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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
Good atmosphere. Ask the waiter about the menu.

Dropped in for a late lunch. The setting of this restaurant is lovely, overlooking Ferragudo harbour, with the smells of the fresh fish grilling on the outdoor charcoal grills very enticing. The restaurant was relatively busy, but not too busy to affect the service. Good atmosphere in the outdoor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
LuckyD121
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Syresham, United Kingdom
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Syresham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Dropped in for a late lunch. The setting of this restaurant is lovely, overlooking Ferragudo harbour, with the smells of the fresh fish grilling on the outdoor charcoal grills very enticing. The restaurant was relatively busy, but not too busy to affect the service. Good atmosphere in the outdoor seating area; although relatively short on space, not enough to feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were very well served in a Saturday lunch. We ate a grilled fish - pregado- that was very good. For desert we had a very tasty suspiro with red fruits!

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Zug
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

To complete all the river front restaurants, we went here for lunch and we were not disappointed. The service was typical friendly Portugese, and we elected to have a large golden bream for all four of us. It was quite reasonably priced at 35EUR, but best of all was the vino verde recommendation. At 13EUR one of the cheapest bottles... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited twice in two days, a party of 7, we have visited Ferragudo three times now and really wish we had visited this restaurant before. The food is just amazing pure and simply and the service second to none. Family friendly, and nothing to much trouble. The fish is very fresh and such a good selection! I can recommend... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited here with our two kids (6 & 12) and all enjoyed it. There was something for everyone on the menu and everything we ordered tasted great (and we agree with the host that the homemade fish fingers were the best ever). The wine and drinks were reasonably priced and the staff extremely welcoming. The only bad thing was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Second visit here, just as good as the first time. Traditional lovely food and friendly staff. Both the meat and fish cataplana are delicious and can't wait to go back to next year.

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Lagoa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you are looking for fish, look no further, whatever you are offered with recommendation has been caught that morning, and you will taste the difference. Service is friendly and you will be a ‘member of the family’ before you leave. If you don’t like fish (I am sorry for you), try the steak. For starters, ask for a selection... More 

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Dongguan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We booked A Rai at the last minute and we're still accommodated with a table of 9 at short notice. The restaurant was extremely busy but the waiter staff were still able to offer personalised service including displaying the daily fish specials. We took the fresh turbot which was amazing. Get food , great location and great service all deserving... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very unpleasant experience here. Food came afterl long wait and wasnt what we had ordered! Children crying around other tables. How can freshly grilled fish be cold when served? Lady waitress needs to smile a bit more. Not be going back.

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Lynn D, Owner at A Ria, responded to this review

At A Ria we read every review and all feedback is important to us. We have not had a single complaint from any client advising us that they have recieved a wrong dish or that the food was cold as we would have resolved this straight away. With regards to children crying no restaurant can control this only the parents.... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The location was good. Food was average. Not good for children as not many coices for children. Price reasonable. Service was extremely poor. Seemed that waiting staff didnt want to be there. Avoid if you have children.

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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 - 27
Cuisine: European, 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 - 27
  • Cuisine: European, 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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