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Gengibre e Canela

#11 of 226 Restaurants in Faro
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Travessa da Mota | 8000-388, Faro Algarve - Portugal, Portugal
289 88 24 24
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vegan option in downtown Faro

Went there for lunch on a weekday. It's a vegan small place, downtown Faro. The food is tasty, the service is swift. The juices are freshly made from fruit and veggies. They are tasty but, in our opinion, pricy. The dishes are very affordable. The desserts are different, tasty but, once again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went there for lunch on a weekday. It's a vegan small place, downtown Faro. The food is tasty, the service is swift. The juices are freshly made from fruit and veggies. They are tasty but, in our opinion, pricy. The dishes are very affordable. The desserts are different, tasty but, once again, overpriced. All in all, I believe I'll go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

So far the best vegetarian place we could find in south Portugal. Fresh dishes made with a lot of love on a buffet: a soup, 3-4 maines, variety of salades and deserts, fresh juices. The owner is a very relaxed and friendly guy, we go to his place nearly everytime we are in Faro. The restaurant is just open at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I love this place been twice already, the food is beyond words Buffet style, try the carrot and orange juice ☺

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went for lunch on Monday. We were pretty surprised that you couldn't order a specific plate, but instead a 7,50€ all you can eat Buffet was offered. Great choice! Delicious food! There was soup and many kinds of vegetarian plates; salads and sauces were excellent. The house offers homemade fruit juices too. Pretty cheap for the food quality, worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Super tasty vegetarian buffer lunch in cosy atmosphere and friendly staff. Great value too with all-you-can-eat. Finished the meal with a lovely freshly pressed fruit juice with lots of mint. Only wish we had had time to visit a 2nd time before leaving town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lovely food, buffet style. Went twice during our stay and different selection both times. €21 for 2 people all you can eat and 2 very refreshing homemade juices. Well worth a visit. Non - vegetarian also enjoyed the selection. Lovely desserts too:)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Just had lunch at this great vegetarian restaurant in Faro and it was absolutely lovely! They do a buffet style, at least for lunch, and it's 7.50 a head to eat yourself silly. Today they had a very nice pumpkin soup, a mushroom and bean-dish, a quiche and salad with a variety of lovely sauces (have the green one, it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We came across this great little buffet restaurant whilst wandering Faro. We had wonderful conversations with the chef who was really passionate about his meals. I think we paid around 7-10 euro for the 3 course buffet and it was so delicious. I'm not a vegetarian but I didn't miss the meat at all with these meals. I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We just had the best meal we've had all week in this lovely, unpretentious, non-touristy vegetarian restaurant in Faro. Most of the restaurants we've eaten in our looked at have pretty much the sane menu, so when we found this place recommended online, we drove from Vilamoura to check it out. And we're very glad we did. It's a simple,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went for lunch. Help yourself Veggie buffet. Everything, including I am sorry to say the soup, was luke warm. I guess that's the way they do things. Just for the record, clientele was 90% female, and 95% local Portuguese. Helpful owner/chef on hand who without doubt wants you to enjoy your visit. Three of us had soup, full buffet, 3... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Travessa da Mota | 8000-388, Faro Algarve - Portugal, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: 289 88 24 24

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  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

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