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“Excellent service with good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante O Ideal

Restaurante O Ideal
R. Infante Dom Henrique 15, Cabanas, Tavira 8800, Portugal
281 370 232
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Ranked #14 of 51 Restaurants in Cabanas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Lisbon, Portugal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Excellent service with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Don´t try to park near the restaurant cause it´s almost impossible... in Cabanas everything is walking distance.
There is 2 rooms with total capacity of 90-100 people. In peak time you must have to call and make a reservation as they tend to be crowded.
The service is with no-frills but super efficient, fast and always with a smile; don´t hesitate in ask for advice when you order.
Me and my partner order "pataniscas de polvo" with "arroz de tomate" (octopus fried pastels with tomato rice) and everything was very tasty. The desserts were superb also, "farófias" is a must but you also have to reserve it in advance, the almond roll was delicious.
All that and with a house wine we payed less than 35€.

Dinner time: 19-22h

Will come back for sure.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Good local food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

A really lovely place that is very popular with the locals - need to book in high season. Good Portuguese food and super service.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oeiras, Portugal
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Not a big deal of restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

The service is Ok, but the food was nothing special. Average.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Best restaurant In cabanas By far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

This place is always full, with Portuguese people, so reserve in advance.
Definitely not the common tourist trap. Only real algarvian food here.

Definitely worth a visit.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic Resturant, well named”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

Ate here 3 times, always consistantly good. Try Algarve soup served in hollowed out loaf. This restaurant is in a back street so doesn't have any views but that doesn't matter as the food is wonderful, service excellent and has a great atmosphere as it's always packed full of Portuguese families. Our waitress worked so hard but she was always pleasant and efficient. At weekends you might have to wait for a table but it's worth it, just go for a beer and they'll tell you when to come back. In my opinion it is one of the best if not THE best restaurants in Cabanas.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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