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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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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
A great little restaurant

Was here two days ago after it was recommended to us by our hotel. It was described as a non fancy family run place with great views over the sea and quality fish dishes. All of this was true, we were sat outside to enjoy the view and the very helpful waiter, who was one of two brothers working... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Leeds
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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Was here two days ago after it was recommended to us by our hotel. It was described as a non fancy family run place with great views over the sea and quality fish dishes. All of this was true, we were sat outside to enjoy the view and the very helpful waiter, who was one of two brothers working there,... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have been visiting O Algar for the past 15+ years, making sure we visit at least twice within our two week holiday and we are never disappointed. The setting has an amazing view of the sea over Benagil which you can enjoy whilst sitting at your table on the terrace. The staff here are all superb, very polite and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is definitely the place to go to for truly fresh fish. The owners tend to pick up the days fish from the docks each morning and there is always a good selection. Family run, the two sons, who are front of house are very knowledgeable and hospitable. Excellent and reasonably priced wine list. Extensive outdoor eating area, which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wow! Where do you begin in reviewing this place? We went twice during our fortnight and had to restrain ourselves from going more often... The front of house staff are utterly charming and their Chef has worked there for 23 years. The clams are a great size and come in a tasty buttery garlic sauce. The squid starter, grilled then... More 

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Guildofrd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Visited a number of times over the last week or so and always had an excellent meal at this family run restaurant. A good selection of fish (mostly bbq) offered, while for the carnivores there's a decent range of meat (Portuguese steak, Piri-piri chicken, Raspberry duck etc.) on the menu. Great view overlooking Benagil beach, but can get busy so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We ate here 4 times as the food is always fresh, service is good and value for money. The Cataplana, fresh fish and prawns are always excellent, as is the home made Almond tart. The waiters are very helpful and friendly - we've been visiting this restaurant for about 15 years. May be we shouldn't tell everyone about it!

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Kent England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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