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Restaurante O Luar da Foia

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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Estrada Foia, Ceiceira | Monchique Ceiceira, Monchique 8550-245, Portugal
+351 282 911 149
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 206
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • 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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Positive service by the staff, excelent view and scenery, fast serving time (although the restaurant was half-empty at the time), low prices for the amount of food. Each serving is enough for two persons, not just the main dish, but also the sidedishes. We had the wild boar and wild deer dishes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Positive service by the staff, excelent view and scenery, fast serving time (although the restaurant was half-empty at the time), low prices for the amount of food. Each serving is enough for two persons, not just the main dish, but also the sidedishes. We had the wild boar and wild deer dishes, which were quite good. We also tried some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We got grilled prawns and Portuguese style steak, the food is simply amazing! Very very tasty and will definitely be returning before the end of our trip. Make sure to sample the Sangria as well, very refreshing in the sun!

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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in the mountains behind the Algarve this remarkable restaurant is well worth the 30 mile drive from the coastal resorts. The food is excellent and plentiful. The menu is sensibly short with every offering given a tempting description; Wild boar stew with prunes and/or chestnuts is hard to resist -- I didn't and glad that I didn't although... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Love this place. Try to go every year at least once during my annual vacation to Portimao. AMAZING FOOD.

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Northants
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This restaurant was highly recommended for its beautiful views and good food. Visited twice - first evening the service was so slow, had to wait over 10 minutes from being seated to be asked if we would like drinks, had to go to the bar to ask ourselves. Food was good though, and finally got an attentive waiter. Second visit,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had lunch here and it was superb. We had the Piri Piri Chicken and the lamb rack. The chicken was good but the lamb was amazing. We sat on the terrace over looking the beautiful scenery. The staff were helpful but not the friendliest (but not rude) we had come across on our trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This very nice restaurant is located on the left hand side on the road from Monchique to Foia, the Algarve's highest spot, just a couple of miles up the road. You better make a reservation first as the place is usually fully booked, we had to eat in the balcony as the restaurant was full. My choice was the "assadura... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

On the way to Foia, the top of Monchique mountain, ww can find this very nice restaurant with traditional portuguese food with a touch of modernity.everything is good and the staff is friendly and allways at your disposal. Try all dishes and don't forget to taste the morgado, an excelent sweet of the Algarve!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went last night. Party of eight. It was pretty much full in and out. The staff were a bit harried but overall they did a good job if a tad slow. Four of us had the house speciality of pork fillet with bread dumpling. It was OK . A bit over salted and dry, certainly nothing to rave over,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This restaurant is on its way up to Foia (902 mts). The scenery when you dine outside is beautiful and the service and food is very goos as well :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada Foia, Ceiceira | Monchique Ceiceira, Monchique 8550-245, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Monchique
  • Phone Number: +351 282 911 149

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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