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Restaurante L-Colesterol

Horta da Rio | Carrapateira, Carrapateira 8670-230, Portugal
+351 282 998 147
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“tapas” (3 reviews)
“local fish” (2 reviews)
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Contemporary, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Horta da Rio | Carrapateira, Carrapateira 8670-230, Portugal
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

Myself and my girlfriend were visiting family for a couple of days (who were renting a much more expensive villa nearby for longer term). We were attracted to L. Colesterol by the low price to be perfectly honest, and the facilities were exactly as described...More

Thank wiltshiredorney
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Very nice place within a relaxing atmosphere. Perfect to calm down. The food was tasteful and ingredients are from the garden right behind the restaurant. It feels perfect to stay here!

Thank Carolin W
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

I had the funky burger it was really great and tasty! The people are very friendly and nice we made a lot of jokes it was really great! As a dessert we had the chocolate cake, the best I ever had!

Thank munirb905
Reviewed May 5, 2017

This place was a torture. We had to wait almost an hour for tasteless, totally overpriced lovelessly cooked meals.. the Manu-Chao in the background, that pretentious wanna be music that should be relegated to the dustbin of music, did the rest to me.. I was...More

Thank LucasDattelbecher
Reviewed November 21, 2016

If you go to see Cabo de Sao Vicente then you must turn north to Carrapateira village and the L-Cholesterol restaurant. You will feel transported back to the 60s and 70s in a relaxed setting with lounging benches and discrete cubicles all outside under homemade...More

Thank David M
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner after a day of biking. We had warmed goat cheese and some sort of jam for a starter which was good. For mains, we had grilled steak and fish. Grilled steak came with boiled potatoes and salad. Food was good. Service...More

Thank ChrisSeattle_wa
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed having drinks and dinner here. Friendly staff that spoke some English! Relaxed atmosphere with live music on that particular evening. The food was tasty and different items on the menu from what we had seen in Portugal, but still traditional. Free wifi.

Thank Dorianne G
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Had it not been for the sweet manager and the waitress, I would have blown up for sure. They had Asian prix-fixe dinner the night we were there for 15 euros per person ( not including drinks) so we thought why not! We would have...More

Thank Yu M
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

There's a good vibe in this restaurant, the food is very nice, they have vegetarian options, the staff is nice enough and they have an outdoor dining spot where you can have lunch with your 🐶 However, they didn't get the 5 stars because I...More

Thank Blantriz
Reviewed August 4, 2016

I am a picky eater and really look for quality. Eating there there was not a single bad thing I could say. Loved it and is definitly on my list for next time

Thank Maxyne N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$9 - $23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horta da Rio | Carrapateira, Carrapateira 8670-230, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carrapateira
  • Phone Number: +351 282 998 147
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  • This restaurant is at Cato
Welcome to our green, 3-part "Sustainable Portugal" project in the picturesque southwest corner of Algarve, Portugal! Working together, Cato B&B, Cato "Farm to Table" Restaurant and our remarkable organically-managed Rivercane Gardens make up a sustainable loop where we are striving towards new ecological standards for sustainable, responsible tourism and top-quality food service. Each room here in our cozy B&B will provide guests with a balcony and a terrace. Both shared bathrooms and private bathrooms feature showers, several also with a bidet. Guests can enjoy mountain view and garden view from the rooms as well as an ocean view from the top floor terrace. Our excellent restaurant (well-known for 13 years in this area) features brilliantly fresh fish and mouth-watering local specialties made with preto pork (black pork), Portuguese beef and the ever-requested "Piri-Piri Chicken". But in addition - with our new partnership with Rivercane Organic Gardens, we offer the most tasty and varied vegetarian dishes (and amazing fresh salads!) in the whole region serving everyone the absolute freshest Farm to Table organic vegetables possible (the gardens are 50 meters behind the restaurant and you are welcome to take a tour!). We have a full bar and a wonderful selection of wines - many very local (from just up the road) and several biologically produced. The local color is vibrant: L-Colesterol and Rivercane Gardens are situated between the hillside/seaside village of Carrapateira and Bordeira Beach, arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Portugal and one that boasts a freshwater lagoon that is simply perfect for a relaxed and lazy swim as well as safe water fun for young children. Carrapateira is located in the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park with the famous walking/hiking trail, the "Rota Vicentina". Although relaxingly peaceful and a delightful escape from the over-built, over-crowded south coast, we have all necessary facilities for shopping and conveniences. Also 5 minute drive from Carrapateria is a 2nd stunning beach - Amado Beach, where both sunbathing, swimming and excellent surfing are enjoyed all year round. Come join us soon! Our young and enthusiastic team is waiting to make your time here a relaxing pleasure.
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