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special meal

we have booked a 5 day break late April staying at the Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Hotel and would like to go for a special meal on our wedding anniversary the day after we arrive. Any recommendations and would we need to book for a Tuesday evening this early in the season?

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reviews: 17
1. Re: special meal

Dom Carlos would be my no 1 choice have look at reviews, and I would book ahead as well

Albufeira, Portugal
posts: 366
reviews: 24
2. Re: special meal

If money is no object get yourself to Vila Joya. Extraordinary.

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reviews: 17
3. Re: special meal

extraordinary prices as well no change from 400 euros for evening meal with wines etc ,a bottle of water is 20 euro!,

posts: 841
reviews: 39
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Yes you don`t mind paying high prices for great food but paying 20 euro for a bottle of water is like muppets paying thousands for a personalised car number plate

posts: 211
reviews: 2
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We would reccommend Os Arcos, great service, excellent food and wine, and exceptional value for money. But like all these things it is very subjective, we only tried here on our last but one trip and now it is our favourite by a long way.

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reviews: 6
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I would also recommend Dom Carlos . Great food and excellent service, the table only has 1 booking per night so you are not rushed out no matter what time you arrive. The last time we visited we decided to drink half way through our meal and when we ordered our 3rd glass of wine we were told it would be cheaper buying the bottle. You would need to book ahead .

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reviews: 68
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We stopped using Dom Carlos when they started charging €13 for a bottle of house wine that was 99c at the supermarket. Better off getting a taxi (it will cost about €11) to Jompra which is close to Salgados. It's the place we always go for a special occasion, they really look after you and the food is fantastic.

South West scotland
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reviews: 7
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I can second the Jompra, great food and service. If you don't want to travel far I would advise a walk around the area of your apartments and see if anywhere takes your fancy as there are plenty of places to choose from. Invictus has been mentioned a few times on here or in the Old Town Casa Da Fonte/Cabana Fresca/Louisiana?

It's your anniversary so your meal will be special anywhere, it's what you make of it. Personally I would settle for fresh fish at one of the beach restaurants.


Edited: 4:22 am, March 06, 2013
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9. Re: special meal

Invictus is a nice enough restaurant but its more like a sports bar so the meals are nothing special and the fish is not what you would call fresh more like Birds Eye but if you want to relax hear a bit of music and watch sports its ideal.

Up the road from Invictus and the roundabout is a restaurant called Festa da Praia run by a Portugese family serve lovely food and run by lovely people.

South West scotland
posts: 332
reviews: 7
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Cheers for that, yea never been to Invictus just seen it mentioned a few times. Festa's is nice as well or a little further along is Tres Palmieras or the Palacete. The people at Festa's are really nice.


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