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“So much expectation but a let down for food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Parrilla Natural

Parrilla Natural
EN527, Encosta do Lobo, 8135-855 | Between Vale do Lobo and Almancil, Almancil 8135 , Portugal
351 289 350 040
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Ranked #11 of 128 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $49 - $86
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Province of Connacht, Ireland
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“So much expectation but a let down for food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The restaurant is an architectural delight. Its staff could not be more pleasing and friendly. The bar for pre prandial drinks is ambient.
The food was a disaster and largely inedible. In hindsight we should not perhaps have chosen the "set menu"! The fish was raw and smelt. The entrecote steak was grizzle and tough. A jack hammer would have had difficulty getting through it! The salad was tough with two baby tomatoes cut in two which were extraordinary.
The meal was not reasonably priced even if it was edible!
However the wine was good-but one needs more than drink in a restaurant!
This restaurant needs to sort out its food particularly the set menu. Avoid it until this is done.

Visited June 2013
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Paris, France
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Not bad at all...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Steak lovers (in Portugal), this is your place !
The meat is perfectly cooked.
The choice is huge, the service very efficient, professional and friendly.
The surrounding is wonderful, specially at nighttime.
Unfortunately, you'll need to come with a certain budget, as everything has to be ordered separately.
The bad point is the length between the courses, sometimes very long.
But it is certainly one of the best place to eat steaks in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Night Out...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Excellent Steaks with good side options. Steaks cooked well in the flame grill and service very good. Excellent facilities but I'm looking forward to sitting outside next time. Too cold this time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A meat eaters delight”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

If you like meat in a beautiful setting then Parrilla is the place to be. The food was plentiful and wonderfully cooked and prepared and would love to visit again and sit in the garden!

Visited May 2013
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The Quinta do Lago area is blessed with a number of a really good 5 star restaurants, but in or view this is the best. We've eaten here on a number of occasions in the last few years and three times during our current one month stay. Taking the lead from its sister restaurant, Gourmet Natural, Parilla takes the eating experience to a high level. We could write reams of compliments about this place, but suffice to say it delivers exemplary food and service, time-after-time, in superb surroundings. The owner is also one of the most modest and nicest guys we have ever met and it's no wonder that he has such a super team backing him up. In our view the prices reflect the outstanding quality of the food, service and environment - cheap it ain't - but the old adage applies - you get what you pay for and this is worth every cent or penny, depending which currency you're working in.

  • 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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