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Restaurante O Luar da Foia

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Pizza, Mediterranean, Portuguese
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Estrada Foia, Ceiceira | Monchique Ceiceira, Monchique 8550-245, Portugal
+351 282 911 149
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Luar was everything we hoped for.

Following a blog article in Lonely Planet for the Algarve we had lunch after a short stop at the Foia. The mushrooms were fantastic, the boar stew exceeded expectations, and the black angus burger sublime. Staff was very friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant for your day trip from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
JoeStermitz
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Camas, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is in a fantastic location with stunning views from Monchique mountains to the sea. We found the staff friendly and helpful. In fact they could have got five stars except for two points The first is they automatically delivered a ton of bread, cheese, ham and olives. Although this is common in Portugal, being charged 12 euros for... More 

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Camas, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Following a blog article in Lonely Planet for the Algarve we had lunch after a short stop at the Foia. The mushrooms were fantastic, the boar stew exceeded expectations, and the black angus burger sublime. Staff was very friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant for your day trip from the beaches up to the serra.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

After reading the excellent reviews if this restaurant on TA, we came with great expectations. Unfortunately our experience did not come close to them.... The view from the outside seating area is truly spectacular but unfortunately it was downhill from the moment we sat down, the waitress seamed reluctant to serve us even though the restaurant was largely empty, having... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The view is amazing, but only if you can get a table outside (we did). Ask for a blanket as it gets chilly. Food good but not spectacular, wine expensive. Service a bit patchy but they are always busy! Try going a little bit further up the mountain to other restaurants, such as the other two I've reviewed on here.... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stopped there on the way down from Monchique. Nicely done place, with a terrace overlooking the valley, the view is stunning. It started off welll, we ordered ham and cheese toasties and chicken toasties. Chicken came back lovely, loads of chicken on the local bread. My ham and cheese was disappointing, bread was only lightly toasted and the slices were... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

From the terrace of the restaurant you have a very nice view down to the coast. The food is quite nice as well, but if you order starters as we did (the mushrooms with port and honey are good) you should be hungry as the portions are a good size. The menu has some regional specialties abd the black pork... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The waiter suggested to try out the Bife Maturado & the 3 of us gave it a try! What was I happy I did that!!! Such a delicious meat, for sure one of the best I have ever eaten! Also the side dishes & presentation were very nice! A helpfull waiter who explained all about how the meat is prepped!... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Two things you must do in the Algarve! one is to drive on the right, the second is to dine here. Your card is marked!!

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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We loved the view over the countryside from the terrace and only had lunch here but the service and food was great. I had a tuna salad, French fries shared with husband and he had a tuna sandwich served on rustic grainy bread. I was glad to see that the mayonnaise was served on the side and the sandwich was... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The view from this restaurant is incredible. We were given a presentation of the meat and fish first, which was very enlightening. The food arrived in good time and was exceptionally good. Value for money is very good as was the quantity and quality. The staff were very attentive with nothing too much trouble. We really did not want to... 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: Pizza, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?