We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
Add hours for O Algar and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 64 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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 must for fish lovers

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Metroharrogate
,
Harrogate
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Harrogate
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrogate
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chard
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
Top Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blackwood, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surrey
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Molesey, United Kingdom
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
39 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My favorite restaurant (in Algarve). Everything here is very good, well prepared at the moment... Grilled fishes & meat, rices, kebabs, cataplanas... deserts... Everything!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed O Algar also viewed

Lagoa, Faro District
Lagoa, Faro District
 
Lagoa, Faro District
 

Been to O Algar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagoa

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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from O Algar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?