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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
Great fish; great meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Kevin M
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My girlfriend and I noticed A Ria when it was closed between services but after reading the menu decided we would come back specifically to eat there. We were not disappointed! Service was excellent. Lynne, Humberto and the other waiter who's name we didn't catch were friendly, knowledgable and clearly passionate about the food. We shared the Octopus salad to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Ate here twice on holidays. Fabulous all round on both evenings. Very reasonable prices. Highly recommend this traditional portugese restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you like fresh fish this is the place to go, but because it is a small family restaurant it is best to book in advance. We ate here twice last week and on both occasions we had a fantastic meal, and could not fault anything. The food was superb and such friendly service. It is a pity that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited A Ria last year and we where delighted to see that restaurant still thriving with same owners who work very hard but always keep a smile on their face. The waiter who brought out the fish to chose from ( sorry I am not sure of your name) was very proud of showing us the catch of the... 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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