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8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
00351-282-35-89-51
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 4
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  • 4
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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
One of our all time favourite restaurants

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!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Brian R
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Chard
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
95 helpful votes 95 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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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Surrey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 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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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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