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8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
00351-282-35-89-51
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
first visit to this restaurant but not our last!

We were recommended by Ricardo from our hotel to this fabulous restaurant in nearby Benagil. What a find - beautiful fresh fish - simply cooked - the fish was the star of the show and the quality of the raw ingredients and cooking - meant that there was no need for any fancy sauces etc - simple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
jamesy007
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bridport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended by Ricardo from our hotel to this fabulous restaurant in nearby Benagil. What a find - beautiful fresh fish - simply cooked - the fish was the star of the show and the quality of the raw ingredients and cooking - meant that there was no need for any fancy sauces etc - simple tasty fresh food... More 

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Lincoln
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Superb location of that there is no doubt but we found the service a bit lacking and was any atmosphere within the restaurant.What was great was that the waiters would be very friendly and conversational with regulars but that seemed to be the expense of other diners. We had to wait quite sometime for a menu to appear (despite the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

As a regular visitor to the Algarve we always make it our business to eat in O Algar at least one night of the holidays. As usual met by the same friendly faces of the brothers with the usual welcome. Fresh fish option is always a decision with a great choice on offer, hard to beat the Portuguese steak for... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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