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O Algar

Estrada de Benagil, Lagoa 8400-427, Portugal
+351 282 358 951
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“almond tart” (11 reviews)
“fresh fish” (22 reviews)
“sea bass” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Estrada de Benagil, Lagoa 8400-427, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Benagil for three nights and decided to eat out for one of them. We wanted a restaurant within walking distance and so looked at each of the potential places' menus outside before deciding on O Algar for its simple, authentic menu...More

Thank juliaclairenorrish
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We walked here from Carvoiero so had worked up a good appetite! We chose our golden bream from a platter and it was taken away to be cooked perfectly. Washed down with a local vinho verde - what's not to like!

Thank Colin C
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

We had a dinner at this restaurant and had the fried prawns and the swordfish with the house white wine feom Duoro. The food and the service was excellent. With a starter, 2 main dishes, wine and a dessert we paid around 50 EUR, which...More

Thank András M
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We rocked up for an evening meal without a reservation and were given the choice of four tables. The waiter was very helpful and friendly I'd go as far as to say he was a bit of a charmer. Sitting outdoors it was a lovely...More

Thank nckweeks
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Followed the great reviews and had a terrific dinner on the terrace at this lovely family place. The fish was amazing, fresh and grilled perfectly. The deserts were amazing, almond tart and creme caramel were the favorites. The warm hospitality made everyone feel special. Thank...More

Thank VasyaStamford_CT
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon here when we arrived late last week & even thou they had officially finished serving hours they still seated us the fish they catch is phenomenal so good we went back for another delicious meal. The staff are super helpful offering great...More

Thank lauraandjames82
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Each time we come to Carvoeiro a visit to O Algar is a must... all the food is excellent but we usually end up ordering the Cataplana Not only is the food great and the staff friendly but the location and view makes for a...More

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

A restaurant with an amazing sea view, excellent ambiance, attentive staff and the best seafood in the Algrave. Cannot recommend enough.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Having eaten here on a previous visit, this restaurant is a firm favourite and other members of our party have been coming here for years because the food is really good quality and the service is excellent. Whatever is chosen in the menu, whether seafood...More

Thank Dlell
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Had a lively meal on the terrace overlooking the square of Carvoeiro. Great golden sea bream grilled to perfection. Friendly staff made for a great evening

Thank mariabarnes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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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