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O Farol (the LightHouse)

Monte da Gale, Lote 38, Vale Rabelho | 8200-428 Albufeira, Albufeira, Portugal
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Ranked #291 of 572 restaurants in Albufeira
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Manhattan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the restaurant we talk about every year after we return from our annual Albufeira holiday and the place we talk about again a few months before our next visit. We love fish, and this is the perfect spot to enjoy fresh catch of the day with a salad and a bottle of wine, all overlooking a beautiful view... More

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Reading, Berkshire
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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The is probably the only restaurant/snack bar on the beach. It appears they have widened the outside terrace and I think it better for it. We only stopped here once, the day we we sunbathing on the beach, for a spot of lunch. We had 2 of their sandwiches (filled rolls) and a few beers. The service was excellent and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great food, I am my partner shared a golden bream with squid that was creamy and crispy. Not sure what other people have been too here, maybe they just went and had the snacks menu part, If you know good food and want to try local cuisine serves well by friendly staff then this is a must see. Go to... More

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Ferragudo, Algarve /Portugal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Good value , wonderful views of Praia da Rocha beach first restaurant on your left at the marina side walk, food local and international, staff wonderful, owners work there daily and are the very "best" and provide excellent service and good value for money. They do group special price-menus

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We went here for breakfast as it was located on the beach. The English breakfast was excellent with just the right amont for us the service was a bit slow but the wonderful view made up for it

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

we have burgers there alright the pirice is cheap the food is cheap serivce is slow when busy lovely wiew of the sea next to the beach and in the old town

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Reading, Berkshire
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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

We ate here a couple of times for lunch whilst sunbathing in Praia dos Pescadores. Their beer is served ice cold, which was very refreshing considering the temperatures in Albufeira last week and their food is cooked fresh and is tasty.Service was excellent with attentive staff. I think it's an ideal place for a light lunch, you pay a little... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Our first impression was not bad, nice location with sea views, stylish interior, but nothing special. We ordered "Saltimbocca alla Romana" and "Lasagne Bolognese" as our main course. The Saltimbocca, a traditional italian recipe of veal escalopes with parma ham and sage leafs, came with ham, but not parma ham, and instead of sage leafs with dried and shredded parsley... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We were lucky to be staying quite close to this restaurant, just outside Gale. When we went in my first impressions were that it may be a bit snobbish as it had the feel of a much more expensive restaurant, and it took quite a while for our initial order to be taken. However, after our order was taken I... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011 via mobile

To add to all the good stuff at the place, found a meat treasure: Pork fillet with white wine sauce... Simply fabulous! Can't highlight enough the friendly staff! A must :-)

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