicious, a fillet steak surrounded by sautéed potatoes with... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Having enjoyed our meal at O Litoral further up the hill we thought that we'd try another Benagil restaurant recommended by our villa owners. O Algar comes across as slightly more upmarket and the outdoor tables have nice views of the area including the bay. I guess it's kind of a good sign that we actually had to ask for... More 

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This absolutely wonderful family run restaurant is in the village of Benagil not far from Carverio. We have been visiting this restaurant since we have been going to Portugal and never once have we had a bad meal. There are of course other items on the menu, the Portuguese steak is excellent but for me the Sea Bass cannot be... More 

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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Tried it out after friend's recommendation. In August we went to Pescador below it and were disappointed. The staff are wonderfully friendly all being in the family. Lemon sole and lamb chops good. Creme caramel to die for. Wine good and reasonable.Ate on long terrace. Will be back.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

This is our first time in Portugal. This restaurant was recommended by the friends we are staying with. We visited on Thursday evening, unannounced. The staff were so friendly, the food fantastic and we were never rushed. One of the best meals we have ever eaten. Outstanding experience. Thank you.

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West Molesey, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Ana and Carlos offer the best food, beautifully presented and the freshest fish. The staff are friendly and efficient and we have never had a bad experience here, in spite of visiting many times. Food is cooked to perfection and the choice is wide to suit every palate. Sweets are standard or, for a great experience, choose the home cooked... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We very much enjoyed our evening in this restaurant. For sea view tables, you need to book in advance. The service was excellent and the food very well prepared. The regular Portuguese entries were very diverse (butter, olives, fish, cheese) and the avocado starter was tasty. We then choose the fish of the day - fresh from the grill. We... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My favorite restaurant (in Algarve). Everything here is very good, well prepared at the moment... Grilled fishes & meat, rices, kebabs, cataplanas... deserts... Everything!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We love this restaurant located over the beach of benagil. The staff is very friendly and the fish is as fresh as it comes out of the sea. Ask for fresh fish of the day abs they will help you choose.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Carlos and Anna Paula, have been at O Algar for a long time ( it is also their family home ) the food is very good it is plain Algarvian cooking, the fish you eat in this Resturant is always fresh the owner takes a pride in what he serves. In the summer you can eat outside on the terrace... More 

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Address: 8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagoa
Cuisine: European

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