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“Excellent Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of A cocheira

A cocheira
Sitio dos Calicos Lote C 1a, Albufeira, Portugal
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Ranked #79 of 578 Restaurants in Albufeira
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We arrived in Club Albufeira on our first visit to portugal and late on the day of our 40th wedding anniversery. Desperate to celebrate the occasion I asked the taxi driver if he knew anywhere suitable and he said "I know just the place" and he took us to Il Tipico. I will always be grateful to him for making our day to one to remember.
This is a family run restaurant and Dad and Son made us feel so welcome and helped us chose the food and wine. I suspect the real hero "Mum" was in the kitchen producing superb food and what was really impressive was the variety and quality of the vegetables that accompanied the meal. It made our day and when we returned on further visits the standard was just the same.
An added bonus was that it was a short walk home with a smile on our faces.


Seamus and Mary Murphy
Dublin

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“If you only eat out once it has to here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Just back from Albufeira and our 4th visit to this lovely restaurant. As other reviewers have said you are remembered and welcomed back but also receive a friendly greeting on your 1st visit. The food is consistently excellent and the service great. If you enjoy your wine they never fail to recommend the perfect one for your meal choice. We have always sat outside in the patio area which has a lovely ambiance, you can reserve your favourite table and spend all evening there as they never hurry you. I would like to go there in the winter as the interior also looks inviting but haven't yet had the opportunity. On our last visit we had a dessert of strawberries with cointreau and black pepper, it was to die for! If you only eat out once during your holiday it has to be here, you won't regret it. Easy walk from the old town, this time we walked from Montechero it took about half an hour. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic - again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We visit Albufeira 2 or 3 times a year and we always visit this restaurant. We are greeted like old friends and then treated to great food. The sangria, specially concocted is the best I have tasted.
The restaurant is on the outskirts of the town and as such is also requested by the locals- always a good sign.
I would have no hesitation in recommending A Cocheira.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“RESTAURANTE TIPICO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

First class establishment, genuinely nice people providing superbly cooked food served
with fine wine in a warm and frendly atmospher.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best restaurant in the Calicos area of Albufeira”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This restaurant is a little bit isolated between the Hospital Roundabout and the Clube Albufeira but it is certainly worth at least one visit. It is easily assessible from the main road but it is tucked well away from the traffic.Certainly if you are staying in the Calicos area of Albufeira then a visit to this restaurant should be a must. It offers inside and outside dining. It is open for lunch and dinner.It has an excellent general ambience. It offers a wide ranging menu and the meals we had were all good value and good quality. It has a wide range of good value wines. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable understanding and helpful.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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