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O Algar

8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
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Ranked #5 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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Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My first trip to Portugal and staying in Benagil. This restaurant was a little walk from the apartment. The location is stunning as situated on a hill which overlooks the beach and the sea - beautiful at night. I had prawn kebab which arrived on a huge stick and the prawns were absolutely enormous - so many I gave a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a place we visit every summer the last 10 years. Lovely fresh fish, and the meat is good too. Booking necessary, lovely to enjoy the last sunbeams from the terrace. Family run business, home made desserts. Love it!

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Harrogate
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Always good,t After many return visits O Algar never fails to please, the food the service and the ambience deserve the rating it gets. Eat fish and you will get the best,as with the meat and chicken. Always make a reservation especially at weekends.Parking in the summer months can be a problem,don't be put off,park on the roadside.

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County Laois, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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