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Le Marquis Restaurant

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Monte da Palhagueira | Santa Barbara de Nexe, Faro 8005/488, Portugal
+351 916 076 540
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Today
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This place holds its rightful place as one of the top restaurants in Portugal

Situated 25 minutes from Faro in the hills above Sta. Barbara de Nexe, near the little villages of Gorjoes and Palhagueira, Le Marquis provides all that one would wish for both in the Winter by the log fires, especially in the evenings, or within the delightful enclosed courtyard in Summer. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Derek E
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Alton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Alton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Situated 25 minutes from Faro in the hills above Sta. Barbara de Nexe, near the little villages of Gorjoes and Palhagueira, Le Marquis provides all that one would wish for both in the Winter by the log fires, especially in the evenings, or within the delightful enclosed courtyard in Summer. A charming welcome awaits from the Dutch husband and wife... More 

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England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Beautiful surroundings, excellent service and simply wonderful food and wine. Vincent and Helma are truly talented and passionate about their restaurant and their guests. Highly Recommend!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Absolutely beautiful restaurant, wonderful hosts and perfect surroundings! would highly recommend! Food at its very best!

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Sao Bras de Alportel, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was one of 6 guests of a good friend at his 70th birthday last night. I have eaten at Le Marquis a few times before and it was already established as just about my favourite restaurant in the Algarve, where we live. The meal was truly stunning – scallops with foie gras then lamb shank which was truly historic... More 

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Yorkshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This restaurant is in the Faro municipality not in Faro. Would be better sited under Loule. Tripadvisor tells me my review is to short so I'll add how frustrating Tripadvisor is when I look for restaurants I can walk to, savour their menus only to find it's miles away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

For me and my parents it was the best choice I ever made to stop here and eat after a long ride. When we stopped here we received a warm welcome by hostess Helma and incredebly gifted chef Vincent. My favourite part of the restaurant is the beautiful garden. But back to the best part the food,I took the spare... More 

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blackpool
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were very lucky to be served a customised tasting menu for a friend's special birthday. We had nearly 4 hours of great food, great service and even greater company. The setting is old world - a converted 17th C farmhouse - but the food is modern and inventive. The dishes are created to marry flavours and are feast for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Have been visiting this restaurant each year for the last few years. I cannot speak too highly of the food and the ambiance. The food is delightfully excellent, the service friendly and attentive and dining on the patio on a sunny lunchtime is what holidays should be all about! Slightly off the beaten track but well worth tracking down!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It was hard to get us there - but worth it by far! - it is a great place, owner-managed, great food, atmosphere and, while a little north on price, worrh it fully. Highly recommended!

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Rome
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have eaten many meals at this restaurant. Never been disappointed. Friendly service, excellent quality food, good wine choices and beautiful surroundings. What more do you want?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Monte da Palhagueira | Santa Barbara de Nexe, Faro 8005/488, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: +351 916 076 540

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?