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“Fantastic Portuguese cuisine !! No 1 for our family !!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Malveiro

Restaurante Malveiro
Vale de Eguas N. 169, Almancil 8135 , Portugal
917 824 131
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Ranked #15 of 125 Restaurants in Almancil
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The restaurant Malveiro existed for 30 years in the AlgarveGiven the specificity of our customers only serve dinner. We are open every day during the month of August. In the remaining months we closed on Sunday.We serve lunches for groups only by appointment.
Bothwell, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Portuguese cuisine !! No 1 for our family !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This restaurant is positively a gold mine if you are visiting the Golden Triangle in Portugal . We have been going to this restaurant for years now and every time we go back with the family this is our first night out and often our last night out . Cosy ,comfy ,charming ,atmosphere typical Portuguese and above all the food and service is always the same - just excellent !! I do not often write reviews but I am compelled to write one on this restaurant as it is superb . If you are anywhere within the Val do Lobo area please visit here - you will not be disappointed . Prices are excellent and wine choice superb too . Lionel is the most welcoming and attentive host . We can't wait to go back in July this year !! Try it and see for yourselves . 5 star for us without the 5 star cost at the end of the evening . Can't wait for summer hols again and to visit Lionel s gold mine ! Love it !

  • Visited February 2013
    • 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
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  • Portuguese first
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Sorry but it's not that good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

We visited in may and were really excited after reading the reviews on tripadvisor .We visit the algarve at least 5 times a year and are familiar with the restaurants mainly at the other end . I would say the food was poor we had the covert to start and the sausage they served was full of bone and gristle so much so it made me gag this was followed by sea bass in their special sauce all I can say is the sauce tasted suspiciously like Heinz salad cream miwed with milk and heated up ... Quite revolting . The thing that shocked me most was when they bought your food they took it round the restaraunt showing the other diners what you had ordered I appreciate they are proud of their food but I don't appreciate my dinner being passed around .There are many great places to eat in the area I wish we had given this one a wide berth

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“delightful restaurant, fantastic service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Tried this restaurant based on the trip advisor rank. We were the first customers to arrive that evening and were treated to consistently superb service all night. Excellent home cooked style food. Portion sizes were just right, pleasing choice on the menu. The owners showed off every dish as it was served, made their own wine, served up lots of little treats between courses.
We had a great evening, slow delicious dining in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You will need a car to get there, its quite a way outside almancil and its not cheap, but definitely worth it, treat yourself! Go early and plan to make an evening of it, dont rush.

Visited May 2013
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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Spot on!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Selected this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Very unique and enjoyable experience. Would not hesitate to use it again. Food and service excellent, in fact it was spot on!

Visited May 2013
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sandhurst, berks
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We were staying in Quinta Do Lago and came here half way through our holiday after reading trip advisor reviews! The meal was fantastic from start to finish, starting with the wonderful warm welcome we received from the owner and ending with a warm goodbye from him, met at the front door and said goodbye to at the front door! The food was superb! They would show you the food before they gave it to whoever had ordered it so you could see what you could order! The covers were delicious, goats cheese with honey, chorizo and the vegetable and nut starter were all delicious! The starters of samosa and prawn surprise were divine and for our mains we had the veal casserole and the kid casserole and they were both outstanding. To finish we had the almond and honey tart which was amazing. I particularly enjoyed the fact that we weren't allowed to have the bill until we excepted a complimentary spirit! :) ask to sit in the conservatory area! gorgeous white washed tables and chairs, sweet little birds and books on shelves!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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