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O Leao de Porches

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Rua Da Igreja, Porches 8400, Portugal
+351 (282) 381 384
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in the area

Have been there many times in the past 4 years. Yesterday went again , for a wine tasting evening. The wines,were very nice but the food was excellent as always. The service is perfect. The setting in the garden is also very pleasant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Have been there many times in the past 4 years. Yesterday went again , for a wine tasting evening. The wines,were very nice but the food was excellent as always. The service is perfect. The setting in the garden is also very pleasant.

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Zoersel Belgium
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was not the cheapest but definitely the best meal we had during our one week stay in Algarve. It is a classic restaurant, the decoration is sober but nice, the service is excellent. The lady in charge is friendly, multilingual and does things in style. The menu card is restricted but the dishes offer a refreshing combination of familiar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

went to to this restaurant with my partner while staying in Porches. If your there , you have to go. The food is lovely. no matter what you order, and in a lovely setting. Plus i would like thank the manager for making two lost souls at ease.

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Bieke_S, Eigenaar at O Leao de Porches, responded to this review

Dear Mr, I'm very happy that your unexpected visit, was a nice experience. I hope that on your next visit to Portugal, you will have a nice surprising dinner with us again. Best regards Bianca More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had a lovely 5 course taster meal tonight with bottle of wine both perfectly explained and served. Nice mixture of people enjoying themselves in a nice cosy atmosphere. Would recommend highly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Superb meal & restaurant. Interesting use of fresh, and unique local ingredients used in the menu. Excellent service.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a brilliant evening of great food, the dishes were wonderful, the service was impeccable. Very friendly and warm atmosphere in a lovely and traditional setting. The dishes were creative, delicious and memorable. The house white wine was amazing. Well done Bianca, you have got it just right with the whole eating experience. Not local for us but you we... More 

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Porches
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My wife and I have visited Oleao de Porches for over ten years and have never failed to have a fantastic meal whether its inside or outside . Our meal in December was again superb.We had the degustation menu with the black bream and lamb being our favourites . Bianca and the other staff have become almost friends and we... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

After finding this wee gem, we were stunned. A feeling of real old charm and culture. Superb service, superb food, superb ambience. The lamb was particularly impressive. Interestingly a sster restaurant to Bon Bon but half the price and much more atmosphere.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

After being reccomended by a friend me and my partner drove from albufeira it's a 30 min drive but definatly worth it the place was amazing. We arrived to very friendly staff the restaurant it's self was a beautiful place inside the food was amazing everything presented beautifully and tasted so good I would reccomend to anyone . Perfect romantic... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have been to Restaurant O Leao several times over the last few years. Each time we visit we enjoy this fabulous authentic restaurant more and more. The menu is so creative its like a new adventure each time, truly touching Michelin star level.(but not the price!) The food is beautifully presented and is amazing. The host Bianca is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Da Igreja, Porches 8400, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Porches
  • Phone Number: +351 (282) 381 384

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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