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Restaurante Fontenario

Estrada Nacional | 125 Espiche-Luz, Luz 8600-109, Portugal
282 789 953
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Ranked #14 of 43 restaurants in Luz
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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18 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
South Wales
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Once again on our annual trip to the Algarve we find this restaurant comes out on top. I think we have eaten our way through all options on the menu and have yet to find anything that disappoints. It is also excellent value. I can particularly recommend the swordfish - the portion I had was enormous. Also we loved the... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The interior of this restaurant as you walk in is very dramatic being very "old colonial" in style! The staff and owner are very friendly and helpful but the food did not live upto the superior surroundings. We have visited here twice, the first time I had sole, the second time fresh seabass... but each time was left hugely disappointed....... More

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We had a nice welcome and in general the staff were great. However based in the other reviews I had expected something very special - but this is just another restaurant catering to largely British tourists. If you are based in Espiche I think it's a good choice but not worth a trip from Luz unless you are bored of... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Very friendly restaurant with good service.food excellent but disappointed to be offered potato wedges with my meal.. Lovely for families as there s a children's play area too.

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cheshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

After 13 years going to Luz,this is the first time we have been to this restaurant after it was recommended to us. Fabulous food and very attentive service. Its a family run restaurant with a nice seating area to the front and a small play area if you have young children. Definately worth a visit you won't be disappointed..

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Really welcoming, great relaxed atmosphere. 2 adults & 2 kids. Kids menu went down well & so did the adults beef stroganoff and lamb cutlets. Locals and tourists there when we went. Booking advisable. Everyone speaks English. Worth a visit but you will need a car or taxi.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Welcoming staff, all English speaking, great menu, all meals were served very hot (no lukewarm food here) We had French onion soup, prawn cocktail, chicken piri piri and garlic, sea bass, and macaroni chicken, followed by a massive ice cream special! Absolutely fantastic

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Really good food in very clean restaurant. Typical traditional Portuguese menu delivered perfectly. Family friendly. Need to book.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Food is delicious and the service is exceptional. It is well worth the trip out to Espiche! I'd recommend the Fish & Shellfish Cataplana...

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manchester
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

This place is a gem of a restaurant. The problem is it is out of the way in Espiche rather than the more cosmopolitan areas of Lagos and Luz. However please make the effort and visit it, you will not be disappointed !,. Debbie And Julio her husband have made Fontenario into THE place to eat. The quality of food... More

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