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O Algar

8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 34 restaurants in Lagoa
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My first trip to Portugal and staying in Benagil. This restaurant was a little walk from the apartment. The location is stunning as situated on a hill which overlooks the beach and the sea - beautiful at night. I had prawn kebab which arrived on a huge stick and the prawns were absolutely enormous - so many I gave a... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a place we visit every summer the last 10 years. Lovely fresh fish, and the meat is good too. Booking necessary, lovely to enjoy the last sunbeams from the terrace. Family run business, home made desserts. Love it!

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Harrogate
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Always good,t After many return visits O Algar never fails to please, the food the service and the ambience deserve the rating it gets. Eat fish and you will get the best,as with the meat and chicken. Always make a reservation especially at weekends.Parking in the summer months can be a problem,don't be put off,park on the roadside.

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County Laois, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is one of our favourite restaurants in the Algarve. It specialises in locally caught fish which you can see in the flesh and select before cooking. If you like fish this is a must. Great views over one of the Algarve's most picturesque fishing villages and beaches. Friendly efficient staff , and above all absolutely fabulous food.

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Kildare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just returned from our first and definitely not last visit to O Algar. Great location, friendly service and above all great food and wine at reasonable prices for the quality provided. Our party of four adults had monkfish and prawn kebabs, prawns and tuna followed by a selection of desserts all of which were excellent. The fish was served with... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

An authentic traditional Portuguese restaurant, at the top of the hill as you arrive at Benagil, overlooking the bay. The just-caught Sea Bass was superb and the home made lime mouse sublime. The waiter was friendly and happy to chat and we learned about the wines in the region. Lovely evening. Adjacent parking and closes on a Monday.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have been back twice already in the last week to this restaurant and it is a firm favourite of ours each June when we visit the Algarve. Contrary to a previous review all 3 of us ordered Seabass and found it to be really tasty and fresh and together with the Algarvian salad had a really enjoyable meal. On... More

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting this charming, family run, restaurant for, probably, 10 years. We always have the fish of the day which is simply, but beautifully cooked. Charming service. My fave local restaurant.

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london
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Perhaps the O Algar should be renamed the O Dear! The meal was very disappointing. We ordered Sea Bass, French Fries and a Green Salad. The fish was over cooked and had been smothered in garlic butter which left it tasting of garlic butter and not much else. The fish also had a sticky texture which suggested it may have... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is one of our favourites, the outside terrace overlooks the ocean, it is a family run restaurant, which has some of the best fish in the area caught off the Benagil beach. Try the fish soup or clams, followed by a whole fish filleted at the table, homemade desserts, Carlos and the boys always give great service, would recommend

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