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Restaurante O Luar da Foia

Foia Rd | Foia, Monchique, Portugal
282911149
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Ranked #3 of 27 restaurants in Monchique
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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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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Bristol
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Having had a few meals on the coast, this was by far the best meal and most interesting menu. Great fresh fish,wild boar,interesting rice dishes etc. Massive portions and well cooked and fantastic views. Very reasonably priced and worth a visit. Located just out of Monchique on the road to Foia.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Breathtaking views from the terrace, ideal for a few drinks and early evening dinner. Very friendly staff create a relaxed atmosphere for traditional Portuguese dining. I particularly enjoyed the bread mash side which I had not eaten before and the Medronho aguardente which was also a new experience.

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london
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205 reviews 205 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Prime minister David cameron ate here last summer with the president of monchique and there is a picture of him on the terrace. The food here is typical of the area and after a long walk i was looking for a hearty meal..started off with lovely small olives and bread , red wine,then I chose the cozido monchique which is... More

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Toronto
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Having driven by this restaurant for 14 years, last year we stopped in for the first time when we saw their sign advertising that they serve javali (wild boar). So for the 15th year we visited once, and in this, our 16th year in the Algarve, we visited twice. (It's a beautiful, but lengthy, trip up the "mountain" beyond Monchique.)... More

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