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Clay Oven

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edif. Mira Vila R/C, bloco B AV. Dos descobrimentos Areias de sao joao, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
+351 289 586 868
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Authentic North Indian Cuisine.

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  • 266
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  • 82
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I have tried indian all over the world, including all over the UK. NOTHING tops this place

Very strong service compliments amazing indian food. Care is taken in all ways from the moment you walk in the door. If at dinner time or during tourist times, be prepared to wait. It's that popular. Fair prices, very quality indian food and nice service. No real detriments other than parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
sidelinesports
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Crewe, Cheshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Expected stunning indian food after reading the reviews here. Well i have to say the food was average at best. Yes, the restaurant was busy as other reviews state but i dont know why judging on our visit. Service good, drinks good but unfortunately the food was bland, the curries a little watery and simply not good enough. Maybe we... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very strong service compliments amazing indian food. Care is taken in all ways from the moment you walk in the door. If at dinner time or during tourist times, be prepared to wait. It's that popular. Fair prices, very quality indian food and nice service. No real detriments other than parking can be challenging at peak times and you might... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Whilst holidaying in the Algarve, we walked past the Clay Oven several times and after reading recent reviews, decided to give it a try one evening. We were not disappointed. We were greeted warmly by a waiter, without the usual hard sell we have found in many restaurants in Albufeira. We were given a choice of tables and time to... More 

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Winnipeg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is amazing. The owners are foodies and love their patrons. Food is well prepared, and the service is quick, by Portuguese standards! We had the chicken tandoori as well as grilled beef--both were great. Garlic nann and rice completed the meal. Portions are generous, the wine selection is good and the Clay Oven has a great atmosphere.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My first time at the Clay Oven was 7 years ago, and I got so wonderfuly surprised that at that time I went there 2 more times, always with the same feeling of beautiful, tasteful and captivating food. After 7 years I went back, wondering what may changed and on what direction. To my satisfaction, food is still amazing and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Once we eventually found this place (which is amazingly easy if you don't use the Trip Advisor map. It's just off the strip towards the Old Town) everything was mint. From the poppadom's with the spicy onion and rathia sauce to the curries themselves. Wembley staff were great and friendly. Highly recommend this place if you're about and love your... More 

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were staying 175 miles north of the Algarve and after 10 days of sampling rural Portuguese cuisine ( which was nice & different), we had cravings for an Indian Curry and an English breakfast ( not at the same time! ), So we jumped in the car and headed south to Albufeira.. We found a suitably British bar (... More 

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manchester
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Small restaurant, nicely kept but the food was incredibly bland and the portion sizes were on the small size. You normally leave an Indian restaurant feeling stuffed but we left here still hungry. The food had little taste and the service a bit on the cold side. There were a steady stream of customers to sit in and takeaway so... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

For me and my girlfriend, This was our first visit to the Algarve, site seeing in an eatery near the beach for lunch, got talking with the owners and asked which Indian restaurant they recommended as there are so many to choose. I wanted to go to an Indian restaurant for good food, as there are so many Indian restaurant... More 

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veldhoven
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137 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were looking for an Indian restaurant in Albufeira an upon the reviews we read at Tripadvisor we opted for the Clay Oven. We were a bit early and the first visitors but soon the restaurant filled up with guests who had been here before as we understood from the greetings by the staff. So we were sure not to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: edif. Mira Vila R/C, bloco B AV. Dos descobrimentos Areias de sao joao, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 586 868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 28
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

Authentic North Indian Cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?