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Restaurante O Luar da Foia

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Estrada Foia, Ceiceira | Monchique Ceiceira, Monchique 8550-245, Portugal
+351 282 911 149
Today
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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  • 137
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Wild game cuisine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Brian W
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Saintfield
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food at this restaurant was superb. I was beginning to get a little tired of the typical fried Portuguese food so was delighted to stumble across this popular restaurant. We had wild boar cooked with prunes and lamb served with potatoes, rice, fried plantain and lambs lettuce with oranges. My only complaint was there was too much of it!

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Brittany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It has been said by all already. Good food Good service and a fabulous view . We ate outside in the glorious February sunshine .A relaxed mead whilst enjoying the vista.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The service, the staff, the food and the view are all exellent, every time I go to Monchique I have to stop and have dinner at this lovely restaurante. Muito obrigado, voltarei logo que possível.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We ate several times at this restaurant when we were on holiday because we could walk from Villa Vida Nova just a few minutes away where we were staying. The views from the outside terrace are fantastic.The service was always good and the food wonderful. we discovered that we could order just one dish and share it between two because... More 

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Bray, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great view from the patio and lovely food, would recommend this place. My husband really enjoyed the black pork with bread mash and I had vegetable soup and hake. The fish was good quality and tasty, came with chips, rice and salad. Service was good. Bit crowded inside as it wasn't a warm day, we had to move our chairs... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?