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Restaurante Ria Formosa

#28 of 228 Restaurants in Faro
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Praca D. Francisco Gomes | Nº2, Faro 8000 168, Portugal
+351 289 830 830
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Description: At the 4th floor of Hotel Faro we have our Restaurant, called Ria Formosa...
At the 4th floor of Hotel Faro we have our Restaurant, called Ria Formosa, with its wonderful views across the city and Ria Formosa, offers a very good choice of national and international dishes.
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place for Lunch

Ria Formosa is located on the rooftop of the Hotel Faro, right at the harbor/ marina of Faro. Although it belongs to the hotel it is not the typical hotel restaurant. The whole design of the restaurant and its location are excellent. Views are magnificent and in terms of overall design and layout... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ria Formosa is located on the rooftop of the Hotel Faro, right at the harbor/ marina of Faro. Although it belongs to the hotel it is not the typical hotel restaurant. The whole design of the restaurant and its location are excellent. Views are magnificent and in terms of overall design and layout Ria Formosa is probably the best choice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Booked a table at the restaurant. Nice table outside on the roof terrace. We were greeted with just one menu, as they had ran out. The waiting staff appeared not to be communicating with each other, as 15 seconds after telling 1 waiter we were not ready to order, another came and asked. Then after ordering, another waiter appeared asking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We dined here on our first night. The menu wasnt to comprehensive as I dined with a very picky eater but managed to find something he would eat. Each dish was little pricey but when the meal came out it was so tasty well laid out and well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have been staying at Hotel Faro at two occasions. The breakfast is nice with s beautiful view over Rio Formosa. We tried dinner here as well and had the Cataplana. Great food and the waitering is perfect. Even if you're not staying at the hotel, this is a great choice for a great dinner in Faro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Took breakfast here and the views were amazing over the Ria Formosa! Lots of choice for breakfast, I opted for fresh fruit and some bread and cheeses. Good service as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Price for starters around 8-10 euros, mains around 11 - 35 euros - good selection including fresh seafood. Welcoming and pleasing service. Perfect place to enjoy a drink or meal - wonderful views from the terrace!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stopped here for a coffee and a piece of cake before walking around the island, coffee was great and the muffin was beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Hotel is at one of the most beautiful location with scenery of faro around. A must visit if in faro.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had dinner last night at this hotel restaurant. We generally would avoid hotel restaurants, and prefer smaller local dining establishments, but we went to this restaurant because we heard of the breath taking views from their rooftop. Once there, we decided to stay for dinner based on TA reviews. The service was good as was the atmosphere and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Ate here out of necessity more than anything but didn't enjoy the food. I ordered mixed grilled fish and grilled vegetables yet it all came covered in oil! The idea of grilled fish is that you don't put oil! Oh well, not for me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca D. Francisco Gomes | Nº2, Faro 8000 168, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: +351 289 830 830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 34

Description

At the 4th floor of Hotel Faro we have our Restaurant, called Ria Formosa, with its wonderful views across the city and Ria Formosa, offers a very good choice of national and international dishes.

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