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Restaurante O Luar da Foia

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Mediterranean, 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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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  • 145
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Excellent choice

This restaurant earns its high rating with travellers. The decor is unpretentious, but the view exceptional. The food was above average and well priced. Good friendly service. Definitely a must among the choices in the Monchique area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Gregory B
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Canning Nova Scotia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Canning Nova Scotia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant earns its high rating with travellers. The decor is unpretentious, but the view exceptional. The food was above average and well priced. Good friendly service. Definitely a must among the choices in the Monchique area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great location, food and service. We ate off the specials menu, and went with our hosts suggestions for some items. The food punches well above the price. Some courses were the best we've had in a long while. We'd gladly come back again. Highly recommended.

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Manchester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a family meal here on a very wet foggy evening that made the drive there difficult. However, even though there was no chance of a view the restaurant was still bustly. I had the wild boar with plums - delicious from a saucepan served with a separate plate of rice and fried potatoes. No veg though. Indeed, there... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had an excellent lunch here today, cannot fault it at all, I had the wild boar with chestnuts, & my family all went for the rack of lamb, which was a special for easter, both meals were excellent really well cooked, & very good sized portions, plus the view from the restaurant across to Portimao was amazing, you could see... More 

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Sault Ste Marie ,Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Don't listen to anyone who writes anything else, this place is honestly amazing. We had the black pork with chestnuts and it was our favorite meal of the trip. The awesome view from the deck just added to the whole experience -just go...

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Saintfield
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stayed at the wonderful Villa Foia which is a short drive from O Luar Da Foia. The restaurant building is unprepossessing although it has superb views over the lower hills and coastal plain. But it is all about the authentic rural Portuguese food. We stayed in the area for a week and ate here all but one night as... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Alentejo food but with a hint of sophistication. We took on board other reviewers tip to only order one couse for both of us. So pleased we did! We shared a starter of local mushroomscooked in honey and port and there was plenty. Our main course was black pork cheeks with chestnuts (they also come with prunes).They were fantastic.Sadly we... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We visited here on Sunday 8th February. Sunday lunch is hugely popular so probably best to book. The restaurant was packed with some queuing outside waiting a good while for a table. This is a typical Portuguese restaurant with a mainly Portuguese client base. The food is very good and the portions huge. We had the couverts, cheese, ham bread... More 

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Cascais, Portugal
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We chose this restaurant with tripadvisor, and it was as good as the best reviews we've red. The food is great, the wine list very complete, the staff very helpful and nice and the view magnificent. It is highly recommended if your visiting Monchique.

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preston, Lancashire, England
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Ate here twice whilst going up the Mountain to Monchique and Foia. The inside of the restaurant is a little canteen style, long tables of about 10 people but the outside has smaller tables for 4 people, the views from here are amazing, right over the Algarve to the Sea. The food is ok, nothing too special but ok. Dont... More 

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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, 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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