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Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco nr. 8, Santa Luzia 8800-537, Portugal
+351 281 328 527
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a walk along the front in the afternoon and Casa Do Polvo caught our eye we were staying about 15 mins away , but thought it might be worth the walk . Arrived about 7pm and no one in there . Oh well someone has to be first . We both never tried octopus before but are willing to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit the Tavira area every year and this place has never let us down. It's the classiest place on the boulevard but the prices are not higher than in other restaurants. They have an extensive menu with all possible variations to cook an octopus and one thing they know is exactly that; how to cook and serve a perfect... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Was a bit apprehensive about going to an octopus restaurant but very posiiveley surprised and had a great evening. Good selection of different types of food and not just octopus although I had an octopus curry which was out of this world. Prices of the food and the wine were very reasonable. Will be going back again soon to try... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Its most famous place to eat polvo in Santa Luzia, the capital of the octopus. Great variaty of dishes with octopus and withou him, but if you go here there no point to eat other food wich is not the octopus. Very good quality on the confession of the dishes and nice portions. Helpful and polite staff.

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Olhao, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We were 16 friends, and almost each of us ordered a different dish...The service was impeccable, fast and accurate. We all appreciated the quality and quantity of the dishes. The price was not the cheapest, but in line with the quality of the food. Higlhy recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Loved the dishes in the restaurant, fresh, cooked to order and very well presented. We had lunch, on large fish and a heathy slab of Tuna, it was cooked perfectly and really enjoyed it. Al finished up with a coffee and for around 30 Euros, whats not to like. Pity it was raining and had to make a mad dash... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Great all round restaurant with very good fish and meat dishes, always fresh and local. Skip clams as they are missing colander and may be a bit bland, the rest is first class.

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Thank Agata Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Everytime I'm down in the Algarve, Tavira region, I make sure I go eat at this amazing restaurant Casa do Polvo (The Octopus House), clearly one of the best octopus & squid restaurants. If you want to taste traditional foods, come here, but make sure you go early, because so many people enjoy eating here, that there's always cues. The... More 

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Almancil, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

A wonderful day out in Santa Luzia; lunch at Casa do Polvo Tasquinha and a stroll along the magnificent Ria Formosa aftrewards. Great menu with an abundance of octopus cooked in every style known to man. The wait staff could be more organized as we waited more than 20 minutes for a drink refill, but overall we recommend this restaurant... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I had a very nice tuna dish with garlic and baked new potatoes. This was one of the best dishes I had in Portugal. On top of it the prices are ridiculously low. EUR 12 for the tuna, EUR 1 for the coffe and 80 cents for a small bottle of water. The price/quality earns this place 4 stars. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco nr. 8, Santa Luzia 8800-537, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Santa Luzia
  • Phone Number: +351 281 328 527

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