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Restaurante O Luar da Foia

Estrada Da Foia, Ceiceira | Estrada Da Foia, Ceiceira, Monchique 8550-245, Portugal
+351 282 911 149
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Ranked #3 of 28 Restaurants in Monchique
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Portuguese
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We always visit O Luar at least once every time we go to our house in Monchique. The presunto is excellent and the meals are very generous and delicious. Wild boar with chestnuts or 'lizards" (strips of pork) with migas (herb bread mash). The puddings are also excellent. Such a well run and friendly place it deserves its success.

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Portimao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have known this restaurant for a long time and thought it deserved a good review as it has never ever disappointed me or my family and friends. Even though the restaurant is usually extremely busy the standard of service is excellent, friendly and welcoming. The views are wonderful but most importantly the food is fabulous. The choice of daily... More

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Portimao, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The restaurant is at the base of the Monchique mountain and has a splendorous view of the countryside. The food is heavenly and the portions very generous.... The children had chicken kebab and in their words, delicious. My wife had veal (cheek) in the oven and the meat was very tender and tasty. I had leg of pork in the... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Seat outside and you will love the breathtaking views! The food is also amazing! This is a Restaurant where I go back every year, when I visit this town. The staff are very friendly and caring. Everyone is kind and have a smile in their faces.

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Surrey, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had wanted to try this restaurant based on hearsay and had lunch on the Thursday, was so impressed with the food, service and ambiance that we booked to go back for dinner on the Friday with family. The portions are very generous, well cooked and executed, the house red wine is fabulous and we will definitely be returning to... More

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Lisbon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was in the Monchique area, so I went to Luar da Fóia on the 29th of june for lunch, following a quick survey on TA. You need to be careful with the restaurant recommendations for the Algarve as the restaurants listed as best are not necessarily what the Portuguese would eat or are not necessarily the best Portuguese food.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

With everything closing early in Monchique, we stumbled upon this place at about 10:20pm and the owner allowed us to order food even though they were supposed to close 20 minutes prior. Tired and hungry, we were relieved but we had no idea what we were in for!!! Mouth wateringly tasty meat served with loads of sides and tasty starters... More

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Gibraltar
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant location, amazing local cuisine, not to be missed! The views from the terrace are stunning and the staff are extremely helpful and friendly.

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Alcacer do Sal, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

After reading the rave reviews we thought we were in for a real treat, my lamb kebab was ok'ish but served with soggy chips, my wife's monkfish kebab was excellent, our friends both ordered fillet of pork which was simply opened up lengthways then salted and grilled, it looked huge and tasteless, surely the benchmark of any restaurant should be... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

When you go there. Order the home made bread with smoked ham and then go for the wild boar stew with chestnuts. The best!

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