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O Grelhador

Estarada da Senhora da Rocha | Alporchinhos, Lagoa, Porches 8400-450, Portugal
+351 282 313 995
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Ranked #11 of 14 restaurants in Porches
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bearsden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We ate here on two occasions during 10 days in the Algarve. Food and service were both excellent. I would personally recommend both the monkfish kebab and the mixed (beef and pork) kebab. The kids would recommend the buttered chicken.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely little local restaurant. We had the traditional fish cataplana and they were happy to hold the coriander for me! Plenty of high chairs for the kids and a good selection. The sangria was beautiful, so much so we had 3 jugs and wobbled home!

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Stone
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have eaten here many times over the past three years when staying in Porches, and we have never been disappointed. It's our first choice when we arrive, and we dine here on our last night, as well as visiting a couple of other times while we're in the area. We're always assured of a warm welcome from the owner... More

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Leeds
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our last night here and we weren't sure where to go, we heard they would do a veggie option if asked so we went for it rather than going back to Vila Italia or the excellent New Delhi. Bit of a mistake though. Chicken kebab was seemingly unseasoned and fairly flavourless, Veggie kebab was mostly raw, steak with onions and... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Write-up read well on freemaps (local guide map), so we thought a must to go there. Served by abrupt waiter....calamari starter was good...but then the disappointment of the main course...was to come. Grilled squid & prawns (2 only!!!!) kebabs was so chewy...made it hard to swallow. My son ordered so called mixed meat kebab (beef & pork), it might aswell... More

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170 reviews 170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is the restaurant for locals - lucky them! Stood waiting for a table whilst the owner finished his conversation with another staff member before seating us, leaving my wife and I standing awkwardly wondering who were the staff. After seating us, I choose the local sardines for a starter which were delicious. The mains arrived and they were awful.... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Average steak wife ordered lamb kebab got a mutton kebab wasn't a disaster but wasn't great average kids were ok with food was really looking forward when I seen it on the pera map as was going to supermarket beside it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Quiet night and staff very friendly and helpful. Showed the fresh fish available at our table. Huge monkfish kebab, well cooked and presented. Will certainly go back next year!

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workington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We recently ate here twice in a week and had excellent food. The local fish and seafood is wonderful here and my partner had the best steak he's had in a while. All in all O Grelhador is an excellent place to eat.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

As this is near to our accommodation, O Grelhador has been a convenient spot the last few years for dinner. Other years the food was just average (excellent service tho) but this year our meals were really poor. (I was generous is rating this "average" but did take into account other years.) Last week my husband had tasteless rubbery cod... More

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