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O Algar

Estrada de Benagil, Lagoa 8400-427, Portugal
+351 282 358 951
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“almond tart” (11 reviews)
“fresh fish” (24 reviews)
“potatoes” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Estrada de Benagil, Lagoa 8400-427, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited during our late summer holiday. The views are special and the food was very nice. We also found the bill to be very reasonable.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GriffCloud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just love this place. Been going for 15 years. Lovely people and amazing fish. Always consistently excellent

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BrianR934
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

O'Algar is owned and ran by a lovely family and is simply a wonderful treat to visit and eat there, the fresh fish is the best you will taste anywhere in the world and is lovingly prepared and cooked by their mama. Go and enjoy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lovetravellingnow
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Family run restaurant with the best seafood you can get in the area. Red snapper, sole and dorade were absolutely fabulous. Wonderful staff, great view. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bvanhout
Reviewed September 18, 2018

The service was excellent, the fish selection was fresh and grilled to perfection! The water views were a nice touch to our evening meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Momkave
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Food was ok but I have seldom been treated worse by a staff at a restaurant before. If you like to be yelled at by waiters, this is the restaurant to go to for you. Meat was undercooked, garlic scampi way less tasty than at...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank michaelhY7817JZ
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Unfriendly, not capable serving a big group of people. Mediocre food. Heavily yelling at guests for no reasons. Complaining about a group which is too large. Groups seems to be too large to handle. You had one job.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bernhard K
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Disappointed. It took too long to order and then again too long to serve the food. Overall waited 1 hour. Main dish doesn’t come with salad and potato like most places do i Portugal. Taste ok. All dishes a bit over salty. Will not come...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sophia313
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with catch of the day. Service was very proffesional. We will certainly come back!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 203gertw
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

I strongly suggest this restaurant on the Benagil small bay. Spectacular view and very nice service. Amazing Home cooking, fresh fish of the day. Delicious Cataplana and also meat has to be mentioned! What else? Dessert is a fantastic surprise! For me the best in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank angeloi2901
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada de Benagil, Lagoa 8400-427, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagoa
  • Phone Number: +351 282 358 951
As you drive down to the little fishing village of Praia de Benagil...the O Algar is on the side of a hill on your left. This is a family run restaurant with a very friendly atmosphere and service.
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