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“It's taken me a long time to get here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Senor Frango

Senor Frango
Excanxinas | Almancil, Faro 8135, Portugal
289 242 636
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Ranked #55 of 212 Restaurants in Faro
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
County Kildare, Ireland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“It's taken me a long time to get here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I have been coming to the Algarve for 28 years and so far have avoided coming to this restaurant mainly because I was under the impression it only served chicken piri piri which I don't like. I was wrong, this may have been the case in the old days but now their menu is quite varied and in these hard economic times it's a good old fashioned "cheap and cheerful" meal. You get what you pay for but as that is only €6.90 per person for half a chicken and lovely chips that price is fine by me. Add on a glass of wine and dessert and you're still only talking €30 for two people which is exceptional value in this area of the Algarve, no wonder they've stayed in business.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Berkshire
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Forget the English translation of the name”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We were staying in a villa just outside Almancil and this restaurant was mentioned, both by the owners and other guests in the information and guest book. Given the English translation of Senor Frango is Mr Chicken, we mentally associated it with fast food and expected mainly chicken dishes.

In fact they have a wide range of fish and steak dishes to choose from, and some fantastic deserts. OK, their Chicken Piri-piri won an international gold medal several years ago and it is still their house speciality, but their traditional Portuguese chicken casserole would be our first choice for a main course.

Mind you, that was so filling that we had to pay a second visit - taking care with our choice of main course and holding back on the bread-olive-bread-garlic carrot they serve when you arrive - so we had space for the desert. You must try their 'Worst Enter Chocolate Tart'. It had caught our eye on the menu (well it would, wouldn't it) and it well and truly caught our taste buds off the plate.

Given some of the restaurants around Almancil are quite pricey, Senor Frango was excellent value. Our visits were on a Sunday evening and a Friday evening. Both nights were busy but the service was still extremely good. They have a good range of wine, but the 7.50 Euro house wine was quite drinkable.

  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“When tired of top grub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Go here for cheap and cheerful chicken. Just had dinner, drinks and wine for £50. Smashing change from what is usually top grub at local restaurants

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Best chicken piri piri in Algarve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Amazing value and glorious chicken piri piri. chips are fab.
Huge restaurant in and outdoor. Located on road to vale de lobo and ten mins from airport.
Service is very quick even when busy.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“delicious chicken”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

great deal on the takeaway whole chicken in piri piri sauce, nice and spicy with a zesty lemon finish.

Visited August 2012
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