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“Outstanding tapas bar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Paixa

Paixa
Quadradinhos, Lote 52 (Vale Do Lobo) | Vale Do Lobo, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
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Ranked #43 of 128 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: It is on the Vale do Lobo resort in Algarve, Portugal. Excellent restaurant with incredible wine collection.
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Outstanding tapas bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Delightfully clean and well presented restaurant with friendly staff serving an interesting mix of Portuguese and International dishes. Certainly not cheap-but a good experience.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Burnley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Tapas Portugal Style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Delivered to the restaurant by the concierge, very modern clean and very friendly staff, Food for me was only OK, Moe liked it the Steak to share cooked to perfection was the highlight

Visited February 2013
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Adelaide
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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Thoroughly enjoyed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

After a week of eating big Portuguese meals it was refreshing to be able to choose smaller plates to share. All of the dishes that we ordered were delicious but the smoked duck breast was our favourite. Fantastic service, the staff were very helpful in explaining dishes and assisting us with a wine selection from the extensive service. Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant.

    • 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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272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
“Fine Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This restaurant is simply the best tapas I've ever eaten. We visit Portugal at least yearly, and always eat here.

This restaurant is consistent, and constantly delivers a brilliant dining experience.

The waiters are extremely knowledgeably, there are some dishes that are always on the menu, but seasonal guest dishes are also always available.

It is expensive, but worth the price for the quality of the food. Although it's tapas, it's not Italian, it's more Portuguese / world food tapas.

It is easy to over order on food quantity here, but the waiters are there to help guide you.

The wine selection is vast, with their own wine cellar (it has glass walls so you can see it from the restaurant).

Decor is extremely cool (and quite dark). This restaurant has a high reputation locally, and people always seem impressed when we say we've dined there.

Surrounding area seems quite suburbal, but doesn't detract from the overall dining experience. It is just a shame that it's not located in a central town area somewhere.

  • Visited February 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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“Lovely tapas restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We had an enjoyable evening at Paixa. The service was excellent and the food was very good. I really liked the modern design of this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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