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“Beach snack” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Julias

Julias
Praia Do Garrao Nascente, Almancil 8135, Portugal
+351 289 396 512
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Ranked #65 of 128 Restaurants in Almancil
Price range: $13 - $33
Cuisines: International, European, Portuguese
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Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Julia's restaurant,beach barand lounge. The original beach restaurant. Beware of imitations.
Northampton
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beach snack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Booked a table for lunch, and changed on arrival to sit in beach area, was lovely! Good choice of lunch and quite reasonable for area. Staff attentive, food good, wine chilled, view fabulous. Some of the plastic brigade here with their wealthy husbands! Excellent people watching tho!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Pleasant beach bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The food here is good, the staff are helpful, and the views are great. However a large percentage of the clientele are loud, entitled, wealthy British people who aren't that pleasant to sit next to with their whining children that they don't know how to manage without the nanny.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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“Julias”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Have been visiting Julias since the mid 1980s. Whilst the food and service has always been excellent, the prices now are very reasonable and with the uninterrupted seaview it is always a pleasure to eat and drink there.

Visited December 2012
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Take time to chill out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We've been going to Julias on every Algarve holiday once or twice a year since the children were little. We have always had a great time there with good food and wine being served by attentive and friendly staff. Typically we tend to go on a Sunday lunchtime and enjoy the guitar playing singers entertainment - although his repertoire can be a little bit samey!

The atmosphere is always great and the views from the terrace fantastic. We've recommended it to friends and colleagues to whom Julias has also become a firm favourite.

A great place to chill out over a long leisurely lunch or dinner.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrible service and food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a simple lunch. Baguettes and toasties for kids. Staff not interested in serving, just want to chat at bar to each other. Baguettes were soft, tasteless, 1 miserable piece of Lettuce in each one. Nothing on side. €7 each? Never again. Izzys next door is a lot better.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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juliasalgarve, Owner at Julias, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
thank you for your review.

When an issue is brought to the attention of our staff at the time,then the situation will be dealt with immediately.We will gladly change your meal but will not be intimidated.
It is impossible to deal with something after the event and most people can understand that.
The menus have prices printed quite clearly and do not change. The prices all include VAT which is a government indirect tax which is currently at 23%.
You could have raised the issue at the time but decided to air your opinion here,to which you are entitled.
In respect of my staff chatting to each other,which would have been during business hours, I do not think that this would have been detrimental in any way towards yourself.
We are busy and do not stop from 10 am to midnight nearly every night and if you felt that my staff should have not been "chatting" then we can only apologise for that faux pas but my staff look after our clients in every possible way from start to finish and to be honest, when every customer looks content, I actually do allow them to chat to each other as the beach bar is an informal place.
If one has a preference for another establishment (which by the way do not serve snacks at all) I would concentrate on them , rather than some ridiculous dig at my staff and business.
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