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A Ria

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Rua Infante Santo 27, Ferragudo 8400-252, Portugal
+351 282461790
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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Another year, Another visit to one of my favours RESTAURANTE. Wath can i say divine food , the gin and tonic flowing follow by the wonderful "" VINHO VERDE"" the tipical clams and the sadines, the carapaus, etc etc follow by a nice and fruity red wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Another year, Another visit to one of my favours RESTAURANTE. Wath can i say divine food , the gin and tonic flowing follow by the wonderful "" VINHO VERDE"" the tipical clams and the sadines, the carapaus, etc etc follow by a nice and fruity red wine plus. And the famous and delicious Cataplana, and of course to finish the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Visited here last night with my family. The food was lovely, along with the atmosphere and staff. We choose our own fish and it was cooked to perfection. The price was in line with most restaurants in the area but the food was a much higher standard. This was by far the best meal we had in Portugal and I... More 

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Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

When I'm in the neighborhood of Ferragudo, I always try to time it so I can go to lunch at A Ria. It is one of my favorite places to eat fish in the Algarve. I've been several times at this restaurant with family or friends, because Ferragudo is a lovely little village to show and for a wonderfull lunch... More 

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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had diner at this nice restaurant. The staff is very friendly and entertained our 17 month old daughter. We ordered 2 fresh fish for the bbq. The fish was really amazing. It was made on the bbq on the street. Very lovely place also for people with little childeren.. We will go back!

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Visited Ferraguda for the first time and saw this unpretentious restaurant while parking the car. Having checked out the nearby square where it was clear the several restaurants there were all racing to the bottom to get the cheapest price (= cheapest food = mediocre meal), we went to A Ria because it was in complete contrast. It was so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Friendly staff Good bread had the signature dish clams & cuttlefish Good cuttlefish ok potatoes ok clams altogether ok but nothing amazingly special octopus nice and tender but nothing special Nice little outside sitting area

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West Cumbria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Went there twice this holiday, the quality of the food was excellent both times. The fish was superbly cooked on the barbecue both times. The quality of the service and the rest of the food was also very good. Our 3 year old grandson was also well looked after, we will be back next year

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great food, great hosts, great views, authentic Portugal. Reasonable prices. Fantastic !! Will be back soon.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ferragudo is a lovely village of narrow streets and fishermens cottages (now probably too expensive for the locals!) and where, apparently, the "Special One" was born - by that I mean Mourinio the Chelsea AFC manager! In the main square there are several cafes and restaurants to chose from and on our visit we chose to sit outside in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A Ria lived up to reviews for us in our recent visit. We were keen to try some fresh fish and the waiter brought the days catch to our table and explained the options (we are not experienced fish eaters). We opted for a sea bream, which was cooked on their bbq. Other nice details were the extras that came... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 - 27
  • 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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