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O Algar

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8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
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Puerto Banus, Spain
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After the day spent at the beached around we were choosing between two restaurants next to Benagil beach. We've chosen the upper one with a nice ocean view. The family of owners themselves are working and living there make you feel as a special guest and surround you by the best of portuguese hospitality. They have a great choice of... More 

Thank Dinussy
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Excellent fresh fish, and reasonable prices considering the prime location above Benagil beach (far better value than Pescador next door). We ate outside on a warm May evening - and the meal started well with 'cover' that was a cut above average (the olives were particularly good), and a very tasty fish soup. My wife's prawn kebab was spectacularly suspended... More 

Thank StanstedPete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We went to O Algar a few years back for their cataplana following a recommendation... it did not disappoint! I am back in the Algarve this week and my first point of call will be O Algar for another little treat!

Thank Londonlad
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Excellent typical local food as usual at very reasonable prices and an enjoyable evening although still necessry to eat inside due to the somewhat unseasonable weather. This family restaurant has very friendly and personable staff (the sons mainly) who make it a pleasure to dine here which cannot be said for all the restaurants in the area albeit most, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We cannot be in the Algarve and miss out on a meal here. We shared a large sea bass, which was excellent, and our friends shared a monkfish cataplana, which they enjoyed too. The family are always friendly and welcoming.

Thank BigH2
Oxshott, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant for years. It serves perfectly cooked fish. I love their tomato salad and the potatoes are the best i have tasted. Mum does the cooking and dad and sons very attentively serve the restaurant. Always great service, always simply cooked perfect fish. always friendly and accommodating.

Thank Ralph M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

The food is always good. Mum cooks it and her sons serve it. The food is simple but very well cooked. Service is attentive. Good selection of fresh fish. Try mind home prepared desserts.

Thank Portis20
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

After a long hiking day we were ready for a nice fish restaurant. This place was very good. The staff was nice and helpful. We had the salmon and swordfish. And it was delicious. Do not expect that much of the vegetables. In Portugal they do not use much of salt and pepper and therefore you do not really have... More 

Thank coletteMunich
Lagoa, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Lovely meal at O Algar. Great fish, great view. Half way up the hill at Benagil. We have been back many times over the last few years, always great.

Thank David K
Andover, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Went here with some friends who live locally. Nice not to be in the main town of Carvoeiro. I had the local dish of pork with clams which was very tasty. My partner had the piri piri chicken which he said was very tasty although the chicken pieces they used were very boney - we guess they use the legs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8400 Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagoa
  • Phone Number: 351282358951
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?