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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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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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Cambridge, New Zealand
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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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Bovingdon, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stumbled upon this place as we were getting very hungry and were a little bit tired of the usual fare. The food as indicated is vegetarian and was delicious as was the fruit drink special. It appeared that a lot of local folks eat here on a regular basis as they knew the staff what they wanted to eat.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Even if you're not a vegetarian, this spot is worth a entire day trip to Faro. Hidden away, it is an unassuming gem. You can have as much food as your heart desires for an extremely reasonable price, and boy, will you be going for seconds! Go, go, go! Fly to Portugal to try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Since Starting my Vegetarian and Vegan News page, I have been hunting for Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurants in my 2nd Home Country Portugal. Gengibre e Canela in Faro is a Wonderful Little Place.Pick what you want Buffet,Soup,Fresh Salads ,2 Vegan curries,brown rise And Delicious Vegetarian & Vegan Desserts. The selection of fresh juices is good too. The owner Amir is a Lovely... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

As a vegetarian or vegan this might be the best choice for lunch in Faro. The all-you-can-eat-buffet for 7,50 € includes salads, a soup, bread, rice and three different curries. Everything tasted well. Only the Papadum was quite stiff. Weak point: The tables weren't really clean - not really ugly but also not very appetizing.

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Quinta Stuart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great, nice to sit outside and get the sort of food I really want. Buffet with soup and lots of salad, good wine and deserts.

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Boliqueime, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautifull, tasty, exciting food, raw and cooked. Owner has a great personality and made us feel very welcome. All you can eat lunchtime buffet including soup followed by main meals for just 7.50 euro. Cant wait to go again.....

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  • 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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