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Gengibre e Canela

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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
Delicious buffet

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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

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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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