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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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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: As you drive down to the little fishing village of Praia de Benagil...the O...
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
Lovely fish restaurant in charming setting

Lovely meal at O Algar. Great fish, great view. Half way up the hill at Benagil. We have been back many times over the last few years, always great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
David K
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Lagoa, Portugal
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Lagoa, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely meal at O Algar. Great fish, great view. Half way up the hill at Benagil. We have been back many times over the last few years, always great.

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Andover, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Went here with some friends who live locally. Nice not to be in the main town of Carvoeiro. I had the local dish of pork with clams which was very tasty. My partner had the piri piri chicken which he said was very tasty although the chicken pieces they used were very boney - we guess they use the legs... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant tucked behind Benagil beach. The grilled fresh fish of the day was some of the best I have ever had - don't miss out on it! Everything on the menu was very reasonably priced and delicious. The restaurant was cute, decorated with everything nautical. The service was amazing, as well, and all of our needs were met and... More 

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Bangor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

If you want to eat local food cooked in the Portuguese way the you should try this unprentious little restaurant set up high overlooking the bay.The fish really is fresh and the menu should cater for all tastes The place is family run and they take care to look after their customers not like some of the so called classy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have been visiting this familiy run restaurant for many years. It is alway a pleasure. The grilled fish is fresh, the view great and the family very friendly. Highly recommend!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

It's been more than 20 years that o spend my summer holidays in algarve and since i discover this restaurant. The restaurant is located right next to benagil beach, well appointed and friendly. The service is 5* the staff is super friendly. It's a family business so what they do they do it with special care and love. The food... More 

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Thank MGMagno
Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Michael K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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