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O Leao de Porches

Rua da Igreja, Porches 8400, Portugal
+351 (282) 381 384
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Ranked #2 of 14 restaurants in Porches
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a top meal at this place - new layout - attentive service - excellent food and remarkably good setting - it just all Works!

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and i visited on a Saturday night. We have previously eaten at the associated Bon Bon and Pimenta Preta restaurants: this meant we had high expectations. I am delighted to say that each of setting, service, food and wine were outstanding and we shall definitely return again on our holiday and on future breaks. We paid 90 euro... More

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zurigo
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79 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the pleasure of dining. We have been welcome from the owner in a stunning terrace in the old part of Porches. Service perfect for a vacation restaurant professional and not too formal same time, but still carefull. The food….excellent and perfectly presented. We had a caprese with different type of tomatoes and dried pesto, a real delice and we are... More

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

Thans for taking time to wright this nice review. We always try to surprise the people with combinations of flavours and we are glad we succeeded to do that for you. Hope to see you once after the summer to welcome and serve you in our 17th century house. Best regards Bianca More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were staying around 20 mins from this restaurant and recommended to try it which we did on 26th June. The ambiance was friendly and professional, very courteous staff and each course described before we at it. The flavours in each dish exploded and did not disappoint. It was a special meal, quite expensive but worth the experience. We are... More

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

Dear Mrs Margaret and Mr David, Thanks for writing this nice review. We are pleased to read that people still care about quality and service. It is our pleasure to serve people who appreciate good food and some different wines. We hope to see you back next time when your in the Algarve so we can make part of a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Found this gem by chance when we were looking for some where to eat. From the moment we arrived to when we left we couldn't fault the service or meal it was fantastic. I had the beef and it was just magnificent, my partner had the Thai prawns with rice and I have never seen prawns as big as this... More

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

Thanks Michelle for writing this review. We are glad to read that you had a nice time in our restaurant. We hope to see you back in the future.. Best regards Bianca More

Stock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Just returned from Portugal and as always visited our favorite restaurant in Porches O Leao it is always a pleasure to eat hear not only for the lovely food and wine,but for the great service and atmosphere that Bianca and her team provide.this is a real Gem of the Algarve Nothing is to much trouble and is a must for... More

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

Dear Peter and Karen, Thanks for your lovely comment. We are always glad to have and serve Foodies like you. It is our pleasure to have you back in the future. Bianca More

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended and deservedly so. We had the tasting menu so we were able to sample the many different flavors and techniques utilized by the staff. The service was superb throughout and the wine suggestion was perfect. It is a cozy, warm, inviting atmosphere that urge anyone going to thsi area to try.

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

Dear Mr Paul, Nice to read that you like the restaurant and that you enjoyed the tasting menu. It is indeed a nice way to experience more flavors and specialties of the chef. Thanks for sharing your opinion on Tripadviser, We really appreciate your effort. Best regards, Bianca More

Lagoa, Portugal
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This restaurant has been here for many years and without doubt provides the best food on the Algarve.It is located in the centre of the village in an old manor house which is cosy in winter and in summer eating is in the courtyard and if the evening cools then warm blankets are provided. The reception is welcoming the staff... More

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

Dear Mr William, Thanks for writing so highly about O Leão de Porches. It is indeed a lovely and unique well kept farmhouse. We will do our best to keep the food, service and ambient as good as you describe. Hope to welcome you again very soon, Greetings, Bianca More

Hereford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We went to this restaurant, while on holiday. We were made very welcome food and service were excellent in every way. A gastronomic delight. If you are looking for a venue for that special occasion look no further. A must.

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

Dear Mr James, Thanks for writing and chairing your experience in our restaurant. It is nice to read that you had a wonderful evening and so we could make part of your holiday. Hopefully we will see you again on your next visit to Portugal. Thanks a lot. Greetings, Bianca More

Portimao, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The starter of tuna was fantastic...great mixture of flavours,the main courses delicious and the wine perfect, one of the best spots to visit in the algarve

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