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Faro e Benfica Restaurante Marisqueira

Docas de Faro, Faro 8000-059, Portugal
289 821 422
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Ranked #41 of 173 restaurants in Faro
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bern, Switzerland
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This very popular locals' joint on the harbour in Faro serves up enormous portions of a mind-boggling range of local seafood and fish. Cod, tuna, shellfish - you name it! 3 of us ate starters and mains, washed down with pre-dinner drinks and two bottles of house wine, for about € 120. Not a bad value all considering!

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We came to Faro from Punta Umbria in a dull and rainy day and we were eager to find smth special in local cousine. And we've found it here!This restaurant has a big choice of fresh seafood.The service was simply wonderful and the food was delicious!The staff was extremely helpful.Also the view to the small harbor was nice and the... More

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

First night in Faro towards the end of November, and we decided to try this restaurant. We were the only people in there until a party of four local people arrived – and that was it for the evening. Such an empty place does, in my opinion, feel rather awkward, but we were ushered in and seated so quickly, and... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Very good and very fresh fish. I recommend the typical Marinheira fish stew. Excelent flavour and the freshness of the ingredients is a must.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

best restaurant in Faro..Great prawn cocktail and lobsters..Friendly and helpful waiters with good English Relaxed atmosphere overlooking the marina for watching people n boats!.House white great valiue.

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Sligo, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Enjoyed a lovely dinner here we had the Cataplana for 2, it was so big it would have done four people, it was great and a wide range of seafood, Spent a while over a bottle of wine before ordering dessert, great evening with great food.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Was at the restaurant for dinner. Ordered lobster rice and it was very tasteless. It took very long time to order and at least 45 min to get the check after asking for it repeatedly. I would not recommend this unless other places nearby are closed and you are very hungry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Very good restaurant, excellent service .fresh fish and sea food . We were searching all over town for the true Portuguese culinary experience and we were just lucky to "bump" into this restaurant. We only wish we were staying longer in Faro to enjoy another meal at this gem of a restaurant.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

One of the best spots to eat fish in Faro. Very friendly staff. Great view over the harbor and the old town. Try the squid with garlic, its just mouthwatering! Grilled fish is great although a bit on the pricy side for portuguese standards. A very good experience overall.

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Faro, Portugal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you are looking for fresh fish in Faro - this is the place. Don´t come here if you are just meateater, they would arrange something for you but it will not be anything extraordinary. As for fish and seafood it serves good quality traditional portuguese food. I´ve been to this place many times - always had what expected.

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