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O Algar

8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 35 restaurants in Lagoa
Cuisines: European
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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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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  • Spanish first
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English first
County Laois, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of our favourite restaurants in the Algarve. It specialises in locally caught fish which you can see in the flesh and select before cooking. If you like fish this is a must. Great views over one of the Algarve's most picturesque fishing villages and beaches. Friendly efficient staff , and above all absolutely fabulous food.

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Kildare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just returned from our first and definitely not last visit to O Algar. Great location, friendly service and above all great food and wine at reasonable prices for the quality provided. Our party of four adults had monkfish and prawn kebabs, prawns and tuna followed by a selection of desserts all of which were excellent. The fish was served with... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

An authentic traditional Portuguese restaurant, at the top of the hill as you arrive at Benagil, overlooking the bay. The just-caught Sea Bass was superb and the home made lime mouse sublime. The waiter was friendly and happy to chat and we learned about the wines in the region. Lovely evening. Adjacent parking and closes on a Monday.

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uk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have been back twice already in the last week to this restaurant and it is a firm favourite of ours each June when we visit the Algarve. Contrary to a previous review all 3 of us ordered Seabass and found it to be really tasty and fresh and together with the Algarvian salad had a really enjoyable meal. On... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting this charming, family run, restaurant for, probably, 10 years. We always have the fish of the day which is simply, but beautifully cooked. Charming service. My fave local restaurant.

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london
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Perhaps the O Algar should be renamed the O Dear! The meal was very disappointing. We ordered Sea Bass, French Fries and a Green Salad. The fish was over cooked and had been smothered in garlic butter which left it tasting of garlic butter and not much else. The fish also had a sticky texture which suggested it may have... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is one of our favourites, the outside terrace overlooks the ocean, it is a family run restaurant, which has some of the best fish in the area caught off the Benagil beach. Try the fish soup or clams, followed by a whole fish filleted at the table, homemade desserts, Carlos and the boys always give great service, would recommend

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We have been visiting this wonderful Portuguese restaurant for many years and it is one of our two favourite restaurants in the area. Fish is always frshly caught and the service is always brilliant provided by Carlos and his family members Thoroughly recommended.

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Actually ended up here by mistake as we were going to a nearby restaurant that was closed on Sunday night but it worked out fine. The menu was authentic Portuguese and well cooked. Very fresh garlic chilli prawns to start which messy but tasty. Fresh fish was good as were the steaks. The restaurant is a proper family run affair... More

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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We have been about 3 times now and it still has not lived up to expectation. In the Summer when it is busy they struggle. Mostly fish, our food has been over cooked and disappointing.

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