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A Ria

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Rua Infante Santo 27, Ferragudo 8400-252, Portugal
+351 282461790
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Description: A Ria is situated in Ferragudo along the quay side before the local market...
A Ria is situated in Ferragudo along the quay side before the local market off the main square. Ferraguo is one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Portugal. A Ria is a small restaurant which compliment Ferragudo specializing in local Algarvean cuisine such as Cataplana & Monk fish rice, cuttlefish and clams is the specialty of the house. Your visit to Ferragudo and A Ria would not be complete with out tasting fresh fish grilled across the road, served with potatoes and salad but will be happy to provide home made chips and fresh vegetable if preferred. The menu caters for everyone with some excellent steak options and a small children's menu. A Ria prepares all the dishes at the time of order ensuring each dish is fresh NB.this can cause some delays in the height of the summer when the restaurant is full, you can take this time to relax and enjoy a drink or a bottle of good quality Portuguese wine. WiFi is now available. A Ria is currently closed on Mondays. To guarantee your table reservations are excepted.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This was our second visit to Ferragudo and so we once again headed back to A Ria on the quayside. It's not the biggest restaurant, but its definitely one of the best in the village. Friendly service and informative staff particularly around the choice of fresh fish on offer. We ate at A Ria twice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to Ferragudo and so we once again headed back to A Ria on the quayside. It's not the biggest restaurant, but its definitely one of the best in the village. Friendly service and informative staff particularly around the choice of fresh fish on offer. We ate at A Ria twice in the last week and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Simply the best fish meal I can remember having. We were given a choice from the catch of the day. There was a good range of fish and sizes. We chose the cantaril (a similar texture to monkfish) which was big enough for two. It was grilled to perfection and so so tasty. My daughter had beef fillet and chips... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It's been 18 months since we discovered this resteraunt in Ferragudo...... Service and food were fabulous , as expected , we weren't disappointed . Lemon sole and fillet steak with mushroom sauce were lovely. Will be back and thoroughly recommend to visitors to Ferragudo x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have mixed feelings with this review as I'd love to keep A Ria a secret but in my opinion it is one of the if not the best restaurant in the Algarve, this was our third visit the second in the week, both occasions historic , first the amazing Monkfish and Pawn Rice stew , simply amazing and next... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Excellent fish....turbot for two barbecued outside. Clams, fish soup, ham and melon..the meringue with forest fruits. Two bottles of house white, port to finish. Our week in the Algarve is almost concluded. Thank you Lynn and the staff, a truly superb meal for four...and we are picky!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went to this small restaurant for our first meal of the holiday. Like to eat at different places each night but had to return here for our last meal. Good couvert, local bread, good olives and local cheese. Selection of fresh fish which is cooked on the barbeque on the quay outside the restaurant,... excellent. Also good thick steak... (quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had two lovely meals here in early June. Our dinner was delicious- service was slow but we were warned this would be the case before we sat down. The food was well worth the wait! We returned for lunch and were equally as delighted with our excellent meal. I look forward to returning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Best grilled fish I have ever had at an excellent location and very good value for money. Must visit if you love fish. Charming waiter kept me in for longer. Went twice to enjoy the food. Highly recomended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

By far the best place we have eaten while being at the Algarve. Extremely friendly and attentive service. The freshest fish you can imagine. You can choose the catch of the day and the waiter will explain to you the type of fish.We had the golden bream to share. It has been out of the ocean for two hours. Must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First visit last night but will definitely return, fresh Turbot on the grill & local orange cake for dessert, staff were helpful & friendly.

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Address: Rua Infante Santo 27, Ferragudo 8400-252, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 282461790
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Ferragudo
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: Portuguese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Infante Santo 27, Ferragudo 8400-252, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Ferragudo
  • Phone Number: +351 282461790

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Description

A Ria is situated in Ferragudo along the quay side before the local market off the main square. Ferraguo is one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Portugal. A Ria is a small restaurant which compliment Ferragudo specializing in local Algarvean cuisine such as Cataplana & Monk fish rice, cuttlefish and clams is the specialty of the house. Your visit to Ferragudo and A Ria would not be complete with out tasting fresh fish grilled across the road, served with potatoes and salad but will be happy to provide home made chips and fresh vegetable if preferred. The menu caters for everyone with some excellent steak options and a small children's menu. A Ria prepares all the dishes at the time of order ensuring each dish is fresh NB.this can cause some delays in the height of the summer when the restaurant is full, you can take this time to relax and enjoy a drink or a bottle of good quality Portuguese wine. WiFi is now available. A Ria is currently closed on Mondays. To guarantee your table reservations are excepted.

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