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“Easy Directions” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vai e Volta

Vai e Volta
Largo de Gremio 2, Olhao 8700-303 Olhão, Portugal
968027525
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Ranked #1 of 110 Restaurants in Olhao
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Alnwick, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Easy Directions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The other reviewers have said it all ! We ate here twice last week . The house wine is very drinkable ( 4 Euros per litre) perhaps the white is slightly better than the red.The owners are delightful. We're looking forward to returning when sardines are in season.

Easy directions from the main road along the front in Olhao are as follows. Walking from the Faro/ real Marina hotel direction go past the main fish market and turn left at the " Catedral de Marisco" down the narrow lane called "Rua de Fabrica Velha". You then reach the Largo ( square) de Fabrica Velha, cross diagonally and Pingo Doce supermarket is on your right. Keep Pingo Doce on your right then the " Cafe Parke" on your right and turn left at the estate agents. V e V is straight in front of you in a little square.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Find it and enjoy it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We had very little difficulty finding this restaurant. Ask any local and they will direct . Its worth it. A warm greeting by the owners and a beautiful meal of grilled fish. The owner explained what ech fish was and later bought out a book showing the English version of each. Excellent meal and i would say if visiting Olhoa do not miss this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Authentic, delicious and unique - believe the hype!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Again echoing other reviews - we had a bit of a job finding this place in one of Olhaos back streets off the beaten track, but having read other reviews we were determined.

It was completely worth it - such great value at 8.50 Euro each and wine at around 4 Euro a carafe. The fish is so fresh, and keeps coming till you protest! Salad and olives were delicious too.

The atmosphere was great, lots of locals and a couple of other tourists, with a really friendly owner.

Believe the hype!

  • Visited November 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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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“How much superb fish do you think you can eat? Think again then DBL.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Sometimes you get a bump steer but then again when it works,oh my gawd.

This restaurant is brilliant, simple, cheap and absolutely excellent.

Get there early sit down, eat. When full pay and leave so those waiting outside can get in.

Main tip, When you have had enough, dont make eye contact with the wife/cook she is on the lookout for an empty plate and will force the grilled Salmon/Cod/Swordfish and you will give in. Slowly pretend to go to the toilet, pay and get out before you explode.

You know when you watch those fancy pants TV chefs talk crap about restaurants on a paid holiday, well this is better.

  • Visited November 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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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The best fresh fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Away from the main seafront, but well worth seeking out, this is somewhere not to be missed. Wave after wave of freshly grilled fish straight from the local market. We enjoyed nine different types of fish from flavoursome sardines to chunky tuna steaks. The owner's wife keeps grilling and delivering until you say STOP!

My seven year old daughter said it was her favourite meal ever. We also had nice chat with the obviously very proud owner, until his wife told him off for talking and not working.

A great idea, tremendous value for money and such tasty food. A winner, search it out if you are in the area.

Visited October 2013
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