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Praia da Ilha de Faro, Faro 8000, Portugal
289817760
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great view with average food

If you're cruising the Faro beach hoping for a friendly spot to grab a bite and watch the ocean then this is a great place to do it! The staff are friendly as ever and they have a bit more space than other places so you may be able to grab an umbrella. Here's the thing on food... The rice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Rapla County, Estonia
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Quinta Stuart
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

For ten years we have been eating and drinking several times a year at O Paquete. No longer. Go next door to Wax Bar or dont even bother to go to Faro Island with its chronic traffic and parking problems. Heftily overpriced bitter wiine (I left the choice to the waitress..) and blinded by stupid neon lights. Give up, dont... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Wonderful location. Excellent friendly staff. Fish dishes, especially the tuna ones are excellent. Lunch is also excellent, good value sandwiches, plenty of choice

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Both delightful. Food was lovely, very generous portions and attractively served. Staff solicitous and friendly, really appreciated the blanket as I was determined to see the sunset. ( actually views very good indoors too) Mix of locals and tourists, great coffee and desserts Do try this place!

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Rapla County, Estonia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you're cruising the Faro beach hoping for a friendly spot to grab a bite and watch the ocean then this is a great place to do it! The staff are friendly as ever and they have a bit more space than other places so you may be able to grab an umbrella. Here's the thing on food... The rice... More 

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Saint-Renan, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went to try the "plate of the day" and kept on returning! The grilled sea bass is fabulous... The cataplana is also very fine. We are from France, so we know about dining out in local, small restaurants. O Paquete (means "Cruise Ship" in English, Paquebot in French) was a delicious voyage for our dining pleasure. Go for the... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had lunch with my wife at the Paquete and we were really impressed with the value. We had Cataplana de Marisco, which is very traditional in the Algarve. It is sort of see food stew. The portions are gigantic. The portion for one person was enough for both of us!! The restaurant has a nice esplanade in front of... More 

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Bovingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Right on the beach. Fantastic uninterrupted panoramic outlook. Service slow, and a bit of a joke, and the food satisfactory, but never mind, what a view!! Try the sobramesa a paquete for dessert - profiteroles with cream and ice cream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

My Partner and I have been here on several occasions, and really enjoy sitting within a couple of meters of the shore line. The service is always friendly, and the food always freshly prepared. I recommend sharing a large Turin of shellfish soup- a bargain in at just over 9 euro's. The toasted sandwiches have to be seen to be... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Well priced and tasty afternoon snack. Quick and pleasant service. Well located by the beach with wifi which was a huge plus for our teens!

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ashington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I have been waiting to be served in this restaurante for now 45 minutes and am still waiting, I am a relaxed and layed back person but I feel such a lack of respect watching 3 people with the same orders served before me coming 20 minutes after me, I am so shocked and it has completely put a complete... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praia da Ilha de Faro, Faro 8000, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: 289817760
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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