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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, 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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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
Anytime but best at sunset

Restaurante O Luar da Foia is a family run restaurant specialising in local cuisine - especially pork and wild pig based dishes. The terrace has a spectacular view of the Algarve coast and is especially fine on a warm summer night with a full moon. Easy access with a good car park on the opposite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Monchique, Portugal
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Monchique, Portugal
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurante O Luar da Foia is a family run restaurant specialising in local cuisine - especially pork and wild pig based dishes. The terrace has a spectacular view of the Algarve coast and is especially fine on a warm summer night with a full moon. Easy access with a good car park on the opposite side of the road between... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lunch at the terrace, with good food and great service. Also very good vegetarian dish, which is exceptional in the Algarve. Overall excellent

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I second all the reviews- amazing food from nearby regions in Portugal. I had the alentenjo ham appetizer and the black boar stew- delicious!! Portions were gigantic- the restaurant wrapped up my leftovers and I had enough food for the entire next day. Service was good as well. Highly recommend

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Thank SCarterGW
Jersey, null, Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wild boar back pig amazing food and the views are unbelievably is worth the long journey from Lisbon just to come here not to forget the waiting staff are very good and friendly From PC jersey

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Thank Paulo C
London
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant sits on the edge of the road climbing up to the Monchique Foia and the views are stunning. Even better is the food, from wild boar to black pork done in various ways, pigeon and fowl dishes are just lovely and the covers are to die for. We live locally and try to visit this restaurant at least... More 

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Montanaro, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we happened to go by this rstaurant and noticed its fantastic location with ample parking and decided that this was where we were going to have our lunch. As it turned out we hit trumps, from the interior to the view of the valley and the service and of course the abbundent meal good wine good service and good price... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

O Luar has a great view back to the coast. The food is traditional Portugese fare with the emphasis of meats rather than fish as you would expect in the hills. Service was friendly & efficient.

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Thank BeachshackBrisvegas
Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

By chance my parents and I stumbled upon this place on our way down from the sumit. We all ordered the mixed grill of pork (14 Euros pr pers), and was taken by suprise by the size of the dish, and the tastiness of the meat. It was so tender and well done. Since I was the driver I didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Very small and traditional restaurant . Food is very typical and well cooked. The wine options are also very good. Try the lamb, it's very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Good traditional restaurant but be ready for a BIG meal. Portions are more than generous. Staff is nice and there's Wi-Fi.

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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, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?