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O Algar

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Estrada de Benagil 8400, Lagoa 8400-427, Portugal
351282358951
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints in its wonderful cliff side location. Friendly, courteous service and our favourite for Fresh grilled fish. Should not be missed. Best to book first.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to O Algar after a break of a few years. I don't know why we stopped coming ! The fresh fish was fantastic and beautifully cooked. The service was very freindly and helpful.Its a great family restaurant and would also suit couples. One small gripe - the cover charge was levied per table but they... More 

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Puerto Banus, Spain
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

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London
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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!

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Oxshott, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank Ralph M
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35 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Munich
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada de Benagil 8400, Lagoa 8400-427, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagoa
  • Phone Number: 351282358951
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?